1. Juvenile Offender: 'Slow' Hits No. 1

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim jumps into the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. In its 15th week on the chart, the rapper's single trades positions with last week's chart-to Juvenile's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim…

  2. Smooth Sailing With Jimmy Buffett

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It only took 30 years from when he first debuted on the Billboard albums chart, but Jimmy Buffett can finally say he has reached No. 1. "License to Chill," a set that includes duets with top country artists Alan Jackson, Toby Keith,…

  3. Beck Gets A Hand From Jack White

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beck's next DGC/Geffen album will boast an appearance by White Stripes singer/guitarist Jack White on an as-yet-untitled song. The new album, also without a title, is due in late October, according to Beck's next DGC/Geffen album will boast an appearance by White Stripes singer…

  4. Billboard Bits: Beasties, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Beastie Boys, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo The Beastie Boys have begun confirming dates for their fall North American tour, with rapper Talib Kweli in tow. Arena shows are set for Sept. 14 in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 16 in San Francisco and Sept. 19 in Seattle. Pre-sale…

  5. Rare Darin Audio, Video Comes To Light

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A host of rare Bobby Darin recordings and performance footage make up the CD/DVD package "Aces Back To Back." Assembled with the help of the late artist's estate, the set is due Sept. 14 from Hyena Re A host of rare Bobby Darin recordings and performance footage make up the CD…

  6. Top Stars To Play Santana Tribute

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year via performances by Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, Robi Draco Rosa and Ozomatli, am Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year…

  7. Ask Billboard

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado, the Backstreet Boys and 'Toy' (aka LaToya Jackson). WHERE ARE MY LADIES? Keith, I love "Ask Billboard" [and] I have a question. A few years ago three women seemed to…

  8. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  9. Ozzy Moves $50 Million In Merch

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During the past decade, Osbourne amassed $35 million from selling merchandise at concerts like Ozzfest and $15 million at retail. During the past decade, Osbourne amassed $35 million from selling merchandise at concerts like Ozzfest and $15 million at retail. Among the best-selling products…

  10. Jay-Z Tops 2004 MTV VMA Nominations

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations for the video for his single "99 Problems." OutKast, No Doubt and Beyoncé are right behind with five nods eac Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations…

  11. Jackson Lawyers Seek More Time For Case

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a motion marked by unusually confrontational language, Michael Jackson's defense team called the investigation of him "breathtaking" and his prosecution on child molestation charges an effort to "t In a motion marked by unusually confrontational language, Michael…

  12. Dulli Shows His 'Love' For Oddball Covers

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force behind Greg Dulli's upcoming Twilight Singers ... A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force…

  13. Fuse, Artists Push Youth Vote

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas, Chingy, Coheed and Cambria, Jadakiss, Melissa Auf Der Maur, the Ying Yang Twins and Yellowcard are starring in a series of voter initiative public service announcements for Fuse. Black Eyed Peas, Chingy, Coheed and Cambria, Jadakiss, Melissa Auf Der Maur, the Ying Yang Twins…

  14. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  15. Aguilera, Blige Reel In 'Shark Tale' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be featured on the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks feature "Shark Tale." The set is due Sept. 28 via DreamWorks/Geffe Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be…

  16. New Jackson Album Promises 'Good Things'

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due Sept. 7 via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much…

  17. Victims File Negligence Suit Over Club Fire

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit yesterday (July 22) in Providence Superior Court. Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit…

  18. Beasties, Green Day Lead Voodoo Fest Lineup

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60 acts that will play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience. Following last year's expansion to a three-day format The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60…

  19. Jazz Veteran Illinois Jacquet Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Born in Broussard, La., Jacquet was raised in Houston. As a…

  20. PJ Harvey Heads West

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has confirmed six summer California shows. Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has…

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