1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  2. Billboard Bits: KROQ, Eagles, Steve Earle

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KROQ, Eagles, Steve Earle A hard-rocking lineup is on tap for the second night of Los Angeles radio station KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. To be held Dec. 12 at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the show will feature Green Day, Chevelle, Good Charlotte, Sum…

  3. Groban Speaking 'Greek' On New CD/DVD

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD sports 17 tracks from the Greek show, including the adult contemporary hit "To Where You Are" and "Alla Luce Del Sole" featuring Bela Fleck. Josh Groban's recent concert at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre will be the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "Live…

  4. Difford, Tilbrook Back In The Squeeze Spirit

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Squeeze mainstays Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will reunite for a live acoustic performance Nov. 18 in London. Former Squeeze mainstays Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will reunite for a live acoustic performance Nov. 18 in London. The free show at Borders Books and Music store in…

  5. Wilco Bundles Book With Unreleased Tracks

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated to an exclusive bonus CD with 12 previously unreleased songs recorded during sessions for this year's Nonesuch album "A Ghost Is Born." Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated…

  6. Billboard Bits: Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Josh Groban and comedians Robin Williams and Ray Romano will perform at the ninth annual Grand Slam for Children event, sponsored by the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. The event will be held Oct. 2 at Las Vegas…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  8. Keys Hit Triggers Calls To Georgia Man

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. The retired pastor has the unfortunate luck of having the same…

  9. Knopfler Scores Solo 'Shangri-La'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Knopfler's fourth solo album will be released Sept. 28 via Warner Bros. Dubbed "Shangri-La," the set is the former Dire Straits leader's follow-up to 2002's acclaimed "The Ragpicker's Dream." The Mark Knopfler's fourth solo album will be…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  11. Billboard Bits: RFTC/Hot Snakes, Alan Jackson, Danzig

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on RFTC/Hot Snakes, Alan Jackson, Danzig Rocket From The Crypt will play its only scheduled date of the year July 23 at New York's Irving Plaza as part of the Underground Garage Battle of the Bands. Eleven bands from across the country will compete that night for the chance to…

  12. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  14. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp Puddle Of Mudd will guest on the debut episode of music video network Fuse's "7th Avenue Drop." Premiering Tuesday (Nov. 25), the show aims to feature interviews and performances by major artists in Fuse's street-front New York…

  15. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  16. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Shock'n Y'all , Toby Keith 2. Greatest Hits Volume II And Some Other Stuff , Alan Jackson 3. Martina , Martina McBride 4. Unleashed , Toby Keith 5. Up! , Shania Twain Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News Toby Keith , Shania Twain , Martina McBride , Alan Jackson …

  17. Campbell Pleads Guilty To Obscenity Charge

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell has avoided jail after pleading guilty to an obscenity charge for a performance at a North Charleston, S.C., nightclub last year. Former 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell has avoided jail after pleading guilty to an obscenity charge for a performance…

  18. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on…

  19. Travis Among Top CCMA Winners

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Randy Travis, Dennis Agajanian, Dottie Rambo and perennial favorites the Fox Brothers led the list of winners at the ninth annual Christian Country Music Association Awards last night (Nov. 6) at Nash Randy Travis, Dennis Agajanian, Dottie Rambo and perennial favorites the Fox Brothers led…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the revival series "The Twilight Zone." In an episode titled "To Protect and Serve," Usher portrays a young police officer who puts his li 2002 - R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the…

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