1. Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police say they may never know why Nathan Gale charged the stage at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio, and gunned down four people, including former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Some Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting Even at the tattoo parlor, 25-year…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "SpongeBob SquarePants" Worldwide 'Pants' Avril Lavigne, the Flaming Lips, Wilco and the Shins join the fun on the "SpongeBob SquarePants" soundtrack, due this week from Sire. Lavigne sings the theme song, while Wilco's "Just a Kid" features…

  5. Bennett Blessed With Bountiful Archives

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett just released a new album and a reconfigured version of his 1991 boxed set, but the venerable vocalist is already looking ahead to future projects. Indeed, the artist tells Billboard ther Tony Bennett just released a new studio album and a reconfigured version of his 1991 boxed…

  6. Shins' Success No Longer 'Narrow'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003 sophomore Sub Pop album, "Chutes Too Narrow," which has become one of the label's top-selling releases of the past decade. T The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003…

  7. Lips, Shins Kick Back With 'SpongeBob'

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball video to accompany "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy." Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. A Q&A With Barry Manilow

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for bb.com. Barry Manilow has a busy fall. On Sept. 28, Concord Records releases " Scores: Songs from 'Copacabana' and 'Harmony ,'" Manilow's 43rd album. The CD is a collection of tunes from two musicals penned by Manilow, as…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Jarreau Says Return To Jazz Is Really A First

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Al Jarreau is a master of pop, R&B and jazz singing. He grooves in the funky zone, romances with artful fluidity and scats with syncopated glee. He's as much influenced by such players as pianist Bill Evans, saxophonist Ben Webster and…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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