1. Westerberg, Mould, But No 'Mats At Mueller Benefit

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, the Gear Daddies are confirmed for an Oct. 23 benefit concert in Minneapolis for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, the Gear Daddies are confirmed for an Oct. 23 benefit concert in…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Supremes, Usher, Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and Laura Branigan with readers. WHERE DID THE TIME GO? Hi Fred, My name is Fernando. I am 24 years old from Ecuador and my favorite group in the world is the Supremes. Aug. 22 marked the 40th anniversary of…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis Country superstar Tim McGraw will host his 10th annual Swampstock concert and celebrity softball event Sept. 19 in Rayville, La. Along with McGraw, the concert will feature performances by his wife, Faith Hill, as well as Martina McBride,…

  4. My Own Best Enemy

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT To say that Richard Marx's "My Own Best Enemy" is a return to form is perhaps misleading; in fact, the prolific singer/songwriter has never faltered in delivering ace-quality melodic fare, for himse To say that Richard Marx's "My Own Best Enemy" is a return to…

  5. Richard Marx: Far From 'Gone'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what the DJ said afterward. When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what…

  6. HOT PRODUCT

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Alter Bridge, Richard Marx and tributes to Bob Dylan and Johnny Paycheck. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Bob Dylan , Johnny Paycheck , Richard Marx …

  7. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx ’Best’ Evidence Singer/songwriter Richard Marx crowns a new deal with EMI/Manhattan Records with "My Own Best Enemy" due this week on the heels of the single "When You're Gone" featuring country star Keith Urban. The track recently peaked at No. 22 on…

  8. A Q&A With LL Cool J

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Career longevity has eluded many rappers. Many rock, R&B and country stars maintain their hitmaking status for 20-plus years, but that rarely happens in hip-hop. Unless you are LL Cool J. Born James Todd Smith, LL Cool J (an acronym for "…

  9. 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…

  10. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Hip-Hop/Hoops, Descendents

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMAs, Hip-Hop/Hoops, Descendents Toby Keith, Martina McBride, George Strait and Shania Twain have been added to the performance lineup for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. They join previously announced duet performers Dolly Parton and Norah Jones and Alan…

  11. Get the Picture?

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Can you believe we almost made it through the summer without a Smash Mouth release? Don't fret, though—the band, along with co-producer Karl Derfler (Foo Fighters, No Doubt), returns with its f Can you believe we almost made it through the summer without a Smash Mouth release? Don't…

  12. Man Arrested In Shooting Of Jam Master Jay's Nephew

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York police reportedly are investigating whether there could be a connection between the fatal shooting of rap legend Jam Master Jay and the wounding months later of the rapper's nephew. New York police reportedly are investigating whether there could be a connection between the…

  13. Voodoo Fest Conjures Major Music Stars

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be on hand for New Orleans' fifth-annual Voodoo Music festival. More than 40 acts have been confirme Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul…

  14. Jam Bands To Cruise Again

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The initial cruise sold out of its 800 tickets within an hour of their on-sale date, so Cloud 9 Adventures has announced a sequel, with tickets on sale Monday (July 21). Jam band fans who missed out on the chance to sail on the inaugural Jam Cruise -- set to depart Jan. 6, 2004, from Ft.…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde. Q&A WITH C&R Fred: I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the very enjoyable interviews you did with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Your…

  16. Jam Bands Populate Mid-Atlantic Festival

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard-touring jam bands Widespread Panic and moe. will headline the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Music Experience (MidX), July 11-13 at the State Fair Event Center in Lewisburg, W.Va. Each band will play two Hard-touring jam bands Widespread Panic and moe. will headline the inaugural Mid-Atlantic…

  17. Hard Groove

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. Of course, since crossover is a dirty word in jazz, Hargrove…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy returns to their hometown, Salt Lake City, to sing at a charity dinner benefiting the Karl Malone Foundation for children's charities. The performance is the first in their home 1999 - Shedaisy returns to their hometown, Salt Lake City, to sing at a…

  19. Billboard Bits: Relix, SARS/Toronto, Jam Cruise

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Relix, SARS/Toronto, Jam Cruise Noted jam band magazine Relix will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert in New York's Central Park. To be held at the park's Rumsey Playfield, the show will feature two-hour sets by Gov't Mule and Robert Randolph and the Family…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don't scroll down there now -- have a little…

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