1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Los Lonely Boys, Donny Osmond, Green Day, Keith Urban and John Fogerty. LONELY AT THE TOP: For 21 weeks, the pole position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart was been shared by two songs: "100 Years" by Five For Fighting…

  2. Jagger: Watts Beat Cancer

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has won a battle with throat cancer, according to Mick Jagger. "Charlie has had all his treatments and he's now been cleared and is free of any illness," the Stone Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has won a battle with throat cancer,…

  3. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    October 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Days Go By," Keith Urban 2. "SUDS IN THE BUCKET," SARA EVANS 3. "I Hate Everything," George Strait 4. "Here For The Party," Gretchen Wilson 5. "Too Much Of A Good Thing," Alan Jackson Issue date: Oct. 9, 2004…

  4. Ask Billboard

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Mandy Moore, Christine McVie and Boyz II Men. MOORE, MOORE, MOORE Keith, I heard that Mandy Moore was going to come out with a greatest hits CD. If this is true, what songs will be on it? Jewell Hi Jewell, Mandy Moore does indeed have a…

  5. Stones Ready 'Live Licks'

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The most successful tour of 2003 is coming to CD. The Rolling Stones' 40 Licks outing will be preserved as a two-disc CD package and will feature recordings of guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Sol The most successful tour of 2003 is coming to CD. The Rolling Stones' 40 Licks…

  6. Ciara's 'Goodies' Won't Budge From No. 1

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With her album debut, "Goodies" (Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace), hitting stores this week, Ciara is nestled into the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth straight week with the title track fea With her album debut, "Goodies" (Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace),…

  7. The 'American' Way: Green Day Debuts At No. 1

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its first album in four years, "American Idiot." It's also the biggest opening sales week ever for the pop/punk act, as its fifth s Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its…

  8. Billboard Bits: McGraw, Carousel Of Hope, 'Elwood's Blues'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tim McGraw and the CMA Awards, Carousel Of Hope benefit and Dan Aykroyd's 'Elwood's Blues' book. With a performance of "How Bad Do You Want It," Tim McGraw will open the 38th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards ceremony, set for Nov. 9 at…

  9. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

  10. Transcontinental

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops aplenty. Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Martha Reeves, Alicia Keys and more with readers. Ed Note: Fred Bronson is on vacation. A new column will be posted here on Monday, Oct. 4. MARTHA, MY DEAR Dear Fred, My father and I are huge fans of Martha Reeves. In fact, we have spoken with her on several occasions…

  12. Ciara Keeps 'Goodies' Perched On Top

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where she leads a quartet of acts that haven't budged in a month or more. The artist's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is No. 1 on the singles tal Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where…

  13. Ask Billboard

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Your Questions About Emma Bunton, Toby Keith & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News Toby Keith , Emma Bunton …

  14. 'Always' In The Studio: Willie Keeps Busy

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams lend a hand to outlaw country icon Willie Nelson on his forthcoming studio album, "It Always Will Be." Toby Keith, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams lend a hand to outlaw country icon Willie Nelson on his forthcoming studio album, "It…

  15. Ask Billboard

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Emma Bunton, Toby Keith and more. IT'S ABOUT TIME Keith, I've sent questions before and I've never gotten you to publish them online, but I know you must get thousands of them so I just really thank you for all the info. I…

  16. TunesOnTV

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 20 "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lil' Romeo (also scheduled: Melina Kanakaredes, Miss America). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 20-26)

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 20-26, 2004). URBAN LEGEND: Keith Urban is a country superstar in the making. With the release of his latest album, "Be Here" (Capitol Records Nashville), look for him a couple of times on television this week. On Wednesday…

  18. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Yellowcard, Ratdog

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Yellowcard, Ratdog Usher, Kanye West, Toby Keith, Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson, Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 32nd American Music Awards. As previously reported , Usher's four nominations lead the field for the event, to…

  19. Keith Urban: Ready For The Big Time

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billbaord.com. If you had asked people in the country music industry during the past few years which artist they believe is primed for top-tier success, more often than not their answer would have been "Keith Urban." Clear Channel Communications regional…

  20. Ciara's 'Goodies' Steadfast At No. 1

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, but with two of her titles entering the top 10, Alicia Keys is making another run at the top. Ciara's debut single, Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100,…

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