1. Two Charged In E-Money Bags Slaying

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal prosecutors in New York probing ties between the worlds of drug dealing and rap music have filed murder charges in the slaying of a rapper known as E-Money Bags. Federal prosecutors in New York probing ties between the worlds of drug dealing and rap music have filed murder charges in…

  2. Furniture Store Sues Michael Jackson

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. Kamad Enterprise, which owns…

  3. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  4. 'Idol' Fave London Signs Label Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with independent label Peak Records. She's due to begin recording a mix of original material and covers in January with an eye on a summer re Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with…

  5. Roth Trains To Become Paramedic

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Lee Roth, former frontman of storied rock act Van Halen, is taking up a new trade. The 50-year-old singer has been riding for several weeks with a New York ambulance crew in training to become a David Lee Roth, former frontman of storied rock act Van Halen, is taking up a new trade. The…

  6. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  7. Death Cab For Cutie Signs To Atlantic

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. Death Cab For Cutie has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. The modern rock quartet was previously signed to Barsuk Records, which released the critically acclaimed album "…

  8. Billboard Bits: Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish With his new TVT album, " Crunk Juice ," due for release Tuesday (Nov. 16), Lil Jon is now looking to give more attention to his label, BME, and its roster, which includes Lil Scrappy, Trillville and recent addition E-40. "I'm going…

  9. Universal In Deal With Napster Founder

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a move that sets the stage for the emergence of major-label-sanctioned peer-to-peer services, Universal Music Group has become the first of the top four music companies to ink a licensing deal with In a move that sets the stage for the emergence of major-label-sanctioned peer-to-peer…

  10. System Of A Down Doubles Up On New Album

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST System Of A Down's next album will be a double-disc affair with a catch: the discs will be released separately, six months apart. Hard rock act System Of A Down's next album will be a double-disc affair with a catch: the discs will be released separately, six months apart. "…

  11. Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles. SMiLE, BRIAN: Brian Wilson's Carnegie Hall performances of the legendary "lost" album "SMiLE" will get an…

  12. More Jessica Simpson Products On The Way

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jessica Simpson has signed a licensing deal to create a line of products ranging from apparel and cosmetics to home furnishings. Jessica Simpson has signed a licensing deal to create a line of products ranging from apparel and cosmetics to home furnishings. The singer/actress entered into a…

  13. Update: Elton To Develop ABC Comedy

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Elton John has inked a deal with ABC and its sister production company Touchstone Television to develop a comedy series about a rock legend. Elton John has inked a deal with ABC and its sister production company Touchstone Television to develop a comedy series about a rock legend. John will…

  14. Randy Travis Is Not Just 'Passing Through' Word

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three successful gospel collections, Randy Travis returns to his first love -- country music -- on "Passing Through." Due Nov. 9, the album marks the first time Word Records, a 53-year-old Christian label, has worked a straight…

  15. Sleater-Kinney Starts Fresh With Sub Pop Deal

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. The group will begin recording its debut…

  16. Bocelli's Rules For A Classical Career

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his spacious sitting room, full of paintings…

  17. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty The Flaming Lips' official Web site will be the sole source for the photo collection "Waking Up With a Placebo Head Wound: Images of the Flaming Lips From the Archives of Jay Blakesberg and J. Michelle Martin-Coyne -- 1987-2004." The 184…

  19. Stewart Testifies In Canceled Show Suit

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Rod Stewart told a Los Angeles jury yesterday (Oct. 27) that he should be paid in full for shows canceled by his associates because promoters paid only a portion of the upfront fees. Singer Rod Stewart told a Los Angeles jury yesterday (Oct. 27) that he should be paid in full for shows…

  20. Ask Billboard

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar. MICK VS. FLEETWOOD Hi Keith, I check your column weekly and really enjoy the questions asked and answered, so thank you for that. My questions are regarding Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood. Both…

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