1. Hot Product

    November 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nas 'Streets' Of Fire Whether Nas discourses on street life, politics or love, you can always count on one thing: He is not going to pull any punches. His latest project, the double-CD "Street's Disciple" (Ill Will Records/Columbia), finds the Queens, N.Y., griot…

  2. Durst: New Bizkit Album 'So Heavy It Hurts'

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. "The album is so f***ing heavy it hurts," he writes on…

  3. Eminem Thankful To Remain No. 1

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the latest album from R&B powerhouse Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of retail availab Despite a strong challenge from the latest album from R&B powerhouse…

  4. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  5. Top Rock Acts Bequeath To Benefit Auction

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Memorabilia from Madonna, Pearl Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah McLachlan and…

  6. Roots Rockers Bolster Los Super Seven

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all of the trappings that go with it.…

  8. Postal Service Not Sitting 'Still'

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST With Death Cab For Cutie having just inked a major-label deal with Atlantic, it may be some time before singer Ben Gibbard's side project, the Postal Service, unveils a new album. With Death Cab For Cutie having just inked a major-label deal with Atlantic, it may be some time before…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. '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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 "…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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. "…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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