1. Back to Basics

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. The success of dancehall veteran Beenie Man's recent single "Dude" has renewed interest in the artist. And it could not have come at a…

  2. Shins, Iron & Wine Visit 'Garden State'

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine have contributed tracks to the "Garden State" soundtrack, due Aug. 10 via Epic. Written and directed by Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs) The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine…

  3. Famed Composer Jerry Goldsmith Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning film and TV composer Jerry Goldsmith died yesterday (July 21) of cancer in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 75. Goldsmith's long and distinguished career included a best original score Acade Award-winning film and TV composer Jerry Goldsmith died yesterday (July 21) of cancer…

  4. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  5. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

  6. Billboard Bits: Ozomatli, Supergrass, Brown

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozomatli, Supergrass, James Brown Charges brought against Ozomatli bassist Wil Dog Abers, percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi and manager Amy Sue-Blackman Romero during Austin, Texas' South By Southwest Music Festival will be dropped as part of an agreement with prosecutors. As…

  7. Will Smith's Summer Box Office Streak Continues

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot" staked its claim as the newest summer blockbuster. The sci-fi action-thriller, directed by Alex P As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th…

  8. Modern Vibe

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Arthur Lipner wields his mallets as if they were extra limbs on "Modern Vibe," the jazz vibist and marimba man's fifth CD as a bandleader. Arthur Lipner wields his mallets as if they were extra limbs on "Modern Vibe," the jazz vibist and marimba man's fifth CD as…

  9. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart) with "Dreams…

  11. 'Danger': Mos Def Returns In September

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18-track set will feature the tracks "…

  12. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  13. Wu-Tang Reunion Heading To CD/DVD

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A spokesperson for Sanctuary Records confirms the label will issue the CD on Sept. 28, with the DVD to follow on Oct. 12. The Wu-Tang Clan's performance at this weekend's Rock the Bells Festival , tipped to feature all of its principal members together for the first time in years,…

  14. Delightful DeGarmo Ready For The Road

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is on the road with the other third-season finalists on a 52-date tour that ends Sept. 30 in Hawaii. Before boarding the tour bus, she sat down to discuss her life and her experiences on Diana DeGarmo is the 11th and latest "American Idol" contestant to appear on a…

  15. Lou Reed Reveling In Remixes

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed looks set for a return to the U.K. singles chart with the July 19 release by NuLife/BMG of a pop remix of "Satellite of Love." Lou Reed looks set for a return to the U.K. singles chart with the July 19 release by NuLife/BMG of a pop remix of "Satellite of Love,"…

  16. Banks Secures Another Week At No. 1

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 62% decrease to sales of 164,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the solo de Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week…

  17. Reznor Self-Producing New NIN Album

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Group mastermind Trent Reznor confirms he is self-producing the set, tentatively titled "Bleed Through." A day after it was revealed that Dave Grohl had contributed drum tracks to the new Nine Inch Nails record, group mastermind Trent Reznor confirms he is self-producing the set,…

  18. The Who Revisits 'Isle Of Wight'

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Who's classic concert film "Live at the Isle of Wight" has been restored for a three-pronged release in 49 North American movie theaters (Aug. 9), on DVD (Aug. 10 via Eagle Rock) an on the INHD hi The Who's classic concert film "Live at the Isle of Wight" has…

  19. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beenie Man 'Back' To Work Jamaican dancehall artist Beenie Man returns this week with his latest Virgin album, "Back to Basics." First single "Dude" featuring Ms. Thing has appeared on 10 Billboard charts and re-enters the Rhythmic Top 40 tally this week at No.…

  20. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

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