1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  2. Rock The Vote, MTV Irk GOP

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV and Rock the Vote have come under fire from Republicans accusing them of pushing a pro-Democratic agenda and challenging MTV and Rock the Vote's assertions that their get-out-the-vote campaigns ar MTV and the nonprofit group Rock the Vote , partners in a massive public awareness…

  3. 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…

  4. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joseph Arthur 'Remain' In Light Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur crowns a new deal with Vector Recordings with his fourth studio album, "Our Shadows Will Remain." Sessions for the 12-track set began after Arthur gave up his New York apartment and headed for New Orleans with…

  5. B&E: Flogging Molly

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Flogging Molly. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BEATING A PUNK HORSE: After years of rousing beer-swilling bar patrons with its…

  6. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits 'Gone' Fishin' Furthering his unwavering commitment to the art of noise, Tom Waits creates structure from unlikely grunts and coughed clatter on "Real Gone," minimizing the role of instrumental melodies. Through verses and choruses written with hymeneal…

  7. Waits Plans Single U.S. Show

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. The Oct. 18 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the…

  8. 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…

  9. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  10. Winchester Cathedral

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If you've been missing the dulcet tones of the rock clarinet, never fear: Clinic is back. If you've been missing the dulcet tones of the rock clarinet, never fear: Clinic is back. The Liverpool, England, quartet made its mark in the United States two years ago, when second full…

  11. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw 'Live' It Up Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can listen to this…

  12. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can…

  13. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore album, "Freedom," two years ago.…

  14. Cleveland Draws Biggest 'Idol' Audition

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT James Pequignot battled heat and humidity, camped out all night at a football stadium and waited hours in line just to be told he wasn't good enough for "American Idol." But the 19-year-old from Cleve James Pequignot battled heat and humidity, camped out all night at a football…

  15. Timberlake Wins Restraining Order

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has obtained a restraining order against a photographer who allegedly was stalking the pop star. Justin Timberlake has obtained a restraining order against a photographer who allegedly was stalking the pop star. "It's about time that somebody did something about…

  16. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Old 97's What A 'Drag' Roots/rock combo Old 97's' "Drag It Up" marks the group's debut for New West after three full-lengths for Elektra. It's the follow-up to 2001's "Satellite Rides," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's…

  17. 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…

  18. Joseph Arthur Emerges From 'Shadows'

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has signed a new deal with Vector Recordings, which will release his fourth studio album, "Our Shadows Will Remain," this fall. Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has signed a new deal with Vector Recordings, which will release his fourth studio album, …

  19. Concert For Kerry/Edwards Raises $7.5M

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After celebrities raised $7.5 million with a concert for Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards last night (July 8) in New York... After celebrities raised $7.5 million with a concert for Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards last night (July 8) in New York, an angry…

  20. Pixies DVD A Go, Tour Plans Unknown

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST While reports that the Pixies will reunite for concerts in 2004 remain unconfirmed, Billboard.com has learned there are two archival projects in the works. While reports that the Pixies will reunite for concerts in 2004 remain unconfirmed, Billboard.com has learned there are two archival…

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