1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 since the fall of 2000 as "Nothin' &…

  2. Wilson Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. The former Beach Boys mastermind will be honored at the Recording Academy charitable foundation's 15th annual gala tribute, set for Feb. 11 in…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  4. Capitol Eyes March British Invasion

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records' release schedule will have a British flair in March, when the label will issue highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled new albums from Coldplay and Doves, Billboard.com has learned. Capitol Records' release schedule will have a British flair in March, when the label…

  5. New Sounds Abound On 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from the cream of the R&B/hip-hop in-crowd, including Ciara, Fabolous, Chingy and Kanye West. The 14-track soundtrack is due Jan The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from…

  6. UMe Digital, Blues Traveler, Gang Of Four

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: UMe Digital, Blues Traveler and Gang Of Four. ANOTHER STEP FOR THE DIGITAL AGE: Universal Music Enterprises, a division of major label Universal Music Group, is launching this week a…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards JoJo, LeAnn Rimes, Ruben Studdard and Vanessa Williams are scheduled to perform at the annual Christmas in Washington concert. President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are expected to attend the event, which will be taped at the…

  8. Beastie Boys Emerge Victorious In Sampling Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out yesterday (Nov. 9) as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributor Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out yesterday (Nov. 9) as a federal court in San…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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, …

  20. 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…

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