1. 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…

  2. Beanie Sigel Prepares For Prison

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prior to receiving an expected prison sentence today (Oct. 8) of about three years for drugs and weapons charges, Beanie Sigel has worked overtime to complete a new album, "The B-Coming," the sequel t Like a man given only a few months to live, Beanie Sigel has spent this year…

  3. Billboard Bits: Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Clay Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic As tipped here in August, Clay Aiken will deliver a double whammy Nov. 16 with the release of a new album and his first book. The as-yet-untitled RCA set is a holiday collection, while the Random House inspirational memoir "Learning to…

  4. Film Spotlights Jay-Z's New York Bash

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is headed to the big screen in the Paramount Classics documentary film "Fade to Black," which opens Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters. Jay-Z is headed to the big screen in the Paramount Classics documentary film "Fade to Black," which opens Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters. The rapper…

  5. OutKast Snags Five MTV Europe Awards Nods

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, OutKast leads the field for the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 18 in Rome. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field for the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 18 in Rome. The eclectic Atlanta-based duo is nominated in the best group and…

  6. Signature McCartney Guitar Heads To Auction

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first Paul McCartney Signature 1964 Epiphone Texan, serial No. 001, will be auctioned to benefit Adopt-A-Minefield, the landmine clearance and survivor assistance program. The first Paul McCartney Signature 1964 Epiphone Texan, serial No. 001, will be auctioned to benefit Adopt-A…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 4-10)

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 4-10, 2004). INSIDE HIP-HOP: It's hip-hop's week in the sun as the genre comes under the television microscope from several different angles. VH1 is at the forefront of the looksee, with "And You Don't Stop: 30…

  8. 41TunesOnTV

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 4-10, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 4 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mase (also scheduled: John Travolta). "And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop - Back in the Day," VH1…

  9. Billboard Bits: McGraw, Carousel Of Hope, 'Elwood's Blues'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tim McGraw and the CMA Awards, Carousel Of Hope benefit and Dan Aykroyd's 'Elwood's Blues' book. With a performance of "How Bad Do You Want It," Tim McGraw will open the 38th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards ceremony, set for Nov. 9 at…

  10. Chingy Taps Janet, R. Kelly For 'Powerballin''

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy's sophomore album, "Powerballin'." The set is due Nov. 5 via Capitol, bumped up a week from its scheduled release date. Other guests Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy'…

  11. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasingly crowded download market. First, online…

  12. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

  13. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004)

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004) The air is crisper and the days a little bit shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a seemingly renewed approach by the suppliers of television…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a track for the Alejandro Escovedo tribute album,…

  16. TunesOnTV

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 20 "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lil' Romeo (also scheduled: Melina Kanakaredes, Miss America). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  17. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Yellowcard, Ratdog

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Yellowcard, Ratdog Usher, Kanye West, Toby Keith, Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson, Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 32nd American Music Awards. As previously reported , Usher's four nominations lead the field for the event, to…

  18. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Ready 'Best' Sequel

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT About a month after launching a joint North American tour, R. Kelly and Jay-Z plan to release their second collaborative album. "The Best of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business," which will be led by a p About a month after launching a joint North American tour , R. Kelly and Jay-Z…

  19. Grace: Legacy Edition

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If any album deserves a 10th-anniversary reissue treatment, it's Jeff Buckley's "Grace." Along with Nirvana's "Nevermind," it set the tone for much of the '90s. If any album deserves a 10th-anniversary reissue treatment, it's Jeff Buckley's …

  20. The DEFinition

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT How do you keep things fresh when you're an MC on your 11th album? If you're LL Cool J, you team up with Timbaland to create a host of party-ready, female-friendly tracks. How do you keep things fresh when you're an MC on your 11th album? If you're LL Cool J, you team up…

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