1. Queens Of The Stone Age Prepare To 'Paralyze'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Josh Homme-led Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed details of their third album for Interscope. "Lullabies To Paralyze" will arrive March 22, although group member Troy Van Leeuwen admits that Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed details of its highly anticipated third album…

  2. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  3. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Perfect Circle Means And 'Motive' A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs on "eMOTIVe" (Virgin), which bandleader Maynard James Keenan's describes as "a collection of songs about war, peace, love and greed." In addition to John Lennon…

  4. Simpson Unveiling Holiday Set, Live DVD

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson will unveil two new releases on Nov. 23 via Columbia: an expanded edition of a seasonal album previously made available exclusively via North American 7-Eleven convenience stores and a Jessica Simpson will unveil two new releases on Nov. 23 via Columbia: an expanded edition of…

  5. Steinem Gets Political With Le Tigre

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock trio Le Tigre will be joined at its shows tonight (Oct. 27) in Pittsburgh and Friday in Philadelphia by veteran activist Gloria Steinem, who is in the midst of her own tour of U.S. presidential e Rock trio Le Tigre will be joined at its shows tonight (Oct. 27) in Pittsburgh and Friday in…

  6. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from poet/songwriter Leonard Cohen, "Dear Heather" (Columbia). Inspirational music veteran Michael W. Smith's "Healing Rain" (Reunion). The latest release from Nick Cave and the Bad…

  7. Astronaut

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It has been 21 years since Duran Duran's original lineup recorded an album together, though the band has carried on in various incarnations, with Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes the only constants. It has been 21 years since Duran Duran's original lineup recorded an album together,…

  8. 311 Eager To 'Keep Exploring'

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT singer Nick Hexum tells Billboard.com the rock act is just now settling into what he hopes will be a very long career. After releasing "Greatest Hits 93-03" earlier this year and a double-disc DVD due out next week, 311 singer Nick Hexum tells Billboard.com the rock act is just…

  9. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his…

  10. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" …

  11. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  12. QOTSA Eyeing New Album In March

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. The as-yet-untitled set finds group leader Josh Homme flanked by multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen, drummer Joey Castillo,…

  13. Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Goes Solo

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from his side band, the New Left. The six-track "Let Go" finds Cook collaborating with drummer Brett Borges, bassist John Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from…

  14. Vote For Change Tour Wraps In D.C.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center. To close the show, more than a dozen major acts teamed for covers of the Nick Lowe-wr The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at…

  15. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran Back In Orbit It may have taken 21 years to get a new album from Duran Duran's original lineup, but it took the five members only 24 hours to decide to get back together. The group's new Epic album, "Astronaut," is the first from the original lineup since 1983&…

  16. Billboard Bits: Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Matthew Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones Matthew Sweet will hit the road in November for a North American tour in support of his two new albums , "Living Things" and "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu." Twelve dates are confirmed so far, kicking off Nov. 3 in Denver at the…

  17. Lachey Segues To Leading Role For Fox

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a successful multi-episode turn on the WB Network's "Charmed," former 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey is ready to become a TV leading man. Following a successful multi-episode turn on the WB Network's "Charmed," former 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey is…

  18. 311 DVD Due, Hexums Hitting Swing States

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just as modern rock act 311 releases a concert DVD later this month, principal member Nick Hexum and his brother, singer/songwriter Zack Hexum, will launch a tour of swing states in advance of the U.S Just as modern rock act 311 releases a concert DVD later this month, principal member Nick…

  19. 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…

  20. BRMC Changes Directions For Third Album

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first album since leaving Virgin, which is nearing completion, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. He and gu Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first…

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