1. This Island

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. Instead, the self-described "electronic feminist punk" trio has been preaching to the converted. Until now, that is. On…

  2. Ono Combs The Vaults For New Lennon CDs

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST It's no coincidence two new John Lennon albums, "Acoustic" and "Rock 'N' Roll," were released simultaneously earlier this week via Capitol. It's no coincidence two new John Lennon albums, "Acoustic" and "Rock 'N' Roll,"…

  3. Usher, Keys Duet Keeps Cozy At No. 1

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia Keys manage to hold on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week with "My Boo." The hit duet is also in its fo With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia…

  4. Nelly, Hill Join McGraw For NBC Special

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Footage for the hour-long Nov. 24 broadcast of "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" was captured a month ago at pair of performances in Wisconsin that included a few special guests. Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special will air the night before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday.…

  5. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "IN A REAL LOVE," PHIL VASSAR 2. "I Hate Everything," George Strait 3. "Suds In The Bucket," Sara Evans 4. "That's What It's All About," Brooks & Dunn 5. "Mr. Mom," Lonestar Issue date: Nov. 6,…

  6. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  7. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST John Lennon Lots Of Lennon Capitol this week unveils a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an expanded, remixed and remastered version of his 1975 covers album, "Rock'n'Roll." The 17-track "Acoustic" collects favorites from the former Beatle&…

  8. Actor Spacey Becomes Darin

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The weight of the Bobby Darin biopic "Beyond the Sea" rests greatly on Kevin Spacey's shoulders. Not only did the Academy Award-winning actor star, direct and co-produce the movie, he also had the challenge of singing Darin's…

  9. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is…

  10. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "I Hate Everything," George Strait 2. "SUDS IN THE BUCKET," SARA EVANS 3. "In A Real Love," Phil Vassar 4. "That's What It's All About," Brooks & Dunn 5. "Stays In Mexico," Toby Keith Issue date:…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses No. 1s, Clay Aiken and numerical chart coincidences with readers. TAKING A COUNT OF GEORGE Hello again, Fred, Thought I'd throw my two cents in regarding the question one of your readers asked about the title to George Strait's "50 Number Ones"…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Duran Duran, Usher, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson. SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: The reunion of the original lineup of Duran Duran has paid off with the group's highest-charting set on The Billboard 200 in 11 years.…

  13. NOFX Adds New Cut To Its 'Greatest'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Southern California punk act NOFX will include one new song on its lengthy upcoming collection, "The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us)." Veteran Southern California punk act NOFX will include one new song on its lengthy upcoming collection, "The Greatest Songs Ever…

  14. Nancy Sinatra

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Sinatra's hits with Lee Hazelwood made her a 1960s chart mainstay. Now, a younger generation of fans might well return her to the airwaves. Nancy Sinatra's hits with Lee Hazelwood made her a 1960s chart mainstay. Now, a younger generation of fans might well return her to the…

  15. Spector Lawyers Want Transcripts Secret

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for rock'n'roll producer Phil Spector tried yesterday (Oct. 12) to seal from public view the transcript of grand jury testimony that led to him being charged with murdering a B-movie actress. Lawyers for rock'n'roll producer Phil Spector tried yesterday (Oct. 12)…

  16. New Prince Video Rocks Terrorism

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now a Jehovah's witness, Prince has toned down his mojo, but the Purple One can still pack a political punch. Now a Jehovah's witness, Prince has toned down his mojo, but the Purple One can still pack a political punch. His new music video, "Cinnamon Girl," is a big-budget…

  17. Bennett Sings Of 'Art Of Romance'

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran crooner Tony Bennett will release his next studio album, "The Art of Romance," Nov. 9 via RPM Records/Columbia Records. Veteran crooner Tony Bennett will release his next studio album, "The Art of Romance," Nov. 9 via RPM Records/Columbia Records. The 11-track,…

  18. Phil Spector Charged With Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B…

  19. Spector Lawyer Expects Murder Indictment

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer for Phil Spector said today (Sept. 22) he has been asked to bring the rock producer to a Los Angeles court next week and fears his client has been indicted by a secret grand jury for the 2003 A lawyer for Phil Spector said today (Sept. 22) he has been asked to bring the rock producer…

  20. Punk Legend Johnny Ramone Dies At 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday…

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