1. Friends Seen and Unseen

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recalling his debut as a leader more than a decade ago, guitarist Charlie Hunter steps out in a trio, with John Ellis on tenor sax, bass clarinet and flute as well as drummer Derrek Phillips (both alu Recalling his debut as a leader more than a decade ago, guitarist Charlie Hunter steps out…

  2. Ex-Creed Members Cross Alter Bridge

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and original bassist Brian Marshall plus former Mayfield Four vocalist Myles Kennedy -- is gearing u Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott…

  3. Beasties, Green Day Lead Voodoo Fest Lineup

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60 acts that will play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience. Following last year's expansion to a three-day format The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Rick Springfield, George Michael, Usher, Jimmy Buffett, Restless Heart and Lenny Kravitz. GOOD NEWS FOR RICK AND GEORGE: Two artists long absent from two different Billboard charts make their respective returns this week. On the Adult…

  6. 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…

  7. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  8. BoDeans' 'Resolution': A Long Time Comin'

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According to the core songwriters/guitarist/vocalists Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas, life got in the way. The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According…

  9. Jadakiss Faces Gun, Pot Charges

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jadakiss faces misdemeanor weapons and drug charges after police in Fayetteville, N.C., discovered two concealed, loaded handguns and marijuana in his recreational vehicle. Rapper Jadakiss faces misdemeanor weapons and drug charges after police in Fayetteville, N.C., discovered two…

  10. Canadian Acts Team For Benefit Show

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Randy Bachman and his son Tal are confirmed for a Sept. 17 benefit concert on Vancouver Island. Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Randy Bachman and his son Tal are confirmed for a Sept. 17 benefit concert on Vancouver Island. The show, to be held at the 2,500-seat…

  11. Comin' On Strong

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Armed with an imposing presence and a big, bold, bodacious baritone, it is surprising that major stardom has eluded Trace Adkins. Armed with an imposing presence and a big, bold, bodacious baritone, it is surprising that major stardom has eluded Trace Adkins. Here, he reunites with producer…

  12. Cocker Selects Best For 'Collection'

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vocalist Joe Cocker has pored through his archives and chosen his 20 favorite songs from his own canon for the forthcoming hits album "Joe Cocker: Ultimate Collection," due Jan. 13 from A&M/Hip-O Vocalist Joe Cocker has pored through his archives and chosen his 20 favorite songs…

  13. 'Rings' Musical Set For London

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." The show is due to premiere in Spring 2005 Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage…

  14. Hunter, Previte Building Songs From Ground Up

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and electronic drummer Bobby Previte frequently play full-improvisation gigs at the Knitting Factory's Tap Room in New York when their touring schedules allow. It's simpatico excursion music that…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  16. Wonder To Honor Sting

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century Award to Sting at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show will air live on Fox be Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to find performances by R. Kelly, Pink, Century…

  18. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  19. Billboard Bits: Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century Award to Sting at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show will air live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Atlanta artists, Clay Aiken, "pop" music and No. 1 singles with readers. 404 TAKES TOP-3 Dear Fred, Don't know if you've noticed this bit of trivia, but the top-10 of the Hot 100 is dominated by acts out of Atlanta, or should I say, "Hotlanta!…

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