1. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Simon, Gibb, Twisted Sister

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem, Paul Simon, Robin Gibb, Twisted Sister Eminem will release his fourth album, "Encore," Nov. 16 via Interscope. It will be the follow-up to 2002's "The Eminem Show," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 9.2 million copies in the…

  2. Ja Rule To Plead Not Guilty To Assault

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ja Rule will plead not guilty to assault charges brought by Toronto police, his lawyer said today (Aug. 30). Rapper Ja Rule will plead not guilty to assault charges brought by Toronto police, his lawyer said today (Aug. 30). "You can underline that three times," Steven Skurka…

  3. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal). "CMT Insider: CMA Special Edition,…

  4. Taken to the Next Phase (Reconstructions)

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers' rich musical legacy has been covered by contemporary R&B/pop artists and provided the melodic backdrop to many rap/ hip-hop recordings. The Isley Brothers' rich musical legacy has been covered by contemporary R&B/pop artists and provided the melodic…

  5. Travis, Guster Look Back On 'Everwood'

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash are among the acts contributing newly recorded covers for the soundtrack to the WB series "Everwood," due Oct. 19 via Nettwerk. Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash…

  6. Barenaked Ladies Dress Up Holiday Set

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On their first collection of seasonal music, Barenaked Ladies aren't going it alone. On their first collection of seasonal music, Barenaked Ladies aren't going it alone. The Canadian pop-rock act drafted the help of Sarah McLachlan and Michael Bublé for a pair of songs on the…

  7. Rare Photos Reveal U2's 'Show'

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of Touring." More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of…

  8. New Wind-Up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs,"…

  9. Queensryche Has 'Healthy Start' On 'Mindcrime II'

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frontman Geoff Tate admits to Billboard.com he's trying to sidestep pressure to top the original album or simply appease fans. As reported yesterday , 16 years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that…

  10. Queensryche Brings 'Mindcrime' Back To Life

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that broke the progressive rock band into the mainstream. Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next…

  11. The Strokes Eyeing Live Album

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter sent to members of its Alone, Together fan organization. The show was taped by the BBC in December 2003 at L The Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter…

  12. Chili Peppers, Busted Storm U.K. Charts

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers' double CD "Live In Hyde Park,' released internationally as a memento of the band's London shows in June, raced straight to No. 1 on the British album chart yesterday (Aug. 1 The Red Hot Chili Peppers' double CD "Live In Hyde Park,'…

  13. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 2-8)

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 2-8, 2004) GONE PHISHIN': Uber-jam band Phish is calling it quits in just a few weeks -- and just announced that more than $100,000 from its swan song Aug. 14-15 festival will be donated to local…

  14. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  15. Sinatra Plants A New 'Kiss'

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. As previously reported , the first…

  16. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on the Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail Romantics member Coz Canler is seeking the return of a vintage guitar stolen yesterday (July 20) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 1964 Fender Stratocaster was stolen off the street on Norton Avenue near Crescent Heights and Santa Monica while the…

  18. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  19. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  20. 'Idol' Sets 4th Season Auditions

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions…

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