1. Electric Prunes Sue For Royalties

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two members of the 1960s rock band Electric Prunes are suing their record label and music publisher, alleging in two separate lawsuits the companies failed to pay them royalties totaling $1 million. Two members of the 1960s rock band Electric Prunes are suing their record label and music…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ozomatli, Supergrass, Brown

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozomatli, Supergrass, James Brown Charges brought against Ozomatli bassist Wil Dog Abers, percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi and manager Amy Sue-Blackman Romero during Austin, Texas' South By Southwest Music Festival will be dropped as part of an agreement with prosecutors. As…

  3. 1.22.03.Acoustic

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It appears that "it" band Maroon5 can do no wrong. It appears that "it" band Maroon5 can do no wrong. Right now, with two hit singles under its belt ("Harder to Breathe," "This Love"), the Los Angeles-based quintet is making noise with new single "…

  4. 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…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart) with "Dreams…

  6. Blues Explosion Doing 'Damage' On Sanctuary

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. As tipped here in September, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has exited longtime home Matador Records and inked with Sanctuary. The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. It features…

  7. Scott's 'Beautifully Human' Due In August

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," Aug. 31 through Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hidden Beach Recordings. It's the follow-up to Scott's 2000 Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully…

  8. 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 …

  9. Richards Leads Parsons Tributes

    July 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as the Rolling Stones guitarist headlined a pair of Los Angeles-area tribute concerts over the weekend to Gram Parsons, the late cou For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as…

  10. TMBG Offers Online EP, Downloads

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. The seven-track EP "The Spine Surfs…

  11. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford…

  12. Top Acts To Rock For 'Miller' Time

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes, Velvet Revolver and the Darkness are among the acts confirmed to perform at Miller Brewing Company's star-studded "Rock Through Time" concert this fall in New York. The event will be held The Strokes, Velvet Revolver and the Darkness are among the acts confirmed to…

  13. 'Future Soundtrack For America' Revealed

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." The set comprises 22 tracks, all…

  14. Arrest In Soulja Slim Murder Case

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Orleans police said they have arrested a man in the November fatal shooting of rapper Soulja Slim. The 26 year-old artist, whose real name was James Tapp, was killed Nov. 26 on the front lawn of a New Orleans police said they have arrested a man in the November fatal shooting of rapper…

  15. Hong Kong Diva Anita Mui Dies

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canto-pop diva and actress Anita Mui, whose melancholic voice captivated the Chinese-speaking world, died early today (Dec. 30) after a battle with cervical cancer. Canto-pop diva and actress Anita Mui, whose melancholic voice captivated the Chinese-speaking world, died early today (Dec. 30)…

  16. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

  17. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition Al Green, James Brown, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, the Monkees and are among the artists who will be featured in the "American Pop" series presented by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles.…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fefe Dobson & Ferry Corsten. BLAME CANADA: Two years ago a Canadian teenager stormed the American charts. Her name was Avril Lavigne and her hook-filled songs about teenage life offered punk feminism as…

  20. Ruben Settles Suit; Clay Graduates College

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard has settled his lawsuit against a hip-hop clothing maker. Studdard's attorney, Byron Perkins, wouldn't release details of the settlement with 205 Flava Inc. "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard has settled his lawsuit…

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