1. Slint Confirms Reunion Tour Plans

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The reunion of seminal underground rock act Slint has grown into a full-blown tour. The reunion of seminal underground rock act Slint has grown into a full-blown tour. Following a previously announced Feb. 25-27 run at the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival, which the band will…

  2. Deana Carter Album Tells Life Story

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deana Carter has slated at March 8 release for her next album, "The Story of My Life." The country singer/songwriter's debut for Vanguard Records, the set is described as an intimate and personal albu Deana Carter has slated at March 8 release for her next album, "The…

  3. Emma Puts 'Baby Spice' Behind Her

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million selling girl group the Spice Girls. These days, she is known as Emma. Period. And her wildly buoyant U.S. sol Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million…

  4. Band Aid 20's 'Christmas' Tops U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Dec. 5). Although the Band Aid 20 track came nowhere near the first-week sal The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury)…

  5. Crunk Juice

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST There is no doubt that there is a demand for all things Lil Jon right now. Need proof? This album was so highly anticipated that many retailers began selling it days ahead of its scheduled release. There is no doubt that there is a demand for all things Lil Jon right now. Need proof? This…

  6. Powerballin'

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the follow-up to his multiplatinum debut, "Jackpot," Chingy has crafted "Powerballin'." The set marks a turning point in the St. Louis MC's young career. For the follow-up to his multiplatinum debut, "Jackpot," Chingy has crafted "Powerballin&…

  7. Begin

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Progressive house and trance DJ D:Fuse has helmed a handful of DJ-mix compilations. With "Begin," he embarks on his own journey as a proper artist. Those expecting a collection solely consisting of ba Progressive house and trance DJ D:Fuse has helmed a handful of DJ-mix compilations…

  8. Lachey, Barker Get Real With MTV

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV has signed Nick Lachey and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to star in their own reality shows, which are expected to premiere next year. MTV has signed Nick Lachey and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to star in their own reality shows, which are expected to premiere next year. Lachey'…

  9. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Move Against AIDS, Partridge

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Move Against AIDS, Andy Partridge Although the 2005 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival is still some five months away, the rumored lineup for the event has been circling the Internet like wildfire this week. According to online posts, the two-day bill…

  10. Ask Billboard

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bright Eyes, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Natasha Bedingfield and RIAA certifications. BRIGHT EYES' BRIGHT FUTURE Keith, How come I've been reading all over the news about the "Hot Shot Debuts" and "Top Spot Taking…

  11. Former Midnight Oil Singer Hospitalized

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian rock star-turned-lawmaker Peter Garrett was hospitalized after collapsing on a Sydney beach following a Saturday morning swim, authorities said. Australian rock star-turned-lawmaker Peter Garrett was hospitalized after collapsing on a Sydney beach following a Saturday morning swim,…

  12. U2 Bombs U.K. Album Chart

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Nov. 28). The new Universal Island album is the Irish band's ninth best-selling set over a 21-year period U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U…

  13. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

  14. Postal Service Not Sitting 'Still'

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST With Death Cab For Cutie having just inked a major-label deal with Atlantic, it may be some time before singer Ben Gibbard's side project, the Postal Service, unveils a new album. With Death Cab For Cutie having just inked a major-label deal with Atlantic, it may be some time before…

  15. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani 'Love' To Love You, Gwen To hear No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani tell it, she's just a girl from Orange County following a dream. "I'm just like you, except I write songs," Stefani says. "I feel like I'm doing something right. And right…

  16. My Brother & Me

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Ying Yang Twins follow in the footsteps of their labelmates Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz with the release of their own CD/DVD combo. The Ying Yang Twins follow in the footsteps of their labelmates Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz with the release of their own CD/DVD combo. Like Lil…

  17. Destiny Fulfilled

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in three years. However, the trio's trademark booty-shakin' dance fare takes a back seat to a more R&B/soul vibe. Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in…

  18. Furniture Store Sues Michael Jackson

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. Kamad Enterprise, which owns…

  19. Billboard Bits: Smith, Frampton, Bluerunners

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Patti Smith tour date, a "lost" Peter Frampton live album and a new Bluerunners album. The Patti Smith Group has slated a handful of December tour dates, kicking off Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh. At deadline, the itinerary consists of six dates, finished off by a Dec. 29-31 stand…

  20. Eminem Takes Early 'Encore' To No. 1

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem'…

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