1. The Cover Up

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dan Geller and Amy Dykes are the electro-pop duo I Am the World Trade Center. Dan Geller and Amy Dykes are the electro-pop duo I Am the World Trade Center. During the recording of "The Cover Up," the pair ended its personal relationship. The romantic split has yielded one of the…

  2. I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three Grammy Awards in three years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have reached a pinnacle of recognition long-denied them during their 60-plus-year career (which has spawned just as many albums). With three Grammy Awards in three years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have reached a pinnacle of…

  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. The Cure

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Classic Cure titles from the 1980s—"Pornography," "Head on the Door" and "Disintegration"—are strongly influencing a new generation of alt-rock acts. Classic Cure titles from the 1980s—"Pornography," "Head on the Door" and "Disintegration…

  5. Guided By Voices Sets Final Tour Dates

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The band has set 25 dates, running from an Aug. 19 performance at New York's Hudson River Rocks free concert series. Indie-rock mainstay Guided By Voices, which plans to split at the end of the year, has confirmed its last tour, to culminate with a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago.…

  6. Biafra Clarifies Legal Position

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label dropped their remaining lawsuit against his old Dead Kennedys bandmates. Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label…

  7. Queen Prepares To 'Rock' Again

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records has set an Aug. 17 release date for a new version of Queen's "Greatest Hits," first issued by EMI in 1981 in the U.K. Hollywood Records has set an Aug. 17 release date for a new version of Queen's "Greatest Hits," first issued by EMI in 1981 in…

  8. 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…

  9. Grohl Seeing Double For Next Foos Album

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters are building a studio in Los Angeles to record their next RCA project, frontman Dave Grohl tells Billboard. "I think it's going to be a two-record set," he says. "It's going to be 10 The Foo Fighters are building a studio in Los Angeles to record…

  10. Dismemberment Plan Singer Goes Solo

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. The set was co…

  11. Jimmy Eat World Looks To The 'Future'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Jimmy Eat World has set an Oct. 19 release date for its next studio album, "Futures." The set will be issued by a Universal Music Group imprint to be announced, following the company's Modern rock act Jimmy Eat World has set an Oct. 19 release date for its next…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 'Danger': Mos Def Returns In September

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18-track set will feature the tracks "…

  15. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  16. CD With New U2 Songs Goes Missing

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A CD featuring some of the songs intended for U2's next studio album went missing in Nice, France, Tuesday (July 13) while the Irish rock act was busy with a photo shoot. Police have questioned approx A CD featuring some of the songs intended for U2's next studio album went missing…

  17. Dave Matthews Debuts On Napster

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is making its entire catalogue -- including its latest live RCA live set "The Gorge" -- available immediately for digital distribution via Napster. Dave Matthews Band is making its entire catalogue -- including its latest live RCA live set "The Gorge" --…

  18. Live Aid DVD Due In November

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The historic 1985 Live Aid concert will finally be released on DVD in the fall. The historic 1985 Live Aid concert will finally be released on DVD in the fall. Earlier this year, the Band Aid Trust agreed to auction the global rights for the concerts for the first time, after pirated copies…

  19. 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…

  20. PBS Special Spotlights Phish's 'IT'

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PBS stations across the United States will on Aug. 2 premiere a 90-minute special chronicling Phish's August 2003 IT festival at Maine's Loring Air Force Base. PBS stations across the United States will on Aug. 2 premiere a 90-minute special chronicling Phish's August 2003 IT…

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