1. Kumbia Kings Continue Their Reign

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com To judge the degree of influence wielded by Kumbia Kings, one need only look at the numbers. Earlier this year, the Texas-based band had simultaneously two albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. At the same time, the act was competing…

  2. NY Dolls CD/DVD Sports Final Kane Gig

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New York Dolls' performance at the Morrissey-curated Meltdown Festival in June is heading to CD and DVD. As tipped here in July, the reunited New York Dolls' performance at the Morrissey-curated Meltdown Festival in June is heading to CD and DVD. "The Return of the…

  3. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe…

  4. 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…

  5. The Tipping Point

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its sixth studio set, the Philadelphia-based quartet—drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist Leonard Hubbard—returns to hip-hop basics. On its sixth studio set, the Philadelphia-based quartet—drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist…

  6. 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…

  7. Update: New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.com. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the…

  8. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Roots 'Point' Taken On its sixth studio set, "The Tipping Point," Philadelphia-based quartet the Roots -- drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist Leonard Hubbard-- returns to hip-hop basics. An homage to Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap, "…

  9. Mississippi to Mali

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Inspired by his participation in Inspired by his participation in Martin Scorsese's PBS series, "The Blues," Corey Harris—no stranger to musical eclecticism—cut part of the tracks for this album in Mississippi and the rest in the West African nation of Mali. Harris is, of…

  10. UPDATE: Harris Travels 'Mississippi To Mali'

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. His second set for the label, the album will…

  11. Diddy-Guided Da Band Faces Make-Or-Break

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash, pulling in a 2.1 rating (which equals 3 million viewers), according to Nielsen Media Research. When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash,…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band…

  13. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  14. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  15. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mavericks

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Essence Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mavericks. Beyonce Knowles, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott are among the performers confirmed for the 16th Annual Essence Awards. Set for June 6 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, the event will also feature performances by…

  16. Trance Classics

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. For others, classical arrangements punctuated by stabbing basslines are essential. Whatever,…

  17. Haynes, Thompson Join Folks Fest

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls are among the latest acts confirmed to appear at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. The 13th annual three-day event Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls…

  18. Reunited Mavericks Plan Album, Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of their first studio album in six years. The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of…

  19. Billboard Bits: Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits Initial pressings of Joe Jackson's upcoming album, "Volume 4," will include a bonus six-track live disc of old favorites. Recorded in September during a brief U.K. tour with the reunited Joe Jackson Band, the disc will feature the classics …

  20. Zombie's '1,000 Corpses' Emerges In April

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses" is finally slated to open April 11 in the U.S., with the accompanying soundtrack available March 18. Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses"…

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