1. Robbie, R.E.M. Overtake U.K. Charts

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct. 10) new U.K. charts. Robbie Williams notched his sixth best-selling single with "Radio" (Chrysalis) while R.E.M. gained its sev Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct.…

  2. Mind Body & Soul

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With "Mind Body & Soul," Joss Stone proves that her 2003 breakout debut, "The Soul Sessions," was no fluke. With "Mind Body & Soul," Joss Stone proves that her 2003 breakout debut, "The Soul Sessions," was no fluke. For her second collection,…

  3. Beanie Sigel Prepares For Prison

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prior to receiving an expected prison sentence today (Oct. 8) of about three years for drugs and weapons charges, Beanie Sigel has worked overtime to complete a new album, "The B-Coming," the sequel t Like a man given only a few months to live, Beanie Sigel has spent this year…

  4. A Hangover You Don't Deserve

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bowling for Soup has carved a musical niche somewhere in between Blink-182 and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Bowling for Soup has carved a musical niche somewhere in between Blink-182 and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Armed with bubblegum riffs, goofy lyrics and a love of old-school heavy…

  5. Unreleased Strummer, Rancid Kick Hellcat Compilation

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo" compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label. Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo"…

  6. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards last night (Sept. 30) in London, taking three trophies each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big…

  7. Phil Spector Charged With Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B…

  8. Master of the Moon

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne isn't the only elder statesman of metal still cranking out the tunes. Ozzy Osbourne isn't the only elder statesman of metal still cranking out the tunes. Vocalist/songwriter Ronnie James Dio earned his crown from stints in Black Sabbath and Rainbow, along with his solo…

  9. Malkmus Takes No Prisoners On Third CD

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus is putting the finishing touches on his third solo album, which he tells Billboard.com will likely be released in April or May by Matador. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus is putting the finishing touches on his third solo album, which he tells…

  10. Spector Lawyer Expects Murder Indictment

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer for Phil Spector said today (Sept. 22) he has been asked to bring the rock producer to a Los Angeles court next week and fears his client has been indicted by a secret grand jury for the 2003 A lawyer for Phil Spector said today (Sept. 22) he has been asked to bring the rock producer…

  11. Chappelle's 'Block Party' Heading To Film

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans gathered in the rain Saturday in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood to enjoy performances from such acts Common, the Roots, Kanye West and the reunited Fugees. Dubbed "Block Party," the event wa Fans gathered in the rain Saturday in Brooklyn's Fort Greene…

  12. Opry Star Skeeter Davis Dies

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick…

  13. Moore Compiles Music That Inspired 'Fahrenheit'

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 5, "Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11" boasts cuts by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, System Of A Down, Pearl Jam and the Clash, among others. On the same day Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" is released on DVD and its soundtrack issued on CD,…

  14. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  15. Rapper Twista Injured In Van Crash

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chicago rapper Twista was hurt in an Erie, Pa., van crash that killed a member of his security staff, state police said. Chicago rapper Twista was hurt in an Erie, Pa., van crash that killed a member of his security staff, state police said. Twista, whose real name is Carl Mitchell, was…

  16. Waters Posts Anti-War Tracks Online

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. According to the former Pink Floyd leader, work on "To Kill the…

  17. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  18. Live Like You Were Dying

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his road band returned to upstate New York to record this very confident studio album, his eighth. Tim McGraw and his road band returned to upstate New York to record this very confident studio album, his eighth. "How Bad Do You Want It" is raw, swampy, blues rock,…

  19. 'Truth' Tour Spawns CD, DVD

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Tell Us the Truth tour, which featured Steve Earle, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Billy Bragg and Tom Morello, will be released on CD (Oct. 5) and DVD (Oct. 19) via Artemis. Highlights from last year's Tell Us the Truth tour, which featured Steve Earle, R.E.M…

  20. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this…

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