1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. '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…

  5. 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…

  6. MTV Boots Beenie Man Amidst Gay Protest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert bill associated with this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards after gay groups planned a protest, the net Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from…

  7. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Latin Grammys, Warwick

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Metallica, Latin Grammys and Dionne Warwick. Elektra/Rhino Vinyl has set an Oct. 26 release date for Metallica's "Vinyl Box." The set will collect special editions of the veteran hard rock act's first four studio albums, plus the "Garage Days Re…

  8. Ashanti, Latifah Off To Muppets' 'Oz'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." In addition, Queen Latifah is in final negotiations to…

  9. Another Bedingfield Leads U.K. Charts

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield, scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 22) as "These Words" (Phonogenic/BMG) debuted at the top. It is t Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield…

  10. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw 'Live' It Up Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can listen to this…

  11. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can…

  12. Billboard Bits: D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa Body Count guitarist D-Roc (real name: Dennis Miles) died Tuesday in California after a battle with lymphoma. He was 45. D-Roc is the third member of Body Count to pass away since 1996; Beatmaster V died that year due to leukemia and bassist…

  13. Expert: 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist in Australia remains lost, a leading Beatles expert…

  14. Film Composer Elmer Bernstein Dies

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein died in his sleep yesterday (Aug. 18) at his Ojai, Calif., home after a long illness. He was 82. Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein died in his sleep yesterday (Aug. 18) at his Ojai, Calif., home after a long illness. He was…

  15. Hip-Hop Acts Bolster ESPN Videogame, Tour

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is featuring more than three dozen original or licensed tracks from 22 top hip-hop acts in "NBA 2K5," a fall release for PlayStat In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is…

  16. B&E: Letter Kills, Origene

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. GOING POSTAL: It took a few tries for the songwriters of Letter Kills to mesh, but the 1970s punk, classic…

  17. BREAKING & ENTERING

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Letter Kills & Origene /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  18. Modern Rockers Team For Nintendo Tour

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Story Of The Year will headline the second Nintendo Fusion Tour, which will also feature Lostprophets, My Chemical Romance, Letter Kills, Anberlin and Autopilot Off. The trek begins Sept. 18 in Phoeni Story Of The Year will headline the second Nintendo Fusion Tour, which will also feature…

  19. Billboard Bits: Supergrass, Juanes, Dio

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Supergrass, Juanes and Dio. The upcoming Supergrass best-of " Supergrass Is 10 " will be bolstered with a bonus disc of 12 live tracks for its Sept. 28 North American release via Capitol. Fans who purchase the album via Apple's iTunes Music Store will be able to…

  20. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the…

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