1. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black Back In 'Black' Pixies leader Frank Black showcases vastly different aspects of his musical persona on "Frank Black Francis." The 28-track spinART collection features 15 pre-Pixies demos on one disc and 13 new recordings of Pixies songs with Two Pale Boys'…

  2. Stones Ready 'Live Licks'

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The most successful tour of 2003 is coming to CD. The Rolling Stones' 40 Licks outing will be preserved as a two-disc CD package and will feature recordings of guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Sol The most successful tour of 2003 is coming to CD. The Rolling Stones' 40 Licks…

  3. Karmadownload.com, Mixmatcher

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tangled Web, a weekly column featuring interesting music-related online destinations. This week: Karmadownload.com, Mixmatcher. GOOD KARMA A new British download service is showcasing music from unsigned artists and independent label acts. Karmadownload.com launched last week (Aug. 25)…

  4. Phish Sorting Out Festival Refunds

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As Phish's career-ending Coventry festival in Vermont is slowly dismantled in the mud, producers are unraveling the impact of torrential rain preceding the concert that vastly impacted the band's fina As Phish's career-ending Coventry festival in Vermont is slowly dismantled in…

  5. Beautiful Yesterday

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT What makes Dayna Kurtz's new album "Beautiful Yesterday" so inspiring isn't just the vast range of material. What makes Dayna Kurtz's new album "Beautiful Yesterday" so inspiring isn't just the vast range of material. Nor is it her uncommonly…

  6. Music for Montserrat

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually with a high-resolution, surround sound audio track. The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually…

  7. Billboard Bits: Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes Bruce Hornsby has slated a trio of late-October New York performances in vastly different settings. Under the banner of "Three Nights on the Town," the veteran artist will host an Oct. 26 jam session at famed jazz club the Blue Note, an…

  8. Dulli Shows His 'Love' For Oddball Covers

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force behind Greg Dulli's upcoming Twilight Singers ... A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 19-25, 2004). Maybe it's the heat... or it could be the humidity. Nonetheless, big event programming becomes scarce at times during the summer. Of course, that doesn't mean there isn't anything to watch. Well,…

  10. Breaking & Entering

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Four Tet and Memento. MAKING THE ROUNDS: Fitting somewhere between DJ Shadow and Miles Davis, Kieren Hebden's solo project Four Tet is a virtual jazz band, incorporating all sorts of odd rhythms and…

  11. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  12. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp Puddle Of Mudd will guest on the debut episode of music video network Fuse's "7th Avenue Drop." Premiering Tuesday (Nov. 25), the show aims to feature interviews and performances by major artists in Fuse's street-front New York…

  13. Lennox Song Heralds 'Rings' Return

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A new song by Annie Lennox is among the tracks on the soundtrack to "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," due Nov. 25 from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks. Along with the 2002 Billboard Century Awa A new song by Annie Lennox is among the tracks on the soundtrack to "The Lord…

  14. Sugababes End Peas' U.K. Chart Reign

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart to an end yesterday (Oct. 19). "Hole in the Head" (Universal Island), from Sugababes' new U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six…

  15. Dave Matthews Goes Solo

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dave Matthews seems to be perpetually in motion, but even he is never sure of his course. That's the only way he can explain his first solo project. It happened by accident earlier this year during a break from his band in what began as a…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 6-12, 2003. By now you should have had your fill of "The Blues" (if not, order the seven-DVD series via PBS.org ). Although it'll be hard to top last week's rich musical programming, the vast…

  17. Live at Sin-é

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums remastered, repackaged and expanded to double-disc length (à la Universal's Deluxe Editions)&#x2014 Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums…

  18. Darkness, Black Eyed Peas Lead U.K. Charts

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album charts, Black Eyed Peas and the Darkness nevertheless maintained their No. 1 spots. The Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Merc In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Reba McEntire, older artists and the charts and ABBA with readers. FROM NASHVILLE WITH LOVE I was reading "Chart Beat Chat" and read the question posed to you about Reba McEntire's new single. With all respect, I must correct you. You said that her last…

  20. Madonna Launches Children's Book Abroad

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna reached out to a new generation of fans today (Sept. 15), launching her children's book "The English Roses" simultaneously in 100 countries and 30 languages in an unprecedented publishing blit Madonna reached out to a new generation of fans today (Sept. 15), launching…

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