1. Wet From Birth

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The charm of the Faint is that it makes indie kids dance. The charm of the Faint is that it makes indie kids dance. The act's latest, "Wet From Birth," undoubtedly re-establishes its penchant for synthy dance-rock and none-too-subtle lyrics. Where the Faint falls short, though,…

  2. Timberlake Rides The 'Alpha' Wave

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in the Nick Cassavetes-directed film "Alpha Dog," which will also feature Emile Hirsch and Sharon Stone. It marks the first film project Timberlake has attached Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in the Nick Cassavetes-directed film "…

  3. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasingly crowded download market. First, online…

  4. 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…

  5. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tears For Fears 'Happy' Together The return of British new wave duo Tears for Fears also marks the launch of Universal Music Enterprises imprint New Door Records. The label will this week release the act's first album in 15 years, "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending." …

  6. APC Covers Revolutionary Anthems

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. Bandleader Maynard James Keenan's description of the set as "a…

  7. Black Orbits Past Pixies 'Planets'

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 28-track collection features 15 pre-Pixies demos on one disc and 13 new recordings of Pixies songs with Two Pale Boys' Andy Diagram and Keith Moline. Additional details have come to light surrounding " Frank Black Francis ," a forthcoming two-disc set from Pixies singer…

  8. Survival of the Sickest

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While many in the industry are claiming that rock is back based on the success of retro-leaning bands like Jet, there's something to be said for straight-up commercial rock'n'roll. While many in the industry are claiming that rock is back based on the success of retro-leaning…

  9. Report: Michael Jackson Not 'Manhandled'

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The state attorney general's office has concluded that Michael Jackson was not "manhandled" by sheriff's deputies who took him into custody last year on child molestation charges, CBS News reported ye The state attorney general's office has concluded that Michael…

  10. Anastacia, 3 Of A Kind Top U.K. Charts

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 15) with her self-titled Epic album as hip-hop act 3 Of A Kind bows on top of the region's singles tally with its Relentless via V Anastacia returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 15) with her self…

  11. Bjork, Tiesto Help Ring in Olympics

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A tiny Icelandic singer wearing an ocean of a dress and a Dutch DJ with music flowing from his fingertips helped bring the 2004 Olympic Games to a wet and wild start. A tiny Icelandic singer wearing an ocean of a dress and a Dutch DJ with music flowing from his fingertips helped bring the…

  12. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  13. Kiss & Tell

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four female Scandinavian rockers known as Sahara Hotnights are not reinventing the wheel with their major-label debut; they're just taking the car out for a spin with the top down. The four female Scandinavian rockers known as Sahara Hotnights are not reinventing the wheel with their…

  14. Porcelain

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emo outfit At the Drive-In is on permanent hiatus, but its followers can console themselves with Sparta, a quartet that includes former Drive-In members Tony Hajjar (drums), Paul Hinojos (guitar) and Emo outfit At the Drive-In is on permanent hiatus, but its followers can console themselves…

  15. Smooth Sailing With Jimmy Buffett

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It only took 30 years from when he first debuted on the Billboard albums chart, but Jimmy Buffett can finally say he has reached No. 1. "License to Chill," a set that includes duets with top country artists Alan Jackson, Toby Keith,…

  16. The Godfather of British Blues/The Turning Point

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on the renowned British blues linchpin's 1969 acoustic album, "The Turning Point," and a comprehensive 59-minute recap of May This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on…

  17. The Hives Back 'Tyrannosaurus' Out Of The Garage

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fresh off a European festival appearance the night before, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist is tired and his voice is hoarse. But the Hives' charismatic frontman wants to make one thing clear: The Swedish band never wanted to be lumped into the…

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Travis

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Travis Judy Collins has newly recorded three Leonard Cohen songs for an upcoming compilation of her interpretations of his work, due Aug. 31 from Elektra/Rhino. "Judy Collins Sings Leonard Cohen: Democracy" also features 14 of the iconic poet…

  20. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Dr. John, "N'Awlinz: Dis, Dat or D'udda" (Blue Note), featuring Willie Nelson, B.B. King, and Mavis Staples. Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos' "While…

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