1. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  2. Billboard Bits: Spacey, Setzer, COC

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Kevin Spacey, Brian Setzer Orchestra and Corrosion Of Conformity. Kevin Spacey has dabbled very lightly in the world of song in the past, even contributing a version of "Mind Games" during a televised tribute to John Lennon a few years back. But he has so seriously taken…

  3. My Brother & Me

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Ying Yang Twins follow in the footsteps of their labelmates Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz with the release of their own CD/DVD combo. The Ying Yang Twins follow in the footsteps of their labelmates Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz with the release of their own CD/DVD combo. Like Lil…

  4. Why My Guitar Screams & Moans

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chris Thomas King has earned a reputation as a blues innovator. He hasn't been afraid to explore hip-hop, sampling and unorthodox mixing techniques. His bravado paid major creative dividends on his 20 Chris Thomas King has earned a reputation as a blues innovator. He hasn't been…

  5. Live at St. Ann's Warehouse

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST This gorgeous 80-minute concert DVD is the product of a nine-camera high-definition shoot at the intimate St. Ann's in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mixed in 5. This gorgeous 80-minute concert DVD is the product of a nine-camera high-definition shoot at the intimate St. Ann's in Brooklyn, N.Y.…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Usher, parent/child chart entries and Ja Rule with readers. A SIMPLE MAJORITY Fred, If "My Boo" gets a fifth week at No. 1, that will give Usher 27 weeks at No. 1 in 2004, spread between his four chart-topping singles. Will that make him the first artist who&…

  7. Illness Delays Aiken Tour Kick Off

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The singer, who suffered vocal chord damage from ear and sinus infections, was to kick off the run Sunday (Nov. 21) in Pasadena, Calif. Clay Aiken has canceled the first three dates of his Joyful Noise holiday tour due to illness. The singer, who suffered vocal chord damage from ear and sinus…

  8. Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Tops Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs List

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to a spoiled woman's reversal of fortune, has been designated the greatest rock'n'roll song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to…

  9. Trainwreck Steams Ahead On Debut Album

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length debut with the Dust Brothers' John King producing. Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length…

  10. Allman Takes Friends On The Road

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Traveling…

  11. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' In Sight

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will likely begin shooting in March, group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com. Beforehand, Gass and partner Jack Black will hit the s The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will…

  12. Stewart Joined By Wood, Hynde On DVD

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart gets a lift from his ex-Faces bandmate Ron Wood and Pretenders vocalist Chrissie Hynde on the DVD "One Night Only! Rod Stewart Live at Royal Albert Hall." Rod Stewart gets a lift from his ex-Faces bandmate Ron Wood and Pretenders vocalist Chrissie Hynde on the DVD "…

  13. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  14. Mann Channels The '70s On 'Forgotten Arm'

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann revisits an earlier time and place on her next Superego album, "The Forgotten Arm," due in March. Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann revisits an earlier time and place on her next Superego album, "The Forgotten Arm," due in March. "It's a…

  15. Real Talk

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fabolous, who first made a name for himself in 2002 with singles "Can't Deny It" and "Young'n (Holla Back)," shows a newfound maturity on this, his third set. Fabolous, who first made a name for himself in 2002 with singles "Can't Deny It" and …

  16. Gang Of Four Reuniting In January

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gang Of Four, one of the most influential post-punk groups of the late 1970s, has bowed to ongoing pressure from fans and industry supporters and will reform with its original lineup. Gang Of Four, one of the most influential post-punk groups of the late 1970s, has bowed to ongoing pressure…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses parents and children on the charts, No. 1 singles and song remakes with readers. FATHER AND SON Fred: With the debut of "Bridging the Gap" by Nas featuring Olu Dara on the Hot 100, the chart is once again experiencing a parent and child together on a single.…

  18. U.N. Plans Concert For Darfur Refugees

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Franz Ferdinand, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall will perform at a United Nations-sponsored concert next month to benefit the people of Sudan's war-torn Darfur province. Franz Ferdinand, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and Simply Red's…

  19. 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA) Winners

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Winners of the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA) honoring innovation, entrepreneurship and effective brand development in music, video games, television, film and video. The awar Below are the winners of the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA)…

  20. Cream Stirring Up 2005 Reunion

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's Royal Albert Hall, sources tell Billboard.com. The group -- guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and b Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's…

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