1. No Psychological Exam For Jackson Accuser

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order Jackson's accuser and the boy's family to undergo psychological examinations. The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  3. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

  4. Kumbia Kings Continue Their Reign

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com To judge the degree of influence wielded by Kumbia Kings, one need only look at the numbers. Earlier this year, the Texas-based band had simultaneously two albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. At the same time, the act was competing…

  5. Artists Line Up For Macy's Parade

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. This year will be no different, as the 78th…

  6. Crow Testifies At Accused Stalker Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow told a New York court yesterday (Nov. 22) that an encounter with a former Navy diver charged with stalking her made her feel "really nervous" and "alarmed." Sheryl Crow told a New York court yesterday (Nov. 22) that an encounter with a former Navy diver charged…

  7. New York Funeral Set For ODB

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and friends the troubled rapper, whose real name was Russell Jones, focused on the positives in his life. A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and…

  8. UPN Picks UP TLC Reality Series

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Titled "R U the Girl With T-Boz & Chilli," the project is aimed at resurrecting the R&B trio that was struck by tragedy in 2002 when member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash. UPN has given the go-ahead for a reality series starring the surviving members of…

  9. 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…

  10. Exclusive: U2 Tour To Kick Off March 1

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its new Interscope album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," the band's manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard. After 35 North Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its…

  11. Where Our Love Grows

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST British duo Swing Out Sister (Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell) have been making soul-blessed, jazz-tinged, Latin-swirled, Burt Bacharach-influenced pop music for nearly 20 years now. British duo Swing Out Sister (Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell) have been making soul-blessed, jazz-tinged,…

  12. This Island

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. Instead, the self-described "electronic feminist punk" trio has been preaching to the converted. Until now, that is. On…

  13. Lucky Strike

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morel's delicious 2002 debut, "Queen of the Highway," a house music/ new wave/ indie rock blend, was ahead of its time. The Washington, D.C. Morel's delicious 2002 debut, "Queen of the Highway," a house music/ new wave/ indie rock blend, was ahead of its time.…

  14. Update: Elton To Develop ABC Comedy

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Elton John has inked a deal with ABC and its sister production company Touchstone Television to develop a comedy series about a rock legend. Elton John has inked a deal with ABC and its sister production company Touchstone Television to develop a comedy series about a rock legend. John will…

  15. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand are among the 13 artists represented on the compilation "KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3," due Jan. 11 via Palm. All tracks were recorded on the Los Angeles-area station's celebrated…

  16. Musgrave Leads Western Music Nominees

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Curly Musgrave leads the list of nominees for the Western Music Association Awards with four. Curly Musgrave leads the list of nominees for the Western Music Association Awards with four. Musgrave is up in the entertainer, male performer and songwriter of the year categories; he also picked…

  17. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Polar Express 'Express' Delivery New songs from Josh Groban and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler drive the holiday-themed soundtrack to "The Polar Express," due this week via Reprise/Warner Bros. Records. The Warner Bros. Pictures animated film of the same name, based on…

  18. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty The Flaming Lips' official Web site will be the sole source for the photo collection "Waking Up With a Placebo Head Wound: Images of the Flaming Lips From the Archives of Jay Blakesberg and J. Michelle Martin-Coyne -- 1987-2004." The 184…

  19. Scissor Sisters To Slice Through America

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters, one of the groups at the forefront of the return of danceable new wave rock, will hit the road in the United States near the end of the year. The Scissor Sisters, one of the groups at the forefront of the return of danceable new wave rock, will hit the road in the United…

  20. Simpson Unveiling Holiday Set, Live DVD

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson will unveil two new releases on Nov. 23 via Columbia: an expanded edition of a seasonal album previously made available exclusively via North American 7-Eleven convenience stores and a Jessica Simpson will unveil two new releases on Nov. 23 via Columbia: an expanded edition of…

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