1. Royksopp Looks To The Future On New Album

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp is eyeing a summer release for its as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Astralwerks, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp is eyeing a summer release for its as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Astralwerks, Billboard.com can…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses songs on television and Elvis Presley's No. 1 singles with readers. BIG SCREEN, LITTLE SCREEN Hi Fred, Thanks so much for your weekly column. I always look forward to reading Keith Caulfield's column on Wednesdays, and Fridays I impatiently wait for both of…

  3. Dark Snack

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST If the White Stripes were both women and grew up in the South, they might sound like the Moaners. If the White Stripes were both women and grew up in the South, they might sound like the Moaners. North Carolina-based singer/guitarist Melissa Swingle and drummer Laura King spark and slash…

  4. Goldfinger Plots 2005 Return

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although never as universally popular as some of its peers, Goldfinger has a decade of service to the pop punk community under its belt and a fresh start planned for 2005. Although never as universally popular as some of its peers, Goldfinger has a decade of service to the pop punk community…

  5. Chambers Follows 'Wayward' Muse

    December 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Years removed from the familial Dead Ringer Band, Australian singer Kasey Chambers came to most people's attention with "The Captain," the title track from her 2000 debut album and a song heard on the Years removed from the familial Dead Ringer Band, Australian singer Kasey…

  6. Hitting The Right Note In Pitch For Auto-Tune

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Nov. 8 broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" featured two of the recording industry's top engineer/producers and one controversial piece of technology. The Nov. 8 broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" featured two of the recording industry's top…

  7. Rice Reveling In 'Closer' Inclusion

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice is back in the spotlight thanks to the inclusion of his track "The Blower's Daughter" in the new Mike Nichols film "Closer," starring Julie Roberts, Jude Law and Na Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice is back in the spotlight thanks…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to the Bee Gees, 'Karma' and Usher. ONES: As the halfway point of the '00s approaches, the Bee Gees have their third chart entry of the decade, matching their total number of chart entries in the '90s. "Number Ones"…

  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. Prince Paul Plotting Solo, Rarities CDs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer Prince Paul is at work on a host of additional projects. With his second album as half of Handsome Boy Modeling School having just been released yesterday (Nov. 9), producer Prince Paul is at work on a host of additional projects. In addition to his next (and potentially last) solo…

  11. Lips, Shins Kick Back With 'SpongeBob'

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball video to accompany "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy." Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball…

  12. Bocelli's Rules For A Classical Career

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his spacious sitting room, full of paintings…

  13. Mavis Prevails With A Little 'Faith'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The gospel market has been flooded with music by newer acts this year, but one of the most intriguing releases is by a veteran artist who remains in peak form. Mavis Staples' Alligator Records release, "Have a Little Faith," is…

  14. Hot Snakes Bite Back On Third Album

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Hot Snakes have only played live a handful of times in the past two-and-a-half-years, but you'd never know it watching the quartet absolutely slay the beyond sold-out crowd Oct. 10 at New York's v The Hot Snakes have only played live a handful of times in the past two-and-a-half…

  15. Trail Of Dead Visits New 'Worlds' In January

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 12-track set has been completed for some time but was bumped to 2005 to accommodate Interscope's crowded fall release slate. Texas-based rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead roars back Jan. 25 with its second Interscope album , "Worlds Apart." The 12-track…

  16. Reba Launches Women's Clothing Line

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire has partnered with Little Rock, Ark.-based department store chain Dillard's to launch a line of women's clothing. Reba McEntire has partnered with Little Rock, Ark.-based department store chain Dillard's to launch a line of women's clothing. The "Reba…

  17. A Q&A With Barry Manilow

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for bb.com. Barry Manilow has a busy fall. On Sept. 28, Concord Records releases " Scores: Songs from 'Copacabana' and 'Harmony ,'" Manilow's 43rd album. The CD is a collection of tunes from two musicals penned by Manilow, as…

  18. U2 Sets Track List, 'Vertigo' Explodes At Radio

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 has confirmed the full track list for its upcoming album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," due Nov. 23 via Interscope. The set does not include the tracks "Tough" or "Full Metal Jacket," which ba U2 has confirmed the full track list for its upcoming album , …

  19. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Up-and-coming Irish rock act the Thrills' "Let's Bottle Bohemia" (Virgin), with guest spots from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Van Dyke Parks. Bowling For Soup's latest Jive set, "A Hangover You Don&…

  20. Ozzfest Pays Dividends For Lacuna Coil

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ozzfest 2004 is over, but the benefits it has brought to Lacuna Coil's latest Century Media album, "Comalies," have just begun. Ozzfest 2004 is over, but the benefits it has brought to Lacuna Coil's latest Century Media album, "Comalies," have just begun. Issued…

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