1. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  2. Modern Vibe

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Arthur Lipner wields his mallets as if they were extra limbs on "Modern Vibe," the jazz vibist and marimba man's fifth CD as a bandleader. Arthur Lipner wields his mallets as if they were extra limbs on "Modern Vibe," the jazz vibist and marimba man's fifth CD as…

  3. Bjork's Got The Beat On New Album

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing over rhythms fashioned by such beatboxers as former Roots member Rahzel, Shlomo and Dokaka. Other guests include Fantomas/Mr. Bungle princip Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Scissor Sisters. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Roll out the Twister, dust off the punch bowl and invite your closest friends over for a night of…

  5. Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in Celebration, Fla., near Orlando. Goodman, who turned 74 on Dec. 17, had been vacationing with family for the Christmas holidays whe Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in…

  6. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

  7. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fefe Dobson & Ferry Corsten. BLAME CANADA: Two years ago a Canadian teenager stormed the American charts. Her name was Avril Lavigne and her hook-filled songs about teenage life offered punk feminism as…

  9. Simon & Garfunkel, Phish Feeling Charitable

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST The recently reunited duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Dec. 23) made a joint $1 million donation to the Children's Health Fund. The recently reunited duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Dec. 23) made a joint $1 million donation to the Children's Health Fund. Half…

  10. The National Sings 'Sad Songs' On Second Set

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from "Hot Artists" for Artist of the Day feature. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet's second album begins with "Cardinal Song," a…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses OutKast, double-sided singles, holiday albums, online album sales, vinyl singles and more with readers. SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE 'HEY' SONGS Dear Fred, If OutKast's "The Way You Move" does replace "Hey Ya!" at No. 1, it will be the first…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted following a show at Boston's Paradise Club. In posts on his website, Moby claims to have been attacked by three assailants wit 2002 - Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted…

  13. Logic Will Break Your Heart

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The debut from Montreal's answer to Interpol is a slick collection of Brit-style mope-rock, mixing influences ranging from Echo & the Bunnymen to Coldplay. The debut from Montreal's answer to Interpol is a slick collection of Brit-style mope-rock, mixing influences ranging from…

  14. Worship & Faith

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music. For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music. Classics like …

  15. It's Me

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST When Abbey Lincoln sings, people listen, especially aspiring—as well as established—female vocalists. When Abbey Lincoln sings, people listen, especially aspiring—as well as established—female vocalists. On "It's Me," her 10th album for Verve—and first recording with an…

  16. Ask Billboard

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jewel, Kylie Minogue and Sarah McLachlan. MILLIONS OF JEWELS Dear Keith, I have been a very avid Jewel fan for quite some time now, however I have no idea what her album sales [have been]. Could you please get back to me on sales for her…

  17. P.O.D. Keeps The Faith

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In their 13 years together, the members of P.O.D. have never denied their faith. And frontman Sonny Sandoval says the group never will. "It's going to come out, whether I build houses or collect garbage," he says. Spirituality and…

  18. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston 'One' Ticket To Chicago Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released this week via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Little Drummer Boy,"…

  19. No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Looking back on the punk explosion of the 1970s, it is remarkable just how many great bands there were. Looking back on the punk explosion of the 1970s, it is remarkable just how many great bands there were. But perhaps more impressive is the enormous range of styles played by the dozens of…

  20. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones Christina Aguilera has canceled the final two dates on a nine-show tour of the U.K. and Ireland, citing acute bronchitis. Aguilera's illness comes just days after she hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh, taking with…

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