1. Austin City Limits Music Festival: Live From Austin, Texas

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long-lived TV show of the same name) has become a powerhouse music event, which this live CD from last year's fest aptly In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long…

  2. Lochloosa

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mofro, comprising Floridians JJ Grey and Daryl Hance, is a strange bird of an outfit—an unmistakably Southern hybrid that maintains elements of funk, blues, country and Dixie rock. Mofro, comprising Floridians JJ Grey and Daryl Hance, is a strange bird of an outfit—an unmistakably Southern…

  3. Alanis 'Steps' Back Into The Past In New Video

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette revisits her past, literally, in the video for her new single, "Eight Easy Steps." In the Liz Friedlander-directed clip, Morissette is digitally inserted into a host of pre-existing Alanis Morissette revisits her past, literally, in the video for her new single, …

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of Green Day, 'Princess Diaries,' Prince and Terror Squad. GREEN'S DAY HAS COME: It might be difficult to believe, but 10 years after scoring its first hit, Green Day finally makes its debut on Billboard's Hot 100. The…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chilly song titles, radio, Madonna samples and Usher's chart records with readers. FROZEN CHARTS Is it me or is it getting "cold" on Billboard's rock charts? I understand that on the Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, there are…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, John Denver, Valdés/Cigala, Zombies

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, John Denver, Valdés/Cigala, Zombies With the NBA Board of Governors' unanimous approval yesterday (Aug. 11) of the sale of the New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z is officially in the business of basketball. The retiring rapper is a minority investor in an ownership group headed by…

  7. JoJo, DeGraw Sign On For Ashe Kids Day

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist JoJo and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, the official kick off of grand slam tennis event the U.S. Open. R&B artist JoJo and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the annual Arthur Ashe Kids'…

  8. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  9. Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour, Frank Black has found time to prep two new albums, including a double-disc set. Tentatively due Oct. 12 via spinART is "Frank Black Francis," the first Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour , vocalist/guitarist…

  10. Wu-Tang Reunion Chronicled On 'Disciples'

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The album "Disciples of the 36 Chambers" arrives first on Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, with the DVD to follow on Oct. 12. As tipped here last month, the Wu-Tan Clan's first show in a decade with all nine of its principal members is heading to CD and DVD this fall. The album "…

  11. Simpson's 'Autobiography' Rebounds To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans are still clamoring for the musings of MTV newest reality star. Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week on a 5% U.S. sales increase to 2 Fans are still clamoring for the musings of MTV newest reality star. Ashlee…

  12. Mase Comes Back With New Label

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "There's no variety in hip-hop right now. You needed me to come back." So declares prodigal rapper Mase. Five years have passed since Mason Betha decided to devote himself to God and take a hiatus from hip-hop. He officially re…

  13. Modern Rockers Team For Nintendo Tour

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Story Of The Year will headline the second Nintendo Fusion Tour, which will also feature Lostprophets, My Chemical Romance, Letter Kills, Anberlin and Autopilot Off. The trek begins Sept. 18 in Phoeni Story Of The Year will headline the second Nintendo Fusion Tour, which will also feature…

  14. Billboard Bits: Supergrass, Juanes, Dio

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Supergrass, Juanes and Dio. The upcoming Supergrass best-of " Supergrass Is 10 " will be bolstered with a bonus disc of 12 live tracks for its Sept. 28 North American release via Capitol. Fans who purchase the album via Apple's iTunes Music Store will be able to…

  15. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the…

  16. Oak Ridge Boy Suffers Heart Attack

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is recovering from a mild heart attack, according to the group's publicist. William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is recovering from a mild heart attack, according to the group's publicist. Golden, 65, widely recognized for his long gray…

  17. Mayer Unleashes Live Material On iTunes

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer will over the next month release edited versions of four shows from his ongoing North American tour exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. John Mayer will over the next month release edited versions of four shows from his ongoing North American tour exclusively via Apple&…

  18. 'Word Up': Korn Preps 'Hits,' Covers

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amidst its first career-spanning survey, hard rock act Korn plans to include two choice cover songs. A version of Cameo's 1986 top 10 hit "Word Up" will serve as the first single from "Greatest Hits V Amidst its first career-spanning survey, hard rock act Korn plans to…

  19. Beach Boys-Heavy Musical Heads To Broadway

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Good Vibrations," a new musical using more than 30 Beach Boys songs, will open on Broadway in January. The show will begin preview performances in early December at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. An ope "Good Vibrations," a new musical using more than 30 Beach Boys…

  20. Epic Collects Macy Gray's 'Best'

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclectic vocalist's three albums for the label. Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclectic vocalist's three albums for the…

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