1. Barenaked Ladies Dress Up Holiday Set

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On their first collection of seasonal music, Barenaked Ladies aren't going it alone. On their first collection of seasonal music, Barenaked Ladies aren't going it alone. The Canadian pop-rock act drafted the help of Sarah McLachlan and Michael Bublé for a pair of songs on the…

  2. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Future Soundtrack for America Headed For The 'Future' Blink-182, R.E.M., the Flaming Lips, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fountains Of Wayne are among the artists who have donated tracks to the fundraising compilation "Future Soundtrack for America," due this week via Barsuk. The…

  3. Rare Photos Reveal U2's 'Show'

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of Touring." More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of…

  4. New Wind-Up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs,"…

  5. The Strokes Eyeing Live Album

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter sent to members of its Alone, Together fan organization. The show was taped by the BBC in December 2003 at L The Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter…

  6. Chili Peppers, Busted Storm U.K. Charts

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers' double CD "Live In Hyde Park,' released internationally as a memento of the band's London shows in June, raced straight to No. 1 on the British album chart yesterday (Aug. 1 The Red Hot Chili Peppers' double CD "Live In Hyde Park,'…

  7. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 2-8)

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 2-8, 2004) GONE PHISHIN': Uber-jam band Phish is calling it quits in just a few weeks -- and just announced that more than $100,000 from its swan song Aug. 14-15 festival will be donated to local…

  8. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  9. Sinatra Plants A New 'Kiss'

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. As previously reported , the first…

  10. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  11. Billboard Bits: Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on the Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail Romantics member Coz Canler is seeking the return of a vintage guitar stolen yesterday (July 20) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 1964 Fender Stratocaster was stolen off the street on Norton Avenue near Crescent Heights and Santa Monica while the…

  12. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  13. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  14. 'Idol' Sets 4th Season Auditions

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart) with "Dreams…

  16. Final Elliott Smith Album Due In October

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "From a Basement on the Hill" will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album , "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Smith died from knife wounds last October…

  17. Delightful DeGarmo Ready For The Road

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is on the road with the other third-season finalists on a 52-date tour that ends Sept. 30 in Hawaii. Before boarding the tour bus, she sat down to discuss her life and her experiences on Diana DeGarmo is the 11th and latest "American Idol" contestant to appear on a…

  18. Update: New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.com. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the…

  19. 'Ray!' Soundtrack Boasts Live Cuts, DVD

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming Ray Charles biopic "Ray!" features a combination of studio tracks and live recordings from the late "Genius of Soul." The soundtrack to the forthcoming Ray Charles biopic "Ray!" features a combination of studio tracks and live…

  20. TMBG Offers Online EP, Downloads

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. The seven-track EP "The Spine Surfs…

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