1. Queen Likes Odds For 'Rock You' In Vegas

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's stage musical "We Will Rock You," which has been playing to sold-out crowds in London since 2002, will make its North American debu Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's…

  2. Jackson Trial Delayed Until 2005

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The sexual molestation case against Michael Jackson is proving so complicated that Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville yesterday (July 27) agreed to a defense request to delay th The sexual molestation case against Michael Jackson is proving so complicated that Santa…

  3. Simpson's 'Autobiography' Soars To No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show star sister Jessica, but she's the first in the family to notch a No. 1 album. The actor-turned-singer's Geffen debut," Aut Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show…

  4. R.E.M.'s In A 'New York' State Of Mind

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A group spokesperson had no information regarding the single but confirms the as-yet-untitled album will arrive Oct. 5 in North America. The first single from R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be "Leaving New York," which is tentatively set for a Sept. 27 commercial release…

  5. Polyphonic Plans Brief U.S. Spree

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Smile-inducing pop chorus the Polyphonic Spree has scheduled a short tour that will visit major Eastern U.S. cities next month. The run will kick off with an Aug. 13-14 stand in Chicago and close with Smile-inducing pop chorus the Polyphonic Spree has scheduled a short tour that will visit…

  6. Southern Rock Titans Team For Tour

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two of the biggest Southern rock acts -- the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- will team up for a brief slate of fall tour dates. Two of the biggest Southern rock acts -- the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- will team up for a brief slate of fall tour dates. The seven-show…

  7. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam 'Jam' Session Pearl Jam's first full acoustic concert arrives this week via its own Ten Club fan organization and a distribution deal with BMG. It's the veteran Seattle rock act's first release since splitting last fall with longtime label Epic. The 24-track…

  8. Power in the House

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia's Williams Sisters dented the gospel top 10 in 1996 with their indie debut. Philadelphia's Williams Sisters dented the gospel top 10 in 1996 with their indie debut. Now, armed with this head-spinning return, they are well-poised to storm the stage. Proud purveyors of…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  10. Billboard Bits: Rush, Zombie, Simmons

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Rush, Rob Zombie, Russell Simmons Rush's first four albums for Atlantic Records have been remastered and will be re-released Aug. 24 by the label. The titles include 1989's "Presto," 1991's "Roll the Bones," 1993's "Counterparts" and…

  11. 'Confessions' Tops Singles Chart Again

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of Billboard's Hot 100. "Confessions Part II," his third single to hold the post this year, starts a second consecutive week at Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of…

  12. The Hives Back 'Tyrannosaurus' Out Of The Garage

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fresh off a European festival appearance the night before, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist is tired and his voice is hoarse. But the Hives' charismatic frontman wants to make one thing clear: The Swedish band never wanted to be lumped into the…

  13. PJ Harvey Heads West

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has confirmed six summer California shows. Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has…

  14. 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…

  15. MTV Films Says 'Yeah!' To Usher

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Having spent nine weeks atop The Billboard 200 with his latest album "Confessions," R&B artist Usher could next be testing his drawing power at the box office. Having spent nine weeks atop The Billboard 200 with his latest album "Confessions," R&B artist Usher…

  16. Billboard Bits: Ozomatli, Supergrass, Brown

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozomatli, Supergrass, James Brown Charges brought against Ozomatli bassist Wil Dog Abers, percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi and manager Amy Sue-Blackman Romero during Austin, Texas' South By Southwest Music Festival will be dropped as part of an agreement with prosecutors. As…

  17. The Who Rocks Boston On DVD

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Who concert from the first tour following the 2002 death of bassist John Entwistle is heading to DVD Sept. 14 via Rhino/Warner Vision. A Who concert from the first tour following the 2002 death of bassist John Entwistle is heading to DVD Sept. 14 via Rhino/Warner Vision. Taped Sept. 27,…

  18. Nike Taps 'One Hit Wonders' For Race Series

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a pair of successful Los Angeles races in April, Nike is taking its Run Hit Wonder running event to New York, Portland and Chicago in the coming weeks. A Flock Of Seagulls, Dramarama and Kaj Following a pair of successful Los Angeles races in April, Nike is taking its Run Hit Wonder…

  19. Guided By Voices Sets Final Tour Dates

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The band has set 25 dates, running from an Aug. 19 performance at New York's Hudson River Rocks free concert series. Indie-rock mainstay Guided By Voices, which plans to split at the end of the year, has confirmed its last tour, to culminate with a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago.…

  20. Queen Prepares To 'Rock' Again

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records has set an Aug. 17 release date for a new version of Queen's "Greatest Hits," first issued by EMI in 1981 in the U.K. Hollywood Records has set an Aug. 17 release date for a new version of Queen's "Greatest Hits," first issued by EMI in 1981 in…

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