1. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Clash London's Burning Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due this week via Epic. The first disc of the set features a remastered version of the classic 1979 album, while the second disc sports 21 rehearsal sessions…

  2. The Rough Guide to Manu Dibango

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Manu Dibango is one of the greatest jazz musicians in the history of African music, and this retrospective pulls 13 tunes from 26 years of recording (1966-1992). Manu Dibango is one of the greatest jazz musicians in the history of African music, and this retrospective pulls 13 tunes from 26…

  3. Strip Tease

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. Being one of the few females in…

  4. Cash Auction Yields Nearly $4 Million

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A three-day auction of items owned by the late Johnny and June Carter Cash raised nearly $4 million, more than twice the amount expected, as over 1,000 bidders snapped up property from the country mus A three-day auction of items owned by the late Johnny and June Carter Cash raised nearly $4…

  5. Yorke Gives R.E.M. A Lift In London

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Staged and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 2, the gig was held at St. James' Church in Piccadilly, and featured a surprise guest appearance by Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke of Radiohead. R.E.M. unveiled several songs from its upcoming Warner Bros. album, " Around the Sun "…

  6. Cash Auction Yields $1.2 Million On First Day

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An auction of items from Johnny Cash's estate took in $1.24 million on its first day yesterday (Sept. 14), as collectors paid as much as 15 times the expected amount for the late country music star's An auction of items from Johnny Cash's estate took in $1.24 million on its…

  7. Costello Heads To Memphis For Live DVD

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the basis of the artist's first DVD release. Shortly before the release of his latest studio album , Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the…

  8. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  9. Tambourine

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolina singer/songwriter Tift Merritt has glammed up her image a bit for her second Lost Highway release, which finds her pushing her already considerable talents to new heights. Carolina singer/songwriter Tift Merritt has glammed up her image a bit for her second Lost Highway release,…

  10. The Elvis Detective: One Man's Quest To Preserve The King's Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billboard.com. The following is an excerpt of an article from the Sept. 18 issue of Billboard, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording career. Information on accessing the full breadth of this special commemoration and ordering…

  11. Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, died yesterday (Sept. 9) at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 74. Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by…

  12. Lennon Reissues Take On 'Rock,' Acoustic'

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an expanded, remixed and remastered version of his 1975 covers album, "Rock'n'Roll." Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an…

  13. Ciara's 'Goodies' Still Good At No. 1

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row. The track is also starting a second week atop the Hot R&B Singles & Tracks and Hot 100 Airp Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is on top of…

  14. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Jackson Box Set

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be found on the career-spanning Michael Jackson box set, "The Ultimate Collection." Due Nov. 16 via Epic and executive-produ More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be…

  15. Westerberg Indulges His 'Folker' Side

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rarely does a recording artist resist the urge to extrapolate in longwinded fashion about their latest project. When prompted, most will discuss both broad concepts and minute details with equal aplom Rarely does a recording artist resist the urge to extrapolate in longwinded fashion about…

  16. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced " Songs for Sudan " downloadable…

  17. Verve Best-Of Boasts Unreleased Cuts

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The legacy of U.K. rock act the Verve will be celebrated on the CD "This Is Music: The Singles 92-92" and a "Best of" DVD of music videos. The legacy of U.K. rock act the Verve will be celebrated on the CD "This Is Music: The Singles 92-92" and a "Best of…

  18. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  19. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…

  20. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe…

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