1. Encore

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Encore" is an apt title for the follow-up to Eminem's brilliant 2002 album, "The Eminem Show." Here, there are moments when he entertains us and other times when he doesn't. "Encore" is an apt title for the follow-up to Eminem's brilliant 2002…

  2. Phantom Planet DVD Boasts Live Bounty

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Footage from recent shows in Chicago, a full concert from Japan and clips from Phantom Planet's first public performance make up the bulk of the band's forthcoming DVD release. Footage from recent shows in Chicago, a full concert from Japan and clips from Phantom Planet's first…

  3. Bright Eyes Plotting Two Distinct Tours

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to launching two albums on Jan. 25, Saddle Creek act Bright Eyes will stage two distinct U.S. tours in support of the releases. In addition to launching two albums on Jan. 25, Saddle Creek act Bright Eyes will stage two distinct U.S. tours in support of the releases. Each outing…

  4. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three trophies, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, while th With three trophies, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  5. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  6. Chemical Bros. Nail Down 'Button' Track List

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 via Astralwerks. The Chemical Brothers have unveiled additional details of their new album, "Push the Button," due Jan. 25 via Astralwerks. In addition to a previously…

  7. Kelly's Name Surfaces In Alleged Extortion Plot

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged yesterday (Nov. 15) with extortion for allegedly threatening to go public with tapes he said showed the wife of A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged…

  8. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  9. U2, Pixies & His Name Is Alive

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: U2, Pixies and His Name Is Alive. HOW TO LISTEN TO 'AN ATOMIC BOMB': Although the eagerly awaited new U2 album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) won&…

  10. Authorities Seek Cause Of ODB's Death

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Autopsy results for rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died Saturday at a Manhattan recording studio, will not be available for several days while authorities conduct medical tests. Autopsy results for rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died Saturday at a Manhattan recording studio, will not…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops. Following last weekend's appearance…

  12. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  13. MTV Base To Launch In Africa

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks is planning a February launch for an African version of its urban music service, MTV Base. MTV Networks is planning a February launch for an African version of its urban music service, MTV Base. According to MTV Europe, the 24-hour, English-language music TV channel "will…

  14. Stewart Must Repay $780G Tour Deposit

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart must repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a Latin American concert tour that was canceled, a Los Angeles jury ruled on Friday. Rod Stewart must repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a Latin American concert tour that was canceled, a Los Angeles jury ruled on…

  15. Usher Wins Four American Music Awards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Usher was the big winner at the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 14) in Los Angeles, taking four out of five categories in which he was nominated. Other multiple winners included hi R&B star Usher was the big winner at the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 14) in…

  16. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Neil Young Neil Jam Pearl Jam caps its tenure on Epic this week with its first hits collection. The double-disc, 33-track "rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991-2003)" sports 16 top 10 hits on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including the No. 1s "Daughter…

  17. Ol' Dirty Bastard Collapses, Dies In Studio

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died inside a recording studio today (Nov. 13). He was 35. The artist, whose real name was Russell Jones, had complained Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and…

  18. Billboard Bits: Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish With his new TVT album, " Crunk Juice ," due for release Tuesday (Nov. 16), Lil Jon is now looking to give more attention to his label, BME, and its roster, which includes Lil Scrappy, Trillville and recent addition E-40. "I'm going…

  19. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  20. System Of A Down Doubles Up On New Album

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST System Of A Down's next album will be a double-disc affair with a catch: the discs will be released separately, six months apart. Hard rock act System Of A Down's next album will be a double-disc affair with a catch: the discs will be released separately, six months apart. "…

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