1. Producer Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California sound, died Friday at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California…

  2. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  3. Eminem Takes Early 'Encore' To No. 1

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem'…

  4. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  5. TV On The Radio Finds Good Reception

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Of the multitude of New York-based rock bands to garner recent media attention, surely the most unique musical personality belongs to TV On The Radio, a Brooklyn quintet whose two releases on Touch & Go have fueled major interest. Curiosity…

  6. Eminem Sidesteps Destiny, Spears On U.K. Chart

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with "Just Lose It" (Interscope), outselling new entries by Destiny's Child and Britney Spears in the process. Destiny's Child had to Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with …

  7. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Toby Keith All The Hits, One More Time This week sees the release of several greatest hits packages from high-profile artists, led by Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" (Jive). The set includes her rendition of Bobby Brown's title…

  8. Left of the Dial: Dispatches From the '80s Underground

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Before "alternative" became a buzzword to define any rock band that didn't wear spandex, it was a genuine movement full of original, invigorating music. Before "alternative" became a buzzword to define any rock band that didn't wear spandex, it was a genuine…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses rap artists, 'My Boo' and radio with readers. WE CALL HIM THE RAPPER Fred, I read your column regularly, and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. I was wondering why Nelly's single with Tim McGraw is appearing on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song…

  10. Actor Spacey Becomes Darin

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The weight of the Bobby Darin biopic "Beyond the Sea" rests greatly on Kevin Spacey's shoulders. Not only did the Academy Award-winning actor star, direct and co-produce the movie, he also had the challenge of singing Darin's…

  11. Pickett Revamps 'Mash' As Anti-Bush Ditty

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "Monster Mash" is annually revived, the song's singer and co-author has rewritten its lyrics to protest President George W. Bush's envir In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  13. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews…

  14. Springsteen's 'Plugged' Grows A Little On DVD

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the addition of one performance not included in the original 1992 concert broadcast. The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the…

  15. Aces Back to Back

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Who but Bobby Darin can claim definitive versions of both "Mack the Knife" and "If I Were a Carpenter"? Darin, who was only 37 when he died of heart disease in 1973, was the missing link between the R Who but Bobby Darin can claim definitive versions of both "Mack the…

  16. BRMC Changes Directions For Third Album

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first album since leaving Virgin, which is nearing completion, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. He and gu Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first…

  17. Rascal Flatts 'Feels Like' No. 1

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country <I>group</I> to top The Billboard 200 this week as its third Hollywood set, "Feels Like Today," debuts at No. 1. With U.S. sales of 201,000 copies, accord Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country group to top The…

  18. Black Keys Rock The Elderly In New Video

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have been playing to sold-out audiences on their in-progress North American tour, but they're in front of a different kind of crowd in the video for their new Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have been playing to sold-out audiences on…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I'd drum up "my" list of top 10 …

  20. Gotas de Piel

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dominican singer/songwriter Alih Jey released her self-titled debut album Sept. 11, 2001. Dominican singer/songwriter Alih Jey released her self-titled debut album Sept. 11, 2001. Despite a strong single, "It's OK," the album caused barely a ripple because of the unfortunate…

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