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. 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 …

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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 "…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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 …

  15. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro,…

  16. Update: Haggard Cancels Most 2004 Tour Plans

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite health concerns, Merle Haggard will play a trio of Texas dates in October, but will cancel his plans tour for the rest of the year. The 68-year-old country music legend is suffering from respi Despite health concerns, Merle Haggard will play a trio of Texas dates in October, but will…

  17. Opry Star Skeeter Davis Dies

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick…

  18. Brown Gets Real For Bravo Series

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bravo has greenlighted "Being Bobby Brown," an unscripted series about the troubled pop star. Bravo has greenlighted "Being Bobby Brown," an unscripted series about the troubled pop star. As previously reported , the cable network had been in negotiations with Brown's…

  19. Britney Bolsters 'Hits' With New Song, Rarity

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Britney Spears will offer up a new song and a rare track in addition to her cover of "My Prerogative" on "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 9 via Jive. The new cut is "Do Somethin'," while "(I've As expected, Britney Spears will offer up a new…

  20. Ask Billboard

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Emma Bunton, New Edition and Prince. FREE EMMA Hi Keith, Is Emma Bunton releasing her album, "Free Me," in the United States in October? What track will be the first single? Thank you, Tiago Heitelvan Hi Tiago, At deadline, a…

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