1. 'Curtain' Falls On Phish's Career

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend-long finale in Coventry, Vt. Before a crowd of more than 70,000 fans, the Vermont-based jam band wrapped thing Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend…

  2. Mud Stops Fans Headed To Phish Farewell

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With hundreds of cars stuck in the mud and more pouring in, Vermont State Police today (Aug. 14) started turning back traffic headed to the Phish farewell concert in Coventry, Vt., and told tickethold With hundreds of cars stuck in the mud and more pouring in, Vermont State Police today (Aug.…

  3. Photographer Sues Aguilera, Bodyguard

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera and a bodyguard were sued by a photographer who says the guard punched and spat on him after he took the singer's picture outside a Hollywood nightclub last year. Christina Aguilera and a bodyguard were sued by a photographer who says the guard punched and spat on him…

  4. Clinton Pleads No Contest To Drug Charges

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funk legend George Clinton has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges in Tallahassee, Fla. Funk legend George Clinton has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges in Tallahassee, Fla. Clinton, 63, was sentenced to 200 hours of community…

  5. Spree Drummer's Mic Causes Airport Shutdown

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The next time Polyphonic Spree member Brian Teasley gets on a plane, he promises he'll ship his custom-made microphone rather than pack it in his suitcase. That same device shut down five gates at Dal The next time Polyphonic Spree member Brian Teasley gets on a plane, he promises he&…

  6. Kiss & Tell

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four female Scandinavian rockers known as Sahara Hotnights are not reinventing the wheel with their major-label debut; they're just taking the car out for a spin with the top down. The four female Scandinavian rockers known as Sahara Hotnights are not reinventing the wheel with their…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses, radio, faith on the charts, Reba McEntire and Monica with readers. RADIO DISCONNECT Dear Fred, I've been reading your column online for about a year now [and last week's] article struck a nerve. I used to listen to the radio all the time, at home and in the…

  8. Weezer Frontman Chronicles 'Epiphany'

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed details of the creative struggle to realize the band's fifth album, preparation for which has dragged on much longer than originally planned. In a nearly 2,00 Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed details of the creative struggle to realize…

  9. Timberlake Wins Restraining Order

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has obtained a restraining order against a photographer who allegedly was stalking the pop star. Justin Timberlake has obtained a restraining order against a photographer who allegedly was stalking the pop star. "It's about time that somebody did something about…

  10. Aguilera, Blige Reel In 'Shark Tale' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be featured on the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks feature "Shark Tale." The set is due Sept. 28 via DreamWorks/Geffe Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be…

  11. Billboard Bits: Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on the Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail Romantics member Coz Canler is seeking the return of a vintage guitar stolen yesterday (July 20) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 1964 Fender Stratocaster was stolen off the street on Norton Avenue near Crescent Heights and Santa Monica while the…

  12. Ask Billboard

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pepper and Air. 'BETWEEN HERE' AND RUSSIA Hello Keith, Thanks a lot for your answers, they are always so informative and interesting. I live outside the United States and have just discovered the artist…

  13. Nettwerk Plans Christmas, Kids Compilations

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab For Cutie and Ivy, Nettwerk America will add a third volume to its "Maybe This Christmas" compilation series th With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree,…

  14. Rockers Go 'All-In' For Poker Challenge

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Contest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers) in the first Veg Contest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee …

  15. Weller Inaugurates V2 Deal With Covers Set

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. artist Paul Weller's eighth studio album will be his first to be released worldwide through V2. An album of covers, "Studio 150" is due for simultaneous U.S. and U.K. release in late Sept Veteran U.K. artist Paul Weller's eighth studio album will be his first…

  16. 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…

  17. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  18. Delightful DeGarmo Ready For The Road

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is on the road with the other third-season finalists on a 52-date tour that ends Sept. 30 in Hawaii. Before boarding the tour bus, she sat down to discuss her life and her experiences on Diana DeGarmo is the 11th and latest "American Idol" contestant to appear on a…

  19. Peart's 'Ghost Rider' Heading To Film

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scabeba Entertainment has acquired the film and television rights to Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider." Scabeba Entertainment has acquired the film and television rights to Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "…

  20. Love Discharged From NYC Hospital

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love was discharged yesterday (July 12) from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan where she spent the weekend, according to a person close to the performer. Courtney Love was discharged yesterday (July 12) from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan where she spent the weekend,…

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