1. Aretha Heads West, Eyes Duets Album

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As soon as a slate of fall concerts is finished, Aretha Franklin will head back into the recording studio. As soon as a slate of fall concerts is finished, Aretha Franklin will head back into the recording studio. She and music legend Clive Davis, chairman of BMG North America, are teaming…

  2. Richard Marx: Far From 'Gone'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what the DJ said afterward. When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what…

  3. MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACKS

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/mainstream.jsp 1. "Slither," Velvet Revolver 2. "Just Like You," Three Days Grace 3. "Cold," Crossfade 4. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good," Nickelback 5. "DUALITY," SLIPKNOT Issue date: July 31, 2004 News …

  4. Billboard Bits: Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Richard Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright In addition to a new album due Aug. 10 on Manhattan/EMI and continuing to write and produce for a number of artists, Richard Marx is now working with Sony to develop acts. First up is new Columbia act Valli Girls, a pop group whose members are 13-…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Scissor Sisters. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Roll out the Twister, dust off the punch bowl and invite your closest friends over for a night of…

  6. MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACKS

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/mainstream.jsp 1. "Slither," Velvet Revolver 2. "JUST LIKE YOU," THREE DAYS GRACE 3. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good," Nickelback 4. "Cold," Crossfade 5. "Cold Hard Bitch," Jet Issue date: July 17, 2004 News …

  7. Filter Making Progress On New Album

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Filter is making headway on its fourth album, which it hopes to release next summer. Modern rock outfit Filter is making headway on its fourth album, which it hopes to release next summer, according to posts by frontman Richard Patrick on the group's official Web site …

  8. HOT RAP TRACKS

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. The Way You Move , OutKast Featuring Sleepy Brown 2. Stand Up , Ludacris Featuring Shawnna 3. Damn! , YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 4. Holidae In , Chingy Featuring Ludacris & Snoop Dogg 5. Stunt 101 , G-Unit Issue date: Dec. 20, 2003 News Snoop Dogg , Lil…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Britney Spears, his conncection to "American Idol," the Oscars and Clay Aiken with readers. A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION Dear Fred, Why was Britney Spears' last single totally ignored in the States? I am not a big fan of hers, but I bought her last album because…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely damaging and rendering unsafe the Guilded Balloon and La Belle Angele, which are located in a protected "world heritage sit 2002 - A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely…

  11. HOT RAP TRACKS

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Stand Up , Ludacris Featuring Shawnna 2. The Way You Move , OutKast Featuring Sleepy Brown 3. Damn! , YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 4. Holidae In , Chingy Featuring Ludacris & Snoop Dogg 5. Stunt 101 , G-Unit Issue date: Dec. 13, 2003 News Snoop Dogg , Lil…

  12. Adkins Offers 'Strong' Adult Flavor

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his fifth Capitol studio effort, "Comin' on Strong," on Dec. 2. But despite the inherent gentle tone of his voice, Adkins hopes With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  14. Green Refreshes His Soul On Secular Album

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It may have taken 27 years for Al Green and mentor/producer Willie Mitchell to reunite for a bold new secular album, but now that they're in the groove, it seems there's no stopping a good thing. Of the new "I Can't Stop,"…

  15. Wilco Gets Busy On New Album

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. As with…

  16. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Goldiggez, Bradley

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Christina Aguilera, Goldiggez, Everett Bradley Christina Aguilera will star in her own live performance television special on the U.S. WB network. Taped earlier this month at London's Wembley Arena, the one-hour "Stripped ... Live in the U.K." will air Nov. 30 at 9 p.m.…

  17. Borland Shelves Eat The Day

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has put his fledgling band Eat The Day into "indefinite hibernation." Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has put his fledgling band Eat The Day into "indefinite hibernation," according to a post on the group's official…

  18. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pink 'Try,' Try Again After raising eyebrows with her previous album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. "Try This," due this week from Arista, finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  19. Top Acts Rock 17th Bridge School Benefit

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his bandmates in Crosby, Stills & Nash this weekend (Oct. 25-26) outside San Francisco for the 17th annual Bridge S Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his…

  20. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Punk Box 'Punk' You Up Rhino Records is this week releasing a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the punk movement. "Ever Get the Feeling You've Been Cheated?: The '70s Punk Rebellion" features tunes from the full gamut of the era's punk…

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