1. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  2. Billboard Bits: Belew, Kitaro, Waters

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Adrian Belew, Kitaro and Heather Waters. Adrian Belew has set Jan. 25 as the release date for his latest solo album, "Side One" (Sanctuary). The nine-track set was recorded with Primus leader/bassist Les Claypool and Tool drummer Danny Carey. "'Side One'…

  3. Chambers Follows 'Wayward' Muse

    December 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Years removed from the familial Dead Ringer Band, Australian singer Kasey Chambers came to most people's attention with "The Captain," the title track from her 2000 debut album and a song heard on the Years removed from the familial Dead Ringer Band, Australian singer Kasey…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mario, Green Day, Gavin DeGraw and Destiny's Child. RING IN THE NEW : Mario has a lot of reasons to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Not only does he have his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, but he has tied the record for…

  5. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." The 11-track…

  6. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100…

  7. Harper, Blind Boys Pairing Spawns Live DVD

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following a collaborative CD that resulted in a trio of Grammy nominations, Ben Harper and the Blind Boys Of Alabama are planning to release a concert DVD early next year. The film was taped at a one- Following a collaborative CD that resulted in a trio of Grammy nominations, Ben Harper and…

  8. Leftover Salmon Going On Hiatus

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the last show of its upcoming four-night stand (Dec. 28-31) at Denver's Fox Theater taking place exactly 15 years to the day after its first concert, the members of Leftover Salmon have announced With the last show of its upcoming four-night stand (Dec. 28-31) at Denver's Fox…

  9. Ask Billboard

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bjork, film soundtracks and girl group sales. TjOURk? Keith, First of all, thanks for your recent updates on Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls. My question is about another of my favorite artists, Bjork. I was wondering what her album…

  10. Chingy Hitting The Road With Snoop, Juvenile

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Chingy is cooking up a 2005 tour which will feature some dates with Snoop Dogg, Juvenile and DJ Quik. The artist tells Billboard.com the outing will begin in January but at deadline only seven Rapper Chingy is cooking up a 2005 tour which will feature some dates with Snoop Dogg,…

  11. Westerberg Readies West Coast Tour

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul Westerberg has confirmed his first tour dates in support of his latest Vagrant album, "Folker." Paul Westerberg has confirmed his first tour dates in support of his latest Vagrant album, "Folker." So far, eight West Coast shows are on tap, beginning Feb. 17 in…

  12. Young Larsen Has A Music Biz 'Education'

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Blaine Larsen may only be 18 years old, but he already has experienced the highs and lows of a career in the music business. At the moment, he's in the midst of one of the best highs the business offers. His first single for his new label…

  13. Broken Social Scene, Stars Plan Japan Tour

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although details are still being nailed down, Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Death From Above 1979 and Stars will embark on a Japanese tour in May. Although details are still being nailed down, Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Death From Above 1979 and Stars will embark on a Japanese tour in…

  14. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke your Yule log, to boot. On Wednesday, CBS…

  15. 'Ray' Spawns Second Soundtrack Album

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The hit Ray Charles biopic "Ray" will spawn a second soundtrack early next year. The hit Ray Charles biopic "Ray" will spawn a second soundtrack early next year. The 17-track "Ray: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vol. 2" will arrive Feb. 1 via Rhino and…

  16. Concrete Rose

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A more confident-sounding Ashanti is onboard for her third time out. Powered by sensual lead single "Only You," "Concrete Rose" contains several other equally rhythmic jams. A more confident-sounding Ashanti is onboard for her third time out. Powered by sensual lead single…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum is for covering chart feats, but I have a…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year finds "Drop It Like It's Hot"…

  19. Burke 'Makes Do' With Dylan, Dr. John

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul vocalist Solomon Burke will release his next album, "Make Do With What You Got," March 1 via Shout! Factory. Veteran soul vocalist Solomon Burke will release his next album, "Make Do With What You Got," March 1 via Shout! Factory. On the Don Was-produced…

  20. Loon Splits Bad Boy, Wraps Sophomore Album

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Loon has parted ways with Bad Boy and formed his own company, Boss Up Entertainment. The artist has also nearly completed his sophomore album and has signed several acts to Boss Up, which has begun ne Songwriter/producer Loon has parted ways with Bad Boy and formed his own company, Boss Up…

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