1. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. Below are the finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden…

  2. No Psychological Exam For Jackson Accuser

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order Jackson's accuser and the boy's family to undergo psychological examinations. The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  4. Vibe Vows Awards Show Return In 2005

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a fight and stabbing at the foot of the stage near the end of this year's second annual Vibe Awards, the hip-hop magazine plans to stage the event again in 2005. Despite a fight and stabbing at the foot of the stage near the end of this year's second annual Vibe Awards, the…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  6. No End In Sight To Fugazi Hiatus

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pioneering underground rock act Fugazi's hiatus won't be ending anytime soon, but band members are not ruling out regrouping at some point in the future. Pioneering underground rock act Fugazi's hiatus won't be ending anytime soon, but band members are not ruling out…

  7. Artists Line Up For Macy's Parade

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. This year will be no different, as the 78th…

  8. Rock Acts 'Shine' On New Live DVD Series

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty has created a new DVD series that spotlights live performances from notable rock acts in a given city, all recorded in a single day. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty has created a new DVD series that spotlights live performances from notable rock acts in a given city,…

  9. Stone Bares 'Soul' On Live DVD

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City." A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City.…

  10. 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…

  11. Prekop Plots Next Solo Mission

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," in March via Thrill Jockey. Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," in March via…

  12. McCartney To Headline Super Bowl Halftime

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Football League (NFL) has drafted Paul McCartney as the headline performer for the Super Bowl XXXIX halftime show. The Feb. 6 performance will take place at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville The National Football League (NFL) has drafted Paul McCartney as the headline performer for…

  13. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fantasia 'Free' To Be Fantasia Not many artists work on their debut album with producers on the level of Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Jerkins, but then again, being an "American Idol" has its privileges. For "Free Yourself," due this week via J…

  14. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nirvana Smells Like Nirvana The long-in-the-works Nirvana box set "With the Lights Out" takes a chronological look at the Kurt Cobain-led band's brief but enormously influential career, beginning with a Led Zeppelin cover from its debut show in 1987 to Cobain solo acoustic…

  15. Why My Guitar Screams & Moans

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chris Thomas King has earned a reputation as a blues innovator. He hasn't been afraid to explore hip-hop, sampling and unorthodox mixing techniques. His bravado paid major creative dividends on his 20 Chris Thomas King has earned a reputation as a blues innovator. He hasn't been…

  16. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Keeps On Rockin'

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fan reaction played an integral role in crafting the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "The Lost Christmas Eve," according to songwriter/composer/co-producer Bob Kinkel. Fan reaction played an integral role in crafting the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "The Lost Christmas Eve,…

  17. Trainwreck Steams Ahead On Debut Album

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length debut with the Dust Brothers' John King producing. Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length…

  18. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  19. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' In Sight

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will likely begin shooting in March, group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com. Beforehand, Gass and partner Jack Black will hit the s The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will…

  20. Young Buck Sought In Vibe Awards Stabbing

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched hip-hop legend Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards on Monday night in Santa Monica, Calif. Buck is signed to Dr. Dre's recor Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched…

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