1. Winchester Cathedral

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If you've been missing the dulcet tones of the rock clarinet, never fear: Clinic is back. If you've been missing the dulcet tones of the rock clarinet, never fear: Clinic is back. The Liverpool, England, quartet made its mark in the United States two years ago, when second full…

  2. Welcome Back

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's nothing harder than plotting a comeback—particularly in hip-hop. There's nothing harder than plotting a comeback—particularly in hip-hop. More often than not, the genre's fickle fans are quick to write an artist off as a has-been. This is the challenge Mase faces. After…

  3. A Better Place

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This South Carolina-based quintet takes the prize for the most impressive debut in the Christian format so far this year. This South Carolina-based quintet takes the prize for the most impressive debut in the Christian format so far this year. The well-penned songs—written by Overflow's…

  4. The Elvis Detective: One Man's Quest To Preserve The King's Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billboard.com. The following is an excerpt of an article from the Sept. 18 issue of Billboard, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording career. Information on accessing the full breadth of this special commemoration and ordering…

  5. Injury Nixes Motorhead Tour

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A month-old foot injury suffered by frontman Lemmy Kilminster has doomed Motorhead's scheduled U.S. tour. A month-old foot injury suffered by frontman Lemmy Kilminster has doomed Motorhead's scheduled U.S. tour. The run was due to kick off today (Sept. 10) in West Hollywood, Calif.,…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys. IT TAKES 'TWO': Shania Twain has the third-highest debut of her career on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart , as "Party for Two" (Mercury), a…

  7. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Jackson Box Set

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be found on the career-spanning Michael Jackson box set, "The Ultimate Collection." Due Nov. 16 via Epic and executive-produ More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be…

  8. Westerberg Indulges His 'Folker' Side

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rarely does a recording artist resist the urge to extrapolate in longwinded fashion about their latest project. When prompted, most will discuss both broad concepts and minute details with equal aplom Rarely does a recording artist resist the urge to extrapolate in longwinded fashion about…

  9. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced " Songs for Sudan " downloadable…

  10. Verve Best-Of Boasts Unreleased Cuts

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The legacy of U.K. rock act the Verve will be celebrated on the CD "This Is Music: The Singles 92-92" and a "Best of" DVD of music videos. The legacy of U.K. rock act the Verve will be celebrated on the CD "This Is Music: The Singles 92-92" and a "Best of…

  11. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  12. 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…

  13. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  14. Fall Pixies Tour Keeps Growing

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies have added several additional dates to their extensive fall tour schedule, including the first shows near its one-time Boston homebase since November 1991. The Pixies have added several additional dates to their extensive fall tour schedule, including the first shows near its one…

  15. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  16. Nelly, Libertines Take Over U.K. Charts

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main sales charts, after Nelly's "My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" single (Universal) and the Libertines' eponymous Rough Trade album debuted at No. 1 yester There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main…

  17. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson ’Do’ Something Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his new studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due this week via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much of a Good Thing," which is No. 9 in its 12th week on Billboard's Hot…

  18. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anita Baker ’Everything’ For You It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due this week from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There are times when that creative door is just closed,"…

  19. The Good Thief

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's not easy in today's fragmented market to find a place for a record as versatile and rewarding as "The Good Thief." Brannen produced this fourth album (and first for the Sly Dog imprint of Detroit It's not easy in today's fragmented market to find a place for…

  20. Billboard Bits: Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair On the heels of a two-song performance earlier this week at the Latin Grammys in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana and Los Lonely Boys will hit the studio next week to record a version of the latter group's previously unreleased track, "I Don&…

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