1. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  2. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices 'Smiles' All Around Iconic indie rock act Guided By Voices will release its final studio album, "Half Smiles of the Decomposed," this week via Matador. The 14-track set was produced by Todd Tobias, who was behind the boards for the group's 2003 album …

  3. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can…

  4. Creamfields

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a club setting, international DJ/ producer Paul Oakenfold is known for creating uplifting, trance-painted musical journeys. In a club setting, international DJ/ producer Paul Oakenfold is known for creating uplifting, trance-painted musical journeys. His earlier beat-mixed compilations,…

  5. Have a Little Faith

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Mavis Staples is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—thanks to her family gig the Staple Singers—but nobody should conclude that she's past her prime. Sure, Mavis Staples is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—thanks to her family gig the Staple Singers—but nobody should conclude that…

  6. Billboard Bits: Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson Atlantic Records is about to shift into full-throttle promotion mode for several key rap projects. The "Joint Chiefs" campaign rolls out with the Oct. 19 reissue of Twista's "Kamikaze." The original version counts 29 weeks on…

  7. Manilow Records 'Copa,' 'Harmony' Scores

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer/songwriter Barry Manilow is recording music he's written for a pair of stage projects as his next studio album. Veteran singer/songwriter Barry Manilow is recording music he's written for a pair of stage projects as his next studio album. Due Sept. 28 via Concord, …

  8. U2 To Drop New Album In November

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2's as-yet-untitled new studio album will be released Nov. 22 internationally and a day later in North America via Interscope. First single "Vertigo" will hit radio in late September, to be followed U2's as-yet-untitled new studio album will be released Nov. 22…

  9. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  11. Billboard Bits: D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa Body Count guitarist D-Roc (real name: Dennis Miles) died Tuesday in California after a battle with lymphoma. He was 45. D-Roc is the third member of Body Count to pass away since 1996; Beatmaster V died that year due to leukemia and bassist…

  12. Compilations Celebrate Count Basie's 100th

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. A reissue of Roulette Records' "…

  13. Morrissey Lining Up Fall U.S. Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey has begun confirming dates for a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., and including two-night stands at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre and New York's Radio City Mu Morrissey has begun confirming dates for a fall North American tour, beginning…

  14. Expert: 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist in Australia remains lost, a leading Beatles expert…

  15. 'Lean Back' Gets Comfy At No. 1

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back" tops Billboard's Hot 100. The East Coast rap act's latest single is also No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back…

  16. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be…

  17. Billboard Bits: The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs The Cure-headlined Curiosa festival will not roll into the Gorge Amphitheatre outside Seattle on Saturday (Aug. 21), as frontman Robert Smith has been called back to London for personal reasons. Instead, Billboard.com has learned the Cure will return to…

  18. Borland Rejoins Limp Bizkit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Original guitarist Wes Borland has rejoined Limp Bizkit, according to frontman Fred Durst's online journal. Original guitarist Wes Borland has rejoined Limp Bizkit, according to frontman Fred Durst's online journal. "Well, now the Limp Bizkit fans know about Wes," he wrote…

  19. Britney Covering Bobby Brown On Hits Set

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears' cover of Bobby Brown's 1988 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "My Prerogative" will serve as the first single and title of her upcoming "Greatest Hits" album. The full track list has yet to Britney Spears' cover of Bobby Brown's 1988 No. 1…

  20. Story Of The Year Going 'Soft And Pretty'

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue" will be "Sidewalks," lead singer Dan Marsala tells Billboard.com. The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue"…

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