1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  2. Billboard Bits: Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Matthew Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones Matthew Sweet will hit the road in November for a North American tour in support of his two new albums , "Living Things" and "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu." Twelve dates are confirmed so far, kicking off Nov. 3 in Denver at the…

  3. Good Charlotte Takes On 'Life And Death'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I wear black on the outside because that's how I feel on the inside," Good Charlotte's Joel Madden deadpans when describing his romantic outlook. Though it's surprising to hear the lead singer of a multiplatinum pop/punk…

  4. Raspberries To Reunite

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The original members of Cleveland-based pop rock act the Raspberries will reunite next month as the doors open on a new House of Blues venue in the city. The original members of Cleveland-based pop rock act the Raspberries will reunite next month as the doors open on a new House of Blues…

  5. Soulful Stone Tops U.K. Album Chart

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Teenage English soul star Joss Stone become the youngest female solo artist to top the British album survey yesterday (Oct. 3) as "Mind Body & Soul" debuted at No. 1. The S-Curve/Relentless/Virgin Teenage English soul star Joss Stone become the youngest female solo artist to top…

  6. Eternal

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The challenge in delivering an all-ballads instrumental CD is to entice, seduce and then sustain the listener's attention. It's no cakewalk. The challenge in delivering an all-ballads instrumental CD is to entice, seduce and then sustain the listener's attention. It's no…

  7. Prydz, Green Day Lock Down U.K. Charts

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 26) with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) became the punk tr Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles…

  8. Third Time's A Charm For Stewart's 'Songbook'

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and Bette Midler are among the artists guesting on Rod Stewart's third collection of standards for J Records. Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and Bette Midler are among the artists guesting on Rod Stewart's third collection of…

  9. Billboard Bits: George Harrison, VH1, MusiCares/MAP

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on George Harrison, VH1, MusiCares/MAP The 75-minute DVD included in Capitol's recently released George Harrison boxed set , "The Dark Horse Years, 1976-1992," will be released individually on Nov. 2. The 75-minute film sports seven music videos for such tracks as "…

  10. Top Acts Rally For Imprisoned Activist

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Live tracks from Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Ben Harper, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt and Indigo Girls highlight the track list for "For the Lady," a benefit album for imprisoned Burmese peace activist Aung Sa Live tracks from Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Ben Harper, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt and…

  11. Prydz Hits U.K. No. 1 With Winwood Sample

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), which…

  12. 'Fahrenheit' CD To Benefit Rock The Vote

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director…

  13. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Will & Grace 'Grace' Under Pressure The makers of "Will & Grace: Let the Music Out!" insist that it not be called a soundtrack. Rather, they describe it as a companion album to the TV series, which kicks off its seventh season this week. BMG Strategic Marketing…

  14. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  15. 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…

  16. Stones Return To 'Rock And Roll Circus'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ABKCO will on Oct. 12 offer the first DVD release of the Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus." As tipped here last month, ABKCO will on Oct. 12 offer the first DVD release of the Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus." The December 1968 concert was filmed for a…

  17. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  18. Friends

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share the fun. Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share…

  19. You may think it doesn't take a rocket scientist

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You may think it doesn't take a rocket scientist to be a recording engineer, but Tom Dowd was a kind of rocket scientist: a nuclear physicist who, while still in college, was part of the Manhattan Pro You may think it doesn't take a rocket scientist to be a recording engineer, but…

  20. 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards winners Here are the winners for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Aug. 29 in Miami. Best group video: "It's My Life," No Doubt. Best male video: "Yeah!," Usher. Best video of the year: "Hey Ya!," OutKast. BEst female…

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