1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart) with "Dreams…

  2. BoDeans' 'Resolution': A Long Time Comin'

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According to the core songwriters/guitarist/vocalists Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas, life got in the way. The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According…

  3. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. There Goes My Life , Kenny Chesney 2. Cowboys Like Us , George Strait 3. I Love This Bar , Toby Keith 4. You Can't Take The Honky Tonk Out Of The Girl , Brooks & Dunn 5. Remember When , Alan Jackson Issue date: Dec. 27, 2003 News Toby Keith , Kenny…

  4. 'Yesspeak' Documentary Due On DVD

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Yesspeak," a documentary on pioneering progressive rock act Yes, will be released Jan. 27 on DVD via Classic Pictures. The three-hour exploration of the group, narrated by Who singer Roger Daltrey an "Yesspeak," a documentary on pioneering progressive rock act Yes, will…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will he have the longest-running span of No. 1…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses year-end charts, import singles and Clay Aiken with readers. UNFAIR ADVANTAGE Dear Fred, It's that time of year when everything is tabulated and everyone tries to figure out the best songs, artists, albums and storylines for 2003. I know this is a hectic time of…

  7. Crosby, Nash Eyeing First Album Since 1976

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. "We are excited as hell because…

  8. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  9. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  10. The Tangled Web

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Digital Sales & Yesology. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS: Digital tracks are outselling physical singles by a growing margin, a sign that consumers are increasingly embracing the brave new world of Internet downloading…

  11. Billboard Bits: Cash, 'Today,' Alien Ant Farm, AMAs

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Johnny Cash, 'Today,' Alien Ant Farm, AMAs Kid Rock and Brooks & Dunn are the latest acts to join the lineup of the Johnny Cash tribute concert, set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. As previously reported , the event will be hosted by actor Tim Robbins…

  12. Tracy Byrd Cooks Up Something New

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new way. After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new…

  13. Ween Plans European Tour, Live DVD

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ween has lined up a three-week European tour, kicking off Nov. 27 in Stockholm and wrapping Dec. 16 in Dublin. The group's North American trek in support of its latest Sanctuary album, "Quebec," hits Ween has lined up a three-week European tour, kicking off Nov. 27 in Stockholm…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  15. STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends an A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set,…

  16. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2002 - Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with…

  18. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  19. Ween Takes Indie Road To 'Quebec'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ween spent most of the previous decade as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that included elements of country, rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of…

  20. Eagles Fly High On 'Best Of'

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary California rock act the Eagles will be celebrated with a two-disc retrospective, "Eagles -- The Very Best Of," due Oct. 21 from Warner Strategic Marketing. The 33-track set will include a ne Legendary California rock act the Eagles will be celebrated with a two-disc…

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