1. Billboard Bits: Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman For the second time in recent weeks, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood offered an unannounced Faces mini-reunion last night (Sept. 8) at the Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The pair performed "Maggie May" and …

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of Green Day, 'Princess Diaries,' Prince and Terror Squad. GREEN'S DAY HAS COME: It might be difficult to believe, but 10 years after scoring its first hit, Green Day finally makes its debut on Billboard's Hot 100. The…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses, radio, faith on the charts, Reba McEntire and Monica with readers. RADIO DISCONNECT Dear Fred, I've been reading your column online for about a year now [and last week's] article struck a nerve. I used to listen to the radio all the time, at home and in the…

  4. Delightful DeGarmo Ready For The Road

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is on the road with the other third-season finalists on a 52-date tour that ends Sept. 30 in Hawaii. Before boarding the tour bus, she sat down to discuss her life and her experiences on Diana DeGarmo is the 11th and latest "American Idol" contestant to appear on a…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fefe Dobson & Ferry Corsten. BLAME CANADA: Two years ago a Canadian teenager stormed the American charts. Her name was Avril Lavigne and her hook-filled songs about teenage life offered punk feminism as…

  6. Daft Punk Heads Back To The 'Club'

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although a new Daft Punk album is still a ways off, the group will on Jan. 27 unleash the Virgin remix album "Daft Club." The 14-track set collects material that was previously only available to membe Although a new Daft Punk album is still a ways off, the group will on Jan. 27…

  7. Keeping The BMAs Fresh In Packed Field

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) are part of a packed field of televised awards presentations this year. But that hasn't daunted the veteran production team of the 14th annual BMAs, which will be sta The Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) are part of a packed field of televised awards…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Chubby Checker, OutKast, Beyoncé and Burt Bacharach. LET'S 'LIMBO' SOME MORE: A name long absent from the single charts returns this week. Debuting at No. 49 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart is "Limbo Rock …

  9. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

  10. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner Virgin will on Dec. 2 release a DVD of the animated film "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem," which was scored by Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk. Each "movement" of the film, overseen by Japanese animation…

  11. VH1 To Celebrate Holidays With Kid Rock

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST VH1 is planning to celebrate this Christmas with an unlikely source of holiday cheer: Detroit-based rap/rocker Kid Rock. The cable music-video network has set a Dec. 14 airdate (9 p.m. ET) for "A Kid VH1 is planning to celebrate this Christmas with an unlikely source of holiday cheer:…

  12. Costello Heads 'North' With Orchestrated Map

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded version of a Billboard magazine Elvis Costello piece that appears in the Oct. 4 issue that is exclusive to Billboard.com. Elvis Costello's new Deutsche Grammophon release "North" is not what anyone would call typical Costello. In sharp contrast to his last album,…

  13. Westerberg Looks Forward To 'Folker'

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "It's done," the artist reveals to Billboard.com. "It's mastered and ready to go." While an onslaught of new Paul Westerberg material is still a month away from release, the Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter is already looking ahead to his next "official…

  14. Billboard Bits: Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora Singer/songwriter Michelle Branch has lined up a fall tour in support of her sophomore Maverick album, "Hotel Paper." The trek begins Oct. 2 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and will wrap Oct. 29 in Oshkosh, Wis. Afterward, Branch has five…

  15. Maroon5 Breaks Out Slowly But Surely

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After a year of promoting its J debut album, "Songs About Jane," Maroon5's lead single, "Harder to Breathe," is becoming a hit on mainstream top 40 radio. After a year of promoting its J debut album, "Songs About Jane," Maroon5's lead single, "…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers. JUNIORS' SENIORS Fred, I was watching "American Juniors" on Aug. 5 where it was announced that all the songs from that night's show would be from the…

  17. Buddyhead Finalizes 'Skelter' Details

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have been finalized for the compilation "Buddyhead Presents ... Gimme Skelter," due Oct. 21 from Nettwerk. As previously reported, the set features exclusive tracks from Weezer, Mudhoney, the Details have been finalized for the compilation "Buddyhead Presents ... Gimme…

  18. Tunes On TV

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 7-13, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 7 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd (also scheduled: Sean Connery, Regina King). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  19. Saliva, P.O.D. Power 'Tomb Raider' Soundtrack

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead O'Connor are among the acts on the hard rock and electronica-fused soundtrack to "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fountains Of Wayne, Mest and Grandaddy. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. WAYNE'S WORLD: The peppy power-pop of New York-based quartet…

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