1. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elliott Smith Fond Farewell Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," is released this week via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Smith died from knife wounds last October; the material he had been working on was posthumously overseen by members…

  2. The Big Eyeball in the Sky

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, it is certain that whatever this band has up its sleeve, it's not a play-by-numbers attempt at mainstream popularity. With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, it is certain that whatever this band…

  3. QOTSA Eyeing New Album In March

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. The as-yet-untitled set finds group leader Josh Homme flanked by multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen, drummer Joey Castillo,…

  4. B&E: Citizen Cope, Utada

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Citizen Cope and Utada. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LEARNING TO COPE: Citizen Cope will get you thinking about a lot of…

  5. Live From the Outskirts

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues guitarist/songwriter Cyril Lance's debut album, "Stranger in My House," a completely DIY project, was one of the best blues albums of 2002. Blues guitarist/songwriter Cyril Lance's debut album, "Stranger in My House," a completely DIY project, was one of…

  6. International Bluegrass Music Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR The Del McCoury Band MALE…

  7. Déjà Voodoo

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four years after the untimely death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule has completed a lengthy mourning period marked by several tribute albums—which included most of the top bass playe Four years after the untimely death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule has…

  8. Billboard Bits: Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' & More

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Motley Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' Diamond Rio/Trace Adkins and Sigur Ros Sources close to the situation tell Billboard.com that discussions are under way for a Motley Crue reunion tour featuring all four original band members -- Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick…

  9. Version 2 Version—A Dub Transmission

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The wizard of dub returns, in tandem with bassist Jah Wobble, to offer fans of electronica and dub another fascinating experience. The wizard of dub returns, in tandem with bassist Jah Wobble, to offer fans of electronica and dub another fascinating experience. Bill Laswell, an ace musician…

  10. Actor Downey Jr. Signs With Sony

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. The set, which is not yet…

  11. Beat Cafe

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow") are lasting snapshots of the '60s backtracks to an earlier decade. In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("…

  12. Medúlla

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since embarking on her journey as a solo artist, BjÖrk has made an art out of stripping traditional musical elements from her recordings. Since embarking on her journey as a solo artist, Björk has made an art out of stripping traditional musical elements from her recordings. With "…

  13. 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…

  14. 'Hello Dolly': Parton Plans Career-Spanning Tour

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello, I'm Dolly will find the artist performing material from throughout her storied career, from early country favori Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello,…

  15. Waters Posts Anti-War Tracks Online

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. According to the former Pink Floyd leader, work on "To Kill the…

  16. 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…

  17. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Black Keys Burnin’ ‘Rubber’ The Black Keys are primed to dazzle audiences with their second Fat Possum/Epitaph album, "Rubber Factory.” The 13-track set was recorded at an abandoned tire factory in the rock duo's Akron, Ohio, hometown, and its cover sports a collage of such area…

  18. M.I.A.M.I.

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT hasn't been the biggest year for hip-hop newcomers, but Pitbull is poised to change that. 2004 hasn't been the biggest year for hip-hop newcomers, but Pitbull is poised to change that. The Miami native of Cuban descent combines elements of reggaetón, R&B, crunk and Miami…

  19. Straight Outta Cashville

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that anticipation is high for the debut from G-Unit member Young Buck. Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that…

  20. Tankian, Morello Assemble 'Axis' Compilation

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A Down's Serj Tankian and Audioslave's Tom Morello as part of their non-profit Axis of Justice political organization, will be relea The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A…

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