1. 'Word Up': Korn Preps 'Hits,' Covers

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amidst its first career-spanning survey, hard rock act Korn plans to include two choice cover songs. A version of Cameo's 1986 top 10 hit "Word Up" will serve as the first single from "Greatest Hits V Amidst its first career-spanning survey, hard rock act Korn plans to…

  2. Funk Legend Rick James Found Dead

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los Angeles home by a caretaker, according to a police spokesperson. He was 56. The cause of death was believed to be Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los…

  3. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  4. 'For Dummies' Brand Makes Smart Move To CD

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Superb Records hopes to duplicate the success of the For Dummies book series with its Music for Dummies CDs. Each set compiles chart-topping hits in a given genre and contains information about the fe Superb Records hopes to duplicate the success of the For Dummies book series with its Music…

  5. 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…

  6. TMBG Offers Online EP, Downloads

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. The seven-track EP "The Spine Surfs…

  7. The National Sings 'Sad Songs' On Second Set

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from "Hot Artists" for Artist of the Day feature. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet's second album begins with "Cardinal Song," a…

  8. Once in a Lifetime

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Before you even get to such gems as "City of Dreams" or "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)," the packaging of this three-disc set is enough in itself to make music aficionados and especiall Before you even get to such gems as "City of Dreams" or "This…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest on the ABC sitcom "According to Jim," staring Jim Belushi. The episode, titled "The Brother-In-Law," follows a September visit the 2002 - Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest…

  10. Bowie Reschedules Flu Cancellations

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has rescheduled the opening shows of his North American tour. As previously reported, the Thin White Duke was forced to postpone several concerts due to a nasty bout with the flu. The tour David Bowie has rescheduled the opening shows of his North American tour. As previously…

  11. The Howlin' Wolf Story

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The most imposing of Chicago bluesmen gets a solid biographical treatment from veteran documentarian Don McGlynn. The most imposing of Chicago bluesmen gets a solid biographical treatment from veteran documentarian Don McGlynn. The first DVD in BMG's When the Sun Goes Down series offers…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2002 - Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2000…

  13. Veteran Drummer Tony Thompson Dies

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved his freewheeling musical approach at his first audition for Chic, according to producer-guitarist Nile Rodger Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved…

  14. Gatlin-Penned Cut Tapped For Final Cash Set

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash's final album with noted producer Rick Rubin will most likely include an emotional, newly recorded version of country star Larry Gatlin's "Help Me." Previewed for Billboard.com by Rubin, t Johnny Cash's final album with noted producer Rick Rubin will most…

  15. THE NATIONAL

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet&…

  16. Manson's Kansas City Show Cut Short

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police were called out to control a crowd of concertgoers unhappy after Marilyn Manson ended his Kansas City, Mo., show early when fans pushed down a barrier. Police were called out to control a crowd of concertgoers unhappy after Marilyn Manson ended his Kansas City, Mo., show early when…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  18. Korn's Davis Gets Game On

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering Korn frontman Jonathan Davis' passion for gaming, the just-announced Xbox-sponsored Back 2 Basics tour with Limp Bizkit is right up his alley. Considering Korn frontman Jonathan Davis' passion for gaming, the just-announced Xbox-sponsored Back 2 Basics tour with Limp…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Atmosphere, Jet and Pine Mountain Railroad. NEW TERRITORY: Minneapolis rap duo Atmosphere has gotten a lot of mileage out of not signing with a major label. The hip-hop act has built a strong underground…

  20. Sugababes End Peas' U.K. Chart Reign

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart to an end yesterday (Oct. 19). "Hole in the Head" (Universal Island), from Sugababes' new U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six…

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