1. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  2. Luminaria

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The burden of the contemporary singer/ songwriter is in formulating a sound that is completely unique. The burden of the contemporary singer/ songwriter is in formulating a sound that is completely unique. With "Luminaria," Ian Moore accomplishes just that. Lyrically, the album is…

  3. Ask Billboard

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Twelve Girls Band, Janet Jackson and Madonna. GIRLS CLUB Greetings Keith, How come I cannot find the Twelve Girls Band on any of your charts? They are the hottest thing to hit the U.S. shores since the Beatles. All of their concerts on…

  4. 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…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Fantasia, song titles, Top 40 radio and Maroon5 with readers. NOT GOING BACK, NOT GOING FORWARD Dear Fred, Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" remains at No. 2 [on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart] for a sixth non-consecutive…

  6. Lone Star Acts Benefit Iraq War Victims

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a compilation that will raise funds for victims of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a…

  7. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  8. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a…

  9. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  10. 'Weed' Files, Beck

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tangled Web, a weekly column featuring interesting music-related online destinations. This week: Weed files and Beck. CULTIVATING WEED: Two weeks ago , "The Tangled Web" tipped readers to a promotion using peer-to-peer file-trading networks to distribute new music from veteran…

  11. LIVE REVIEWS

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Hives, Gary Allan, Van Halen & More /bb/livereviews/archives.jsp News Gary Allan …

  12. Rascal Flatts Plans Road Rally

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in Annapolis, Md. With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in…

  13. Westerberg Reels In Film Work

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the year between finishing his new album and its anticipated release next month, Paul Westerberg has shifted his focus to film. He has been working on songs for the Sony Pictures Animation project In the year between finishing his new album and its anticipated release next month, Paul…

  14. Skinny Puppy Returns At The 'Right' Time

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together on somewhat of a lark to being recording and creating a reaction to popular music: something anti-pop, anti-c In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together…

  15. Queensryche Has 'Healthy Start' On 'Mindcrime II'

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frontman Geoff Tate admits to Billboard.com he's trying to sidestep pressure to top the original album or simply appease fans. As reported yesterday , 16 years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that…

  16. Queensryche Brings 'Mindcrime' Back To Life

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that broke the progressive rock band into the mainstream. Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next…

  17. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 2-8)

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 2-8, 2004) GONE PHISHIN': Uber-jam band Phish is calling it quits in just a few weeks -- and just announced that more than $100,000 from its swan song Aug. 14-15 festival will be donated to local…

  18. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  19. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Princess Diaries 2" ’Royal’ Flush New tracks from Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Lindsay Lohan and guitarist Adam Levy featuring Norah Jones can be found on Disney's soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement." The album is due Tuesday; the film, once…

  20. Bluesman Keb' Mo' Brings 'Peace'

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assembled a collection of covers to serve as his next album. Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assembled a collection of covers to serve as his…

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