1. Expert: 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist in Australia remains lost, a leading Beatles expert…

  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. Hot 100: 'Lean Back' Rises To The Top

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a steady nine-week rise with the summer anthem "Lean Back." It's the second fastest ascent this year behind Usher's "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris and Lil Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a…

  4. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello The Other Elvis The next batch of expanded Elvis Costello reissues arrives this week via Rhino in the form of 1981's "Almost Blue," 1984's "Goodbye Cruel World" and 1995's "Kojak Variety." "Almost Blue” is widely regarded as…

  5. Labels Lining Up Reissue Bonanza

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The batch of major catalog titles slated to be released in the first quarter of 2004 celebrate the British Invasion, a pair of metal icons, rock'n'roll's 50th anniversary and the work of Bob Dylan, Jo The batch of major catalog titles slated to be released in the first quarter…

  6. Blackstar

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST After graduating from backup-singing school under the tuition of Erykah Badu, Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder, Yahzarah began eliciting buzz in her own right with the 2002 indie release "Hear Me" (Keo M After graduating from backup-singing school under the tuition of Erykah Badu,…

  7. 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" "…

  8. Bruce Recovering From Liver Transplant

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant surgery. Following the successful Sept. 19 procedure, the musician's body rejected the new organ, and infection an Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant…

  9. Judge Blocks Band's Florida Suicide Show

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A judge yesterday (Oct. 2) barred a rock band from holding an onstage suicide that its leader vows will occur this weekend during a performance to be broadcast over the Internet. A judge yesterday (Oct. 2) barred a rock band from holding an onstage suicide that its leader vows will occur this…

  10. Amos Handpicks 'Tales' For Atlantic Collection

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that will comprise her first best-of compilation. The 20-track "Tales of a Librarian" is set for a Nov. 18 release and will co Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that…

  11. Bon Jovi Members Take Stake In AFL Team

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to perform during games. Bon Jovi will be co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an expansion Arena Football League team that w Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," wh 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  14. Billboard Bits: SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game The July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto Concert , headlined by the Rolling Stones, will see tickets capped at 500,000. The show, designed to help the city's sagging tourism and hospitality sectors after the stigma from SARS (Severe…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to drummer Ginger Fish's bout with mononucleosis. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to drummer…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  17. Hot Product

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan It's A 'Must' While it didn't reach the heights of the group's '70s glories, Steely Dan's 2000 comeback album "Two Against Nature" struck enough of a nerve with the listening public to help it win the 2001 Album of the Year Grammy. Not…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - Conductor Sir Simon…

  20. Salt

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Lizz Wright has three things in common with Grammy Award-winning Norah Jones: She is a photogenic, atypical jazz artist signed to a signature jazz imprint. Newcomer Lizz Wright has three things in common with Grammy Award-winning Norah Jones: She is a photogenic, atypical jazz artist…

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