1. Jimmy Eat World Cooking Up New EP, 2005 Tour

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Having just released "Futures," the follow-up to the 2001 platinum-selling album "Bleed America," Jimmy Eat World is already recording new material for an EP due out early next year via Interscope. Having just released "Futures," the follow-up to the 2001…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 1-7)

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 1-7, 2004). VOTE! If you are a registered U.S. voter, remember to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2! If you're either not registered or not yet of voting age, then please encourage those you know who are to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2. If you…

  3. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  4. Nirvana Box Track List Revealed

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Nirvana box set "With the Lights Out" will take a chronological look at the Kurt Cobain-led band's brief but enormously influential career, beginning with a Led Zeppelin cover from its debut show The Nirvana box set " With the Lights Out " will take a…

  5. Clooney's Home May Become Museum

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Late singer/actress Rosemary Clooney's old Kentucky home could soon be turned into a museum displaying memorabilia from her singing career under a plan proposed by her one-time neighbor, former Miss A Late singer/actress Rosemary Clooney's old Kentucky home could soon be turned into…

  6. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Perfect Circle Means And 'Motive' A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs on "eMOTIVe" (Virgin), which bandleader Maynard James Keenan's describes as "a collection of songs about war, peace, love and greed." In addition to John Lennon…

  7. Mixmaster Mike Keeps It Banging

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are pushing 40? -- the Beastie Boys remain uniformly skilled at raucously "rocking a block party till [their] hair turns g Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are…

  8. Trent Willmon

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who actually wore a cowboy hat before he turned pro, and on his debut album he comes off more like a veteran than a ro West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who…

  9. From a Basement on the Hill

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. When Elliott Smith died of possibly self-inflected wounds in 2003, addiction, depression and love were already the foundation of his canon. On the posthumously…

  10. Busted

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Named best pop act at this year's Brit Awards, the trio Busted has found multi-platinum success in the United Kingdom. Named best pop act at this year's Brit Awards, the trio Busted has found multi-platinum success in the United Kingdom. Now it's time for the group to break…

  11. Soul Shadows

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The back of the CD booklet has a close-up shot of veteran pianist Joe Sample's long, slender fingers. The back of the CD booklet has a close-up shot of veteran pianist Joe Sample's long, slender fingers. It's the fitting image for, remarkably, his first solo piano album.…

  12. Chuck

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Chuck" is named after a volunteer who helped save Sum 41 when it was caught in crossfire while filming a documentary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "Chuck" is named after a volunteer who helped save Sum 41 when it was caught in crossfire while filming a…

  13. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball'

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball' Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a Nov. 23 show at Orlando, Fla.'s T.D. Waterhouse Centre to benefit hurricane relief organizations in Florida, Alabama and the Caribbean. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by…

  14. Rooney Livening Up Sophomore Album

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Rooney is nearly finished recording its sophomore Geffen album with producer Tony Hoffer (Supergrass, Beck) in Los Angeles. Rock act Rooney is nearly finished recording its sophomore Geffen album with producer Tony Hoffer (Supergrass, Beck) in Los Angeles. The group has laid down 14…

  15. Avril Agitated Over Lip-Synching

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While she can relate to the pressures of learning how to play live and work an audience for the first time, Avril Lavigne says she takes exception to the practice of lip-synching, which has been in th While she can relate to the pressures of learning how to play live and work an audience for…

  16. Simple Plan Has ... A Simple Plan

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It used to be that rock bands lived for the present and didn't worry about the future. Not so for Simple Plan. The Montreal-based act made its U.S. debut just two years ago. But with the Oct. 26 release of its sophomore set for Lava Records,…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses rap artists, 'My Boo' and radio with readers. WE CALL HIM THE RAPPER Fred, I read your column regularly, and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. I was wondering why Nelly's single with Tim McGraw is appearing on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song…

  18. Almond Moved Out Of Intensive Care

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Marc Almond, who was badly injured in a motorcycle crash earlier this month, is recovering in a London hospital and has been moved out of intensive care. Singer Marc Almond, who was badly injured in a motorcycle crash earlier this month, is recovering in a London hospital and has been…

  19. Clapton 'Sessions' Pay Tribute To Johnson

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson interpretations, "Me and Mr. Johnson," the guitarist will on Dec. 7 unveil the CD/DVD package "Sessions for Robert J." Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson…

  20. Ask Billboard

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar. MICK VS. FLEETWOOD Hi Keith, I check your column weekly and really enjoy the questions asked and answered, so thank you for that. My questions are regarding Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood. Both…

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