1. CD/DVD Celebrates Simon & Garfunkel Reunion

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Warner Bros. will on Nov. 30 release the Simon and Garfunkel concert document "Old Friends: Live on Stage." Chronicling the pair's triumphant 2003 reunion tour, the pr As first tipped here last month, Warner Bros. will on Nov. 30 release the…

  2. VFC Artists Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change tour are looking to leave a lasting impression on the swing states they visited. Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change…

  3. Ween Cancels Fall Tour

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. "There is a problem within the band that requires an…

  4. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his…

  5. Hoobastank To 'Let Out' DVD, Fall Tour

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Riding high on the breakthrough success of its latest Island album, "The Reason," Hoobastank will on Nov. 23 release its first DVD, "Let It Out." Riding high on the breakthrough success of its latest Island album, "The Reason," Hoobastank will on Nov. 23 release…

  6. NOFX Adds New Cut To Its 'Greatest'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Southern California punk act NOFX will include one new song on its lengthy upcoming collection, "The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us)." Veteran Southern California punk act NOFX will include one new song on its lengthy upcoming collection, "The Greatest Songs Ever…

  7. 'Boo!': Usher, Keys Scare Up No. 1 Single

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Alicia Keys, Usher grabs his fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this year. Their duet, "My Boo," moves up one and into the top slot, ending Ciara's seven-week reign with "Goodies" fe With the help of Alicia Keys, Usher grabs his fourth No. 1 on…

  8. Mavis Prevails With A Little 'Faith'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The gospel market has been flooded with music by newer acts this year, but one of the most intriguing releases is by a veteran artist who remains in peak form. Mavis Staples' Alligator Records release, "Have a Little Faith," is…

  9. Love Pleads Guilty To Hitting Clubgoer

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct today (Oct. 20) in New York for hitting an audience member on the head with a microphone stand during a March performance. Courtney Love pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct today (Oct. 20) in New York for hitting an audience member on the…

  10. 'NOW' Series Spawns 17th CD, 2nd DVD

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series will emerge Nov. 2 via Capitol, in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season. The set collects 20 hit singles from the likes of Nell The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series…

  11. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" …

  12. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  13. Hot Snakes Bite Back On Third Album

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Hot Snakes have only played live a handful of times in the past two-and-a-half-years, but you'd never know it watching the quartet absolutely slay the beyond sold-out crowd Oct. 10 at New York's v The Hot Snakes have only played live a handful of times in the past two-and-a-half…

  14. Writers Suspended For Attending VFC Concert

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two newspaper reporters who went to see the Boss got in trouble with their own boss. Two newspaper reporters who went to see the Boss got in trouble with their own boss. Minnesota's St. Paul Pioneer Press suspended investigative reporters Chuck Laszewski and Rick Linsk for three days…

  15. Trail Of Dead Visits New 'Worlds' In January

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 12-track set has been completed for some time but was bumped to 2005 to accommodate Interscope's crowded fall release slate. Texas-based rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead roars back Jan. 25 with its second Interscope album , "Worlds Apart." The 12-track…

  16. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, NFG

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, New Found Glory Geffen has confirmed additional details regarding the Nirvana boxed set , "With the Lights Out," due Nov. 23. The three-CD, one-DVD package will include 81 tracks, 68 of which are previously unreleased. Included are a selection of Kurt…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 18-24)

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 18-24, 2004). REMEMBERING BROTHER RAY: There was none like him and that's why an impressive selection of artists turned out to pay him tribute recently in Los Angeles. The result is the CBS special "Genius: A Night for Ray…

  18. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  19. 'Grand Theft' Spawns Sprawling Soundtracks

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game, Interscope will release two soundtracks: a two-disc version and an eight-disc box set. As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game…

  20. Mendes To Assemble 'Shrek' Musical

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Shrek," the tale of a lovable green ogre, was one of the biggest movies of the last several years. And its sequel was equally successful. "Shrek," the tale of a lovable green ogre, was one of the biggest movies of the last several years. And its sequel was equally…

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