1. Compilations Celebrate Count Basie's 100th

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. A reissue of Roulette Records' "…

  2. Morrissey Lining Up Fall U.S. Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey has begun confirming dates for a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., and including two-night stands at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre and New York's Radio City Mu Morrissey has begun confirming dates for a fall North American tour, beginning…

  3. 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…

  4. 'Lean Back' Gets Comfy At No. 1

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back" tops Billboard's Hot 100. The East Coast rap act's latest single is also No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back…

  5. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be…

  6. Billboard Bits: The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs The Cure-headlined Curiosa festival will not roll into the Gorge Amphitheatre outside Seattle on Saturday (Aug. 21), as frontman Robert Smith has been called back to London for personal reasons. Instead, Billboard.com has learned the Cure will return to…

  7. Borland Rejoins Limp Bizkit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Original guitarist Wes Borland has rejoined Limp Bizkit, according to frontman Fred Durst's online journal. Original guitarist Wes Borland has rejoined Limp Bizkit, according to frontman Fred Durst's online journal. "Well, now the Limp Bizkit fans know about Wes," he wrote…

  8. Britney Covering Bobby Brown On Hits Set

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears' cover of Bobby Brown's 1988 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "My Prerogative" will serve as the first single and title of her upcoming "Greatest Hits" album. The full track list has yet to Britney Spears' cover of Bobby Brown's 1988 No. 1…

  9. McGraw Plans Second NBC Special

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A pair of fall concerts in Wisconsin will be the basis for Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special. A pair of fall concerts in Wisconsin will be the basis for Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special. The shows will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. An…

  10. Story Of The Year Going 'Soft And Pretty'

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue" will be "Sidewalks," lead singer Dan Marsala tells Billboard.com. The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue"…

  11. Simpson Stays Steady With No. 1 Album

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album atop The Billboard 200. Despite an 8% decline in sales to 263,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album…

  12. 'Punk Voter' Slates 'Rock Against Bush' Tour

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Kicking off Sept.…

  13. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Nellie McKay and Rilo Kiley have signed on for influential California radio station KCRW's fourth annual benefit concert, A Sounds Eclectic Evening. Additional artists will be added to the bill for…

  14. Jackson Hearing Resembles Hollywood Production

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As court appearances go, it was a Hollywood-style production, with Michael Jackson and his siblings dressed all in white as they approached the courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., yesterday (Aug. 16) i As court appearances go, it was a Hollywood-style production, with Michael Jackson and his…

  15. Jailed Shyne Loses Phone Privileges

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Shyne, who signed a $3 million record deal and recorded part of his new album while in prison, had his phone privileges revoked yesterday (Aug. 16). Rapper Shyne, who signed a $3 million record deal and recorded part of his new album while in prison, had his phone privileges revoked…

  16. Billboard Bits: Green Day, Judas Priest, Thrills

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Green Day, Judas Priest and the Thrills. Green Day has scheduled a slate of four club shows during which the band will play its new album, "American Idiot" (Reprise), in its entirety. The shows are set for Sept. 16 in Los Angeles; Sept. 18 in Chicago; the day of the album…

  17. Bocelli Pops With 'Andrea'

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Nov. 9 with a pop album, "Andrea." The Phillips/Sugar set will boast guest appearances by the Gipsy Kings and Holly Stell, as well as songs written by Guy Cham Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Nov. 9 with a pop album, "Andrea.…

  18. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  19. Report: Michael Jackson Not 'Manhandled'

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The state attorney general's office has concluded that Michael Jackson was not "manhandled" by sheriff's deputies who took him into custody last year on child molestation charges, CBS News reported ye The state attorney general's office has concluded that Michael…

  20. 'Curtain' Falls On Phish's Career

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend-long finale in Coventry, Vt. Before a crowd of more than 70,000 fans, the Vermont-based jam band wrapped thing Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend…

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