1. N.J. 'Light Of Day' Benefit Expands

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For its fifth installment, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation's annual concert benefit has expanded to three nights of music. For its fifth installment, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation 's annual concert benefit has expanded to three nights of music. Already on…

  2. Protest Cancels Capleton Shows

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall reggae star Capleton is facing increasing protests over some of his songs that encourage violence against gays. Dancehall reggae star Capleton is facing increasing protests over some of his songs that encourage violence against gays. Los Angeles-based House of Blues has nixed an Oct…

  3. 'Swampstock' Rescheduled

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swampstock, Tim McGraw's annual celebrity softball tournament and concert held in his hometown of Rayville, La., has been rescheduled for Oct. 30. Swampstock, Tim McGraw's annual celebrity softball tournament and concert held in his hometown of Rayville, La., has been rescheduled…

  4. Avril Soaks Up 'SpongeBob' Theme

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne will sing the "SpongeBob SquarePants" theme song on the animated film's soundtrack, according to the publicist for the project. In addition, the Shins, Ween and Motorhead are newly confi Avril Lavigne will sing the "SpongeBob SquarePants" theme song on…

  5. Ciara's 'Goodies' Won't Budge From No. 1

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With her album debut, "Goodies" (Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace), hitting stores this week, Ciara is nestled into the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth straight week with the title track fea With her album debut, "Goodies" (Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace),…

  6. Jagger, Stewart, Stone Revisit 'Alfie'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the "Alfie" soundtrack, due Oct. 19 via Virgin. Jagger sings lead on about one-third of the songs, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the…

  7. The 'American' Way: Green Day Debuts At No. 1

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its first album in four years, "American Idiot." It's also the biggest opening sales week ever for the pop/punk act, as its fifth s Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its…

  8. Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual Christian Country Music Association Awards. Josh Turner and Lisa Ryan will host the awards show, set for Nov. 4 at N With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual…

  9. B&E: Black Keys & Mindi Abair

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Black Keys and Mindi Abair. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. THE (BLACK) KEYS TO SUCCESS: Akron, Ohio-based duo the Black Keys…

  10. Weezer To Finish Album After Holidays

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weezer is nearly finished recording its long-gestating fifth Geffen studio album, according to posts on the band's official Web site. Weezer is nearly finished recording its long-gestating fifth Geffen studio album , according to posts on the band's official Web site . Group members…

  11. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasingly crowded download market. First, online…

  12. A Q&A With Barry Manilow

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for bb.com. Barry Manilow has a busy fall. On Sept. 28, Concord Records releases " Scores: Songs from 'Copacabana' and 'Harmony ,'" Manilow's 43rd album. The CD is a collection of tunes from two musicals penned by Manilow, as…

  13. Billboard Bits: Setzer, Locke, Schneider

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Setzer, Locke, Schneider The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in December in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas", to be released Oct. 12 on Surfdog Records. On the books are shows on Dec. 16 at the Pala (Calif.) Casino, Dec. 17 at the Trump 29 Casino in…

  14. U2 Sets Track List, 'Vertigo' Explodes At Radio

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 has confirmed the full track list for its upcoming album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," due Nov. 23 via Interscope. The set does not include the tracks "Tough" or "Full Metal Jacket," which ba U2 has confirmed the full track list for its upcoming album , …

  15. Waits Plans Single U.S. Show

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. The Oct. 18 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the…

  16. Prydz, Green Day Lock Down U.K. Charts

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 26) with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) became the punk tr Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles…

  17. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

  18. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004)

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004) The air is crisper and the days a little bit shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a seemingly renewed approach by the suppliers of television…

  19. HOT CHRISTIAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/christiancontemporary.jsp 1. "WALK BY FAITH," JEREMY CAMP 2. "Blessed Be Your Name," tree63 3. "Here With Me," MercyMe 4. "I Believe," Third Day 5. "Glory Defined," Building 429 Issue date: Oct. 2, 2004 News Jeremy Camp …

  20. Age of Miracles

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Prophet has been solo since 1990, after establishing his bona fides with California's psychedelic country punks Green on Red. Chuck Prophet has been solo since 1990, after establishing his bona fides with California's psychedelic country punks Green on Red. But it's only…

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