1. Snoop's 'Drop' Rises To No. 1

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST After weeks of domination on several Billboard charts, Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell finally reaches the pinnacle of the Hot 100. After weeks of domination on several of Billboard singles charts, Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot…

  2. Daltrey Sings For A New Generation

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST It has been almost 40 years since Roger Daltrey first hollered, "Hope I die before I get old" and captured the anger and frustration of his generation. It has been almost 40 years since Roger Daltrey first hollered, "Hope I die before I get old" and captured the anger and…

  3. Arjona Innovates On CD/DVD Set

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a crowded market of new DVD releases, Ricardo Arjona's "Solo" stands out. Released Nov. 23 as a CD/DVD combo, "Solo" (Sony BMG) is a highly personal portrait of Arjona that can best be described as an interactive…

  4. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Move Against AIDS, Partridge

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Move Against AIDS, Andy Partridge Although the 2005 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival is still some five months away, the rumored lineup for the event has been circling the Internet like wildfire this week. According to online posts, the two-day bill…

  5. 'Woman' Is King On New Iron & Wine EP

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Iron & Wine will continue its prolific run of releases early next year with the six-song EP "Woman King." Iron & Wine will continue its prolific run of releases early next year with the six-song EP "Woman King." Due Feb. 22 via Sub Pop, the set was recorded in…

  6. R.E.M. Catalog Set For Refurbishing

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST R.E.M.'s nine albums for Warner Bros. will be reissued early next year in newly created CD/DVD editions. Due Feb. 15 via Rhino, the initiative encompasses the studio albums "Green," "Out of Time," "Au R.E.M.'s nine albums for Warner Bros. will be reissued…

  7. Wilson Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. The former Beach Boys mastermind will be honored at the Recording Academy charitable foundation's 15th annual gala tribute, set for Feb. 11 in…

  8. Billboard Bits: Newman, Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Randy Newman, Better Than Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert Randy Newman has written two new songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Meet the Fockers." In addition to composing the score for the set, due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande, the 2000 Billboard Century Award winner…

  9. Phish Management Company To Close

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the final, rain-soaked Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a lengthy refund reconciliation, longtime band manager John Paluska will dismantle the band's Burlington, Vt.-based mana With the final, rain-soaked Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a…

  10. Usher, Keys Lead Billboard Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher and Alicia Keys lead the pack of multiple-award finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and set to air live on Fox. Usher will cont Usher and Alicia Keys lead the pack of multiple-award finalists for the Billboard Music…

  11. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. Below are the finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  13. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  14. Stooges, Black Keys On Kimbrough Tribute

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Iggy and the Stooges, the Black Keys and Pete Yorn are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a forthcoming tribute to Junior Kimbrough. Iggy and the Stooges, the Black Keys and Pete Yorn are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a forthcoming tribute to Junior Kimbrough.…

  15. Groban Plans 2005 Tour

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vocalist Josh Groban has slated a 2005 U.S. tour that will kick off Jan. 25 in Tampa, Fla. The 30-date outing will close March 19 in Las Vegas. Internet pre-sale opportunities for some dates begin as Vocalist Josh Groban has slated a 2005 U.S. tour that will kick off Jan. 25 in Tampa, Fla.…

  16. Keys Calls For African AIDS Action

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon her peers in the music industry to raise their voices to help millions suffering from AIDS in Africa. "The disea With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon…

  17. Durst: New Bizkit Album 'So Heavy It Hurts'

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. "The album is so f***ing heavy it hurts," he writes on…

  18. No End In Sight To Fugazi Hiatus

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pioneering underground rock act Fugazi's hiatus won't be ending anytime soon, but band members are not ruling out regrouping at some point in the future. Pioneering underground rock act Fugazi's hiatus won't be ending anytime soon, but band members are not ruling out…

  19. Artists Line Up For Macy's Parade

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. This year will be no different, as the 78th…

  20. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

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