1. Guitar Heroes Pen Kid-Friendly 'Songs'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo and Marc Ford are among the guitarists appearing on "Sing a Song With Six Strings," a collection of tra Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's…

  2. Beta Band Calls It Quits

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The group in May released its latest Parlophone/Astralwerks album "Heroes to Zeroes," which debuted at No. 18 on the U.K. album chart and No. 10 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers tally. Eclectic U.K. rock act the Beta Band will split before year's end, according to its…

  3. Judge Asks Why Parks Can't Testify Vs. OutKast

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Detroit ordered yesterday (July 29) that a doctor for civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks explain why Parks cannot testify in a lawsuit she brought against OutKast for using her name wi A federal judge in Detroit ordered yesterday (July 29) that a doctor for civil rights…

  4. New Jackson Album Promises 'Good Things'

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due Sept. 7 via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much…

  5. Tony Joe White Gets A Lift From 'Heroines'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Due Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, "The…

  6. McGraw To Tour Through The Fall

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two weeks after his current summer trek ends. Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two…

  7. The Tangled Web

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: iTunes, MusicNotes.com and Underworld. MILESTONES, MORE 'TEARS': Apple's iTunes Music Store, in its eighth month of operation, has sold more than 25 million song downloads, according to the…

  8. Thomas Returns To 'Talk' With New Album

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, "Let's Talk About It." Due Feb. 10 via Bad Boy Records, the single "She Is" featuring LL Cool J leads the collection. The track debuts Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, …

  9. Lennon Legend

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Regardless of its potential future as the CD's replacement, DVD handily demonstrates its merit in the music video format. Regardless of its potential future as the CD's replacement, DVD handily demonstrates its merit in the music video format. Fans of the late John Lennon will love…

  10. Breaking & Entering

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Jaylib and Death Cab for Cutie. IT TAKES TWO: Madlib and Jay Dee are no strangers to Billboard's charts. Jay Dee is better known as a member of Detroit-based Slum Village , and Madlib's Blue Note…

  11. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  12. Streetcore

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Quite a testament. Singer/guitarist Strummer finished this moving, exciting album before his sudden death in late 2002. Quite a testament. Singer/guitarist Strummer finished this moving, exciting album before his sudden death in late 2002. It may be the most satisfying and powerful of the…

  13. No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Looking back on the punk explosion of the 1970s, it is remarkable just how many great bands there were. Looking back on the punk explosion of the 1970s, it is remarkable just how many great bands there were. But perhaps more impressive is the enormous range of styles played by the dozens of…

  14. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner Virgin will on Dec. 2 release a DVD of the animated film "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem," which was scored by Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk. Each "movement" of the film, overseen by Japanese animation…

  15. Clint Dives Into Scoring For 'Mystic River'

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Clint Eastwood regularly has a hand in composing or assembling his movie soundtracks. And he was recently recognized for his efforts by the Henry Mancini Institute. But his highly praised new film, the intense crime drama "Mystic River,"…

  16. Billboard Bits: Harris/Matthews, Outkast, McDonalds

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Harris/Matthews, Outkast, McDonalds The latest episode of CMT's "Crossroads" was taped Friday in New York, pairing upcoming tourmates Emmylou Harris and Dave Matthews. Those in the audience also got a sneak peek at the all-star band for the outing: Phish guitarist Trey…

  17. Manson, Reznor Score With Video Games

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST A track from Marilyn Manson's recent Nothing/Interscope album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque," will be featured on the new "Spawn Armageddon" videogame, Billboard has exclusively learned. "Use Your Fis A track from Marilyn Manson's recent Nothing/Interscope…

  18. Mescaleros Piece Together Strummer's Swan Song

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When an undiagnosed congenital heart defect claimed Joe Strummer's life last December, legions of music fans were left not only stunned but feeling as though the life had been suckerpunched out of them as well. To these people, Strummer was…

  19. Old Fatman Scoop Track Tops U.K. Chart

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.'s new No. 1 single yesterday (Oct. 27). "Be Faithful" by Fatman Scoop, a rapper and broadcaster on radio station WQHT (Hot 97) A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.&…

  20. For Pavarotti, Time To Go 'Pop'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has been a superstar for decades. He is a household name around the world -- whether his fans first encountered him on the stage of Milan's La Scala, the Hollywood Bowl or at London's Wembley Stadium. But now…

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