1. Eternal

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The challenge in delivering an all-ballads instrumental CD is to entice, seduce and then sustain the listener's attention. It's no cakewalk. The challenge in delivering an all-ballads instrumental CD is to entice, seduce and then sustain the listener's attention. It's no…

  2. 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…

  3. Unreleased Strummer, Rancid Kick Hellcat Compilation

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo" compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label. Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo"…

  4. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani's highly anticipated solo debut finally has a name: "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" will arrive Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "What You Waiting For?" was commercially released on Tuesday,…

  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. Cradle Of Filth Anchors 'Headbangers' Trek

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbangers Ball tour, with a lineup of Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbangers Ball tour, with a lineup of Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. The tour begins Nov. 4…

  7. Ying Yang Twins Crunk Up New CD/DVD

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop outfit Ying Yang Twins will unveil a new CD/DVD release Nov. 2 via TVT. The CD portion of "My Brother & Me" will feature 10 new songs, including the single "Halftime (Stand U Atlanta-based hip-hop outfit Ying Yang Twins will unveil a new CD/DVD release…

  8. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  9. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Teen film/TV sensation Hilary Duff’s self-titled debut for Hollywood Records. A retrospective from beloved British rock act Supergrass, “Supergrass Is 10” (Capitol), the American edition of which features a bonus live disc. A…

  10. American Idiot

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" to be rambunctious and focused. The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" to be rambunctious and focused. The current…

  11. Billboard Bits: Auctions, Tegan & Sara, Hung

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Auction, Tegan & Sara, Hung Alan Jackson and Martina McBride are among the artists contributing items to this year's Celebrity Rags 4 Charity Riches online auctions. The first auction will run Oct. 16-23 via e-Bay, coinciding with USA Weekend's 13th Annual Make a…

  12. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  13. Groban, Tyler Board 'Polar Express'

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New songs from Josh Groban and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will drive the holiday-themed soundtrack to "The Polar Express," due Nov. 2 on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records. New songs from Josh Groban and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will drive the holiday-themed soundtrack to …

  14. Rich Robinson Hits The Road

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson has just kicked off a fall North American tour in support of his self-released... Former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson has just kicked off a fall North American tour in support of his self-released debut solo album , "Paper." The…

  15. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Clash London's Burning Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due this week via Epic. The first disc of the set features a remastered version of the classic 1979 album, while the second disc sports 21 rehearsal sessions…

  16. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day 'American' Mind Punk trio Green Day returns rambunctious and focused on "American Idiot," its first studio album in four years. Songs like "Holiday," "Jesus of Suburbia" -- a nine-minute opus in five parts, which is a first for a group that…

  17. Raw Deal

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues guitarist Bill Perry's third album for Blind Pig is certainly a fiery affair. Blues guitarist Bill Perry's third album for Blind Pig is certainly a fiery affair. Popa Chubby stepped in to produce and he has honed the hard edge of Perry's blues/rock sound. The opening…

  18. Land of the Sun

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. It was a disc of balladic love songs from Cuba and…

  19. Jet Leads Oz's ARIA Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, to be held Oct. 17 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, to be held…

  20. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

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