1. Rock The Vote, MTV Irk GOP

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV and Rock the Vote have come under fire from Republicans accusing them of pushing a pro-Democratic agenda and challenging MTV and Rock the Vote's assertions that their get-out-the-vote campaigns ar MTV and the nonprofit group Rock the Vote , partners in a massive public awareness…

  2. Weiland Slams Bush In Late Plea To Voters

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST "I call on you to mobilize the forces," the Velvet Revolver frontman wrote in a note posted late yesterday (Nov. 1). "Is America really healthy? Is George Bush a Fascist? What are you going to do abou Hours before polls were to open for the 2004 United States presidential…

  3. Bocelli's Rules For A Classical Career

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his spacious sitting room, full of paintings…

  4. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle New Jersey-based rock act Bon Jovi will on Nov. 14 join a club that includes Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra when it is presented with the American Music Awards' special Award of Merit. The honor will…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 1-7)

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 1-7, 2004). VOTE! If you are a registered U.S. voter, remember to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2! If you're either not registered or not yet of voting age, then please encourage those you know who are to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2. If you…

  6. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  7. HOT PRODUCT

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from John Lennon, the Rolling Stones, A Perfect Circle and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News John Lennon …

  8. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST John Lennon Lots Of Lennon Capitol this week unveils a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an expanded, remixed and remastered version of his 1975 covers album, "Rock'n'Roll." The 17-track "Acoustic" collects favorites from the former Beatle&…

  9. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Perfect Circle Means And 'Motive' A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs on "eMOTIVe" (Virgin), which bandleader Maynard James Keenan's describes as "a collection of songs about war, peace, love and greed." In addition to John Lennon…

  10. The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD release of this aborted 1968 TV special, first issued on VHS/CD in 1995, packs plenty of additional content as well as a surround-sound mix. The DVD release of this aborted 1968 TV special, first issued on VHS/CD in 1995, packs plenty of additional content as well as a surround-sound…

  11. Ramones Raw

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Concurrent with the release of the "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" theatrical documentary is this loosely structured but equally rewarding DVD made up largely of drummer Marky Ramone's Concurrent with the release of the "End of the Century: The Story of the…

  12. Miracle

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Even a single-themed Mommy album shows Celine Dion's enduring potency at retail, walloping The Billboard 200 with an unexpected No. Even a single-themed Mommy album shows Celine Dion's enduring potency at retail, walloping The Billboard 200 with an unexpected No. 4 debut this issue.…

  13. Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spanning 25 years, this two-CD, digitally remastered 37-song set boasts a track listing that reads like the time line of the Americana/ roots-rock format that John Mellencamp virtually invented. Spanning 25 years, this two-CD, digitally remastered 37-song set boasts a track listing that reads…

  14. Bush Stops Using Orleans' 'Still The One'

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Bush campaign abruptly stopped using the 1970s hit "Still the One" at campaign rallies today (Oct. 29) after the songwriter, no fan of the president, claimed the Republicans never got permission. The Bush campaign abruptly stopped using the 1970s hit "Still the One" at…

  15. RIAA Files 750 Infringement Suits

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America yesterday (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses. The Recording Industry Association of America yesterday (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Ray Charles, Nelly, Tim McGraw and John Mellencamp. TWO FOR THE SHOW: When "Genius Loves Company" (Hear/Concord) debuted on The Billboard 200 in September, it was the first Ray Charles album to appear on the chart in 11 years. A…

  17. CHART BEAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brother Ray, Mellencamp & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Ray …

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses rap artists, 'My Boo' and radio with readers. WE CALL HIM THE RAPPER Fred, I read your column regularly, and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. I was wondering why Nelly's single with Tim McGraw is appearing on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song…

  19. Actor Spacey Becomes Darin

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The weight of the Bobby Darin biopic "Beyond the Sea" rests greatly on Kevin Spacey's shoulders. Not only did the Academy Award-winning actor star, direct and co-produce the movie, he also had the challenge of singing Darin's…

  20. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is…

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