1. She Loves You

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For his third album under the Twilight Singers rubric, ex-Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli undertakes an all-covers repertoire. For his third album under the Twilight Singers rubric, ex-Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli undertakes an all-covers repertoire. Reflecting his eclectic bent, the…

  2. Beat Cafe

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow") are lasting snapshots of the '60s backtracks to an earlier decade. In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("…

  3. Welcome Back

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's nothing harder than plotting a comeback—particularly in hip-hop. There's nothing harder than plotting a comeback—particularly in hip-hop. More often than not, the genre's fickle fans are quick to write an artist off as a has-been. This is the challenge Mase faces. After…

  4. Legacy

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guy Davis perseveres as one of the few contemporary African-American musicians to embrace the acoustic blues and, in doing so, takes up what he refers to as his legacy. Guy Davis perseveres as one of the few contemporary African-American musicians to embrace the acoustic blues and, in doing…

  5. My Everything

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add another event to a year punctuated by Usher's stranglehold at No. 1 and Prince's comeback: the return of Anita Baker. Add another event to a year punctuated by Usher's stranglehold at No. 1 and Prince's comeback: the return of Anita Baker. The sultry-voiced chanteuse…

  6. Wilco Bundles Book With Unreleased Tracks

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated to an exclusive bonus CD with 12 previously unreleased songs recorded during sessions for this year's Nonesuch album "A Ghost Is Born." Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Kevin Lyttle, Gretchen Wilson and Fantasia with readers. WHEN WILL IT BE ALISON'S TURN? Fred, I recently went to the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles where I bought the CD single "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle and Alison Hinds. How come Billboard isn't…

  8. Billboard Bits: Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman For the second time in recent weeks, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood offered an unannounced Faces mini-reunion last night (Sept. 8) at the Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The pair performed "Maggie May" and …

  9. Lennon Reissues Take On 'Rock,' Acoustic'

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an expanded, remixed and remastered version of his 1975 covers album, "Rock'n'Roll." Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an…

  10. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political swagger, Los Angeles indie darling Rilo Kiley…

  11. APC Covers Revolutionary Anthems

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. Bandleader Maynard James Keenan's description of the set as "a…

  12. Westerberg Indulges His 'Folker' Side

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rarely does a recording artist resist the urge to extrapolate in longwinded fashion about their latest project. When prompted, most will discuss both broad concepts and minute details with equal aplom Rarely does a recording artist resist the urge to extrapolate in longwinded fashion about…

  13. Beyoncé Notches Quadruple Platinum

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As her public reunion with Destiny's Child nears, Beyoncé is celebrating her debut solo album's quadruple platinum certification last month by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) As her public reunion with Destiny's Child nears, Beyoncé is celebrating her debut…

  14. 'Hello Dolly': Parton Plans Career-Spanning Tour

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello, I'm Dolly will find the artist performing material from throughout her storied career, from early country favori Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello,…

  15. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced " Songs for Sudan " downloadable…

  16. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  17. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…

  18. Stones Return To 'Rock And Roll Circus'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ABKCO will on Oct. 12 offer the first DVD release of the Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus." As tipped here last month, ABKCO will on Oct. 12 offer the first DVD release of the Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus." The December 1968 concert was filmed for a…

  19. Appalachian Labor Day Concert Stirs Political Pot

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith and Asleep At The Wheel were among those performing for thousands yesterday (Sept. 6) at a riverfront event in Charleston, W. Va. Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith and Asleep At The Wheel were among those performing for thousands yesterday (Sept. 6) at a riverfront…

  20. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

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