1. Billboard Bits: Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats New West Records has signed singer/songwriter Ben Lee and will release his next album, "Awake Is the New Sleep," Feb. 22. It was produced by Brad Wood, who also helmed Lee's first two sets, 1994's "Grandpaw Would"…

  2. Top Rock Acts Bequeath To Benefit Auction

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Memorabilia from Madonna, Pearl Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah McLachlan and…

  3. Billboard Bits: Spacey, Setzer, COC

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Kevin Spacey, Brian Setzer Orchestra and Corrosion Of Conformity. Kevin Spacey has dabbled very lightly in the world of song in the past, even contributing a version of "Mind Games" during a televised tribute to John Lennon a few years back. But he has so seriously taken…

  4. Roots Rockers Bolster Los Super Seven

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all of the trappings that go with it.…

  6. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  7. Prekop Plots Next Solo Mission

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," in March via Thrill Jockey. Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," in March via…

  8. 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong . . .

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hardcore Bon Jovi fans will devour the band's first boxed set. But casual listeners beware: "100,000,000" does not cater to those looking for the familiar. Hardcore Bon Jovi fans will devour the band's first boxed set. But casual listeners beware: "100,000,000"…

  9. Acoustic

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 1998 compilation "John Lennon Anthology" featured outtakes and demos from Lennon's post-Beatles career. With "Acoustic," Yoko Ono has compiled a similar set featuring her late husband's acoustic r The 1998 compilation "John Lennon Anthology"…

  10. Live From Austin, TX

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The only thing wrong with PBS' visionary music series "Austin City Limits," now in its 30th season, is that its televised sets are too short. New West's "Live From Austin, TX" series aims to correct t The only thing wrong with PBS' visionary music series …

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to the Bee Gees, 'Karma' and Usher. ONES: As the halfway point of the '00s approaches, the Bee Gees have their third chart entry of the decade, matching their total number of chart entries in the '90s. "Number Ones"…

  12. Springsteen, Grushecky Rock For Flood Victims

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitation to join friend Joe Grushecky at a benefit concert for victims of flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ivan. The Dec. 2 show will take place at Pittsburgh's He Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitation to join friend Joe Grushecky at a benefit…

  13. Billboard Bits: Smith, Frampton, Bluerunners

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Patti Smith tour date, a "lost" Peter Frampton live album and a new Bluerunners album. The Patti Smith Group has slated a handful of December tour dates, kicking off Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh. At deadline, the itinerary consists of six dates, finished off by a Dec. 29-31 stand…

  14. Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Tops Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs List

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to a spoiled woman's reversal of fortune, has been designated the greatest rock'n'roll song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to…

  15. Mayer Adds TV Host To Resume

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Along with performing in front of worshipping fans all summer, singer/songwriter John Mayer was busy taping episodes of a show that will premiere Dec. 9 on VH1. The obviously named "John Mayer Has a T Along with performing in front of worshipping fans all summer, singer/songwriter John…

  16. Trainwreck Steams Ahead On Debut Album

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length debut with the Dust Brothers' John King producing. Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length…

  17. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  18. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' In Sight

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will likely begin shooting in March, group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com. Beforehand, Gass and partner Jack Black will hit the s The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will…

  19. Eminem Takes Early 'Encore' To No. 1

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem'…

  20. Kelly's Name Surfaces In Alleged Extortion Plot

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged yesterday (Nov. 15) with extortion for allegedly threatening to go public with tapes he said showed the wife of A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged…

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