1. Caretaker Stabbed At Ondrasik's Home

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A caretaker at the Los Angeles home of Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik was in serious condition yesterday (July 29) after being stabbed 13 times by an intruder, authorities said. A caretaker at the Los Angeles home of Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik was in serious condition…

  2. 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…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses, radio, faith on the charts, Reba McEntire and Monica with readers. RADIO DISCONNECT Dear Fred, I've been reading your column online for about a year now [and last week's] article struck a nerve. I used to listen to the radio all the time, at home and in the…

  4. Bluesman Keb' Mo' Brings 'Peace'

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assembled a collection of covers to serve as his next album. Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assembled a collection of covers to serve as his…

  5. Queen Likes Odds For 'Rock You' In Vegas

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's stage musical "We Will Rock You," which has been playing to sold-out crowds in London since 2002, will make its North American debu Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's…

  6. Billboard Bits: Beasties, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Beastie Boys, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo The Beastie Boys have begun confirming dates for their fall North American tour, with rapper Talib Kweli in tow. Arena shows are set for Sept. 14 in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 16 in San Francisco and Sept. 19 in Seattle. Pre-sale…

  7. Jackson Trial Delayed Until 2005

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The sexual molestation case against Michael Jackson is proving so complicated that Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville yesterday (July 27) agreed to a defense request to delay th The sexual molestation case against Michael Jackson is proving so complicated that Santa…

  8. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  9. Jackson Accused Of Imprisoning Boy

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson enticed a young boy, then imprisoned him and his family and forced them to make a video absolving him of molestation claims, prosecutors charged today (July 27). The fiery cou Pop star Michael Jackson enticed a young boy, then imprisoned him and his family and forced…

  10. Dulli Shows His 'Love' For Oddball Covers

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force behind Greg Dulli's upcoming Twilight Singers ... A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force…

  11. Billboard Bits: Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Richard Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright In addition to a new album due Aug. 10 on Manhattan/EMI and continuing to write and produce for a number of artists, Richard Marx is now working with Sony to develop acts. First up is new Columbia act Valli Girls, a pop group whose members are 13-…

  12. Faithfull Collaborates With Disciples

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. Due…

  13. RealNetworks Bows MP3 Compatibility Solution

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks has developed a technology solution that makes tracks from its RealPlayer Music Store compatible with Apple Computer's iPod, as well as with a number of portable music players that use Mi RealNetworks has developed a technology solution that makes tracks from its RealPlayer…

  14. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  15. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track by the tribute's subject himself.…

  16. Imperfecta/Imperfect

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Teenage rocker JD Natasha's "Imperfecta/ Imperfect" is a strong debut that brings to mind Shakira's breaking album, "Pies Descalzos." But unlike so many other young female Latin singers, Natasha does Teenage rocker JD Natasha's "Imperfecta/ Imperfect…

  17. Friends Seen and Unseen

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recalling his debut as a leader more than a decade ago, guitarist Charlie Hunter steps out in a trio, with John Ellis on tenor sax, bass clarinet and flute as well as drummer Derrek Phillips (both alu Recalling his debut as a leader more than a decade ago, guitarist Charlie Hunter steps out…

  18. The Godfather of British Blues/The Turning Point

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on the renowned British blues linchpin's 1969 acoustic album, "The Turning Point," and a comprehensive 59-minute recap of May This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on…

  19. Judge Won't Suspend Courtney Love Warrant

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles judge yesterday (July 22) refused to suspend the warrant he issued nearly two weeks ago for Courtney Love, denying her bid to return to California to face an assault charge without fear A Los Angeles judge yesterday (July 22) refused to suspend the warrant he issued nearly two…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart flukes, Fantasia, downloads, "Venus" and more. NOT FADE AWAY Hi Fred, I recently purchased Chris Feldman's "The Billboard Book of No. 2 Hits" as a companion to your "The Billboard Book of No. 1 Hits." I was very surprised to read…

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