1. Billboard Bits: Prince, Mr. Cheeks, Fantasia

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Prince, Mr. Cheeks, Fantasia Prince has made a new track, "Silver Tongue," available exclusively via his online NPG Music Club Store. The cuts's lyrics were penned by Nikka Costa, whose own "Push & Pull" has been covered live by Prince in the past. Members…

  2. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Roots 'Point' Taken On its sixth studio set, "The Tipping Point," Philadelphia-based quartet the Roots -- drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist Leonard Hubbard-- returns to hip-hop basics. An homage to Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap, "…

  3. American Music Club Pens New 'Love Songs'

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Back together after a 10-year hiatus, American Music Club will release an all-new 13-song studio album Oct. 12 through Merge Records. Back together after a 10-year hiatus, American Music Club will release an all-new 13-song studio album Oct. 12 through Merge Records. "Love Songs for…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  5. Canadian Acts Team For Benefit Show

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Randy Bachman and his son Tal are confirmed for a Sept. 17 benefit concert on Vancouver Island. Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Randy Bachman and his son Tal are confirmed for a Sept. 17 benefit concert on Vancouver Island. The show, to be held at the 2,500-seat…

  6. Unknowns Snag U.K. Holiday No. 1

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 title was ended yesterday (Dec. 21) with a dramatic victory by a demo recording made two years ago for $50. The dark ho One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 15-21, 2003). Christmas is still coming and holiday programming is still warming up your television this week. Among the sounds of the season: • "Jingle Ball Rock" - Monday night, Fox will…

  8. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake, Ill., for Kevin Krak, winner of a summer eBay auction for a concert by the band. "I have been a fan of Local H for s 2002 - Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake…

  10. DEBORAH GIBSON

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fifteen years after splashing her wares across pop radio, Deborah Gibson continues to indulge her creative muse as a celebrated Broadway-stage staple. Fifteen years after splashing her wares across pop radio, Deborah Gibson continues to indulge her creative muse as a celebrated Broadway-stage…

  11. Billboard Bits: Strummer, Sugarcult, Polyphonic Spree

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Joe Strummer tributes, a new Sugarcult album and Polyphonic Spree holiday shows. A pair of Joe Strummer tribute shows will be staged in the coming weeks, one in the Windy City and one in the Big Apple. The Dec. 16 Chicago event at Schubas Tavern will feature former Wilco member Jay…

  12. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is its own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is…

  13. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is it's own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words:…

  14. Billboard Bits: Duran Duran, Sarah Harmer, Abra Moore

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Duran Duran, Sarah Harmer, Abra Moore The recently reunited original Duran Duran lineup has confirmed a U.K. tour, its first in 18 years, beginning April 13 at London's Wembley Arena. Although the band has recently played a string of dates in the U.S. and Australia, a one-off…

  15. Prince, Clapton 'Power' New Hendrix Tribute

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by his half-sister Janie will feature a previously unreleased Stevie Ray Vaughan medley, as well as newly recorded covers from Prince, George Clinton and A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by the rock icon's half-sister Janie will…

  16. Elvis Musical Heading To Broadway

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Always eager to keep Elvis Presley working, managers of his estate have set their sights on Broadway. "All Shook Up," a musical commissioned by the Presley estate and featuring a string of his hit son Always eager to keep Elvis Presley working, managers of his estate have set their…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to keep you happy this week. The biggest musical…

  19. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

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