1. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops. Following last weekend's appearance…

  2. Broadway: The American Musical

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Those who have memorized every known lyric to "You're the Top" will find a lot to quibble about with this five-disc salute to the Great White Way, "Broadway: The American Musical." Where's "Lady in th Those who have memorized every known lyric to "You&…

  3. Musical Star Howard Keel Dies

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 85. Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in…

  4. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule, Fabolous Rap Around The Clock Top hip-hop stars Ja Rule and Fabolous return this week with new albums. Rule gets a lift from a host of hip-hop heavy hitters on his sixth Def Jam set, "R.U.L.E.," including R. Kelly and Ashanti on the single "Wonderful." The cut is…

  5. Gold Medal

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST It has always been a nonstop party with the Donnas. And we aren't complaining. It has always been a nonstop party with the Donnas. And we aren't complaining. The group's brand of straight-ahead, no-frills rock'n'roll has consistently been gobs of fun and refreshing to…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  7. 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,…

  8. Clapton 'Sessions' Pay Tribute To Johnson

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson interpretations, "Me and Mr. Johnson," the guitarist will on Dec. 7 unveil the CD/DVD package "Sessions for Robert J." Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson…

  9. Love Ordered To Stand Trial For Assault

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (Oct. 27) to stand trial on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles despite her attorney's claim that the case had been "grossly overcharged. Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (Oct. 27) to stand trial on a felony charge of…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses No. 1s, Clay Aiken and numerical chart coincidences with readers. TAKING A COUNT OF GEORGE Hello again, Fred, Thought I'd throw my two cents in regarding the question one of your readers asked about the title to George Strait's "50 Number Ones"…

  11. Ronald Isley Indicted For Tax Evasion

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ronald Isley, lead singer of the legendary R&B act the Isley Brothers, has been indicted on tax evasion charges, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Ronald Isley, lead singer of the legendary R&B act the Isley Brothers, has been indicted on tax evasion charges, according…

  12. B&E: Citizen Cope, Utada

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Citizen Cope and Utada. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LEARNING TO COPE: Citizen Cope will get you thinking about a lot of…

  13. Barenaked Ladies Touring For The Holidays

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 10-date North American run will follow the Canadian band's five-date whirlwind trip through the United Kingdom and Ireland. As expected , the Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road at the end of the year on a holiday tour. A 10-date North American run will follow the Canadian band'…

  14. Matador Celebrates 15 With Triple-Disc Set

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. The…

  15. Fabolous Returns With 'Real Talk'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fabolous will release his third studio album, "Real Talk," Nov. 9 via Desert Storm/Atlantic. The Just Blaze-produced first single, "Breathe," is No. 19 in its fifth week on Billboard's Hot R&am Rapper Fabolous will release his third studio album, "Real…

  16. The Cure Expands 'Three Imaginary Boys'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Cure will release a deluxe edition of its 1979 debut, "Three Imaginary Boys," internationally on Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 in North America via Geffen. The Cure will release a deluxe edition of its 1979 debut, "Three Imaginary Boys," internationally on Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 in…

  17. Black Keys Rock The Elderly In New Video

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have been playing to sold-out audiences on their in-progress North American tour, but they're in front of a different kind of crowd in the video for their new Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have been playing to sold-out audiences on…

  18. Cam'ron Drafts Pals Into 'Purple Haze'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'ron is preparing the release of his new album, "Purple Haze." Due Dec. 7 via Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella, the set is said to boast the With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'…

  19. Fox Tunes Up With Barenaked Ladies

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies' engaging blend of music and comedy is coming to television. Barenaked Ladies' engaging blend of music and comedy is coming to television. Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered a pilot presentation for a comedy/variety show starring the members of Canadian group, known…

  20. Weezer To Finish Album After Holidays

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weezer is nearly finished recording its long-gestating fifth Geffen studio album, according to posts on the band's official Web site. Weezer is nearly finished recording its long-gestating fifth Geffen studio album , according to posts on the band's official Web site . Group members…

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