1. Weezer Mixing And Matching On New Album

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Now that frontman Rivers Cuomo has completed a semester of school at Harvard University, the track list for Weezer's new album is "97% settled," according to the band's official Web site. The as-yet-u Now that frontman Rivers Cuomo has completed a semester of school at…

  2. Top Acts Sign Brief Urging P2P Liability

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a milestone action, 54 prominent recording artists have signed on to the "friend of the court" amicus brief presented to the Supreme Court on Jan. 24 by the National Academy of Recording Arts & In a milestone action, 54 prominent recording artists have signed on to the "…

  3. Faith Evans Preps Capitol Debut

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Faith Evans will release her Capitol debut, "The First Lady," on March 29. R&B vocalist Faith Evans will release her Capitol debut, "The First Lady," on March 29. The album sports a number of high-profile collaborators, including the Neptunes'…

  4. B&E: Gavin DeGraw

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Gavin DeGraw. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It's been a few years in the making, but listeners are beginning to catch on…

  5. Fuel Singer Curses At Inaugural Youth Concert

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST One might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came yesterday (Jan. 18) at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience. One might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came yesterday …

  6. 'Hills' Are Alive With The Sound Of Weezer

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST The track is due to hit U.S. radio outlets on March 21, with the as-yet-untitled album expected to follow in May. Weezer has selected "Beverly Hills" as the first single from its upcoming fifth studio album . The track is due to hit U.S. radio outlets on March 21, with the as-yet…

  7. Keys Taking 'Diary' On Tour

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys has begun lining up dates for a spring North American tour, which will kick off Feb. 25 in Miami and wrap April 23 in Holmdel, N.J. At deadline, only seven dates had been confirmed for the Alicia Keys has begun lining up dates for a spring North American tour, which will kick off…

  8. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

  9. Music Community Continues To Raise Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the death toll continues to rise and aid begins to flow into Southern Asia in the wake of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the music community is continuing to do its part to As the death toll continues to rise and aid begins to flow into Southern Asia in the wake of…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "Hot Shot Debuts," chart dates, the Mainstream Top 40 chart, Madonna, Missy Elliott and more with readers. COMING 'AROUND' AGAIN Hi Fred, Happy New Year! Daryl Hall and John Oates finally end a long absence from the Hot 100 as "I'll Be…

  11. Motown Favorites Eyed For Remixes

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults. Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults. One or two of these may find their way onto "Motown Remixed," a collection the label is releasing March 29. Thus far,…

  12. Artists Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are staging their own benefit shows for or donating to funds for the victims of the recent tsunami in Southern Asia. Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Missy Elliott, Josh Groban and the latest Swedish "Idol." WORKING IT: If the song that ranks No. 2 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 moves up one place next week, Missy Elliott will have her first No. 1 hit on this chart. "1…

  14. Jazz Memories: The Genius of Lady Day

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Anyone who is unfamiliar with Billie Holiday's life story but wants to learn about the jazz icon will likely not get as much out of "Jazz Memories: The Genius of Lady Day" as those who are better educ Anyone who is unfamiliar with Billie Holiday's life story but wants to…

  15. Crown Heights Affair's Bert Reid Dies

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music veteran Bert Reid died Dec. 12 at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He was 48. Music veteran Bert Reid died Dec. 12 at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He was 48. Reid's entry into the musical landscape came as a tenor saxophonist and…

  16. Manilow Books Vegas Engagement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. The 61-year-old artist will perform five nights a week for 24 weeks through 2005 and into 2006. The…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and airplay monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  18. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  19. Downey Steals Show As John, Beatty Honored

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Elton John called his Kennedy Center Honor "icing on the cake," but actor Robert Downey Jr. got a frosty reception when he introduced the rock legend as "the other first lady." Elton John called his Kennedy Center Honor "icing on the cake," but actor Robert…

  20. Hot Product

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cam'ron Daily 'Haze' With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'ron this week brings forth his new album, "Purple Haze" (Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella). The first single, "Girls," is an update of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just…

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