1. Expert: 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist in Australia remains lost, a leading Beatles expert…

  2. Mellencamp Walks 'Tall' On Retrospective

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has drafted producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds to co-produce two new songs for his upcoming retrospective "Words & Music." John Mellencamp has drafted producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds to co-produce two new songs for his…

  3. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore album, "Freedom," two years ago.…

  4. Ruben Blades Named To Panamanian Post

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruben Blades will be Panama's new tourism minister, said President-elect Martin Torrijos. Famed salsa musician Ruben Blades will be Panama's new tourism minister, said President-elect Martin Torrijos. Torrijos, who takes office Sept. 1, announced Friday he would raise the Panamanian…

  5. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  6. Simpson's 'Autobiography' Rebounds To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans are still clamoring for the musings of MTV newest reality star. Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week on a 5% U.S. sales increase to 2 Fans are still clamoring for the musings of MTV newest reality star. Ashlee…

  7. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  8. Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Great tunes for a worthy cause is a powerful combination, and "Por Vida" is just that. Great tunes for a worthy cause is a powerful combination, and "Por Vida" is just that. This double-CD was created to raise funds to help Alejandro Escovedo with his medical expenses: He…

  9. New Wind-Up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs,"…

  10. Britney's Debut Tips 14 Million Mark

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As many as 14 million copies of Britney Spears' debut album, "...Baby One More Time," have been put into circulation in the United States. As many as 14 million copies of Britney Spears' debut album, "...Baby One More Time," have been put into circulation in the…

  11. Queensryche Brings 'Mindcrime' Back To Life

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that broke the progressive rock band into the mainstream. Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next…

  12. The Strokes Eyeing Live Album

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter sent to members of its Alone, Together fan organization. The show was taped by the BBC in December 2003 at L The Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rush, Zombie, Simmons

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Rush, Rob Zombie, Russell Simmons Rush's first four albums for Atlantic Records have been remastered and will be re-released Aug. 24 by the label. The titles include 1989's "Presto," 1991's "Roll the Bones," 1993's "Counterparts" and…

  16. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  17. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

  18. Tony Joe White Gets A Lift From 'Heroines'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Due Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, "The…

  19. ADULT TOP 40

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/adult_top40.jsp 1. "The Reason," Hoobastank 2. "This Love," Maroon5 3. "Heaven," Los Lonely Boys 4. "ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE," COUNTING CROWS 5. "Away From The Sun," 3 Doors Down Issue date: July 24, 2004 News …

  20. Jackson Seeking To Keep Media At Bay

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Denouncing the motives of the news and entertainment media, Michael Jackson's lawyers asked an appellate court in Los Angeles yesterday (July 19) to refuse an expedited hearing on a media access chall Denouncing the motives of the news and entertainment media, Michael Jackson's…

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