1. 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,"…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 …

  12. 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…

  13. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen 'Both' Sides Now Van Halen recorded three new songs for inclusion on "The Very Best of Van Halen," due this week via Warner Bros. The cuts "It's About Time," "Up for Breakfast" and "Learning To See" feature vocalist Sammy Hagar,…

  14. Biafra Clarifies Legal Position

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label dropped their remaining lawsuit against his old Dead Kennedys bandmates. Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label…

  15. Grohl Seeing Double For Next Foos Album

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters are building a studio in Los Angeles to record their next RCA project, frontman Dave Grohl tells Billboard. "I think it's going to be a two-record set," he says. "It's going to be 10 The Foo Fighters are building a studio in Los Angeles to record…

  16. Billboard Bits: The Music, Bennett, Bloom

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Music, Bennett, Bloom U.K. rock act the Music will on Oct. 19 release its sophomore album, "Welcome to the North," in North America via Capitol. The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien, best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam, among others. Fans…

  17. Banks Secures Another Week At No. 1

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 62% decrease to sales of 164,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the solo de Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week…

  18. Love Discharged From NYC Hospital

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love was discharged yesterday (July 12) from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan where she spent the weekend, according to a person close to the performer. Courtney Love was discharged yesterday (July 12) from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan where she spent the weekend,…

  19. Bench Warrant Issued For Courtney Love

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A bench warrant was issued today (July 9) for the arrest of troubled rock star Courtney Love on her 40th birthday. The artist failed to appear in court for arraignment on an assault charge in Los Ange A bench warrant was issued today (July 9) for the arrest of troubled rock star Courtney Love…

  20. Billboard Bits: Warped, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Warped Tour, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden Rancid, Good Charlotte, Pennywise, Sick Of It All and Fishbone are among the acts set to play a Vans Warped Tour 10th Anniversary Reunion concert Aug. 20 outside of Boston. The show will take place one day after the tour's last…

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