1. Straight Outta Cashville

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that anticipation is high for the debut from G-Unit member Young Buck. Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that…

  2. Happy People/U Saved Me

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Channeling another creative yet conflicted soul—Marvin Gaye— R. Kelly's latest project dissects the sexual/ spiritual dichotomy that makes him tick musically. Channeling another creative yet conflicted soul—Marvin Gaye— R. Kelly's latest project dissects the sexual/ spiritual…

  3. Billboard Bits: Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair On the heels of a two-song performance earlier this week at the Latin Grammys in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana and Los Lonely Boys will hit the studio next week to record a version of the latter group's previously unreleased track, "I Don&…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of "Car Wash," newly remade by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott, Mavis Staples, Ciara and women on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart AUTO MATIC: For the second time in the rock era, the song "Car Wash"…

  5. B&E: Cary Brothers

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BROTHERLY LOVE: It's easy to imagine Cary Brothers during the height of the acoustic genre. If he'…

  6. Black Orbits Past Pixies 'Planets'

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 28-track collection features 15 pre-Pixies demos on one disc and 13 new recordings of Pixies songs with Two Pale Boys' Andy Diagram and Keith Moline. Additional details have come to light surrounding " Frank Black Francis ," a forthcoming two-disc set from Pixies singer…

  7. Singer Laura Branigan Dies At 47

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Laura Branigan, a Grammy-nominated pop singer best known for her 1982 platinum hit "Gloria," has died. Laura Branigan, a Grammy-nominated pop singer best known for her 1982 platinum hit "Gloria," has died at the age of 47. Branigan died of a brain aneurysm Thursday in her…

  8. Crosby Nash

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It has been 28 years since David Crosby and Graham Nash released an album as a duo, but from the sound of it, one would never know that almost three decades have passed. It has been 28 years since David Crosby and Graham Nash released an album as a duo, but from the sound of it, one would…

  9. On Your Shore

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Charlotte Martin is currently on the Chicks With Attitude tour, but the sentiment that pervades her debut album, "On Your Shore," is one of contemplation and darkness, with glimpses of light filtering Charlotte Martin is currently on the Chicks With Attitude tour, but the sentiment…

  10. The Living Road

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a family background surprisingly similar to that of Lila Downs, Lhasa may well be the next Mexican-American chanteuse to follow in the former's footsteps. With a family background surprisingly similar to that of Lila Downs, Lhasa may well be the next Mexican-American chanteuse to…

  11. Sempre Libera

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is the belle of today's operatic ball, and she's certainly a classical artist with a lot of mainstream appeal. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is the belle of today's operatic ball, and she's certainly a classical artist with a lot of mainstream…

  12. My Honky Tonk History

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt is one of country music's most soulful and versatile vocalists, equally adept at Southern rock swagger and understated ballads. Travis Tritt is one of country music's most soulful and versatile vocalists, equally adept at Southern rock swagger and understated ballads.…

  13. JibJab Settles Suit Over Guthrie's 'Land'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land" and JibJab Media, creators of an animated Internet short that uses the tune in a comic sendup of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry's pre Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land…

  14. First Batch Of Dylan Memoirs Due In October

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via Simon & Schuster. The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via…

  15. MTV Boots Beenie Man Amidst Gay Protest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert bill associated with this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards after gay groups planned a protest, the net Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from…

  16. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  17. Billboard Bits: Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National Additional details have come to light regarding the highly anticipated DVD release of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's " No Quarter -- Unledded ." The project, which captures the Led Zeppelin principals' historic 1994…

  18. Ultra Rare Recordings Bolster Clash Classic

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the upcoming Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due Sept. 21 via Epic. Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the upcoming Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due Sept. 21 via Epic. As previously reported , the first…

  19. Simple Plan Polishing Off Sophomore Album

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Simple Plan will unleash its sophomore album, "Still Not Getting Any," Oct. 26 via Lava Records. Modern rock act Simple Plan will unleash its sophomore album, "Still Not Getting Any," Oct. 26 via Lava Records. The Bob Rock-produced set will be led by the…

  20. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Neil and Tim Finn's latest album as the Finn Brothers, "Everyone Is Here" (Nettwerk). A CD/DVD from G-Unit's Young Buck, "Straight Outta Ca$hville" (Interscope). A new album from reggae veteran…

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