1. Jay-Z, Linkin Park Collide For CD, MTV Show

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Linkin Park's July 18 concert at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre is the subject of the first episode of "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups" and the CD/DVD "Collision Course." Jay-Z and Linkin Park's July 18 concert at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre is the subject of…

  2. Jay-Z In Talks For Def Jam Presidency

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A source is denying reports that Island Def Jam is close to a deal to make rap mogul Jay-Z its president. Negotiations are ongoing, but no details have been finalized, says the source. A source is denying reports that Island Def Jam is close to a deal to make rap mogul Jay-Z its president.…

  3. Williams, Prydz Hold U.K. No. 1s

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams netted his sixth U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 24) as Swedish DJ Eric Prydz successfully defended his singles chart crown. Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) boasts two new songs Robbie Williams netted his sixth U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 24) as…

  4. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode The 'Mode' Code New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp can be found on the Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due this week via Reprise. The set was preceded Oct. 19 by the single "Enjoy the Silence,…

  5. Shake Sugaree

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A National Heritage Award recipient in 1984, Elizabeth Cotten was one of the inspirational figures of the folk revival of the '50s and '60s. A National Heritage Award recipient in 1984, Elizabeth Cotten was one of the inspirational figures of the folk revival of the '50s and &…

  6. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth Mos Def will next month return to famed New York jazz nightclub the Blue Note's Another Side Series, at which he performed last year. The rapper-turned-actor will perform two shows a night Nov. 3-5 backed by an acoustic band featuring Living…

  7. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his…

  8. NOFX Adds New Cut To Its 'Greatest'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Southern California punk act NOFX will include one new song on its lengthy upcoming collection, "The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us)." Veteran Southern California punk act NOFX will include one new song on its lengthy upcoming collection, "The Greatest Songs Ever…

  9. Writers Suspended For Attending VFC Concert

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two newspaper reporters who went to see the Boss got in trouble with their own boss. Two newspaper reporters who went to see the Boss got in trouble with their own boss. Minnesota's St. Paul Pioneer Press suspended investigative reporters Chuck Laszewski and Rick Linsk for three days…

  10. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  11. Wedren Dances Again With Baby

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most original, bizarre and inspiring post-punk music of the 1990s. As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles Despite ongoing legal and financial woes, Courtney Love is finally mounting a short tour with her all-girl backing band, the Chelsea. The five-date California swing begins Oct. 24 in San Diego and will proceed to San Francisco (Oct. 26), Santa Cruz …

  14. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fahrenheit/Tell The Truth Rock Against Bush This week brings a bonanza of items related to Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," including the film's DVD release and two accompanying albums. In addition to a soundtrack of music that appears in the movie, Epic…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Stefani, Kem

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Pixies, Gwen Stefani and Kem The Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour will close with a Dec. 18 double-header at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where the band has already sold out six prior engagements. The Pixies will play a 7 p.m. show with support from Mike…

  16. 41TunesOnTV

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 4-10, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 4 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mase (also scheduled: John Travolta). "And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop - Back in the Day," VH1…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I'd drum up "my" list of top 10 …

  18. Avril Soaks Up 'SpongeBob' Theme

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne will sing the "SpongeBob SquarePants" theme song on the animated film's soundtrack, according to the publicist for the project. In addition, the Shins, Ween and Motorhead are newly confi Avril Lavigne will sing the "SpongeBob SquarePants" theme song on…

  19. American Idiot

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" to be rambunctious and focused. The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" to be rambunctious and focused. The current…

  20. Billboard Bits: Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a track for the Alejandro Escovedo tribute album,…

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