1. THE TANGLED WEB

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destinations: Heart, The Wire & More /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  2. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. "Vans Warped Tour 2004 Compilation," Various Artists 2. "The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits 8," Various Artists 3. "Me & My Brother," Ying Yang Twins 4. "THE CURSE," ATREYU 5. "Palm Trees And Power Lines,"…

  3. Billboard Bits: Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Richard Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright In addition to a new album due Aug. 10 on Manhattan/EMI and continuing to write and produce for a number of artists, Richard Marx is now working with Sony to develop acts. First up is new Columbia act Valli Girls, a pop group whose members are 13-…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 26-Aug. 1, 2004). HEY PORTER, CHECKIT, AIII ? The anomaly that is "Da Ali G Show" -- which rides the fine line between hysterical and thoroughly annoying -- will feature an appearance by veteran country music artist Porter…

  5. The Streets Dominate U.K. Charts

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being nominated for the country's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The Locked On/679 act -- a.k.a. innovative English rapper Mike Sk The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being…

  6. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  7. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track by the tribute's subject himself.…

  8. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kings Of Convenience 'Quiet' Riot European rock duo Kings Of Convenience releases its third album, "Riot on an Empty Street," this week via Astralwerks. The set finds group members Erlend Oye and Eirik Glambek Boe expanding on the quiet, acoustic framework of past releases…

  9. The F-Ups

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The term "punk-pop" is an oxymoron: One reason punk was born was in rebellion against pop music. The term "punk-pop" is an oxymoron: One reason punk was born was in rebellion against pop music. The pairing often feels like a marriage where both parties fight for dominance,…

  10. Nina Sky

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. The twosome's first single, "Move Ya Body"—a combination of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Mary J. Blige—began finding…

  11. Friends Seen and Unseen

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recalling his debut as a leader more than a decade ago, guitarist Charlie Hunter steps out in a trio, with John Ellis on tenor sax, bass clarinet and flute as well as drummer Derrek Phillips (both alu Recalling his debut as a leader more than a decade ago, guitarist Charlie Hunter steps out…

  12. Ready to Die

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "It was all a dream . . ." is one of many quotable lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut set, "Ready to Die. "It was all a dream . . ." is one of many quotable lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut set, "Ready to Die." Ten years later, this…

  13. The Godfather of British Blues/The Turning Point

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on the renowned British blues linchpin's 1969 acoustic album, "The Turning Point," and a comprehensive 59-minute recap of May This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on…

  14. Lazy Afternoon

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," "Make It Like It Was"). Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," …

  15. Aguilera, Blige Reel In 'Shark Tale' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be featured on the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks feature "Shark Tale." The set is due Sept. 28 via DreamWorks/Geffe Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be…

  16. Hard Rock Acts Drum Up 'Evil' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rare tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Cradle Of Filth, Cold and Rammstein will put a charge into the soundtrack for "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," due Aug. 31 via Roadrunner. Rare tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Cradle Of Filth, Cold and…

  17. New Jackson Album Promises 'Good Things'

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due Sept. 7 via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much…

  18. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw 2. "I Go Back," Kenny Chesney 3. "Somebody," Reba McEntire 4. "WHISKEY LULLABY," BRAD PAISLEY feat. ALISON KRAUSS 5. "I Got A Feelin'," Billy Currington Issue date:…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  20. CHART BEAT

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT McEntire, Nelly, Gracin, Usher & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Gracin …

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