1. MTV Films Says 'Yeah!' To Usher

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Having spent nine weeks atop The Billboard 200 with his latest album "Confessions," R&B artist Usher could next be testing his drawing power at the box office. Having spent nine weeks atop The Billboard 200 with his latest album "Confessions," R&B artist Usher…

  2. 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…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ryan Cabrera and Eric Sardinas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. TAPPING TELEVISION'S OTHER SIMPSONS: With MTV's reigning royal family behind him…

  4. BREAKING & ENTERING

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Cabrera & Eric Sardinas /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Ryan Cabrera , Eric Sardinas …

  5. New Nevilles Album Casts Long 'Shadow'

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The forthcoming Neville Brothers album has been dubbed "Walkin' in the Shadow of Life." The forthcoming Neville Brothers album has been dubbed "Walkin' in the Shadow of Life." Originally expected in September, the set has been pushed back to an Oct. 19 release…

  6. Northern State Hits The 'City'

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based female rap trio Northern State will release its sophomore album, "All City," Aug. 17 via Columbia. A video for first single "Girl for All Seasons" was recently shot at New York's Siberi New York-based female rap trio Northern State will release its…

  7. Tritt Reveals 'Honky Tonk History'

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt has wrapped work on his next studio album, "My Honky Tonk History," due Aug. 17 via Columbia. Travis Tritt has wrapped work on his next studio album, "My Honky Tonk History," due Aug. 17 via Columbia. As tipped here in April, the 12-track album is led by the…

  8. Streets, Franz Ferdinand Lead Mercury Shortlist

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best of British and Irish music. Other newcomers with albums on the lis Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide…

  9. The Tangled Web

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: NuFace, WebCDs.com and Globaldust. THE NU FACE OF WEB RADIO: Technology company NuFace Entertainment, through a link-up with Clear Channel Chicago, is offering Web surfers yet another twist on the online radio…

  10. THE TANGLED WEB

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destinations: NuFace, WebCDs.com & More /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 19-25, 2004). Maybe it's the heat... or it could be the humidity. Nonetheless, big event programming becomes scarce at times during the summer. Of course, that doesn't mean there isn't anything to watch. Well,…

  12. Rockers Go 'All-In' For Poker Challenge

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Contest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers) in the first Veg Contest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee …

  13. Saliva Plans Its 'Sickest' Disc Yet

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saliva will release its third major label album, "Survival of the Sickest," Aug. 17 via Island. Produced by Paul Ebersold (Riddlin Kids, 3 Doors Down), the 13-track set marks a different approach to r Saliva will release its third major label album, "Survival of the Sickest,…

  14. Sid & Nancy's Punk Rock History On Display

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the blood-splattered history of punk rock's most infamous couple, Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Some of the blood-splattered history of punk rock's most infamous couple, Sex…

  15. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  16. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Norwegian vocalist Maria Mena's "White Turns Blue" (Columbia). The four-disc Faces boxed set "Give Guys Walk Into a Bar" (Rhino). Singer/songwriter Todd Snider's "East Nashville Skyline…

  17. TunesOnTV

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 19-25, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 19 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Ashlee Simpson. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Julianne Marguiles). …

  18. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "Yeah!," Usher Feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris 2. "PIECES OF ME," ASHLEE SIMPSON 3. "The Reason," Hoobastank 4. "Leave (Get Out)," JoJo 5. "Turn Me On" (Album Version), Kevin Lyttle Issue date: July 24,…

  19. The Curse

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Orange County's Atreyu takes its name from a character in the 1984 fantasy movie "The Neverending Story." This sophomore album establishes the band as one of a handful of young turks emerging at the f Orange County's Atreyu takes its name from a character in the 1984…

  20. Mis-Teeq

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rising from the U.K. garage scene with several top 10 hits, vocal trio Mis-Teeq slinked its way stateside with "Scandalous," currently No. Rising from the U.K. garage scene with several top 10 hits, vocal trio Mis-Teeq slinked its way stateside with "Scandalous," currently…

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