1. ZZ Top Axeman Jams With QOTSA

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. While working on their next Interscope studio album , Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. According to QOTSA'…

  2. Shins, Iron & Wine Visit 'Garden State'

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine have contributed tracks to the "Garden State" soundtrack, due Aug. 10 via Epic. Written and directed by Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs) The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine…

  3. 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…

  4. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson Picking Up The 'Pieces' Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard's Hot 100 -- the better the chance for…

  5. Player!

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist/vocalist Nick Curran nabbed the W.C. Handy Award for best new artist in 2004. Guitarist/vocalist Nick Curran nabbed the W.C. Handy Award for best new artist in 2004. A veteran of the Texas blues/rockabilly circuit—he has toured with Ronny Dawkins, Kim Lenz and Wayne Hancock—Curran…

  6. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  7. Singing's Not An Act For Ashlee Simpson

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard's Hot 100 -- the better the chance for…

  8. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  9. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  10. Richards Leads Parsons Tributes

    July 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as the Rolling Stones guitarist headlined a pair of Los Angeles-area tribute concerts over the weekend to Gram Parsons, the late cou For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as…

  11. BoDeans' 'Resolution': A Long Time Comin'

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According to the core songwriters/guitarist/vocalists Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas, life got in the way. The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According…

  12. Ask Billboard

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. LOOKING 'UP' FACTS & FIGURES Keith, I have a question about the album of the year. They say it's 50 Cent who sold 6 million this year, but I see Shania…

  13. ASK BILLBOARD

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Answers To Your Questions About Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks & More! /bb/ask/index.jsp News Stevie Nicks , Shania Twain …

  14. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  15. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

  16. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

  17. Adams Takes On 'Rock,' 'Love'

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the three years since Ryan Adams left his acclaimed alt-country band, Whiskeytown, fans and critics alike have adored pretty much everything he has put out -- no matter how far it found him strayin In the three years since Ryan Adams left his acclaimed alt-country band, Whiskeytown, fans…

  18. Duran Duran Carefully Plots Comeback

    December 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite touring with all its original members for the first time in 18 years, Duran Duran played just 17 theater dates on its late 2003 road trip. The band is not crazy, organizers insist. It grossly underplayed the market on purpose. They say a…

  19. Billboard Bits: Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl Duran Duran has added additional markets and more dates to its U.K. comeback tour . Now due to kick off at Nottingham Arena on April 11, the outing will mark the first time that the band's original lineup has toured its home country in 18 years.…

  20. The National Sings 'Sad Songs' On Second Set

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from "Hot Artists" for Artist of the Day feature. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet's second album begins with "Cardinal Song," a…

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