1. Pearl Jam, Mudhoney Rock For Votes

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, Queensryche, X's John Doe and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion are among the acts confirmed to perform at No Vote Left Behind, a festival/political f Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, Queensryche, X's John Doe and producer…

  2. Foos Wittling Down Five Hours Of Material

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters are about to begin pre-production on their next studio album, which... The Foo Fighters are about to begin pre-production on their next studio album, which, as first revealed here last month, will likely be a double-disc set. "Having a year to write and demo things at…

  3. McCoury Leads Bluegrass Nominations

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the…

  4. Coming Soon: More Live Jerry, New Dead Box

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. In September, Rhino will release a three-disc live Garcia set and follow…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the ins and outs of Billboard's charts as they relate to Gavin Degraw, Fantasia, Tim McGraw and Rick James. 'DON'T' DOES: It was a long journey, but after 22 weeks, and after being stuck at No. 11 for the last three, Gavin Degraw has his first top…

  6. Ask Billboard

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Michael Jackson, George Michael and Van Halen. ULTIMATE MJ Dear Keith I was wondering if Michael Jackson will really release his box set in September, and if not, when? Thanks, Victor Hi Victor, Michael Jackson's "The Ultimate…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of Green Day, 'Princess Diaries,' Prince and Terror Squad. GREEN'S DAY HAS COME: It might be difficult to believe, but 10 years after scoring its first hit, Green Day finally makes its debut on Billboard's Hot 100. The…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chilly song titles, radio, Madonna samples and Usher's chart records with readers. FROZEN CHARTS Is it me or is it getting "cold" on Billboard's rock charts? I understand that on the Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, there are…

  9. Hot 100: 'Lean Back' Rises To The Top

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a steady nine-week rise with the summer anthem "Lean Back." It's the second fastest ascent this year behind Usher's "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris and Lil Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a…

  10. Wu-Tang Reunion Chronicled On 'Disciples'

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The album "Disciples of the 36 Chambers" arrives first on Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, with the DVD to follow on Oct. 12. As tipped here last month, the Wu-Tan Clan's first show in a decade with all nine of its principal members is heading to CD and DVD this fall. The album "…

  11. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Garden State ’Garden’ Of Stone The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine have contributed tracks to the "Garden State" soundtrack, due this week via Epic. Written and directed by Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs), the film opened July 28 in limited U.S…

  12. Live in Europe 1968

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Those who grew up thinking that Jim Morrison was a character that Val Kilmer played in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" should give a look and listen to "Live in Europe 1968." Morrison was the real deal as Those who grew up thinking that Jim Morrison was a character that…

  13. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, John Mellencamp, Bright Eyes and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up fo Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce…

  14. Skinny Puppy Returns At The 'Right' Time

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together on somewhat of a lark to being recording and creating a reaction to popular music: something anti-pop, anti-c In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together…

  15. 'Headbanger's Ball' Spawns Second Compilation

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." The latter is the source of a forthcoming two-disc…

  16. Introducing Shiyani Ngcobo

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shiyani Ngcobo is a vocalist/acoustic guitarist from South Africa. Shiyani Ngcobo is a vocalist/acoustic guitarist from South Africa. He is a master of maskanda, a musical dance particularly popular among Zulu migrant laborers. The guitar picking on these tracks is fascinating and somewhat…

  17. Ex-Creed Members Cross Alter Bridge

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and original bassist Brian Marshall plus former Mayfield Four vocalist Myles Kennedy -- is gearing u Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott…

  18. 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…

  19. Producer Auctioning Classic Rock Treasures

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Famed producer Eddie Kramer has put more than 2,000 items from his collection up for sale at the online site Backstage Auctions, including a host of rare Led Zeppelin recordings, Kiss' 1973 demo tape, Famed producer Eddie Kramer has put more than 2,000 items from his collection up for…

  20. Vrenna Conjures 'Doom' Music

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Chris Vrenna has teamed with Clint Walsh to compose the theme song for the highly anticipated video game "Doom 3," which will hit stores Aug. 3 via id Software. Producer Chris Vrenna has teamed with Clint Walsh to compose the theme song for the highly anticipated video game…

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