1. Billboard Bits: The Music, Bennett, Bloom

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Music, Bennett, Bloom U.K. rock act the Music will on Oct. 19 release its sophomore album, "Welcome to the North," in North America via Capitol. The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien, best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam, among others. Fans…

  2. Reznor Self-Producing New NIN Album

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Group mastermind Trent Reznor confirms he is self-producing the set, tentatively titled "Bleed Through." A day after it was revealed that Dave Grohl had contributed drum tracks to the new Nine Inch Nails record, group mastermind Trent Reznor confirms he is self-producing the set,…

  3. Grohl Joins Nine Inch Nails In The Studio

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl logged time last week behind the drum kit with Nine Inch Nails at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Calif. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl logged time last week behind the drum kit with Nine Inch Nails at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Calif. His contributions…

  4. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett 'Chill' Out Jimmy Buffett is no stranger to the country charts. But he's going after mainstream country acceptance in a big way with the release this week of his RCA debut album, "License To Chill." Nine of the album's 16 tracks feature Buffett in…

  5. 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 …

  6. Earl Slick Makes 'Zig Zag' Return

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it's sort of strange to hear renowned guitarist Earl Slick relay that for the better part of the 1990s he completely stopped playin Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it'…

  7. '60 Minutes' Eyes Jackson Interview

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Michael Jackson music special that CBS hastily scrapped last month may surface in January. There was also strong buzz in TV news circles yesterday (Dec. 22) that Jackson may grant his first interv The Michael Jackson music special that CBS hastily scrapped last month may surface in…

  8. Slipknot Sets International Dates

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful of international stops. Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful…

  9. AFI Eyeing Spring Tour

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST California-based goth-leaning rock act AFI is finalizing an early 2004 touring schedule that includes February and March dates with support acts Coheed And Cambria, Thursday and A Static Lullaby. California-based goth-leaning rock act AFI is finalizing an early 2004 touring schedule that…

  10. 10,000 Maniacs Build 'Campfire' Collection

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an Rhino/Elektra is celebrating the career of 10,000 Maniacs with a two-disc set compiling the…

  11. Allmans Bros. Set Another New York Residency

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Iconic blues-rock act the Allman Brothers Band will again return to New York's Beacon Theatre for what has become a nearly annual residency. The group's March 18 show will be the first of eight schedu Iconic blues-rock act the Allman Brothers Band will again return to New York'…

  12. P. Diddy Slates Broadway Debut

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansbury's landmark drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival…

  13. Studdard Takes 'Soulful' To No. 1

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Second-season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard bows atop The Billboard 200 with his J Records debut, "Soulful." The album sold 416,500 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to becom Second-season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard bows atop…

  14. A Q&A With Phil Ramone

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Chances are Phil Ramone has produced the soundtrack to your life -- literally. Dubbed the Pope of Pop by his peers, the nine-time Grammy Award winner is one of the modern music era's most enduring, influential producers. Possessed with…

  15. The Offspring Continues Challenging Itself

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. About a half-hour before the Offspring took the stage at a recent holiday show for WXTM (92.3) Cleveland, the wings were typically empty and quiet, aside from guitar and drum techs buzzing by and the occasional passing security guard. But as it…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake, Ill., for Kevin Krak, winner of a summer eBay auction for a concert by the band. "I have been a fan of Local H for s 2002 - Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake…

  17. Metallica Film Filled With 'Monster' Revelations

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's…

  18. Delights Fill Final Garcia, Grisman Disc

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia made with his friend, mandolinist David Grisman. Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  20. Billboard Bits: Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up summer appearances in Europe, kicking off June 5-6 at the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals in Germany. The group will also play June 10 at the Aerodrome04 in Vienna, June 15 in Paris and June 16 in…

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