1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  2. B&E: Citizen Cope, Utada

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Citizen Cope and Utada. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LEARNING TO COPE: Citizen Cope will get you thinking about a lot of…

  3. Strait's '50 Number 1s' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart reported earlier today (Oct. 13). George St Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The…

  4. Apple Eyeing Photo-Ready iPod?

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Is Apple Computer Inc. fine-tuning an enhanced iPod with roughly 50% more storage and a color screen to display photos? Is Apple Computer Inc. fine-tuning an enhanced iPod with roughly 50% more storage and a color screen to display photos? The Internet sites that follow Apple's coming…

  5. Vote For Change Tour Wraps In D.C.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center. To close the show, more than a dozen major acts teamed for covers of the Nick Lowe-wr The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at…

  6. Uploud.com, Deerhoof, Vote For Change

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Uploud.com, Deerhoof and Vote For Change/Realguide.com. TURN IT UP: While the digital-download marketplace is getting crowded with big-name stores from Apple to Sony Connect to Wal…

  7. Robbie, R.E.M. Overtake U.K. Charts

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct. 10) new U.K. charts. Robbie Williams notched his sixth best-selling single with "Radio" (Chrysalis) while R.E.M. gained its sev Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct.…

  8. Aces Back to Back

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Who but Bobby Darin can claim definitive versions of both "Mack the Knife" and "If I Were a Carpenter"? Darin, who was only 37 when he died of heart disease in 1973, was the missing link between the R Who but Bobby Darin can claim definitive versions of both "Mack the…

  9. NIN Revisits 'The Downward Spiral'

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails will on Nov. 23 release a deluxe edition of its 1994 album "The Downward Spiral" as well as a dual-disc DVD-audio edition of the set. As tipped here in July, Nine Inch Nails will on Nov. 23 release a deluxe edition of its 1994 album "The Downward Spiral" as…

  10. Manson To Tour 'Against All Gods'

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just in time for Halloween, spooky goth savant Marilyn Manson will take his show on the road in North America. Just in time for Halloween, spooky goth savant Marilyn Manson will take his show on the road in North America. At deadline, his Against All Gods club and theater tour is set kick off…

  11. A Smart Start For Green Day

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With "American Idiot," Green Day is back to rightfully reclaim the punk/pop throne. In the four years since the band's last studio album, "Warning," Green Day has watched groups it has clearly influenced, such as Blink…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Los Lonely Boys, Donny Osmond, Green Day, Keith Urban and John Fogerty. LONELY AT THE TOP: For 21 weeks, the pole position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart was been shared by two songs: "100 Years" by Five For Fighting…

  13. Unreleased Strummer, Rancid Kick Hellcat Compilation

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo" compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label. Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo"…

  14. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani's highly anticipated solo debut finally has a name: "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" will arrive Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "What You Waiting For?" was commercially released on Tuesday,…

  15. The 'American' Way: Green Day Debuts At No. 1

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its first album in four years, "American Idiot." It's also the biggest opening sales week ever for the pop/punk act, as its fifth s Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its…

  16. Billboard Bits: Setzer, Locke, Schneider

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Setzer, Locke, Schneider The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in December in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas", to be released Oct. 12 on Surfdog Records. On the books are shows on Dec. 16 at the Pala (Calif.) Casino, Dec. 17 at the Trump 29 Casino in…

  17. Waits Plans Single U.S. Show

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. The Oct. 18 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the…

  18. Prydz, Green Day Lock Down U.K. Charts

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 26) with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) became the punk tr Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles…

  19. American Idiot

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" to be rambunctious and focused. The unveiling of Green Day's first studio album in four years shows new set "American Idiot" to be rambunctious and focused. The current…

  20. Robertson Crafting Band Box Set

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie Robertson. Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie…

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