1. 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…

  2. White Turns Blue

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norwegian singer/songwriter Maria Mena launched her career in the United States earlier this summer with the potent "You're the Only One." Equal parts Michelle Branch and Alanis Morissette, the single Norwegian singer/songwriter Maria Mena launched her career in the United…

  3. Green Day Lining Up Fall Tour

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day will hit the road in North American this fall with rock act New Found Glory in tow, a group spokesperson confirms. Green Day will hit the road in North American this fall with rock act New Found Glory in tow, a group spokesperson confirms. The routing is not yet finalized but is…

  4. Jay-Z Tops 2004 MTV VMA Nominations

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations for the video for his single "99 Problems." OutKast, No Doubt and Beyoncé are right behind with five nods eac Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart flukes, Fantasia, downloads, "Venus" and more. NOT FADE AWAY Hi Fred, I recently purchased Chris Feldman's "The Billboard Book of No. 2 Hits" as a companion to your "The Billboard Book of No. 1 Hits." I was very surprised to read…

  6. 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). …

  7. Biafra Drops Suit Against Ex-Bandmates

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against his ex-bandmates. Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against his ex-bandmates. Thus stands a June 2003 California Appeals Court decision ordering Biafra and his label,…

  8. The Tangled Web

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: iTunes and Somafm.com. iTUNES HITS MILESTONE: Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas, is one lucky music fan. At about 1:30 a.m. CT on July 12, the 20-year-old purchased a digital copy of the Dangermouse remix of Zero 7…

  9. 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…

  10. 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 …

  11. 'Head' Games With Brian Wilson

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for not going smoothly. The songwriter and universally acknowledged creative genius of the Beach Boys has variously walked out on journalists in mid-intervie Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for not going smoothly. The songwriter and…

  12. OutKast Tops Final 2003 Album Chart

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) returns to the pinnacle of The Billboard 200 reflecting in the final full sales week of 2003. The 4-1 rebound marks the third separate occa OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista)…

  13. Unlikely Star Groban Is King of Highbrow Pop

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Josh Groban recalls going into a record store to buy a copy of his debut album on the night of its release late in 2001. "They couldn't figure out who I was asking for. 'Josh Gorgan? Who?'" Groban recalls with a smile. It…

  14. Alicia's 'Diary' Nabs Xmas Week No. 1

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from last week's position of No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 unit Rising from last week's position of No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 22-28, 2003). Christmas is a holiday that is almost instantly associated with music. And it's fitting that the days leading up to Christmas Day on Thursday will be filled with the sounds of the season.…

  16. 52TunesOnTV

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Hilary Duff "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Stacie Orrico. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  17. Janet Tapped For Super Bowl Halftime

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson will perform on one of the world's biggest stages, the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. The National Football League championship football game is set to air Feb. 1 live on CBS from Hou Janet Jackson will perform on one of the world's biggest stages, the Super Bowl…

  18. Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x In a year chock full of highlights, Beyoncé , who won four Billboard Music Awards, was quick to recall her top moment: "It was the first week my album ["Dangerously in Love"] came out. I was so nervous, and it debuted at No. 1. It was my first solo album, it just was a…

  19. More From Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x Fans of Sting will see the artist in a new light when his sold-out "Sacred Love" tour starts in January ... literally. "This tour will be a little more theatrical than usual," the Century Award honoree told Billboard. "I normally just concentrate on musicians and a…

  20. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is its own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is…

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