1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  2. New Dates With Destiny: CD, Tour

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records has moved up the North American release of the new Destiny Child's album one day, just as the R&B trio has confirmed the first dates for its 2005 world tour. "Destiny Fulfilled" w Columbia Records has moved up the North American release of the new Destiny…

  3. Thomas Collects All-Star 'Giving' Cast

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Due Nov. 16 via…

  4. Sub Pop Unearths Rarities For Nirvana Box Set

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The upcoming Nirvana box set "With the Lights Out" features 18 previously unreleased audio tracks and four video clips from the archives of venerable indie label Sub Pop, to which the Kurt Cobain-led The upcoming Nirvana box set "With the Lights Out" features 18 previously…

  5. U2 Dismantles TV: 'SNL,''CSI,' 'O.C.'

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Having already seen and heard in a frequently aired ad for Apple's iPod, the Irish rock act is planning a live appearance on "Saturday Night Live" and will have songs included on at least one popular To accompany its upcoming album , U2 is planning a coordinated blitz that will…

  6. Bono, McCartney Join Band Aid 20 Lineup

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The single will be issued Nov. 29 in the U.K. on Mercury/Universal. Further details are emerging about the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," which will be credited to Band Aid 20 in acknowledgement of the…

  7. Eminem, Snoop CDs Pushed Up Due To Piracy

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Interscope Geffen A&M has moved up the releases of two of its biggest fourth-quarter albums. Interscope Geffen A&M has moved up the releases of two of its biggest fourth-quarter albums. Eminem's "Encore" (Interscope) originally scheduled for Nov. 16, has been moved up…

  8. Randy Travis Is Not Just 'Passing Through' Word

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three successful gospel collections, Randy Travis returns to his first love -- country music -- on "Passing Through." Due Nov. 9, the album marks the first time Word Records, a 53-year-old Christian label, has worked a straight…

  9. Sleater-Kinney Starts Fresh With Sub Pop Deal

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. The group will begin recording its debut…

  10. Billboard Bits: Live 105, Jamie O'Neal, Vida Blue

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Live 105's Not So Silent Night concert, Jamie O'Neal and Vida Blue. Modest Mouse, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Muse and Taking Back Sunday will perform at San Francisco radio station KITS-FM (Live 105)'s Not So Silent Night concert, to be held Dec. 10 at…

  11. Shins' Success No Longer 'Narrow'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003 sophomore Sub Pop album, "Chutes Too Narrow," which has become one of the label's top-selling releases of the past decade. T The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003…

  12. Modest Mouse, Coheed & Cambria Top mtvU 'Woodies'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST With two awards each, Modest Mouse and Coheed & Cambria are the top winners of the inaugural mtvU Woodie Awards. With two awards each, Modest Mouse and Coheed & Cambria are the top winners of the inaugural mtvU Woodie Awards . C&C, which led with three nominations, picked up the …

  13. Big 'Business': Feuding Kelly, Jay-Z Top Album Chart

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a nasty public feud that brought an abrupt end to their joint tour over the weekend, R. Kelly and Jay-Z are chummy on top of The Billboard 200. Their ironically titled second album together, " Despite a nasty public feud that brought an abrupt end to their joint tour over the…

  14. Mellencamp Eyeing Boxed Set

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although there is no confirmed release date, John Mellencamp confirms a career-spanning boxed set will see the light of day in the foreseeable future. Although there is no confirmed release date, John Mellencamp confirms a career-spanning boxed set will see the light of day in the foreseeable…

  15. Levert 'Speaks' On New Album

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. Due Nov. 30 via Atlantic, the 16-track "Do I Speak for the World?" includes the single …

  16. Lips, Shins Kick Back With 'SpongeBob'

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball video to accompany "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy." Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball…

  17. Rock The Vote, MTV Irk GOP

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV and Rock the Vote have come under fire from Republicans accusing them of pushing a pro-Democratic agenda and challenging MTV and Rock the Vote's assertions that their get-out-the-vote campaigns ar MTV and the nonprofit group Rock the Vote , partners in a massive public awareness…

  18. Weiland Slams Bush In Late Plea To Voters

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST "I call on you to mobilize the forces," the Velvet Revolver frontman wrote in a note posted late yesterday (Nov. 1). "Is America really healthy? Is George Bush a Fascist? What are you going to do abou Hours before polls were to open for the 2004 United States presidential…

  19. Bocelli's Rules For A Classical Career

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his spacious sitting room, full of paintings…

  20. Eminem & Mission Of Burma

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Eminem and Mission Of Burma. TODAY'S THE DAY: Today (Nov. 2) is Election Day already in the United States, which could lead to a decrease in the proliferation of political music…

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