1. B&E: Magic, Rupee

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. MAGIC MAN: New Orleans rapper Magic scores his first singles chart position as a lead artist this week with…

  2. Collins Professes His 'Love'

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins has rounded up his best-known ballads for "Love Songs: A Compilation ... Old and New," due Sept. 28 via Warner Strategic Marketing/Atlantic. Phil Collins has rounded up his best-known ballads for "Love Songs: A Compilation ... Old and New," due Sept. 28 via…

  3. Manson Takes On 'Jesus' On Best-Of Set

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson's upcoming best-of collection "Lest We Forget" will be led by a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus." As tipped here in April, Marilyn Manson's upcoming best-of collection "Lest We Forget" will be led by a cover of Depeche Mode&…

  4. Phish Sorting Out Festival Refunds

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As Phish's career-ending Coventry festival in Vermont is slowly dismantled in the mud, producers are unraveling the impact of torrential rain preceding the concert that vastly impacted the band's fina As Phish's career-ending Coventry festival in Vermont is slowly dismantled in…

  5. Hag Records With Keith, In Talks With Capitol

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Merle Haggard plans to record a pair of duets with Toby Keith this week... Country legend Merle Haggard plans to record a pair of duets with Toby Keith this week, with one of the songs tapped to appear on Keith's next DreamWorks studio album or an upcoming best-of set. The…

  6. Jackson Hearing Resembles Hollywood Production

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As court appearances go, it was a Hollywood-style production, with Michael Jackson and his siblings dressed all in white as they approached the courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., yesterday (Aug. 16) i As court appearances go, it was a Hollywood-style production, with Michael Jackson and his…

  7. 'Weed' Files, Beck

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tangled Web, a weekly column featuring interesting music-related online destinations. This week: Weed files and Beck. CULTIVATING WEED: Two weeks ago , "The Tangled Web" tipped readers to a promotion using peer-to-peer file-trading networks to distribute new music from veteran…

  8. Guests Showcase Two Sides Of Nelly

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg are just some of the artists that will be found on Nelly's upcoming albums, "Sweat" and "Suit." Due for simultaneous Sept. 14 Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams and Snoop…

  9. 'Curtain' Falls On Phish's Career

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend-long finale in Coventry, Vt. Before a crowd of more than 70,000 fans, the Vermont-based jam band wrapped thing Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend…

  10. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt 'History' Never Repeats Country veteran Travis Tritt returns this week with a new Columbia studio album, "My Honky Tonk History." The 12-track album is led by the single "The Girl's Gone Wild," which peaked at No. 31 on Billboard's Hot…

  11. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saliva 'Survival' Course Saliva's third major label album, "Survival of the Sickest," marks a different approach to recording for the Memphis-based act, switching producers and recording near home. The group recorded its Island debut, 2001's "Every Six…

  12. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Listening to the soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries 2" is much like flipping through a real journal: Each track, like each new day, yields something different from the previous one. Listening to the soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries 2" is much like flipping through a…

  13. One Plus One Is One

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Damon Gough, the wildly talented British singer/songwriter who records as Badly Drawn Boy, is proving to be as frustrating as he is brilliant. Damon Gough, the wildly talented British singer/songwriter who records as Badly Drawn Boy, is proving to be as frustrating as he is brilliant. Living…

  14. Red Dragonfly

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett takes on a selection of traditional songs from around the world for her latest interpretive jazz excursion. Soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett takes on a selection of traditional songs from around the world for her latest interpretive jazz excursion. Working…

  15. Driven

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Though it has built a strong foundation in the Southern gospel community, the Crabb Family has been rapidly expanding its fan base through relentless touring, prime media exposure and great music. Though it has built a strong foundation in the Southern gospel community, the Crabb Family has…

  16. Peace Sells . . . But Who's Buying?

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 1984, infuriated at being kicked out of Metallica, Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth to get some payback. "Peace Sells . . . In 1984, infuriated at being kicked out of Metallica, Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth to get some payback. "Peace Sells . . . But Who's Buying?" is…

  17. Music for Montserrat

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually with a high-resolution, surround sound audio track. The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually…

  18. One Day Remains

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Do not judge Alter Bridge's debut by opening cut "Find the Real." Musically, the song is straight out of Soundgarden, but vocalist Myles Kennedy can't help that his sultry voice has the same timbre as Do not judge Alter Bridge's debut by opening cut "Find the…

  19. Christmas Album, Book On Deck For Aiken

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The whirlwind ride for Clay Aiken will continue this fall with the release of a Christmas album and an autobiographical inspirational book. The whirlwind ride for Clay Aiken will continue this fall with the release of a Christmas album and an autobiographical inspirational book. "It'…

  20. Hip-Hop Acts Bolster ESPN Videogame, Tour

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is featuring more than three dozen original or licensed tracks from 22 top hip-hop acts in "NBA 2K5," a fall release for PlayStat In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is…

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