1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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'…

  8. 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…

  9. Gov't Mule, Claypool Salute Skynyrd

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule, Primus' Les Claypool, Blues Traveler and the Drive-By Truckers are among the acts getting down and dirty on "Under the Influence -- A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd," Billboard.com can Gov't Mule, Primus' Les Claypool, Blues Traveler and the Drive…

  10. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. "This One's For The Girls," Martina McBride 2. "White Flag," Dido 3. "100 Years," Five For Fighting 4. "The First Cut Is The Deepest," Sheryl Crow 5. "LOVE'S DIVINE," SEAL Issue date: Aug. 21,…

  11. Irons Travels To A New 'Dimension'

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. As a California teenager in the mid-1970s,…

  12. Alanis 'Steps' Back Into The Past In New Video

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette revisits her past, literally, in the video for her new single, "Eight Easy Steps." In the Liz Friedlander-directed clip, Morissette is digitally inserted into a host of pre-existing Alanis Morissette revisits her past, literally, in the video for her new single, …

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of Green Day, 'Princess Diaries,' Prince and Terror Squad. GREEN'S DAY HAS COME: It might be difficult to believe, but 10 years after scoring its first hit, Green Day finally makes its debut on Billboard's Hot 100. The…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chilly song titles, radio, Madonna samples and Usher's chart records with readers. FROZEN CHARTS Is it me or is it getting "cold" on Billboard's rock charts? I understand that on the Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, there are…

  15. 'Pure Jerry' Series Showcases Live Garcia

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "Dick's Picks" and "From the Vault" albums of archival live recordings, a series of concert recordings of the band's late guitarist/singer's solo outings has be In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "…

  16. Idlewild Inspired By Classics On New Album

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although he's known for his earnest and introspective tales, Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble says writing lyrics for the band's upcoming 2005 release is more of a chore than anything else. Although he's known for his earnest and introspective tales, Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble…

  17. Fire Destroys Black Eyed Peas' Gear

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A fire broke out early yesterday morning (Aug. 11) in a Burbank, Calif., studio where the Black Eyed Peas were recording a new album, destroying about $500,000 in gear and instruments, authorities and A fire broke out early yesterday morning (Aug. 11) in a Burbank, Calif., studio where the…

  18. Hot 100: 'Lean Back' Rises To The Top

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a steady nine-week rise with the summer anthem "Lean Back." It's the second fastest ascent this year behind Usher's "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris and Lil Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a…

  19. Billboard Bits: Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes Bruce Hornsby has slated a trio of late-October New York performances in vastly different settings. Under the banner of "Three Nights on the Town," the veteran artist will host an Oct. 26 jam session at famed jazz club the Blue Note, an…

  20. Kinks Guitarist Recovering From Stroke

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dave Davies, one of the founding members of legendary British rock group the Kinks, has been partially paralyzed by a stroke he suffered in June. Dave Davies, one of the founding members of legendary British rock group the Kinks, has been partially paralyzed by a stroke he suffered in June.…

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