1. Cleveland Draws Biggest 'Idol' Audition

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT James Pequignot battled heat and humidity, camped out all night at a football stadium and waited hours in line just to be told he wasn't good enough for "American Idol." But the 19-year-old from Cleve James Pequignot battled heat and humidity, camped out all night at a football…

  2. 'Sun' Rises On New R.E.M. Album

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be titled "Around the Sun," according to the group's official Web site. As previously reported, the set will be released Oct. 4 internationally and the following R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be titled "Around the Sun…

  3. Queensryche Brings 'Mindcrime' Back To Life

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that broke the progressive rock band into the mainstream. Sixteen years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next…

  4. Trust It

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fueled by a couple of dancefloor hits, Junior Jack's debut full-length, "Trust It," is well-positioned to experience solid sales in the dance/electronic community. Fueled by a couple of dancefloor hits, Junior Jack's debut full-length, "Trust It," is well…

  5. Gibby Haynes Plans Solo Surf Tour

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after his debut solo album emerges, former Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes will hit the road to support the set. Shortly after his debut solo album emerges, former Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes will hit the road to support the set. As previously reported , "Gibby…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  7. 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…

  8. Guided By Voices Sets Final Tour Dates

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The band has set 25 dates, running from an Aug. 19 performance at New York's Hudson River Rocks free concert series. Indie-rock mainstay Guided By Voices, which plans to split at the end of the year, has confirmed its last tour, to culminate with a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago.…

  9. 'Idol' Sets 4th Season Auditions

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions…

  10. Capone, Sanz Top Latin Grammy Nominees

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Tom Capone leads the nominees for the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards, set to air Sept. 1 live on CBS from the Shrine Audiorium in Los Angeles. Producer Tom Capone leads the nominees for the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards, set to air Sept. 1 live on CBS from the Shrine Audiorium…

  11. Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in Celebration, Fla., near Orlando. Goodman, who turned 74 on Dec. 17, had been vacationing with family for the Christmas holidays whe Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in…

  12. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  13. Poll: Twain, McGraw Are 2003's Top Albums

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fans of Shania Twain and Tim McGraw stepped up to the ballot box en masse for the first of Billboard.com's Year In Music polls. A whopping 116,723 votes were cast to crown Twain's "Up!" as the favorit Fans of Shania Twain and Tim McGraw stepped up to the ballot box en…

  14. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people a 1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with…

  16. AFI Eyeing Spring Tour

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST California-based goth-leaning rock act AFI is finalizing an early 2004 touring schedule that includes February and March dates with support acts Coheed And Cambria, Thursday and A Static Lullaby. California-based goth-leaning rock act AFI is finalizing an early 2004 touring schedule that…

  17. Jerkins Tries His Hand At Film Scoring

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Rodney Jerkins is among the growing number of music producers and hit songwriters venturing into the world of film scoring with his work on Universal Pictures' "Honey," which opened Dec. 5 in U.S. theaters. The Grammy Award winner…

  18. Galactic Goes 'Freezestyle'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jazz funk jam band Galactic will launch its third annual Freezestyle tour Jan. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale. The trek will include two hometown shows at New Orleans' Tipitina's during Mardi Gras, as well as t Jazz funk jam band Galactic will launch its third annual Freezestyle tour Jan. 15…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 15-21, 2003). Christmas is still coming and holiday programming is still warming up your television this week. Among the sounds of the season: &#149; "Jingle Ball Rock" - Monday night, Fox will…

  20. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

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