1. 99¢

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the late '90s with a deliriously twisted remake of "Warm Leatherette." Now, after releasing a "best-of" compilation ("The Re-Releases of the U Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Bad Boy, Krauss, Radiohead/O'Riley

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bad Boy, Krauss, Christopher O'Riley Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy label bundles together its best-known R&B material on the CD/DVD "R&B Hits." Due Nov. 23, the audio disc gathers up such favorites as P. Diddy's "I Need a Girl (Part One…

  3. Billboard Bits: Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles Despite ongoing legal and financial woes, Courtney Love is finally mounting a short tour with her all-girl backing band, the Chelsea. The five-date California swing begins Oct. 24 in San Diego and will proceed to San Francisco (Oct. 26), Santa Cruz …

  4. What Rufus 'Wants': A New Album

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "Want One." Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "…

  5. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…

  6. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  7. The Tangled Web

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Berklee College of Music and XL Recordings. PLUG INTO THE CLASSROOM: Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, the world's largest independent music college, is now offering Web travelers the…

  8. Allmans Bros. Set Another New York Residency

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Iconic blues-rock act the Allman Brothers Band will again return to New York's Beacon Theatre for what has become a nearly annual residency. The group's March 18 show will be the first of eight schedu Iconic blues-rock act the Allman Brothers Band will again return to New York'…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson's solo debut, "Undressing Underwater," will be released Dec. 17 via Anderson's official Web site and online retailer CDBaby.com . As previously reported , McCartney makes a guest appearance…

  10. Skull Ring

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with the Stooges but also features guest turns by Peaches, Sum 41 and Green Day, it is rather amusing that most of the disc's best cuts Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with…

  11. Try This

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. By bucking convention on her second album, "Missundaztood," Pink (and thus, her label)…

  12. Color Pink In Hues Of Punk

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After raising eyebrows with her last album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. Her third album, "Try This," finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  13. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The…

  14. Fatherfucker

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Peaches' debut album, "The Teaches of Peaches," spawned an underground electroclash anthem in the single "Fuck the Pain Away." In the process, Peaches became a much-sought-after live act with a ferven Peaches' debut album, "The Teaches of Peaches,"…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock and Give Up The Ghost. DIRTY PEACHES: There's an element of performance art in the sex-obsessed electro-rap of Peaches. In concert she dresses like a Hooters waitress trapped in 1984…

  16. BREAKING & ENTERING

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock & Give Up The Ghost. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Aesop Rock , Peaches …

  17. Wildwood Flower

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. This is an unequalled canon,…

  18. Aussie Big Day Out Sets Star-Packed Lineup

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature the Strokes, A Perfect Circle, the Flaming Lips, the Dandy Warhols and the Mars Volta alongside previously a The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature…

  19. Pink Gives New Album A 'Try'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Party diva Pink will on Nov. 11 release her third Arista album, "Try This." The set, which features a number of songs co-written with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, is the follow-up to her breakthroug Party diva Pink will on Nov. 11 release her third Arista album, "Try This.…

  20. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Obie Trice's Eminem-produced debut, "Cheers" (Shady/Interscope). -- The self-titled Rykodisc debut album from the Fire Theft, featuring former Sunny Day Real Estate principals Jeremy Enigk, William…

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