1. Career Suicide

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alt-metal artist Lennon stuck her tongue in her cheek when she named this set "Career Suicide." She obviously knew how people would react: Who follows a buzz-worthy rock debut ("5:30 Saturday Morning" Alt-metal artist Lennon stuck her tongue in her cheek when she named…

  2. Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Goes Solo

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from his side band, the New Left. The six-track "Let Go" finds Cook collaborating with drummer Brett Borges, bassist John Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from…

  3. Kanye West, Lil Jon Top Source Awards

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Lil Jon each took home three prizes from yesterday's (Oct. 10) Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Miami. The show, held at the city's James L. Knight Center, was taped for Nov. 30 broadcast Kanye West and Lil Jon each took home three prizes from yesterday's (Oct. 10)…

  4. Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) via September certifications by the Recording Industry After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first…

  5. Four Dozen Rarities Highlight Bon Jovi Box

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of July" and "Garageland" are a few of the previously unreleased cuts which will highlight the forthcoming five-disc box set "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong." Du "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of…

  6. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Billy Corgan, Butch Walker

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Corgan, Butch Walker The Roots, the Dead's Mickey Hart, the Coup, Michelle Shocked and Third Eye Blind are the first acts to sign on for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. The event will be held Nov. 13 at the Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland,…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I'd drum up "my" list of top 10 …

  8. Soulful Stone Tops U.K. Album Chart

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Teenage English soul star Joss Stone become the youngest female solo artist to top the British album survey yesterday (Oct. 3) as "Mind Body & Soul" debuted at No. 1. The S-Curve/Relentless/Virgin Teenage English soul star Joss Stone become the youngest female solo artist to top…

  9. Live Compiles Hits, Videos On 'Awake'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Live has rounded up its greatest hits and music videos for the CD/DVD release "The Best of Live -- Awake." Modern rock act Live has rounded up its greatest hits and music videos for the CD/DVD release "The Best of Live -- Awake." Due Nov. 2 via Radioactive,…

  10. Keane In No Hurry To Make Sophomore Album

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Keane is enjoying breakthrough success at home and abroad with its recent Polydor/Interscope debut, "Hopes and Fears." And while demand is already high for new material, pianist Tim Rice U.K. rock act Keane is enjoying breakthrough success at home and abroad with its…

  11. Billboard Bits: Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a track for the Alejandro Escovedo tribute album,…

  12. Spector Lawyer Expects Murder Indictment

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer for Phil Spector said today (Sept. 22) he has been asked to bring the rock producer to a Los Angeles court next week and fears his client has been indicted by a secret grand jury for the 2003 A lawyer for Phil Spector said today (Sept. 22) he has been asked to bring the rock producer…

  13. Snow Patrol Sets Spring Aside For New CD

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Snow Patrol will be on the road until just before Christmas in support of its breakthrough Polydor/Interscope album, "Final Straw." Afterward, frontman Gary Lightbody tells Billboard.com U.K. rock act Snow Patrol will be on the road until just before Christmas in…

  14. Keith Urban: Ready For The Big Time

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billbaord.com. If you had asked people in the country music industry during the past few years which artist they believe is primed for top-tier success, more often than not their answer would have been "Keith Urban." Clear Channel Communications regional…

  15. Gretchen Wilson To Tour With Big & Rich

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour,…

  16. Coheed & Cambria Top 'Woodie' Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made an impact on the college music scene. Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made…

  17. Cee-Lo, Tweet Drink Up Seagrams Tour

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. The run will kick off Sept. 17 in San Jose, Calif., and close Oct. 23 in Miami Beach, Fla. Tweet and Teedra…

  18. Beyoncé Notches Quadruple Platinum

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As her public reunion with Destiny's Child nears, Beyoncé is celebrating her debut solo album's quadruple platinum certification last month by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) As her public reunion with Destiny's Child nears, Beyoncé is celebrating her debut…

  19. Music Director Sues Dwight Yoakam

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam and his company Dwight Yoakam Tours Inc. have been sued by the country singer's longtime music director, guitarist and producer Pete Anderson. Dwight Yoakam and his company Dwight Yoakam Tours Inc. have been sued by the country singer's longtime music director,…

  20. New No Limit Readies Fall Releases

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After the initial deal was forged last year, The New No Limit/Koch in March released Master P's double album "Good Side/Bad Side." Koch Records has renewed its partnership with Master P and his The New No Limit label, Billboard.biz reports. Koch will continue to provide…

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