1. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Nightbird" (Mute). The latest release…

  2. Before the Poison

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This time she works with, among others, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, who had a songwriting/production hand in eight of Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This…

  3. Ailing Faithfull Cancels European Tour

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marianne Faithfull has canceled a European tour after collapsing before a show in Italy last week. Marianne Faithfull has canceled a European tour after collapsing before a show in Italy last week. A spokesperson for the artist says doctors told the singer that she has chronic exhaustion and…

  4. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  5. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  6. Judge OKs Release Of Spector Transcripts

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles judge ruled yesterday (Nov. 10) that transcripts of grand jury hearings in the Phil Spector murder case should be made public, brushing aside vehement arguments by the defense that the d A Los Angeles judge ruled yesterday (Nov. 10) that transcripts of grand jury hearings in the…

  7. This Island

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. Instead, the self-described "electronic feminist punk" trio has been preaching to the converted. Until now, that is. On…

  8. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his…

  9. 'Grand Theft' Spawns Sprawling Soundtracks

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game, Interscope will release two soundtracks: a two-disc version and an eight-disc box set. As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game…

  10. Townshend Site To Host Streaming TV Station

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The system has been tested in recent months with a live Who rehearsal and performances by Townshend-mentored singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller. Who guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site will soon play host to a streaming TV station dubbed "Who TV." The system has been…

  11. Faithfull Collaborates With Disciples

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. Due…

  12. Final Season Looms For Isaak's 'Show'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The third and final season of Chris Isaak's Showtime television series, "The Chris Isaak Show," will premiere Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-show season will air on Thursday nights, repeating Fridays The third and final season of Chris Isaak's Showtime television series, …

  13. Vince Neil Faces Battery Trial

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST An April 22 trial date has been set in Dayton, Nev., Justice Court for former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who is accused of battery on a prostitute at a Nevada brothel. Neil is charged with misdeme An April 22 trial date has been set in Dayton, Nev., Justice Court for former Motley Crue…

  14. Warped Tour Gears Up For 2004

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. The 2004 trek will wrap with a…

  15. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

  16. 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…

  17. MTV2 Headbangers Ball

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate the return of the seminal "Headbangers Ball" series, Roadrunner has wisely packed 40 songs on a double-CD; it retails for the price of a single disc. To celebrate the return of the seminal "Headbangers Ball" series, Roadrunner has wisely packed 40 songs on a…

  18. Wyclef Hospitalized With Food Poisoning

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration after becoming ill from food poisoning, a J Records spokesperson said today. Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration after becoming ill from food poisoning, a J Records spokesperson said today (Oct. 16).…

  19. 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…

  20. Billboard Bits: EMI/WMG, Liza/VH1, 'Headbanger's Ball'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on EMI/WMG, Liza/VH1, 'Headbanger's Ball' EMI Group plc this morning (Sept. 22) confirmed it has begun talks on a merger with Warner Music Group (WMG). In a brief statement issued to the London stock exchange, EMI acknowledged it had entered non-exclusive discussions with…

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