1. Shepherd Finds A Better 'Place'

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Kenny Wayne Shepherd always planned on singing his own songs, it's just that his voice had to grow into the blues-influenced material he plays. And that has happened with "The Place You're In," which came out Oct. 5 on Reprise…

  2. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prodigy was always the dumb jock to Fatboy Slim's frat boy—pumped up, single-minded and wrapped in neon-colored tracksuits. The trio debuted at No. Prodigy was always the dumb jock to Fatboy Slim's frat boy—pumped up, single-minded and wrapped in neon-colored tracksuits. The trio…

  3. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prodigy 'Never' Say Never Again Electronica act the Prodigy resurfaces this week with its first album since 1997's "The Fat of the Land." The 12-track "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (Maverick/XL) is led by the single "Girls" featuring the…

  4. HOT PRODUCT

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, the Prodigy, Tears For Fears and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News …

  5. Nelly, Libertines Take Over U.K. Charts

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main sales charts, after Nelly's "My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" single (Universal) and the Libertines' eponymous Rough Trade album debuted at No. 1 yester There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main…

  6. Prodigy Rumbles Back To U.K. No. 1

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a triumphant return to the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 29). The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a…

  7. Amerikaz Nightmare

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a label change, Mobb Deep remains true to its grimy self on this, the act's sixth studio set. The Queens, N.Y. Despite a label change, Mobb Deep remains true to its grimy self on this, the act's sixth studio set. The Queens, N.Y., duo—Havoc and Prodigy—introduces the album…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood host the session, in 2002 - Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group&…

  9. Billboard Bits: Floetry, Bright Eyes, Mercury

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Floetry, Bright Eyes and Freddie Mercury. Floetry is busy today (Dec. 17) taping a guest appearance on the UPN show "One on One." The R&B duo will be seen on an episode slated to air March 2. Starring Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt, the sitcom revolves around a teenage…

  10. Mobb Deep's Prodigy, Entourage Arrested

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group's entourage were arrested over the weekend in Cohoes, N.Y., after officers found marijuana, crack cocaine and an illeg Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group'…

  11. Suede Calls It A Career

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rock act Suede is splitting. Veteran U.K. rock act Suede is splitting. According to a post on its official Web site , band members will go their separate ways after completing scheduled upcoming European tour dates, which run through mid-December. "Suede would like to…

  12. The Prodigy Eyes 2004 Return

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Electronica act the Prodigy is finally starting to firm up information about its long-awaited follow-up to 1997's "The Fat of the Land." Electronica act the Prodigy is finally starting to firm up information about its long-awaited follow-up to 1997's "The Fat of the…

  13. Jimi Plays Berkeley

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Since acquiring the rights to his prodigious recorded output in 1995, surviving relatives of guitarist/composer Jimi Hendrix have issued and reissued an abundance of titles. Since acquiring the rights to his prodigious recorded output in 1995, surviving relatives of guitarist/composer Jimi…

  14. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company's classic rock favorite "Feel Like Makin' Love" as the first single from his new album . The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock's cover is due to hit U.S.…

  15. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as "Love Story (Where Do I Begin)," "Ebb Tide," "It's A 2000 - Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural…

  18. Relieved Ben Lee Releases 'Hey You' In U.S.

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to buy cigarettes. The Australian-born artist found a cheerleader in Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, transforming the then unknow Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to…

  19. Iron Butterfly Guitarist Braunn Dies

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Erik Braunn, the Iron Butterfly guitarist who played one of rock's most recognizable riffs in the 17-minute anthem "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," died of cardiac arrest Friday. Erik Braunn, the Iron Butterfly guitarist who played one of rock's most recognizable riffs in the 17…

  20. Rhonda Vincent Stays 'One Step Ahead'

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Buoyed by her biggest ever album debut, bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent is also buoyant over the opportunities that are opening up for her alongside the release of "One Step Ahead." According to Vincent, the album -- which Rounder…

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