1. The New Danger

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five years after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, "Black on Both Sides," the real "danger" for Mos Def is whether fickle hip-hop fans remember his musical inclinations. Five years after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, "Black on…

  2. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is…

  3. Rod Returns To No. 1 With 'Stardust'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 25 years. The artist's new J Records release The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of…

  4. Fatboy Fall Tour To Hit Unique Venues

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fatboy Slim will visit unique venues on his seven-date North American tour, which kicks off Nov. 10 at Film Studios in Toronto. Fatboy Slim will visit unique venues on his seven-date North American tour, which kicks off Nov. 10 at Film Studios in Toronto. At that gig, the artist will recreate…

  5. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "I Hate Everything," George Strait 2. "SUDS IN THE BUCKET," SARA EVANS 3. "In A Real Love," Phil Vassar 4. "That's What It's All About," Brooks & Dunn 5. "Stays In Mexico," Toby Keith Issue date:…

  6. Pavement/Matador, Rock.com, Digitalmix.com

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Pavement/Matador, Rock.com and Digitalmix.com. A VISIT WITH 'MY FRIENDS': Pavement fans unsure of the value of today's (Oct. 26) expanded re-release of "Crooked…

  7. Peas To Celebrate South African Anniversary

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of the South Africa's 10th anniversary of democracy celebrations. The two concerts will mark the group's first perform The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagreeing with him, I mean, c'mon! Candy,…

  9. Update: Simpson 'SNL' Gaffe Blamed On Acid Reflux

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If Ashlee Simpson's stomach was upset Saturday night, imagine how she's feeling now. Busted for a "Saturday Night Live" lip-synch gone awry, her manager-father said today (Oct. 25) his 19-year-old dau If Ashlee Simpson's stomach was upset Saturday night, imagine how…

  10. Palookaville

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With his fourth studio set, Fatboy Slim eschews the smaller beats of his last album, "Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars" (2000), for the bigger beats of his 6-year-old debut, "You've Come a Lon With his fourth studio set, Fatboy Slim eschews the smaller beats of his…

  11. New Band Aid Single Taking Shape

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. A date has not yet been set for the new recording…

  12. Stones Lead Artist Digital Awards Finalists

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The veteran U.K. rock band's "Four Flicks" (TGA…

  13. Stefani Gets A Lift From New Order, Eve, Dre

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from members of New Order and OutKast, rapper Eve and superstar producer Dr. Dre on her Interscope solo debut, "Love, Angel, Music, Baby." No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from members of New Order and OutKast, rapper Eve and…

  14. Billboard Bits: Moore/Nirvana, Bowling For Soup & More

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Thurston Moore/Nirvana, Bowling For Soup & More Sonic Youth guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore has penned the liner notes for the highly anticipated Nirvana boxed set " With the Lights Out ," due Nov. 23 via DGC/Universal. Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was an admitted…

  15. Ask Billboard

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Robbie Williams, Bjork, Nelly and Tim McGraw. OH GREATEST ROBBIE Hi Keith, I know that Robbie Williams is preparing to release a fantastic hits collection overseas. Do you know if there are any plans to release it Stateside and how his U.S…

  16. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" …

  17. New Home Of Jazz Opens At Lincoln Center

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Led by Wynton Marsalis, a swinging group of musicians belted out "When the Saints Go Marching In" as they strutted down Broadway to kick off the opening of the new New York home of Jazz at Lincoln Cen Led by Wynton Marsalis, a swinging group of musicians belted out "When the…

  18. Corgan Looks To The Future

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billy Corgan was preparing to perform with a children's chorus at a charity event when the host joked that the youngsters could join him on tour someday. Billy Corgan was preparing to perform with a children's chorus at a charity event when the host joked that the youngsters could…

  19. Gabriel Remixes Music Clips For DVD

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Peter Gabriel has made some of the most groundbreaking clips of the video era. Now fans will get a chance to study his work with "Play," the British artist's first career-spanning DVD collection. The 23-track set includes such…

  20. Flaming Lips Dreaming Up New Sound Collages

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips have begun work on their next Warner Bros. studio album with longtime producer Dave Fridmann. The Flaming Lips have begun work on their next Warner Bros. studio album with longtime producer Dave Fridmann. However, Lips frontman Wayne Coyne admits to Billboard.com, "It…

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