1. Weezer Frontman Chronicles 'Epiphany'

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed details of the creative struggle to realize the band's fifth album, preparation for which has dragged on much longer than originally planned. In a nearly 2,00 Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed details of the creative struggle to realize…

  2. Dulli Shows His 'Love' For Oddball Covers

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force behind Greg Dulli's upcoming Twilight Singers ... A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force…

  3. Billboard Bits: Ozomatli, Supergrass, Brown

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozomatli, Supergrass, James Brown Charges brought against Ozomatli bassist Wil Dog Abers, percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi and manager Amy Sue-Blackman Romero during Austin, Texas' South By Southwest Music Festival will be dropped as part of an agreement with prosecutors. As…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Rick Springfield, George Michael, Usher, Jimmy Buffett, Restless Heart and Lenny Kravitz. GOOD NEWS FOR RICK AND GEORGE: Two artists long absent from two different Billboard charts make their respective returns this week. On the Adult…

  5. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Dr. John, "N'Awlinz: Dis, Dat or D'udda" (Blue Note), featuring Willie Nelson, B.B. King, and Mavis Staples. Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos' "While…

  6. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  7. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  8. Billboard Bits: Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown Veteran U.K. electronica duo Orbital has inked with an improbable label for the North American release of its final studio set . "The Blue Album" will arrive Sept. 21 via ATO Records, which is co-owned by Dave Matthews and is home…

  9. Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in Celebration, Fla., near Orlando. Goodman, who turned 74 on Dec. 17, had been vacationing with family for the Christmas holidays whe Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  11. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

  12. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

  13. Slipknot Sets International Dates

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful of international stops. Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful…

  14. RIAA: Suits To Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn ove The Recording Industry Association of America expressed disappointment Friday after a…

  15. 'Yesspeak' Documentary Due On DVD

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Yesspeak," a documentary on pioneering progressive rock act Yes, will be released Jan. 27 on DVD via Classic Pictures. The three-hour exploration of the group, narrated by Who singer Roger Daltrey an "Yesspeak," a documentary on pioneering progressive rock act Yes, will…

  16. Billboard Bits: Timberlake, Frames, Raitt/Hinojosa

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Justin Timberlake, the Frames, and Bonnie Raitt and Tish Hinojosa. A Justin Timberlake club show slated for Sunday night (Dec. 20) at Dublin's intimate Vicar St. sold out in record time yesterday (Dec. 15). According to Aiken Promotions, the show at the 1,000-capacity venue…

  17. Unearthed

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In one of the most inspired pairings of producer and artist in recorded music history, Rick Rubin and Johnny Cash found each other at the right time for both. In this posthumous collection primarily o In one of the most inspired pairings of producer and artist in recorded music history, Rick…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  19. Nelson, Reynolds Plan Kucinich Fundraiser

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson's first fundraising concert for Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich will come Jan. 3 a the Austin (Texas) Music Hall. Billed as an evening of acoustic music with Nelson and Willie Nelson's first fundraising concert for Democratic presidential candidate…

  20. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled on the charts before he finally hit with his…

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