1. Legendary BBC DJ John Peel Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran BBC disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died in Peru while on holiday in the ancient Inca city of Cuzco, his employer and the British embassy say. Veteran BBC disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died in Peru while on holiday in the ancient Inca city of Cuzco, his employer…

  2. 'Offroad Fury3' Offers Slate Of Sony Sounds

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Good Charlotte, Lostprophets, Coheed and Cambria and other Sony BMG Music affiliated artists will be found on the in-game soundtrack to "ATV Offroad Fury3." Exclusive to Sony's PlayStation 2 game plat Good Charlotte, Lostprophets, Coheed and Cambria and other Sony BMG Music…

  3. Dave Matthews Band Seeks To Make Amends

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band said Friday it wants to make amends after one of its tour bus drivers was accused of dumping human waste on sightseers on the Chicago River, but it stopped short of accepting re The Dave Matthews Band said Friday it wants to make amends after one of its tour bus drivers…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses No. 1s, Clay Aiken and numerical chart coincidences with readers. TAKING A COUNT OF GEORGE Hello again, Fred, Thought I'd throw my two cents in regarding the question one of your readers asked about the title to George Strait's "50 Number Ones"…

  5. CD/DVD Celebrates Simon & Garfunkel Reunion

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Warner Bros. will on Nov. 30 release the Simon and Garfunkel concert document "Old Friends: Live on Stage." Chronicling the pair's triumphant 2003 reunion tour, the pr As first tipped here last month, Warner Bros. will on Nov. 30 release the…

  6. VFC Artists Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change tour are looking to leave a lasting impression on the swing states they visited. Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change…

  7. 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…

  8. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." Due Feb. 8, the 52-track collection will…

  9. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  10. Beatles Songs Provide 'Love' For Screenplay

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Beatles to propel its romantic plot, will be brought to the big screen by Revolution Studios. "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Beatles to propel its romantic plot, will be…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  12. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  13. JoJo To Test Movie Waters In 'Aquamarine'

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Teen popster JoJo, who enjoyed a summer hit with the single "Leave (Get Out)," is in talks to make her feature film debut opposite Nickelodeon star Emma Roberts ("Unfabulous") in the mermaid comedy "A Teen popster JoJo, who enjoyed a summer hit with the single "…

  14. B&E: Citizen Cope, Utada

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Citizen Cope and Utada. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LEARNING TO COPE: Citizen Cope will get you thinking about a lot of…

  15. Spector Lawyers Want Transcripts Secret

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for rock'n'roll producer Phil Spector tried yesterday (Oct. 12) to seal from public view the transcript of grand jury testimony that led to him being charged with murdering a B-movie actress. Lawyers for rock'n'roll producer Phil Spector tried yesterday (Oct. 12)…

  16. Springsteen's 'Plugged' Grows A Little On DVD

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the addition of one performance not included in the original 1992 concert broadcast. The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the…

  17. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran Back In Orbit It may have taken 21 years to get a new album from Duran Duran's original lineup, but it took the five members only 24 hours to decide to get back together. The group's new Epic album, "Astronaut," is the first from the original lineup since 1983&…

  18. Wedren Dances Again With Baby

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most original, bizarre and inspiring post-punk music of the 1990s. As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most…

  19. CD/DVD Captures Queen 'On Fire'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records will on Nov. 9 unveil the first commercial release of Queen's 1982 concert at London's Milton Keynes Bowl, originally broadcast on British television and MTV. Hollywood Records will on Nov. 9 unveil the first commercial release of Queen's 1982 concert at…

  20. Good Charlotte Takes On 'Life And Death'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I wear black on the outside because that's how I feel on the inside," Good Charlotte's Joel Madden deadpans when describing his romantic outlook. Though it's surprising to hear the lead singer of a multiplatinum pop/punk…

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