1. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello The Other Elvis The next batch of expanded Elvis Costello reissues arrives this week via Rhino in the form of 1981's "Almost Blue," 1984's "Goodbye Cruel World" and 1995's "Kojak Variety." "Almost Blue” is widely regarded as…

  2. A Cinderella Story

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The movie "A Cinderella Story" asks the timeless question, does the shoe fit? In this case, the answer lies not in the fairy tale ending but in the soundtrack, which is tailor-made for Hilary Duff. The movie "A Cinderella Story" asks the timeless question, does the shoe…

  3. The Notorious Cherry Bombs

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As country music's most impressive supergroup this side of the Highwaymen, the Notorious Cherry Bombs boast a lineup of Nashville music titans: Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill and Tony Brown, along with Ed As country music's most impressive supergroup this side of the Highwaymen, the…

  4. GREENDALE

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Last year's "Greendale" CD featured thematically linked Neil Young songs played with Crazy Horse. Last year's "Greendale" CD featured thematically linked Neil Young songs played with Crazy Horse. It was accompanied by the much better bonus DVD, which featured the…

  5. 'Headbanger's Ball' Spawns Second Compilation

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." The latter is the source of a forthcoming two-disc…

  6. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ryan Cabrera and Eric Sardinas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. TAPPING TELEVISION'S OTHER SIMPSONS: With MTV's reigning royal family behind him…

  8. Final Elliott Smith Album Due In October

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "From a Basement on the Hill" will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album , "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Smith died from knife wounds last October…

  9. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Cinderella Story 'Story' To Tell The first new Hilary Duff music to follow her hit debut album, "Metamorphosis," can be found on the soundtrack to her Warner Bros. Pictures film, "A Cinderella Story." Due this week from Hollywood Records, the set features four…

  10. 'Ray!' Soundtrack Boasts Live Cuts, DVD

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming Ray Charles biopic "Ray!" features a combination of studio tracks and live recordings from the late "Genius of Soul." The soundtrack to the forthcoming Ray Charles biopic "Ray!" features a combination of studio tracks and live…

  11. 'Future Soundtrack For America' Revealed

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." The set comprises 22 tracks, all…

  12. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  13. Billboard Bits: Stones, Joe Jackson, Savath & Savalas

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones, Joe Jackson, Savath & Savalas The Rolling Stones' performance at Toronto's Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto extravaganza will be released on DVD next spring. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Stones tour manager Michael Cohl said all 13 acts that…

  14. Bonnaroo To Return In June

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The third annual Bonnaroo Music Festival has been slated for June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn. Staged by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, the eclectic jam band-based event will again take pl The third annual Bonnaroo Music Festival has been slated for June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn.…

  15. Billboard Bits: RIAA, OutKast/Polaroid, Cash

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories about an RIAA loss in court, OutKast and Polaroid, and Johnny and Rosanne Cash. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today (Dec. 19) that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has no authority to compel Internet service…

  16. White Stripes Make Plans For New Year

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST The White Stripes have confirmed a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago and will kick off 2004 with a handful of European/U.K. dates, taking up the latter half of January and stretching into February. Th The White Stripes have confirmed a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago and will kick…

  17. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 5.1

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Oklahoma's pixilated Flaming Lips present an expanded two-disc version of their most recent album. Oklahoma's pixilated Flaming Lips present an expanded two-disc version of their most recent album. The first disc is the standard stereo version of "Yoshimi." The second…

  18. Bobby Brown Charged With Battery

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer Bobby Brown was charged with battery yesterday (Dec. 10) in Atlanta, three days after he allegedly struck his wife, singer and actress Whitney Houston. Fulton County police spokesman Kurtis You Singer Bobby Brown was charged with battery yesterday (Dec. 10) in Atlanta, three days after…

  19. Houston Says Brown Struck Her

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alpharetta, Ga., police were considering yesterday (Dec. 9) whether to pursue charges against singer Bobby Brown, after officers responded to a domestic abuse call by his wife Whitney Houston at their Alpharetta, Ga., police were considering yesterday (Dec. 9) whether to pursue charges…

  20. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre—The Album

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The remake of the 1974 classic horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" hacked up the competition during its debut week at the box office. The remake of the 1974 classic horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" hacked up the competition during its debut week at the box…

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