1. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 since the fall of 2000 as "Nothin' &…

  3. Man Acquitted Of Stalking Sheryl Crow

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A love-struck fan who ardently pursued singer Sheryl Crow for 15 months was acquitted of stalking her yesterday (Nov. 30) in New York. A love-struck fan who ardently pursued singer Sheryl Crow for 15 months was acquitted of stalking her yesterday (Nov. 30) in New York. A jury deliberated…

  4. Billboard Bits: Newman, Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Randy Newman, Better Than Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert Randy Newman has written two new songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Meet the Fockers." In addition to composing the score for the set, due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande, the 2000 Billboard Century Award winner…

  5. Harris, Colvin, Finns Whistle 'Dixie'

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack, due Feb. 1 via Nettwerk. Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack…

  6. No Psychological Exam For Jackson Accuser

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order Jackson's accuser and the boy's family to undergo psychological examinations. The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  9. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

  10. Kumbia Kings Continue Their Reign

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com To judge the degree of influence wielded by Kumbia Kings, one need only look at the numbers. Earlier this year, the Texas-based band had simultaneously two albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. At the same time, the act was competing…

  11. Artists Line Up For Macy's Parade

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. This year will be no different, as the 78th…

  12. Crow Testifies At Accused Stalker Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow told a New York court yesterday (Nov. 22) that an encounter with a former Navy diver charged with stalking her made her feel "really nervous" and "alarmed." Sheryl Crow told a New York court yesterday (Nov. 22) that an encounter with a former Navy diver charged…

  13. New York Funeral Set For ODB

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and friends the troubled rapper, whose real name was Russell Jones, focused on the positives in his life. A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and…

  14. Mercury Rev Shares Its 'Secret'

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act Mercury Rev will return next year with a new V2 album, "The Secret Migration." Rock act Mercury Rev will return next year with a new V2 album, "The Secret Migration." In an unusual move, the 13-track set will be available Jan. 25 in digital form exclusively via…

  15. UPN Picks UP TLC Reality Series

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Titled "R U the Girl With T-Boz & Chilli," the project is aimed at resurrecting the R&B trio that was struck by tragedy in 2002 when member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash. UPN has given the go-ahead for a reality series starring the surviving members of…

  16. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  17. Exclusive: U2 Tour To Kick Off March 1

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its new Interscope album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," the band's manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard. After 35 North Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its…

  18. Where Our Love Grows

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST British duo Swing Out Sister (Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell) have been making soul-blessed, jazz-tinged, Latin-swirled, Burt Bacharach-influenced pop music for nearly 20 years now. British duo Swing Out Sister (Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell) have been making soul-blessed, jazz-tinged,…

  19. This Island

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. If there were a Billboard chart for social consciousness, Le Tigre would top it. Instead, the self-described "electronic feminist punk" trio has been preaching to the converted. Until now, that is. On…

  20. Lucky Strike

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morel's delicious 2002 debut, "Queen of the Highway," a house music/ new wave/ indie rock blend, was ahead of its time. The Washington, D.C. Morel's delicious 2002 debut, "Queen of the Highway," a house music/ new wave/ indie rock blend, was ahead of its time.…

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