1. U2 Bombs U.K. Album Chart

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Nov. 28). The new Universal Island album is the Irish band's ninth best-selling set over a 21-year period U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U…

  2. Keys Calls For African AIDS Action

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon her peers in the music industry to raise their voices to help millions suffering from AIDS in Africa. "The disea With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon…

  3. New Sounds Abound On 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from the cream of the R&B/hip-hop in-crowd, including Ciara, Fabolous, Chingy and Kanye West. The 14-track soundtrack is due Jan The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from…

  4. Stone Bares 'Soul' On Live DVD

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City." A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City.…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all of the trappings that go with it.…

  6. Acoustic

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 1998 compilation "John Lennon Anthology" featured outtakes and demos from Lennon's post-Beatles career. With "Acoustic," Yoko Ono has compiled a similar set featuring her late husband's acoustic r The 1998 compilation "John Lennon Anthology"…

  7. Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Tops Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs List

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to a spoiled woman's reversal of fortune, has been designated the greatest rock'n'roll song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to…

  8. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' In Sight

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will likely begin shooting in March, group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com. Beforehand, Gass and partner Jack Black will hit the s The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will…

  9. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the…

  10. Roth Trains To Become Paramedic

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Lee Roth, former frontman of storied rock act Van Halen, is taking up a new trade. The 50-year-old singer has been riding for several weeks with a New York ambulance crew in training to become a David Lee Roth, former frontman of storied rock act Van Halen, is taking up a new trade. The…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards JoJo, LeAnn Rimes, Ruben Studdard and Vanessa Williams are scheduled to perform at the annual Christmas in Washington concert. President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are expected to attend the event, which will be taped at the…

  14. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon, Chingy Heaps Of Hip-Hop This week sees the release of three major hip-hop albums, led by the latest from Snoop Dogg, which was moved up a week due to piracy concerns. "R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta): The Masterpiece" (Geffen) features the single "Drop It Like…

  15. Rolling Stones Fail To Force Audit

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones failed today (Nov. 12) to force an audit of the books of Decca Music Group, which they say may not have paid them all the royalties from their "40 Licks" greatest hits album. The Rolling Stones failed today (Nov. 12) to force an audit of the books of Decca Music…

  16. Stones, Queen Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams have been chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony last night (Nov. 11) at Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams have been…

  17. 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA) Winners

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Winners of the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA) honoring innovation, entrepreneurship and effective brand development in music, video games, television, film and video. The awar Below are the winners of the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA)…

  18. 'NOW 17' Trumps Kelly, Jay-Z At No. 1

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The NOW That's What I Call Music! franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard 200 this week for the second time in 2004. Starting with 407,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the 17th i The NOW That's What I Call Music! franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard…

  19. Cream Stirring Up 2005 Reunion

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's Royal Albert Hall, sources tell Billboard.com. The group -- guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and b Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's…

  20. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, WFUV, UNKLE

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on We The Planet, WFUV, UNKLE Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and singer/songwriter Joan Baez have joined the lineup for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. Flea will speak at the event, will Baez will join previously confirmed performers the Roots, the Dead's…

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