1. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Fogerty Do It 'Again' John Fogerty's new Geffen album, appropriately titled "Deja Vu All Over Again," projects an air of familiarity, typified by Fogerty's distinctive voice, guitar and melodic instincts. But the subject matter, particularly the title cut,…

  2. The Passion of the Christ Songs

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This is the third official album to be issued in conjunction with Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ." Arriving at the same time as the film's DVD release, "The Passion of the Christ Songs" This is the third official album to be issued in conjunction…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses George Michael, chart records, chart gaps and the Average White Band with readers. DID GEORGE DO IT? Dear Fred, I really enjoy your column every week, and I wait every Friday to know more about chart facts. Last week, I read about the possibilities of Usher getting a…

  4. ASK BILLBOARD

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Your Questions About The Stones, Billboard Music Awards & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News …

  5. Billboard Bits: G-Unit, Lead Belly, 'ACL' DVDs

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, Lead Belly and the 'Live From Austin' DVD series. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, both signed to 50 Cent's Interscope-affiliated G-Unit record label, will embark on separate fall tours in support of their respective debut…

  6. Cash Auction Yields $1.2 Million On First Day

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An auction of items from Johnny Cash's estate took in $1.24 million on its first day yesterday (Sept. 14), as collectors paid as much as 15 times the expected amount for the late country music star's An auction of items from Johnny Cash's estate took in $1.24 million on its…

  7. BRMC Presses On, With Or Without Drummer

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio album, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio…

  8. Ask Billboard

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Billboard Music Awards and Def Leppard. LIVE LICKS? Keith, Do you have a release date for the new Rolling Stones double "Live" CD of the band's Licks tour? I have seen a track listing on a European…

  9. Reed, Walkmen Join Modest Mouse's 'Party'

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Nov. 6-7 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  10. U2 Drops The 'Bomb' In November

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited new U2 album has a confirmed name: "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." As previously reported, the 11-track set will be released Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "Vertigo" will hit The long-awaited new U2 album has a confirmed name: "How To…

  11. Vote For Change Finale Set For D.C.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., after plans to hold it in Miami fell through.…

  12. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2, Grandmaster Flash, Randy Newman and the O'Jays lead the nominees for the 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. They are joined on the ballot by the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Wanda Jackson, U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman and the O'Jays are…

  13. The Elvis Detective: One Man's Quest To Preserve The King's Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billboard.com. The following is an excerpt of an article from the Sept. 18 issue of Billboard, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording career. Information on accessing the full breadth of this special commemoration and ordering…

  14. Stars Sip From Lil Jon's 'Crunk Juice'

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names in hip-hop on "Crunk Juice," due Nov. 16 via TVT. R. Kelly and Ludacris team up on the tentatively titled "In tha Club," while Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names…

  15. Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, died yesterday (Sept. 9) at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 74. Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by…

  16. Lennon Reissues Take On 'Rock,' Acoustic'

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an expanded, remixed and remastered version of his 1975 covers album, "Rock'n'Roll." Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an…

  17. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  18. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  19. Stones Return To 'Rock And Roll Circus'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ABKCO will on Oct. 12 offer the first DVD release of the Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus." As tipped here last month, ABKCO will on Oct. 12 offer the first DVD release of the Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus." The December 1968 concert was filmed for a…

  20. Rapper Twista Injured In Van Crash

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chicago rapper Twista was hurt in an Erie, Pa., van crash that killed a member of his security staff, state police said. Chicago rapper Twista was hurt in an Erie, Pa., van crash that killed a member of his security staff, state police said. Twista, whose real name is Carl Mitchell, was…

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