1. Strata

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Thus far, any act that has signed with Wind-up has achieved some degree of mainstream success. Campbell, Calif. Thus far, any act that has signed with Wind-up has achieved some degree of mainstream success. Campbell, Calif., quartet Strata should not be any different. The foursome produced…

  2. Listeners Won't 'Give Up' On Postal Service

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Postal Service's debut album, the ironically titled "Give Up," is doing anything but. In the July 17 issue of Billboard, the Sub Pop set reached No. 1 on the Top Electronic Albums chart. It recently spent its fourth week in the…

  3. The Tangled Web

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: NuFace, WebCDs.com and Globaldust. THE NU FACE OF WEB RADIO: Technology company NuFace Entertainment, through a link-up with Clear Channel Chicago, is offering Web surfers yet another twist on the online radio…

  4. A Q&A With Phil Ramone

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Chances are Phil Ramone has produced the soundtrack to your life -- literally. Dubbed the Pope of Pop by his peers, the nine-time Grammy Award winner is one of the modern music era's most enduring, influential producers. Possessed with…

  5. Eclectic Artists Cheer Disney's 'World'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney Records has assembled "A World of Happiness." Similar to the 1972 Marlo Thomas & Friends release "Free To Be You & M Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney…

  6. The Tangled Web

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: iTunes, MusicNotes.com and Underworld. MILESTONES, MORE 'TEARS': Apple's iTunes Music Store, in its eighth month of operation, has sold more than 25 million song downloads, according to the…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2002 - Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2000…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Four Tet and Memento. MAKING THE ROUNDS: Fitting somewhere between DJ Shadow and Miles Davis, Kieren Hebden's solo project Four Tet is a virtual jazz band, incorporating all sorts of odd rhythms and…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2001 - Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2000 - Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and…

  10. After 35 Years, Beatles 'Let' Last Album 'Be'

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST In spite of the album's title, it wouldn't have been right to "Let It Be," given the circumstances and outcome of the Beatles' January 1969 recording project. In spite of the album's title, it wouldn't have been right to "Let It Be," given the…

  11. Verizon, Puddle Of Mudd Make A Splash

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless is taking tour sponsorship into the digital world in partnership with rock band Puddle Of Mudd. Verizon Wireless is taking tour sponsorship into the digital world in partnership with rock band Puddle Of Mudd. The idea is to entice the band's fans to use new technology…

  12. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pink 'Try,' Try Again After raising eyebrows with her previous album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. "Try This," due this week from Arista, finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  13. MTV2 Headbangers Ball

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate the return of the seminal "Headbangers Ball" series, Roadrunner has wisely packed 40 songs on a double-CD; it retails for the price of a single disc. To celebrate the return of the seminal "Headbangers Ball" series, Roadrunner has wisely packed 40 songs on a…

  14. A Perfect Circle Honing Unity On The Road

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career, Jeordie Osborne White (aka Twiggy Ramirez) had a chance meeting last New Year's Eve with A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career,…

  15. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback Well-Built 'Road' It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road," due this week via Roadrunner. "Somewhere along the line, people turned…

  16. For Nickelback, Success Rocks

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road." It's the most-anticipated global rock release of the year. The…

  17. The Tangled Web

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: JamBase.com, BBC's Radio 1 and Jimmy Buffett. JAM-BAND BASE CAMP: "Go See Live Music!" That's the motto of online portal JamBase.com , which promotes the ever-growing scene of improvisational music…

  18. Timberlake, Aguilera Notch Triple Platinum

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. The…

  19. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Underworld 'Under' The Influence Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland resurfaces on this week on Lakeshore's soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Perfect…

  20. Modern Rock Mainstays Descend Into 'Underworld'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to…

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