1. Queen Prepares To 'Rock' Again

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records has set an Aug. 17 release date for a new version of Queen's "Greatest Hits," first issued by EMI in 1981 in the U.K. Hollywood Records has set an Aug. 17 release date for a new version of Queen's "Greatest Hits," first issued by EMI in 1981 in…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Keys, Bono, Journey

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 'N Sync, Keys, Bono, Journey 'N Sync will make its first group appearance in more than a year-and-a-half when it sings the National Anthem July 25 as part of its Challenge for the Children charity event. The group will sing prior to a celebrity basketball game, in which its…

  3. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  4. L.A. Court To Sentence Love In Absentia

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love, hospitalized in New York after one of the more turbulent weeks in her troubled life, will not have to appear in a Los Angeles court today (July 16) for sentencing in one of the five cas Courtney Love, hospitalized in New York after one of the more turbulent weeks in her…

  5. Where's Raphael Saadiq? Ask 'Ray Ray'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Raphael Saadiq will release his sophomore solo album, "Raphael Saadiq As Ray Ray," in September via his own Pookie Entertainment imprint. R&B artist Raphael Saadiq will release his sophomore solo album, "Raphael Saadiq As Ray Ray," in September via his…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart) with "Dreams…

  7. Mase Is 'Back' After Five-Year Break

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year break spent pursuing religion, rapper Mase will release a new album, "Welcome Back," Aug. 24 via Fo' Reel Entertainment and Bad Boy. After a five-year break spent pursuing religion, rapper Mase will release a new album, "Welcome Back," Aug. 24 via Fo…

  8. Wu-Tang Reunion Heading To CD/DVD

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A spokesperson for Sanctuary Records confirms the label will issue the CD on Sept. 28, with the DVD to follow on Oct. 12. The Wu-Tang Clan's performance at this weekend's Rock the Bells Festival , tipped to feature all of its principal members together for the first time in years,…

  9. Usher Notches Another No. 1 Single

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the second time in two months as "Confessions Part II" shoots 2-1 this week. The third single from his LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" supplan Usher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the…

  10. McCartney Special Nets 5 Emmy Nods

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The television special "A&E In Concert: Paul McCartney In Red Square" pulled in five nominations for the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for outstanding variety, music or comedy s The television special "A&E In Concert: Paul McCartney In Red Square"…

  11. Delightful DeGarmo Ready For The Road

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is on the road with the other third-season finalists on a 52-date tour that ends Sept. 30 in Hawaii. Before boarding the tour bus, she sat down to discuss her life and her experiences on Diana DeGarmo is the 11th and latest "American Idol" contestant to appear on a…

  12. Update: New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.com. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the…

  13. Lou Reed Reveling In Remixes

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed looks set for a return to the U.K. singles chart with the July 19 release by NuLife/BMG of a pop remix of "Satellite of Love." Lou Reed looks set for a return to the U.K. singles chart with the July 19 release by NuLife/BMG of a pop remix of "Satellite of Love,"…

  14. Banks Secures Another Week At No. 1

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 62% decrease to sales of 164,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the solo de Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week…

  15. Courtney Love Hospitalized Again

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fugitive rocker Courtney Love has been admitted to a private New York hospital after being released from a weekend stay at a public medical facility in Manhattan, her criminal defense lawyer said yest Fugitive rocker Courtney Love has been admitted to a private New York hospital after being…

  16. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING," TIM MCGRAW 2. "I Go Back," Kenny Chesney 3. "Whiskey Girl," Toby Keith 4. "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," Montgomery Gentry 5. "Loco," David Lee Murphy Issue date: July 17, 2004 News…

  17. Joseph Arthur Emerges From 'Shadows'

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has signed a new deal with Vector Recordings, which will release his fourth studio album, "Our Shadows Will Remain," this fall. Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has signed a new deal with Vector Recordings, which will release his fourth studio album, …

  18. Love Discharged From NYC Hospital

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love was discharged yesterday (July 12) from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan where she spent the weekend, according to a person close to the performer. Courtney Love was discharged yesterday (July 12) from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan where she spent the weekend,…

  19. DANCE RADIO AIRPLAY

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/dance_radio.jsp 1. "Amazing," George Michael 2. "As The Rush Comes," Motorcycle 3. "If I Close My Eyes," Reina 4. "Naughty Girl," Beyoncé 5. "Illusion," Benassi Bros. Featuring Sandy Issue date: July 17, 2004 News George…

  20. Billboard Bits: Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Travis

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Travis Judy Collins has newly recorded three Leonard Cohen songs for an upcoming compilation of her interpretations of his work, due Aug. 31 from Elektra/Rhino. "Judy Collins Sings Leonard Cohen: Democracy" also features 14 of the iconic poet…

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