The 2004 Billboard Music Awards have been set for Dec. 8 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and will air live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape-delayed PT). Finalists and performers will be announced in the coming months.
As tipped here in June, Bon Jovi is raiding its vaults for a forthcoming five-disc box set. Due Nov. 16 via Island, "100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong" will boast three discs of previously unreleased material, a disc of previously released rare tracks and a DVD of unseen film and video footage.
Fans turned away from Phish's career-capping Coventry festival in Vermont earlier this month will receive free digital downloads from the event, including the soundcheck, as well as a one-of-a-kind photo book autographed by the band.
Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acclaimed albums that have not yet been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies.
The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize.
Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded during a multi-artist concert Nov. 10 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.
After testimony from a dozen key witnesses in the Michael Jackson child molestation case, a Santa Maria, Calif., judge issued tentative rulings on evidence seized in a search of Jackson's Neverland estate.