1. Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay Farrar; Rosanne Cash; Laurie Anderson; Bob Neuwirth; Terre Roche; Shannon McNally; Jenni Muldaur; Rodney Crowell; Steven Van Zandt; Davie Allan; Jimmy Vivino Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay…

  2. Lynn Anderson Charged With DWI

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran country singer Lynn Anderson was charged with drunk driving yesterday (Dec. 2) in Denton, Texas, after police found her passed out in her car on the shoulder of a highway. Veteran country singer Lynn Anderson was charged with drunk driving yesterday (Dec. 2) in Denton, Texas, after…

  3. Krauss + Union Station A Hit 'Both Ways'

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Thanks to a big year full of awards show wins and major TV exposure for Alison Krauss + Union Station, Rounder Records is understandably upbeat about the commercial prospects for "Lonely Runs Both Ways," the act's first studio…

  4. Billboard Bits: Spacey, Setzer, COC

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Kevin Spacey, Brian Setzer Orchestra and Corrosion Of Conformity. Kevin Spacey has dabbled very lightly in the world of song in the past, even contributing a version of "Mind Games" during a televised tribute to John Lennon a few years back. But he has so seriously taken…

  5. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde AMC Theaters will screen the White Stripes' live DVD, "Under Blackpool Lights," Dec. 9 in 13 U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Screenings are also on tap throughout the United Kingdom,…

  6. Modern Rockers Cram 'Stubbs' Soundtrack

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exclusive tracks from Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie." Exclusive tracks recorded by the likes of the Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie." Due March 15 via Aspyr…

  7. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  8. Mercury Rev Shares Its 'Secret'

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act Mercury Rev will return next year with a new V2 album, "The Secret Migration." Rock act Mercury Rev will return next year with a new V2 album, "The Secret Migration." In an unusual move, the 13-track set will be available Jan. 25 in digital form exclusively via…

  9. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  10. Levert Switches Labels, Expands Themes

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to Me," "Can You Handle It," "The G Spot" and "U Got That Love," the general theme of Gerald Levert's music is easy to divine. His brand of sensuous R&B has Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to…

  11. Ashanti's 'Rose' Blooms Next Month

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Ashanti will release her third album, "Concrete Rose," Dec. 7 via the Inc./Def Jam. The 7 Aurelius-produced first single "Only U" debuted last week at No. 30 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 4 R&B star Ashanti will release her third album, "Concrete…

  12. 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…

  13. Springsteen Wins Name Change For Condos

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Less than a month after Asbury Park, N.J., broke ground on a waterfront redevelopment project, Bruce Springsteen rendered his verdict on a planned condominium called the Rising, the same name as his Less than a month after Asbury Park, N.J., broke ground on a waterfront redevelopment project,…

  14. Musical Star Howard Keel Dies

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 85. Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in…

  15. Eminem Sidesteps Destiny, Spears On U.K. Chart

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with "Just Lose It" (Interscope), outselling new entries by Destiny's Child and Britney Spears in the process. Destiny's Child had to Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with …

  16. Bennett Blessed With Bountiful Archives

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett just released a new album and a reconfigured version of his 1991 boxed set, but the venerable vocalist is already looking ahead to future projects. Indeed, the artist tells Billboard ther Tony Bennett just released a new studio album and a reconfigured version of his 1991 boxed…

  17. Trent Willmon

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who actually wore a cowboy hat before he turned pro, and on his debut album he comes off more like a veteran than a ro West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses rap artists, 'My Boo' and radio with readers. WE CALL HIM THE RAPPER Fred, I read your column regularly, and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. I was wondering why Nelly's single with Tim McGraw is appearing on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song…

  19. Females Lead People's Choice Music Nominees

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards. The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and…

  20. Bono Recovers 'October'-Era Missing Lyrics

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A long-lost briefcase full of notes and lyrics that were intended for the 1981 U2 album "October" has been returned, 23 years after it was stolen at a Portland concert. A long-lost briefcase full of notes and lyrics that were intended for the 1981 U2 album "October" has…

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