1. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004)

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004) The air is crisper and the days a little bit shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a seemingly renewed approach by the suppliers of television…

  2. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Will Ackerman ’Return’ To Sender Guitarist/Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman has re-recorded 11 of his best-known pieces for "Returning: Pieces for Guitar 1970-2004." The set is due this week as the first release on his Mary's Tree imprint, to be distributed by…

  3. 'Easy' Money: Lachey Set For Heist Pic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making the move to the big screen, signing on for a role in the indie film "The Hard Easy." After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making…

  4. Robertson Crafting Band Box Set

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie Robertson. Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie…

  5. Third Time's A Charm For Stewart's 'Songbook'

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and Bette Midler are among the artists guesting on Rod Stewart's third collection of standards for J Records. Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and Bette Midler are among the artists guesting on Rod Stewart's third collection of…

  6. Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barr A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was…

  7. Townshend Site To Host Streaming TV Station

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The system has been tested in recent months with a live Who rehearsal and performances by Townshend-mentored singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller. Who guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site will soon play host to a streaming TV station dubbed "Who TV." The system has been…

  8. Stars Sign On For Charles Tribute Special

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists who will celebrate Ray Charles at an October tribute concert that will be taped for later broadcast on CBS. "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles" Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists who will celebrate Ray…

  9. TunesOnTV

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 20 "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lil' Romeo (also scheduled: Melina Kanakaredes, Miss America). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 20-26)

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 20-26, 2004). URBAN LEGEND: Keith Urban is a country superstar in the making. With the release of his latest album, "Be Here" (Capitol Records Nashville), look for him a couple of times on television this week. On Wednesday…

  11. DVDs Spotlight Crosby, Stills & Nash

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino will on Oct. 26 release a three-DVD set spotlighting the on- and off-stage activities of Crosby, Stills & Nash. Rhino will on Oct. 26 release a three-DVD set spotlighting the on- and off-stage activities of Crosby, Stills & Nash. In addition to the recently released concert DVDs…

  12. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  13. Coroner: Rick James Died Of Heart Attack

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due to an enlarged heart, with numerous drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine contributing factors, the Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due…

  14. Madonna Visiting Israel On Spiritual Quest

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is on her way to the Holy Land. The pop diva, a student of Jewish mysticism, is headed to Israel on a spiritual quest for the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown today (Sept. 15). Madonna is on her way to the Holy Land. The pop diva, a student of Jewish mysticism, is headed to…

  15. Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs to the compilation "Take Action! Volume 4." Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs…

  16. Jackson Boots McGraw From No. 1

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200 penthouse with his latest Arista Nashville set, "What I Do." With opening week sales of 178,000 copies, Jackson ends Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200…

  17. B&E: Emma & Gioia

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Emma and Gioia. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OH BABY: With Spice Girls creator Simon Fuller back behind the helm, the artist…

  18. Billboard Bits: Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs Kevin Lyttle and Bounty Killer have signed on to perform at the hastily organized Hurricane Ivan Relief Concert. As the massive storm churns out of the Caribbean towards the Gulf of Mexico, promoter G. City has pulled together talent for a benefit on Sunday…

  19. Costello Heads To Memphis For Live DVD

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the basis of the artist's first DVD release. Shortly before the release of his latest studio album , Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the…

  20. McFadden, Bedingfield Top U.K. Charts

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Westlife vocalist Brian McFadden started his solo career with a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Sept. 12), while Natasha Bedingfield followed her recent chart-topping single "These Words" with a b Former Westlife vocalist Brian McFadden started his solo career with a No. 1 U.K.…

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