1. New UNKLE CD Finally Hitting North America

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global Underground, following its international release last September by Island. The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis Country superstar Tim McGraw will host his 10th annual Swampstock concert and celebrity softball event Sept. 19 in Rayville, La. Along with McGraw, the concert will feature performances by his wife, Faith Hill, as well as Martina McBride,…

  3. Three New Cuts Join Twain's 'Greatest'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A trio of new songs will appear among the first collection of Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits." A trio of new songs will appear among the first collection of Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits." Due Nov. 9 from Mercury, the 21-track set will be led by the single "…

  4. First Batch Of Dylan Memoirs Due In October

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via Simon & Schuster. The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via…

  5. Ackerman 'Returning' With New Album

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist/Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman has re-recorded 11 of his best-known pieces for "Returning: Pieces for Guitar 1970-2004." Guitarist/Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman has re-recorded 11 of his best-known pieces for "Returning: Pieces for Guitar 1970…

  6. Travis, Guster Look Back On 'Everwood'

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash are among the acts contributing newly recorded covers for the soundtrack to the WB series "Everwood," due Oct. 19 via Nettwerk. Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash…

  7. Pearl Jam, Mudhoney Rock For Votes

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, Queensryche, X's John Doe and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion are among the acts confirmed to perform at No Vote Left Behind, a festival/political f Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, Queensryche, X's John Doe and producer…

  8. B&E: Ari Hest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE: New York's Cornell University may never know what it missed in a baseball…

  9. Bon Jovi Empties Vaults For Box Set

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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 unre As tipped here in June, Bon Jovi is raiding its vaults for a forthcoming five…

  10. Lone Star Acts Benefit Iraq War Victims

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a compilation that will raise funds for victims of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a…

  11. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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 acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  12. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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 duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  13. Browne, Raitt, Yorn Bolster Zevon Tribute

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the forthcoming tribute album "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon." Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the…

  14. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a…

  15. Mothersbaugh Scores Again With 'Sims 2'

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He is equally adept at scoring for the interactive world, most recently for Electronic Arts' "The Sims 2." Composer Mark Mothersbaugh has earned acclaim and awards for every medium in which he has worked, from his early days as a founding member of the influential rock group…

  16. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 23-29)

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 23-29) No lie: I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to watch dressage . OK, OK... It was a hungry baby that woke me up, but I was quite glad that she did. Because I was awake for this equestrian team finals…

  17. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  18. DVD Captures Bowie's Live 'Reality'

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are the basis for the upcoming DVD "David Bowie - A Reality Tour." Due Oct. 19 via ISO/Columbia, the 30-track collection was shot Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are…

  19. Puro Sentimiento

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer Charlie Zaa made his mark in 1996 with "Sentimiento," a collection of vintage arrangements of songs Colombian singer Julio Jaramillo popularized in the 1950s. Colombian singer Charlie Zaa made his mark in 1996 with "Sentimiento," a collection of vintage…

  20. McCoury Leads Bluegrass Nominations

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the…

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