1. Billboard Bits: Hawk, McEntire, Ollabelle

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tony Hawk, Reba McEntire and Ollabelle. Professional skateboarder icon Tony Hawk has been tapped to host a show on a new Sirius Satellite Radio channel. He is the first host named to the broadcaster's Sirius Faction channel, which is aimed at action sports enthusiasts. "…

  2. Guided By Voices Sets Final Tour Dates

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The band has set 25 dates, running from an Aug. 19 performance at New York's Hudson River Rocks free concert series. Indie-rock mainstay Guided By Voices, which plans to split at the end of the year, has confirmed its last tour, to culminate with a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago.…

  3. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  4. McGraw To Tour Through The Fall

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two weeks after his current summer trek ends. Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two…

  5. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  6. Unlikely Star Groban Is King of Highbrow Pop

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Josh Groban recalls going into a record store to buy a copy of his debut album on the night of its release late in 2001. "They couldn't figure out who I was asking for. 'Josh Gorgan? Who?'" Groban recalls with a smile. It…

  7. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…

  8. P. Diddy Slates Broadway Debut

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansbury's landmark drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival…

  9. Cocker Selects Best For 'Collection'

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vocalist Joe Cocker has pored through his archives and chosen his 20 favorite songs from his own canon for the forthcoming hits album "Joe Cocker: Ultimate Collection," due Jan. 13 from A&M/Hip-O Vocalist Joe Cocker has pored through his archives and chosen his 20 favorite songs…

  10. Raitt, Earle Tribute NRBQ

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be released March 9 on Spirithouse Records. It will be the first release from the Boston-based independent label. Artists on "The Q Peop NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be…

  11. Good 2 Go

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well, look no further than this red-hot dancehall debut by Jamaica's "Energy God." The album's lead single, "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," exploded o Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well,…

  12. Nazario Breaks Latin Albums Chart Jinx

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's been a dry spell for women on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Since the beginning of the year, only one female artist -- the late Celia Cruz -- has topped the list. As far as pop is concerned, no woman has been No. 1 in terms…

  13. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elephant Man 'Good' Vibrations VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due this week, the album serves as the dancehall…

  14. Country Veteran Teddy Wilburn Dies

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn Brothers, died of congestive heart failure yesterday (Nov. 24) at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn…

  15. Eastwood: Soundtracks Should Have Score Focus

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved away from conventional scoring to the use of songs during his keynote speech at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboa Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses year-end charts, import singles and Clay Aiken with readers. UNFAIR ADVANTAGE Dear Fred, It's that time of year when everything is tabulated and everyone tries to figure out the best songs, artists, albums and storylines for 2003. I know this is a hectic time of…

  17. Elephant Man: Ready 4 U.S. Success

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due Dec. 2, the album serves as the dancehall…

  18. Green Refreshes His Soul On Secular Album

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It may have taken 27 years for Al Green and mentor/producer Willie Mitchell to reunite for a bold new secular album, but now that they're in the groove, it seems there's no stopping a good thing. Of the new "I Can't Stop,"…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85. 2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85. 2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts "Se Seco el Arroyito" (the…

  20. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

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