1. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  2. Billboard Bits: Lopez, Disturbed, Wainwright

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Jennifer Lopez, Disturbed and Martha Wainwright. "Get Right," the first single from Jennifer Lopez's forthcoming album, "Rebirth," will get its exclusive first public airing Jan. 2 via AOL Music's "First Listen" (AOL Keyword: First Listen or…

  3. Goodrem Delivers Down Under

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The immediate success here of Delta Goodrem's sophomore album, "Mistaken Identity," reflects the Australian public's continuing love affair with the multiplatinum singer/songwriter. Now, Sony BMG is looking to take the Aussie&…

  4. B&E: Killswitch Engage

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Killswitch Engage. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its first Grammy nomination and upcoming major tour, metal group…

  5. Roberta Flack Creating Music School

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran R&B singer Roberta Flack plans to transform two abandoned brownstones in Harlem into a school of music to be opened next fall. Veteran R&B singer Roberta Flack plans to transform two abandoned brownstones in Harlem into a school of music to be opened next fall. The 126th…

  6. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16 in Los Angeles…

  7. OutKast Keeps Busy With Debut Film, Two Albums

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," continues to yield hit singles, the members of acclaimed hip-hop duo OutKast have an ambitious slate of projects on tap While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo, Ozomatli, Nadine Renee

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Bonnaroo, Ozomatli and Nadine Renee. The fourth annual Bonnaroo Music Festival is set for June 10-12. The hugely successful jam band fest will return to the same 700-acre site in rural Manchester, Tenn., about 60 miles South of Nashville. Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly…

  9. Springsteen Plans Holiday Benefit Show

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST While years past have seen multiple-night holiday benefit concerts hosted by Bruce Springsteen in Asbury Park, N.J., the 2004 season will feature just one. While years past have seen multiple-night holiday benefit concerts hosted by Bruce Springsteen in Asbury Park, N.J., the 2004 season will…

  10. 'Idol' Fave London Signs Label Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with independent label Peak Records. She's due to begin recording a mix of original material and covers in January with an eye on a summer re Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with…

  11. Stewart Must Repay $780G Tour Deposit

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart must repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a Latin American concert tour that was canceled, a Los Angeles jury ruled on Friday. Rod Stewart must repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a Latin American concert tour that was canceled, a Los Angeles jury ruled on…

  12. 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…

  13. Who Killed . . . the Zutons

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Liverpool, England's the Zutons arrive on these shores with a healthy buzz. "Who Killed . . . Liverpool, England's the Zutons arrive on these shores with a healthy buzz. "Who Killed . . . the Zutons," the quintet's debut, was released earlier this year overseas…

  14. Love Ordered To Stand Trial For Assault

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (Oct. 27) to stand trial on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles despite her attorney's claim that the case had been "grossly overcharged. Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (Oct. 27) to stand trial on a felony charge of…

  15. Stewart Testifies In Canceled Show Suit

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Rod Stewart told a Los Angeles jury yesterday (Oct. 27) that he should be paid in full for shows canceled by his associates because promoters paid only a portion of the upfront fees. Singer Rod Stewart told a Los Angeles jury yesterday (Oct. 27) that he should be paid in full for shows…

  16. Billboard Bits: Jingle Ball, Vendetta Red, R.E.M.

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jingle Ball, Vendetta Red, R.E.M. Destiny's Child, Maroon5, Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Ryan Cabrera, JoJo, Good Charlotte, Vanessa Carlton and Switchfoot are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station WHTZ (Z100)'s annual Jingle Ball concert. The…

  17. Wonder To Receive Billboard Century Award

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder has been named the 2004 recipient of the Billboard Century Award. The honor will be presented Dec. 8 during the annual Billboard Mu For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder has been named the 2004…

  18. Eminem To Perform At Sirius Channel Launch

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and satellite radio provider Sirius will launch their uncensored hip-hop channel Oct. 28 with a live broadcast from New York. Shade 45's debut will stem from the city's Roseland Ballroom, where Eminem and satellite radio provider Sirius will launch their uncensored hip-hop…

  19. Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Goes Solo

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from his side band, the New Left. The six-track "Let Go" finds Cook collaborating with drummer Brett Borges, bassist John Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from…

  20. Springsteen's 'Plugged' Grows A Little On DVD

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the addition of one performance not included in the original 1992 concert broadcast. The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the…

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