1. Billboard Bits: Martina McBride, AMAs, CMAs

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Martina McBride, the Amercian Music Awards and Country Music Awards. In conjunction with its Valentine's Day promotions, Hallmark will exclusively offer an eight-track Martina McBride disc, "My Heart." The CD will sell for $10.95 or $6.95 with the purchase of any…

  2. Peas To Celebrate South African Anniversary

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of the South Africa's 10th anniversary of democracy celebrations. The two concerts will mark the group's first perform The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part…

  3. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." Due Feb. 8, the 52-track collection will…

  4. 'NOW' Series Spawns 17th CD, 2nd DVD

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series will emerge Nov. 2 via Capitol, in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season. The set collects 20 hit singles from the likes of Nell The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series…

  5. Shortlist Confirms Performers, Compilation

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The acts are among the 10 finalists for the prize, which also include Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Ghostface Killah, Loretta Lynn, the Streets and Wilco. Air, TV On The Radio, Dizzee Rascal and Nellie McKay are confirmed to perform at the 2004 Shortlist Prize awards ceremony, to be held Nov.…

  6. White Stripes Rock 'Under Blackpool Lights'

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The set was taped earlier this year at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, and shot on super 8 and 16 mm film by famed director Dick Carruthers (the Who, Led Zeppelin). Screenings are in the w Third Man/V2 has set a Dec. 7 release date for the White Stripes' first live DVD, "…

  7. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" …

  8. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  9. 'Nashville Star' Retooled For New Season

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Without revealing specifics, the producers of USA Network's "Nashville Star" are planning changes for the country music talent contest's 2005 season. Without revealing specifics, the producers of USA Network's "Nashville Star" are planning changes for the…

  10. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  11. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon 'Sandwich' Board Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Pixies, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the tribute album "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon," due this week via Artemis.…

  12. Guerilla City

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla Black's debut album, "Guerilla City." Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla…

  13. Spoon Wraps Fifth Album

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Texas-based rock act Spoon has finished recording its fifth album. Texas-based rock act Spoon has finished recording its fifth album. The as-yet-untitled, 11-track set is expected early next year via Merge, and will include a number of cuts premiered in live performances this year by frontman…

  14. Pearl Jam Caps Epic Tenure With Hits Set

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will cap its tenure on Epic next month with its first hits collection. Pearl Jam will cap its tenure on Epic next month with its first hits collection. Due Nov. 16 via Epic, the double-disc, 33-track "rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991-2003)" sports 16 top 10 hits on…

  15. Jackson Slams New Eminem Video

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has not taken kindly to the way he's portrayed in rapper Eminem's recently released video, "Just Lose It." Michael Jackson has not taken kindly to the way he's portrayed in rapper Eminem's recently released video , "Just Lose It." The…

  16. Capitol Boxes Up Early Beatles Albums

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' first four U.S. albums -- "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Album," "Something New" and "Beatles '65" -- will be bundled together in the boxed set "The Capitol Albums Volume 1," due The Beatles' first four U.S…

  17. Uploud.com, Deerhoof, Vote For Change

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Uploud.com, Deerhoof and Vote For Change/Realguide.com. TURN IT UP: While the digital-download marketplace is getting crowded with big-name stores from Apple to Sony Connect to Wal…

  18. New Prince Video Rocks Terrorism

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now a Jehovah's witness, Prince has toned down his mojo, but the Purple One can still pack a political punch. Now a Jehovah's witness, Prince has toned down his mojo, but the Purple One can still pack a political punch. His new music video, "Cinnamon Girl," is a big-budget…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 11-17)

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 11-17, 2004). VOTE FOR CHANGE: The week kicks off with a bang as the all-star finale of the Vote for Change tour will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C. on the Sundance Channel. The event will feature Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M.,…

  20. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews…

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