1. Billboard Bits: Smith, Frampton, Bluerunners

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Patti Smith tour date, a "lost" Peter Frampton live album and a new Bluerunners album. The Patti Smith Group has slated a handful of December tour dates, kicking off Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh. At deadline, the itinerary consists of six dates, finished off by a Dec. 29-31 stand…

  2. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops. Following last weekend's appearance…

  4. No Cities Left

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian indie rock collective the Dears blend the prog grandeur of God Speed You Black Emperor with the mope of 1980s gloom pop and the twee precociousness of Belle & Sebastian. Canadian indie rock collective the Dears blend the prog grandeur of God Speed You Black Emperor with the mope…

  5. Healing Rain

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship" and "Worship Again"). In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship"…

  6. Morrissey Beefs Up 'Quarry' With B-Sides

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morrissey's latest studio album, "You Are the Quarry," will be reissued in a deluxe edition Dec. 7 via his Attack imprint for Sanctuary. Morrissey's latest studio album, "You Are the Quarry," will be reissued in a deluxe edition Dec. 7 via his Attack imprint for…

  7. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  8. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  9. TV On The Radio Finds Good Reception

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Of the multitude of New York-based rock bands to garner recent media attention, surely the most unique musical personality belongs to TV On The Radio, a Brooklyn quintet whose two releases on Touch & Go have fueled major interest. Curiosity…

  10. Turner Dominates Christian Country Awards

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10th annual Christian Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 4) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10th annual Christian Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 4) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.…

  11. Billboard Bits: George Huff, Mike Doughty, Glen Burtnik

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on George Huff, Mike Doughty, Glen Burtnik Former "American Idol" finalist George Huff will release his solo debut recording on Tuesday (Nov. 9) via Word/Curb/Warner Bros. The five-track "My Christmas EP" will boast the medley "Angels We Have Heard on High/Hark!…

  12. Big 'Business': Feuding Kelly, Jay-Z Top Album Chart

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a nasty public feud that brought an abrupt end to their joint tour over the weekend, R. Kelly and Jay-Z are chummy on top of The Billboard 200. Their ironically titled second album together, " Despite a nasty public feud that brought an abrupt end to their joint tour over the…

  13. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  14. From a Basement on the Hill

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. When Elliott Smith died of possibly self-inflected wounds in 2003, addiction, depression and love were already the foundation of his canon. On the posthumously…

  15. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball'

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball' Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a Nov. 23 show at Orlando, Fla.'s T.D. Waterhouse Centre to benefit hurricane relief organizations in Florida, Alabama and the Caribbean. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by…

  16. Rod Returns To No. 1 With 'Stardust'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 25 years. The artist's new J Records release The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of…

  17. LL, Latifah Make 'Holiday' Film Plans

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is joining the cast of "Last Holiday. The Paramount Pictures remake of the 1950 British comedy will find him playing an ex-con who has a secret crush on the main character, played by fellow LL Cool J is joining the cast of "Last Holiday. The Paramount Pictures remake of…

  18. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from poet/songwriter Leonard Cohen, "Dear Heather" (Columbia). Inspirational music veteran Michael W. Smith's "Healing Rain" (Reunion). The latest release from Nick Cave and the Bad…

  19. New Band Aid Single Taking Shape

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. A date has not yet been set for the new recording…

  20. Ween Cancels Fall Tour

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. "There is a problem within the band that requires an…

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