1. '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…

  2. Ask Billboard

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Robbie Williams, Bjork, Nelly and Tim McGraw. OH GREATEST ROBBIE Hi Keith, I know that Robbie Williams is preparing to release a fantastic hits collection overseas. Do you know if there are any plans to release it Stateside and how his U.S…

  3. 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…

  4. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, NFG

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, New Found Glory Geffen has confirmed additional details regarding the Nirvana boxed set , "With the Lights Out," due Nov. 23. The three-CD, one-DVD package will include 81 tracks, 68 of which are previously unreleased. Included are a selection of Kurt…

  5. 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:…

  6. Be Here

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After several solid releases, Keith Urban is poised for superstardom. And clearly, "Be Here" will help Urban make that leap. After several solid releases, Keith Urban is poised for superstardom. And clearly, "Be Here" will help Urban make that leap. No doubt, the guy has…

  7. Three New Songs Augment Keith's 'Hits'

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three new songs will appear on DreamWorks' latest Toby Keith collection, "Greatest Hits 2." Due Nov. 9, the 14-track set is led by new single "Stays in Mexico." Also included is a cover of the James T Three new songs will appear on DreamWorks' latest Toby Keith…

  8. Billboard Bits: Paisley, CMAs, Taste Of Chaos, N.O.R.E.

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Brad Paisley, CMAs, Taste Of Chaos, N.O.R.E. Country star Brad Paisley will kick off a 2005 tour with a Jan. 15 benefit show in Wheeling, W. Va., not far from his hometown of Glen Dale. The Mud in the Valley concert at the WesBanco Arena will raise funds for flood relief organizations…

  9. Ask Billboard

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys and Chynna Phillips. SPECIAL SONGBOOK? Hello Keith, With Rod Stewart's "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook Vol. III" being released on Oct. 19, will there be any marketing tie-ins with a…

  10. Billboard Bits: Frank Sinatra, AMAs, Bolton

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Frank Sinatra, AMAs, Bolton A new version of "Silent Night" graces "The Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection," due Oct. 26 via Reprise/The Frank Sinatra Collection. The song was assembled using an unreleased vocal track recorded by the late crooner in August 1991 and…

  11. 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…

  12. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black Back In 'Black' Pixies leader Frank Black showcases vastly different aspects of his musical persona on "Frank Black Francis." The 28-track spinART collection features 15 pre-Pixies demos on one disc and 13 new recordings of Pixies songs with Two Pale Boys'…

  13. Dummy

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Still flying under the pop radar after 35 years of rollick and mischief, NRBQ delivers "Dummy," a raw rocking album of 13 tunes bred from spontaneity, humor and good-times gusto. Still flying under the pop radar after 35 years of rollick and mischief, NRBQ delivers "Dummy,"…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Avril Lavigne, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, Kimberley Locke and Barry Manilow. 'HAPPY' DAYS: Avril Lavigne is back to her winning ways on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart. Her first three entries on this tally all reached pole…

  15. Ciara Still No. 1, Eminem Moves Top 10

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara continues her reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo on top for a sixth consecutive week. As reported yesterday, Ciara's similarly titled debut bowed at No. 3 o Ciara continues her reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with "…

  16. Ask Billboard

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Nelly, Mis-Teeq, Clay Aiken and more. NELLY'S 'BACK IN BLACK' Hi Keith, I briefly heard a song in a club by Nelly that was mixed with AC/DC's "Back in Black." Do you know what song it is, and what (if any) CD…

  17. Keith's Driver Wounded By Gunshot

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A bus driver for country singer Toby Keith was wounded yesterday (Oct. 4) by a gunshot fired into the performer's bus on a freeway in Carrollton, Texas, outside Dallas. A bus driver for country singer Toby Keith was wounded yesterday (Oct. 4) by a gunshot fired into the performer's…

  18. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Stefani, Kem

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Pixies, Gwen Stefani and Kem The Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour will close with a Dec. 18 double-header at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where the band has already sold out six prior engagements. The Pixies will play a 7 p.m. show with support from Mike…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Los Lonely Boys, Donny Osmond, Green Day, Keith Urban and John Fogerty. LONELY AT THE TOP: For 21 weeks, the pole position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart was been shared by two songs: "100 Years" by Five For Fighting…

  20. Jagger: Watts Beat Cancer

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has won a battle with throat cancer, according to Mick Jagger. "Charlie has had all his treatments and he's now been cleared and is free of any illness," the Stone Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has won a battle with throat cancer,…

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