1. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle New Jersey-based rock act Bon Jovi will on Nov. 14 join a club that includes Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra when it is presented with the American Music Awards' special Award of Merit. The honor will…

  2. 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,…

  3. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stones 'Lick' It Up The most successful tour of 2003, the Rolling Stones' 40 Licks outing, is preserved as the two-disc CD package "Live Licks," due this week via Virgin. The album includes 11 songs never before released on any official Stones live title. The…

  4. 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…

  5. Ask Billboard

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar. MICK VS. FLEETWOOD Hi Keith, I check your column weekly and really enjoy the questions asked and answered, so thank you for that. My questions are regarding Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood. Both…

  6. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "I Hate Everything," George Strait 2. "SUDS IN THE BUCKET," SARA EVANS 3. "In A Real Love," Phil Vassar 4. "That's What It's All About," Brooks & Dunn 5. "Stays In Mexico," Toby Keith Issue date:…

  7. 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…

  8. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Win Polar Music Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music. Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for…

  9. 44TunesOnTV

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 25-31, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 25 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Ray Charles (also scheduled: Carson Daly). "Sessions @ AOL," Fuse Featured artist: Yellowcard. "The Brooke Ellison Story," A…

  10. Ex-Girlfriends

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's easy to see why Los Angeles-based Low Millions called its debut album "Ex-Girlfriends." You'll meet a number of them, in such songs as "Nikki Don't Stop," "Hey Jane," "Julia" and "Eleanor." It's It's easy to see…

  11. Ex-Suede Mates Form The Tears

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and Suede singer Brett Anderson have joined forces for a new project called the Tears, which also includes drummer Mako Sakomoto and bassist Nathan Fisher. Former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and Suede singer Brett Anderson have joined forces for a new…

  12. '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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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:…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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