1. Ask Billboard

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Twelve Girls Band, Janet Jackson and Madonna. GIRLS CLUB Greetings Keith, How come I cannot find the Twelve Girls Band on any of your charts? They are the hottest thing to hit the U.S. shores since the Beatles. All of their concerts on…

  2. Black Orbits Past Pixies 'Planets'

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 28-track collection features 15 pre-Pixies demos on one disc and 13 new recordings of Pixies songs with Two Pale Boys' Andy Diagram and Keith Moline. Additional details have come to light surrounding " Frank Black Francis ," a forthcoming two-disc set from Pixies singer…

  3. Jackson Tops Country Award Nominees

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With seven mentions, Alan Jackson is the top nominee for the 38th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. With seven mentions, Alan Jackson is the top nominee for the 38th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Toby…

  4. Keith, Harrahs Plan Vegas Nightclub

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The VIP booths will look like Ford pickups and an American flag will circle the ceiling at I Love This Bar & Grill!, a $9 million Las Vegas project by country superstar Toby Keith and Harrah's Ent The VIP booths will look like Ford pickups and an American flag will circle the ceiling…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis Country superstar Tim McGraw will host his 10th annual Swampstock concert and celebrity softball event Sept. 19 in Rayville, La. Along with McGraw, the concert will feature performances by his wife, Faith Hill, as well as Martina McBride,…

  6. Ask Billboard

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about seasonal albums, Gloria Estefan and Kelis. SEASONAL SELLING Hi Keith I just wanted to ask if you knew if seasonal or remix albums are profitable and big sellers? The reason I ask is because there are rarely ever any remix albums released,…

  7. Urban Readying First Headlining Tour

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country video channel CMT has signed on as the title sponsor of Keith Urban's first headlining arena tour. The first leg of the CMT On Tour: Keith Urban Be Here '04 trek kicks off Oct. 8 in Muncie, In Country video channel CMT has signed on as the title sponsor of Keith Urban's…

  8. Mothersbaugh Scores Again With 'Sims 2'

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He is equally adept at scoring for the interactive world, most recently for Electronic Arts' "The Sims 2." Composer Mark Mothersbaugh has earned acclaim and awards for every medium in which he has worked, from his early days as a founding member of the influential rock group…

  9. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  10. Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tributes rarely get better than this, a country music masterpiece. Tributes rarely get better than this, a country music masterpiece. Robbie Fulks' masterfully assembled set not only fetes Paycheck's hits, but it also wisely gives a nod to lesser-known (and some would say superior)…

  11. 'Lean Back' Gets Comfy At No. 1

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back" tops Billboard's Hot 100. The East Coast rap act's latest single is also No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back…

  12. Ask Billboard

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Michael Jackson, George Michael and Van Halen. ULTIMATE MJ Dear Keith I was wondering if Michael Jackson will really release his box set in September, and if not, when? Thanks, Victor Hi Victor, Michael Jackson's "The Ultimate…

  13. Hag Records With Keith, In Talks With Capitol

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Merle Haggard plans to record a pair of duets with Toby Keith this week... Country legend Merle Haggard plans to record a pair of duets with Toby Keith this week, with one of the songs tapped to appear on Keith's next DreamWorks studio album or an upcoming best-of set. The…

  14. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  15. Report: Michael Jackson Not 'Manhandled'

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The state attorney general's office has concluded that Michael Jackson was not "manhandled" by sheriff's deputies who took him into custody last year on child molestation charges, CBS News reported ye The state attorney general's office has concluded that Michael…

  16. Trick Pony Stumps With Bush

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trick Pony will be on hand today (Aug. 16) as President George W. Bush makes a campaign stop Traverse City, Mich. The band will perform for supporters of the incumbent Republican candidate immediately Trick Pony will be on hand today (Aug. 16) as President George W. Bush makes a campaign stop…

  17. 'Pure Jerry' Series Showcases Live Garcia

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "Dick's Picks" and "From the Vault" albums of archival live recordings, a series of concert recordings of the band's late guitarist/singer's solo outings has be In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "…

  18. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  19. Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour, Frank Black has found time to prep two new albums, including a double-disc set. Tentatively due Oct. 12 via spinART is "Frank Black Francis," the first Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour , vocalist/guitarist…

  20. Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records. Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among…

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