1. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  2. Coroner: Rick James Died Of Heart Attack

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due to an enlarged heart, with numerous drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine contributing factors, the Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due…

  3. Billboard Bits: Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced six recipients of its annual honors for lifetime contributions to American culture. Two of the three musicians to be honored Dec. 5 are Brits: pop legend Sir Elton John and renowned…

  4. Yorke Gives R.E.M. A Lift In London

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Staged and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 2, the gig was held at St. James' Church in Piccadilly, and featured a surprise guest appearance by Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke of Radiohead. R.E.M. unveiled several songs from its upcoming Warner Bros. album, " Around the Sun "…

  5. Gretchen Wilson To Tour With Big & Rich

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour,…

  6. Ask Billboard

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Billboard Music Awards and Def Leppard. LIVE LICKS? Keith, Do you have a release date for the new Rolling Stones double "Live" CD of the band's Licks tour? I have seen a track listing on a European…

  7. Vote For Change Finale Set For D.C.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., after plans to hold it in Miami fell through.…

  8. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  9. She Loves You

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For his third album under the Twilight Singers rubric, ex-Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli undertakes an all-covers repertoire. For his third album under the Twilight Singers rubric, ex-Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli undertakes an all-covers repertoire. Reflecting his eclectic bent, the…

  10. Beat Cafe

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow") are lasting snapshots of the '60s backtracks to an earlier decade. In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("…

  11. Whisper That Way

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT To his credit, Jeff Timmons had a hand in every aspect of this, his solo debut. To his credit, Jeff Timmons had a hand in every aspect of this, his solo debut. Indeed, the founder of defunct pop group 98 is a songwriter, producer and musician. His ambition is commendable, but Timmons bit off…

  12. Billboard Bits: Celine, Madonna, ATP & More

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Celine Dion, Madonna, N. Miss. Allstars, All Tomorrow's Parties New York adult contemporary station WLTW (Lite FM) has scored Celine Dion as the headliner for its upcoming One Night at Lite concert. It is the singer's only scheduled U.S. performance outside of her current…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys. IT TAKES 'TWO': Shania Twain has the third-highest debut of her career on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart , as "Party for Two" (Mercury), a…

  14. APC Covers Revolutionary Anthems

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. Bandleader Maynard James Keenan's description of the set as "a…

  15. Court To Hip-Hop Nation: No Free Samples

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work -- even minor, unrecognizable snippets of music. A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in…

  16. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  17. 'Extra' Sweet: McGrath To Co-Host TV Show

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark McGrath is joining the ranks of syndicated TV entertainment newsmagazine "Extra." Mark McGrath is joining the ranks of syndicated TV entertainment newsmagazine "Extra." The Sugar Ray singer will co-host the daily show with Dayna Devon when its 11th season starts Sept.…

  18. Former Sheriff: Jackson Paid Other Accuser

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The former sheriff of Santa Barbara County says Michael Jackson paid $2 million to the son of an employee at his Neverland Ranch in 1990 to stave off an accusation of child molestation, according to a The former sheriff of Santa Barbara County says Michael Jackson paid $2 million to the son…

  19. McGraw's 'Live' Powers To No. 1

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Grabbing the best country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens atop the chart with U.S. sales of 766,000 copies of his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying," according to Nielsen Sou Grabbing the best country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens…

  20. Stars Come Out For George Jones

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Martina McBride and Wynonna are among the artists scheduled to perform…

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