1. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles 'Genius' Lives On Concord Records this week releases the star-studded duets album "Genius Loves Company" by Ray Charles. While the project was highly anticipated in its own right, the legendary performer's June 10 death is expected to propel the title to…

  2. Billboard Bits: Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Josh Groban and comedians Robin Williams and Ray Romano will perform at the ninth annual Grand Slam for Children event, sponsored by the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. The event will be held Oct. 2 at Las Vegas…

  3. 'Lean Back' Retains No. 1 Groove

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts continues as the group's "Lean Back" again staves off No. 1 contenders. The track tops the Hot 100 for a third week, and remains No. 1 on the Hot R& Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts…

  4. Billboard Bits: Robertson, Smith, GBV

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Robbie Robertson, Mindy Smith and Guided By Voices Robbie Robertson's first original composition for a film and soundtrack, "Shine Your Light," will be found on the soundtrack to "Ladder 49," due Sept. 28 via Hollywood. The album will also feature a separate…

  5. Barenaked Ladies Dress Up Holiday Set

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On their first collection of seasonal music, Barenaked Ladies aren't going it alone. On their first collection of seasonal music, Barenaked Ladies aren't going it alone. The Canadian pop-rock act drafted the help of Sarah McLachlan and Michael Bublé for a pair of songs on the…

  6. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a…

  7. DVD Captures Bowie's Live 'Reality'

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are the basis for the upcoming DVD "David Bowie - A Reality Tour." Due Oct. 19 via ISO/Columbia, the 30-track collection was shot Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are…

  8. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  9. Compilations Celebrate Count Basie's 100th

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. A reissue of Roulette Records' "…

  10. Van Halen Slugs Orioles With $2M Suit

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million in damages, charging that the Major League Baseball team reneged on an offer for the band to play a concert Sept. 2 at Oriole Park at C Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million in damages, charging that…

  11. Bocelli Pops With 'Andrea'

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Nov. 9 with a pop album, "Andrea." The Phillips/Sugar set will boast guest appearances by the Gipsy Kings and Holly Stell, as well as songs written by Guy Cham Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Nov. 9 with a pop album, "Andrea.…

  12. 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…

  13. Austin City Limits Music Festival: Live From Austin, Texas

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long-lived TV show of the same name) has become a powerhouse music event, which this live CD from last year's fest aptly In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long…

  14. JoJo, DeGraw Sign On For Ashe Kids Day

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist JoJo and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, the official kick off of grand slam tennis event the U.S. Open. R&B artist JoJo and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the annual Arthur Ashe Kids'…

  15. 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…

  16. Richard Marx: Far From 'Gone'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what the DJ said afterward. When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what…

  17. Billboard Bits: Supergrass, Juanes, Dio

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Supergrass, Juanes and Dio. The upcoming Supergrass best-of " Supergrass Is 10 " will be bolstered with a bonus disc of 12 live tracks for its Sept. 28 North American release via Capitol. Fans who purchase the album via Apple's iTunes Music Store will be able to…

  18. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  19. Riot on an Empty Street

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Offering up one of the prettiest albums of the year, Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience dabbles in everything from Simon & Garfunkel-style harmonizing ("Homesick") to acoustic disco ("I'd Offering up one of the prettiest albums of the year, Norwegian folk-pop…

  20. Wilson To 'Smile' On U.S. Audiences

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited "Smile" live performances to the United States this fall, after debuting the "lost masterpiece" in concert in the United Kingdom a Former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited …

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