1. Robertson Crafting Band Box Set

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie Robertson. Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie…

  2. 'El Rey' Hits The U.S. Road

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vicente "El Rey" Fernandez will kick off a brief U.S. tour Oct. 15 in Dallas. Vicente "El Rey" Fernandez will kick off a brief U.S. tour Oct. 15 in Dallas. The 16-date, Jack Daniel's-sponsored run includes a four-night stand at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre…

  3. Ask Billboard

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Emma Bunton, New Edition and Prince. FREE EMMA Hi Keith, Is Emma Bunton releasing her album, "Free Me," in the United States in October? What track will be the first single? Thank you, Tiago Heitelvan Hi Tiago, At deadline, a…

  4. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this…

  5. Lone Star Acts Benefit Iraq War Victims

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a compilation that will raise funds for victims of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a…

  6. 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…

  7. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Nellie McKay and Rilo Kiley have signed on for influential California radio station KCRW's fourth annual benefit concert, A Sounds Eclectic Evening. Additional artists will be added to the bill for…

  8. Billboard Bits: Albarn, Adams, 'Rock Through Time'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Damon Albarn, Bryan Adams, 'Rock Through Time' Blur lead singer Damon Albarn has two side projects in development. A second album from his "cartoon band" Gorillaz is due this fall on Parlophone/EMI. But for now Albarn is in Lagos, Nigeria, recording an album with…

  9. Billboard Bits: Beasties, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Beastie Boys, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo The Beastie Boys have begun confirming dates for their fall North American tour, with rapper Talib Kweli in tow. Arena shows are set for Sept. 14 in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 16 in San Francisco and Sept. 19 in Seattle. Pre-sale…

  10. BoDeans' 'Resolution': A Long Time Comin'

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According to the core songwriters/guitarist/vocalists Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas, life got in the way. The reason there's been eight years between Bodeans studio albums is pretty simple. According…

  11. Jackson, McBride Reveal 2004 Tour Schedule

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an As expected , Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the…

  12. A Q&A With Phil Ramone

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Chances are Phil Ramone has produced the soundtrack to your life -- literally. Dubbed the Pope of Pop by his peers, the nine-time Grammy Award winner is one of the modern music era's most enduring, influential producers. Possessed with…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest on the ABC sitcom "According to Jim," staring Jim Belushi. The episode, titled "The Brother-In-Law," follows a September visit the 2002 - Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest…

  14. Connick In Romantic Mood With New Album

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a Feb. 3 release for "Only You," a collection of romantic standards from Columbia Records. Tapping into material from the 1950s and '60s, Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a…

  15. Shania Slates Spring Swing

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain plans to keep up a busy touring schedule at least through the spring. The contemporary country artist has confirmed a new set of North American tour dates, kicking off April 6 in Sunrise, Shania Twain plans to keep up a busy touring schedule at least through the spring. The…

  16. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  17. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock I Kid, I Kid Kid Rock produced his new, self-titled Lava/Atlantic album, which is the follow-up to 2001's "Cocky." That set has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 4 million copies and featured the No…

  18. Mobb Deep's Prodigy, Entourage Arrested

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group's entourage were arrested over the weekend in Cohoes, N.Y., after officers found marijuana, crack cocaine and an illeg Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group'…

  19. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Radiohead, Lynyrd Skynyrd

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Radiohead, Lynyrd Skynyrd Pink, Evanescence, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down and Rod Stewart have joined the performance lineup for the 31st annual American Music Awards. Set for Nov. 16, the event will air live from Los Angeles on ABC. As previously reported , Ashanti, Sheryl Crow,…

  20. John Lennon Musical Heads To Broadway

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a Broadway musical based on songs by John Lennon -- Yoko Ono has, and today (Oct. 15), producers announced she has given the go-ahead for a show using her late husband's work. Imagine a Broadway musical based on songs by John Lennon -- Yoko Ono has, and today (Oct. 15), producers…

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