1. 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…

  2. The Place You're In

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Wayne Shepherd takes a detour from the blues to follow a scenic rock'n'roll route through "The Place You're In," his first studio album in five years. Kenny Wayne Shepherd takes a detour from the blues to follow a scenic rock'n'roll route through "…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses No. 1s, Clay Aiken and numerical chart coincidences with readers. TAKING A COUNT OF GEORGE Hello again, Fred, Thought I'd throw my two cents in regarding the question one of your readers asked about the title to George Strait's "50 Number Ones"…

  4. Mavis Prevails With A Little 'Faith'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The gospel market has been flooded with music by newer acts this year, but one of the most intriguing releases is by a veteran artist who remains in peak form. Mavis Staples' Alligator Records release, "Have a Little Faith," is…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 18-24)

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 18-24, 2004). REMEMBERING BROTHER RAY: There was none like him and that's why an impressive selection of artists turned out to pay him tribute recently in Los Angeles. The result is the CBS special "Genius: A Night for Ray…

  6. 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:…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  8. Gabriel Remixes Music Clips For DVD

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Peter Gabriel has made some of the most groundbreaking clips of the video era. Now fans will get a chance to study his work with "Play," the British artist's first career-spanning DVD collection. The 23-track set includes such…

  9. Jamie Foxx Signs With J Records

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a record deal with J Records. His first album for the label is due in 2005 and is expected to be in the vein of contemporary R&B. Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a record deal with J Records. His first album for the label is due in 2005 and is…

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 11-17)

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 11-17, 2004). VOTE FOR CHANGE: The week kicks off with a bang as the all-star finale of the Vote for Change tour will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C. on the Sundance Channel. The event will feature Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M.,…

  11. International Bluegrass Music Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR The Del McCoury Band MALE…

  12. Good Charlotte Takes On 'Life And Death'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I wear black on the outside because that's how I feel on the inside," Good Charlotte's Joel Madden deadpans when describing his romantic outlook. Though it's surprising to hear the lead singer of a multiplatinum pop/punk…

  13. Billboard Bits: Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles Despite ongoing legal and financial woes, Courtney Love is finally mounting a short tour with her all-girl backing band, the Chelsea. The five-date California swing begins Oct. 24 in San Diego and will proceed to San Francisco (Oct. 26), Santa Cruz …

  14. Recording Academy Board Seeks Consumers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In its effort to develop solutions to digital music issues, the Recording Academy is seeking the help of 18-24 year-olds. In its effort to develop solutions to digital music issues, the Recording Academy is seeking the help of 18-24 year-olds. The industry body's What's the Download…

  15. Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) via September certifications by the Recording Industry After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first…

  16. Judge OKs Michael Jackson Tix Suit

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A New York judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling seats with obstructed views for Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert thr A New York judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Madison…

  17. Rascal Flatts 'Feels Like' No. 1

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country <I>group</I> to top The Billboard 200 this week as its third Hollywood set, "Feels Like Today," debuts at No. 1. With U.S. sales of 201,000 copies, accord Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country group to top The…

  18. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Raphael Saadiq 'Ray' Of Light R&B artist Raphael Saadiq this week releases his sophomore solo album, "Raphael Saadiq As Ray Ray," via his own Pookie Entertainment imprint. Why "Ray Ray?" Says Saadiq, "My mother calls me 'Ray Ray.' My homies…

  19. VH1 Honors Hip-Hop

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat Joe, MC Hammer and Sugar Hill Gang were among the artists who performed in all-star collaborations last night (Oct. 3) at the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat Joe, MC Hammer and Sugar Hill Gang were among the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' & More

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Motley Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' Diamond Rio/Trace Adkins and Sigur Ros Sources close to the situation tell Billboard.com that discussions are under way for a Motley Crue reunion tour featuring all four original band members -- Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick…

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