1. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Neil Young Neil Jam Pearl Jam caps its tenure on Epic this week with its first hits collection. The double-disc, 33-track "rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991-2003)" sports 16 top 10 hits on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including the No. 1s "Daughter…

  2. Never, Never, Land

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Like its 1998 album "Psyence Fiction," UNKLE's "Never, Never, Land" is dark, cold and littered with celebrities. Both sets are largely manned by Mo' Wax label leader James Lavelle. And this is where t Like its 1998 album "Psyence Fiction," UNKLE's …

  3. Healing Rain

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship" and "Worship Again"). In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship"…

  4. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  5. Twain Top Winner At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain was a top winner at last night's (Nov. 8) 52nd annual BMI Country Awards, held at the company's Music Row offices. Twain's crossover hit, "Forever and For Always," was named country song Shania Twain was a top winner at last night's (Nov. 8) 52nd…

  6. Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles. SMiLE, BRIAN: Brian Wilson's Carnegie Hall performances of the legendary "lost" album "SMiLE" will get an…

  7. Billboard Bits: Phoenix, Songwriters Hall, Waters

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Phoenix, Songwriters Hall, John Waters French rock act Phoenix will embark on its maiden North American tour Nov. 29 in Philadelphia. The group will play nine shows through Dec. 13 in San Diego in support of its latest Astralwerks album, "Alphabetical." Core members vocalist…

  8. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Toby Keith All The Hits, One More Time This week sees the release of several greatest hits packages from high-profile artists, led by Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" (Jive). The set includes her rendition of Bobby Brown's title…

  9. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "SpongeBob SquarePants" Worldwide 'Pants' Avril Lavigne, the Flaming Lips, Wilco and the Shins join the fun on the "SpongeBob SquarePants" soundtrack, due this week from Sire. Lavigne sings the theme song, while Wilco's "Just a Kid" features…

  10. Oakenfold Struggling With New Album

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the past several months, Paul Oakenfold has been working on his second Maverick album. For the past several months, Paul Oakenfold has been working on his second Maverick album. And while the international DJ/producer says he has nearly completed the set, he admits he is having a…

  11. Randy Travis Is Not Just 'Passing Through' Word

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three successful gospel collections, Randy Travis returns to his first love -- country music -- on "Passing Through." Due Nov. 9, the album marks the first time Word Records, a 53-year-old Christian label, has worked a straight…

  12. Shatner's 'Transformed Man' Reborn

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen. Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen. The set, which features the venerable Capt. Kirk reading…

  13. B&E: Pink Martini & Blaine Larsen

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pink Martini and Blaine Larsen. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SHAKIN' AND STIRRING: Seven years after its debut, Pink…

  14. Rapper Mac Dre Killed In Kansas City

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A San Francisco Bay area underground rap star, who police say was also a member of a gang of robbers, was killed in Kansas City, Mo., when a gunman shot into a van in which he was riding. A San Francisco Bay area underground rap star, who police say was also a member of a gang of robbers, was…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle New Jersey-based rock act Bon Jovi will on Nov. 14 join a club that includes Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra when it is presented with the American Music Awards' special Award of Merit. The honor will…

  16. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  17. Kanye, Common Jumpstart Homelessness Project

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kanye West and Common are among the artists who will perform Friday (Nov. 5) in New York to benefit the New Life Project, an organization that aims to end homelessness in the United States. Kanye West and Common are among the artists who will perform Friday (Nov. 5) in New York to benefit the…

  18. R. Kelly Off Jay-Z Tour, Pursues Legal Action

    October 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for singer R. Kelly were filing a criminal complaint against a member of rapper Jay-Z's entourage and considering other legal action after the platinum-selling stars' joint tour came to an abr Lawyers for singer R. Kelly were filing a criminal complaint against a member of…

  19. Trent Willmon

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who actually wore a cowboy hat before he turned pro, and on his debut album he comes off more like a veteran than a ro West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who…

  20. Stillhouse Road

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If an artist can be judged by the company she keeps, Julie Lee gets high marks before the first note is heard on her new Compadre release. If an artist can be judged by the company she keeps, Julie Lee gets high marks before the first note is heard on her new Compadre release. Guests on the…

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