1. 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…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 1-7)

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 1-7, 2004). VOTE! If you are a registered U.S. voter, remember to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2! If you're either not registered or not yet of voting age, then please encourage those you know who are to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2. If you…

  3. 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,…

  4. B.I.G.'s Mother Drops Wrongful Death Suit

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The mother of Notorious B.I.G. reportedly has dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against a former suspect in the rap star's slaying. The mother of Notorious B.I.G. reportedly has dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against a former suspect in the rap star's slaying. Voletta Wallace had…

  5. Nirvana Box Track List Revealed

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Nirvana box set "With the Lights Out" will take a chronological look at the Kurt Cobain-led band's brief but enormously influential career, beginning with a Led Zeppelin cover from its debut show The Nirvana box set " With the Lights Out " will take a…

  6. Ja Rule, Robbie Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time yesterday (Oct. 30) with "Wonderful" (Def Jam) featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti, while Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) start Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  7. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is…

  8. Ask Billboard

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar. MICK VS. FLEETWOOD Hi Keith, I check your column weekly and really enjoy the questions asked and answered, so thank you for that. My questions are regarding Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood. Both…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bad Boy, Krauss, Radiohead/O'Riley

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bad Boy, Krauss, Christopher O'Riley Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy label bundles together its best-known R&B material on the CD/DVD "R&B Hits." Due Nov. 23, the audio disc gathers up such favorites as P. Diddy's "I Need a Girl (Part One…

  10. Rod Returns To No. 1 With 'Stardust'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 25 years. The artist's new J Records release The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of…

  11. Billboard Bits: Jingle Ball, Vendetta Red, R.E.M.

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jingle Ball, Vendetta Red, R.E.M. Destiny's Child, Maroon5, Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Ryan Cabrera, JoJo, Good Charlotte, Vanessa Carlton and Switchfoot are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station WHTZ (Z100)'s annual Jingle Ball concert. The…

  12. New Bon Jovi Studio Album, Tour Due

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new Bon Jovi album due in the spring will be a "loud guitar, big rock record," says Jon Bon Jovi. "We're very excited about it, and I'm very confident it's going to be a big record for us." Guitaris A new Bon Jovi album due in the spring will be a "…

  13. Billboard Bits: Martina McBride, AMAs, CMAs

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Martina McBride, the Amercian Music Awards and Country Music Awards. In conjunction with its Valentine's Day promotions, Hallmark will exclusively offer an eight-track Martina McBride disc, "My Heart." The CD will sell for $10.95 or $6.95 with the purchase of any…

  14. Musicians Step Up Stumping Ahead Of Election

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the U.S. presidential election a little more than a week away, everyone from hip-hop moguls Russell Simmons and P. Diddy to John Kerry's old bandmates are making get out the vote appearances. With the U.S. presidential election a little more than a week away, everyone from hip-hop…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagreeing with him, I mean, c'mon! Candy,…

  16. 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…

  17. P. Diddy Takes Voter Drive To Swing States

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is following the lead of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry by taking his get-out-the-vote campaign to the swing states. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is following the lead of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry by taking his get-out-the-vote campaign to the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Robert Plant, Vandross Tribute, 'Smile'

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Robert Plant, Vandross Tribute, 'Smile' Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will deliver the keynote address on March 17 at the 2005 South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas. The artist will also perform at the event, marking his first shows in…

  19. Madonna Tapped For 'Arthur' Cast

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will head the voice cast of the big-budget CGI-animated "Arthur," directed by Luc Besson, sources close to the movie confirmed yesterday (Oct. 21). Madonna will head the voice cast of the big-budget CGI-animated "Arthur," directed by Luc Besson, sources close to…

  20. White Stripes Rock 'Under Blackpool Lights'

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The set was taped earlier this year at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, and shot on super 8 and 16 mm film by famed director Dick Carruthers (the Who, Led Zeppelin). Screenings are in the w Third Man/V2 has set a Dec. 7 release date for the White Stripes' first live DVD, "…

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