1. 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…

  2. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  3. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  4. Browne, Raitt, Yorn Bolster Zevon Tribute

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the forthcoming tribute album "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon." Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn are among the artists filling out the…

  5. 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…

  6. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 23-29)

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 23-29) No lie: I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to watch dressage . OK, OK... It was a hungry baby that woke me up, but I was quite glad that she did. Because I was awake for this equestrian team finals…

  7. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  8. 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…

  9. Coming Soon: More Live Jerry, New Dead Box

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. In September, Rhino will release a three-disc live Garcia set and follow…

  10. 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…

  11. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore album, "Freedom," two years ago.…

  12. Ask Billboard

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Michael Jackson, George Michael and Van Halen. ULTIMATE MJ Dear Keith I was wondering if Michael Jackson will really release his box set in September, and if not, when? Thanks, Victor Hi Victor, Michael Jackson's "The Ultimate…

  13. Jarreau Says Return To Jazz Is Really A First

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Al Jarreau is a master of pop, R&B and jazz singing. He grooves in the funky zone, romances with artful fluidity and scats with syncopated glee. He's as much influenced by such players as pianist Bill Evans, saxophonist Ben Webster and…

  14. Guests Showcase Two Sides Of Nelly

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg are just some of the artists that will be found on Nelly's upcoming albums, "Sweat" and "Suit." Due for simultaneous Sept. 14 Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams and Snoop…

  15. 'Curtain' Falls On Phish's Career

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend-long finale in Coventry, Vt. Before a crowd of more than 70,000 fans, the Vermont-based jam band wrapped thing Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend…

  16. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Future Soundtrack for America Headed For The 'Future' Blink-182, R.E.M., the Flaming Lips, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fountains Of Wayne are among the artists who have donated tracks to the fundraising compilation "Future Soundtrack for America," due this week via Barsuk. The…

  17. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Talking Heads Heads Up! Rhino Records this week will release two retrospectives celebrating the work of influential quartet Talking Heads. The label's revamp of the live package "The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads" marks the first CD issue of a fan-favorite release from…

  18. Red Dragonfly

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett takes on a selection of traditional songs from around the world for her latest interpretive jazz excursion. Soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett takes on a selection of traditional songs from around the world for her latest interpretive jazz excursion. Working…

  19. Photographer Sues Aguilera, Bodyguard

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera and a bodyguard were sued by a photographer who says the guard punched and spat on him after he took the singer's picture outside a Hollywood nightclub last year. Christina Aguilera and a bodyguard were sued by a photographer who says the guard punched and spat on him…

  20. 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…

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