1. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  2. Billboard Bits: Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair On the heels of a two-song performance earlier this week at the Latin Grammys in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana and Los Lonely Boys will hit the studio next week to record a version of the latter group's previously unreleased track, "I Don&…

  3. Ciara's 'Goodies' Climbs To No. 1

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo makes a 3-1 jump to take over the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The chart's fastest growing airplay track for the second week in a row, "Goodies" ends the reign o Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Fantasia, song titles, Top 40 radio and Maroon5 with readers. NOT GOING BACK, NOT GOING FORWARD Dear Fred, Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" remains at No. 2 [on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart] for a sixth non-consecutive…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson Atlantic Records is about to shift into full-throttle promotion mode for several key rap projects. The "Joint Chiefs" campaign rolls out with the Oct. 19 reissue of Twista's "Kamikaze." The original version counts 29 weeks on…

  7. 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…

  8. Jackson's Lavish Lifestyle Put On Display

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's elegant home with its lavish playground for children was placed on display in a courtroom as defense attorneys showed a judge videotapes of a raid last year on the pop star's Neverla Michael Jackson's elegant home with its lavish playground for children was…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Aug. 16-22, 2004). OLYMPIAD: I have to admit this upfront: I'll be spending the majority of my viewing hours over the next two weeks taking in multiple channels of Summer Olympic Games coverage from Athens. Over the first weekend…

  11. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  12. Christmas Album, Book On Deck For Aiken

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The whirlwind ride for Clay Aiken will continue this fall with the release of a Christmas album and an autobiographical inspirational book. The whirlwind ride for Clay Aiken will continue this fall with the release of a Christmas album and an autobiographical inspirational book. "It'…

  13. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  14. 'Idol' DeGarmo Recovering From Fall

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is recovering from a fall suffered on stage Tuesday (July 27) in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the "American Idol" summer tour. Diana DeGarmo is recovering from a fall suffered on stage Tuesday (July 27) in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the "American Idol" summer…

  15. ZZ Top Axeman Jams With QOTSA

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. While working on their next Interscope studio album , Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. According to QOTSA'…

  16. New Jackson Album Promises 'Good Things'

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due Sept. 7 via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much…

  17. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  18. 'Idol' Sets 4th Season Auditions

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions for the fourth season of the Fox series "American Idol" will take place across two months beginning Aug. 4 in Cleveland. Auditions…

  19. Bobby Brown Posts Bond

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bobby Brown turned himself in to Atlanta jail officials last night (July 11) -- a few hours before a court-imposed deadline -- and was released after posting a $2,000 bond on charges he hit his wife, Bobby Brown turned himself in to Atlanta jail officials last night (July 11) -- a few hours…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Tim McGraw, "American Idol" and more. 'LIVE' FOR TODAY: Tim McGraw claims his 20th No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart as "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb) advances 2-1. "Live…

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