1. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Billy Corgan, Butch Walker

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Corgan, Butch Walker The Roots, the Dead's Mickey Hart, the Coup, Michelle Shocked and Third Eye Blind are the first acts to sign on for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. The event will be held Nov. 13 at the Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland,…

  2. Jagger, Stewart, Stone Revisit 'Alfie'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the "Alfie" soundtrack, due Oct. 19 via Virgin. Jagger sings lead on about one-third of the songs, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the…

  3. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro,…

  4. 'Shocked' Islam Returns To U.K.

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens returned to the United Kingdom today (Sept. 23), saying he was "totally shocked" that he was barred from entering the United States. The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens returned to the United Kingdom today (Sept. 23), saying he was "…

  5. The Passion of the Christ Songs

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This is the third official album to be issued in conjunction with Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ." Arriving at the same time as the film's DVD release, "The Passion of the Christ Songs" This is the third official album to be issued in conjunction…

  6. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  7. 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…

  8. New Wind-Up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs,"…

  9. Johnson Leads Canadian Country Awards Nominees

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Right behind her, Doc Walker…

  10. Billboard Bits: Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl Duran Duran has added additional markets and more dates to its U.K. comeback tour . Now due to kick off at Nottingham Arena on April 11, the outing will mark the first time that the band's original lineup has toured its home country in 18 years.…

  11. Connick In Romantic Mood With New Album

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a Feb. 3 release for "Only You," a collection of romantic standards from Columbia Records. Tapping into material from the 1950s and '60s, Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a…

  12. Brown, Lynn, Perlman Honored By Kennedy Center

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and violinist Itzhak Perlman were among five stars honored in Washington, D.C., yesterday (Dec. 7) for their contributions to Ameri "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and…

  13. Worship & Faith

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music. For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music. Classics like …

  14. Mares Profundos

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Brazilian chanteuse Virginia Rodrigues has a sweet, rich voice with the texture of molasses. Brazilian chanteuse Virginia Rodrigues has a sweet, rich voice with the texture of molasses. Hers is a voice that has wooed audiences worldwide with renditions of traditional Brazilian music. For her…

  15. Jack White Scales 'Cold Mountain'

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST White Stripes frontman Jack White will contribute five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due Dec. 16 from DMZ/Columbia. White Stripes frontman Jack White will contribute five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due Dec. 16 from DMZ/Columbia. Among them are…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy…

  17. Cypress Hill Sets 6th Smoke Out

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sets by Linkin Park, DMX, Obie Trice, Pennywise and the return of rapper Ice-T's hard rock band Body Count will be among the highlights of Cypress Hill's sixth annual Smoke Out festival. Set for Nov. Sets by Linkin Park, DMX, Obie Trice, Pennywise and the return of rapper Ice-T'…

  18. WWIII

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With this new release from KMFDM, industrial-rock fans had best be dusting off their Doc Martens. With this new release from KMFDM, industrial-rock fans had best be dusting off their Doc Martens. "WWIII" finds the group delivering familiar riffs, beats and vocals. Timely lyrics and…

  19. Snoop, Warren G. Hit The 'Streets'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the forthcoming Vybe Squad/Koch Entertainment soundtrack to the Activision video game "True Crime: Streets of L.A." The songs are f New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the…

  20. Cyrus Explores His Gospel 'Side'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I feel like I've gone full-circle in my life," Billy Ray Cyrus says of "The Other Side." Due Oct. 28 via Word Records/Warner Bros., is a return to his gospel heritage. It's a far cry from the days of "Achy…

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