1. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  2. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum is for covering chart feats, but I have a…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam Commotion Records will on Jan. 11 issue the soundtrack to the film "Hotel Rwanda." The set features Wyclef Jean's "Million Voices," which yesterday earned a Golden Globe nomination for best original song. The film'…

  5. Montgomery Gentry, Adkins Team For 2005 Tour

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dubbing the outing Turn It Up & Bring It On, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will join forces for a stretch of early 2005 roadwork. Dubbing the outing Turn It Up & Bring It On, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will join forces for a stretch of early 2005 roadwork. The pairing…

  6. Billboard Bits: Gloria Estefan, Blues Legends, Liz Story

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Gloria Estefan, a New York blues legends concert and Liz Story. Gloria Estefan's as-yet-untitled first children's book will be published in November 2005 in both English and Spanish. The artist's own pet English Bulldog Noelle is the inspiration and star of the story…

  7. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  8. Holiday Single, New Album On Pearl Jam's Radar

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST While Pearl Jam continues work on its first studio album since splitting with longtime label Epic, two releases are on the horizon to tide fans over. While Pearl Jam continues work on its first studio album since splitting with longtime label Epic, two releases are on the horizon to tide fans…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 since the fall of 2000 as "Nothin' &…

  10. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  12. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all of the trappings that go with it.…

  14. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  15. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde AMC Theaters will screen the White Stripes' live DVD, "Under Blackpool Lights," Dec. 9 in 13 U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Screenings are also on tap throughout the United Kingdom,…

  16. Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Tops Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs List

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to a spoiled woman's reversal of fortune, has been designated the greatest rock'n'roll song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to…

  17. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  18. eMOTIVe

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Perfect Circle primarily lets other artists (by way of their vintage recordings) do the talking on "eMOTIVe," the protest album it purposely released on Election Day. A Perfect Circle primarily lets other artists (by way of their vintage recordings) do the talking on "eMOTIVe…

  19. Billboard Bits: Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish With his new TVT album, " Crunk Juice ," due for release Tuesday (Nov. 16), Lil Jon is now looking to give more attention to his label, BME, and its roster, which includes Lil Scrappy, Trillville and recent addition E-40. "I'm going…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Ja Rule, R. Kelly, Ashanti, Lonestar and the Levert family. WONDERFUL 'WONDERFUL': The only new entry in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week is "Wonderful" (The Inc./Def Jam), a Ja Rule song that features R.…

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