1. Lennon Reissues Take On 'Rock,' Acoustic'

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an expanded, remixed and remastered version of his 1975 covers album, "Rock'n'Roll." Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an…

  2. APC Covers Revolutionary Anthems

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. Bandleader Maynard James Keenan's description of the set as "a…

  3. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Jackson Box Set

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be found on the career-spanning Michael Jackson box set, "The Ultimate Collection." Due Nov. 16 via Epic and executive-produ More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be…

  4. Court To Hip-Hop Nation: No Free Samples

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work -- even minor, unrecognizable snippets of music. A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in…

  5. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  6. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…

  7. Waters Posts Anti-War Tracks Online

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. Veteran rock artist Roger Waters is releasing a pair of new songs today (Sept. 7) via online download outlets. According to the former Pink Floyd leader, work on "To Kill the…

  8. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  9. Nelly, Libertines Take Over U.K. Charts

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main sales charts, after Nelly's "My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" single (Universal) and the Libertines' eponymous Rough Trade album debuted at No. 1 yester There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main…

  10. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anita Baker ’Everything’ For You It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due this week from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There are times when that creative door is just closed,"…

  11. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A solo album from former Fleetwood Mac principal Christine McVie, “In the Meantime” (Koch). The first North American-released studio album from Matthew Sweet in five years, “Living Things” (Superdeformed/RCAM). The retail…

  12. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  13. All City

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Northern State offers another dose of old-school-inspired hip-hop on its major-label debut. Northern State offers another dose of old-school-inspired hip-hop on its major-label debut. This time out, the female trio—Sprout, Spero and Hesta Prynn—eschews the low-fi simplicity of its indie debut…

  14. Friends

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share the fun. Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share…

  15. R.S.V.P.

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Only a few can lay claim to a 50-year musical career. Count Nancy Wilson among them. Only a few can lay claim to a 50-year musical career. Count Nancy Wilson among them. Throughout the course of an astounding 67 recordings, this singer's singer has crafted an impressive body of work—jazz…

  16. New Projects On Tap For Khan, Warwick

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chaka Khan is recording her own take on the standards. Chaka Khan is recording her own take on the standards. The newest member of the Mesa/Blue Moon roster will be singing classic jazz and contemporary songs on an album due later this year, according to label president George Nauful. Look…

  17. Andre 3000 Getting Political With HBO

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A day after first daughter Jenna Bush gave Republicans a pop-culture lesson by dropping OutKast's name, Andre 3000 showed up at the GOP convention in New York to encourage young people to vote. He's m A day after first daughter Jenna Bush gave Republicans a pop-culture lesson by…

  18. Sanz Snares 11 Latin Grammys

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. His album, "No Es lo Mismo" (Warner), and the song of the same name took home five awards at the fift Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the…

  19. 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Below are the winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Record of the year: "No Es Lo Mismo," Alejandro Sanz; Lulo Perez & Alejandro Sanz, producers; Mick Guzauski &…

  20. Stars Come Out For George Jones

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Martina McBride and Wynonna are among the artists scheduled to perform…

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