1. 'NOW' Series Spawns 17th CD, 2nd DVD

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series will emerge Nov. 2 via Capitol, in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season. The set collects 20 hit singles from the likes of Nell The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series…

  2. White Stripes Rock 'Under Blackpool Lights'

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The set was taped earlier this year at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, and shot on super 8 and 16 mm film by famed director Dick Carruthers (the Who, Led Zeppelin). Screenings are in the w Third Man/V2 has set a Dec. 7 release date for the White Stripes' first live DVD, "…

  3. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" …

  4. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  5. Hot Snakes Bite Back On Third Album

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Hot Snakes have only played live a handful of times in the past two-and-a-half-years, but you'd never know it watching the quartet absolutely slay the beyond sold-out crowd Oct. 10 at New York's v The Hot Snakes have only played live a handful of times in the past two-and-a-half…

  6. 'Nashville Star' Retooled For New Season

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Without revealing specifics, the producers of USA Network's "Nashville Star" are planning changes for the country music talent contest's 2005 season. Without revealing specifics, the producers of USA Network's "Nashville Star" are planning changes for the…

  7. Corgan Looks To The Future

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billy Corgan was preparing to perform with a children's chorus at a charity event when the host joked that the youngsters could join him on tour someday. Billy Corgan was preparing to perform with a children's chorus at a charity event when the host joked that the youngsters could…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 18-24)

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 18-24, 2004). REMEMBERING BROTHER RAY: There was none like him and that's why an impressive selection of artists turned out to pay him tribute recently in Los Angeles. The result is the CBS special "Genius: A Night for Ray…

  9. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  10. Prydz Returns To U.K. No. 1

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz returned to No. 1 with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz…

  11. McCartney, Young Sing At L.A. Fundraiser

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Admitting to being intimidated in the presence of a former Beatle, Neil Young joined forces with Paul McCartney on Thursday to perform at a $500-per-seat fundraiser to raise awareness of land mines. Admitting to being intimidated in the presence of a former Beatle, Neil Young joined forces…

  12. Welcome to Woody Creek

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The classic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band lineup convened at Jimmy Ibbotson's Unami studio in Woody Creek, Colo., to record the bulk of the veteran act's latest effort. The classic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band lineup convened at Jimmy Ibbotson's Unami studio in Woody Creek, Colo., to record…

  13. Broken Social Scene Chugs Along On New CD

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Mainly, we're just trying to see between the 15 or 20 songs we have, what is the record?," bassist/guitarist Brendan Canning tells Billboard.com. Toronto-based rock outfit Broken Social Scene is in the home stretch of work on its third studio album , due in late March or early…

  14. Gabriel Remixes Music Clips For DVD

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Peter Gabriel has made some of the most groundbreaking clips of the video era. Now fans will get a chance to study his work with "Play," the British artist's first career-spanning DVD collection. The 23-track set includes such…

  15. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  16. Beatles, Cirque Du Soleil Team For Vegas Show

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are teaming up with Cirque du Soleil to create a theatrical production that will replace the legendary Siegfried & Roy act at Las Vegas' Mirage hotel-casino. The Beatles are teaming up with Cirque du Soleil to create a theatrical production that will replace the legendary…

  17. 'Goodies' Still Good Enough For No. 1

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The title track of Ciara's debut album is beginning a seventh week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is the lead single from the artist's Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace albu The title track of Ciara's debut album is beginning a…

  18. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "50 NUMBER ONES," GEORGE STRAIT 2. "Confessions," Usher 3. "The Chronicles of Life and Death," Good Charlotte 4. "Greatest Hits Vol. 1," Korn 5. "Suit," Nelly Issue date: Oct. 23, 2004 News George Strait …

  19. B&E: Citizen Cope, Utada

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Citizen Cope and Utada. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LEARNING TO COPE: Citizen Cope will get you thinking about a lot of…

  20. Strait's '50 Number 1s' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart reported earlier today (Oct. 13). George St Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The…

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