1. 'Hello Dolly': Parton Plans Career-Spanning Tour

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello, I'm Dolly will find the artist performing material from throughout her storied career, from early country favori Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello,…

  2. FCC To Fine CBS-Owned Stations Over Jackson

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20 CBS stations, U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials said. Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20…

  3. Ask Billboard

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Emma Bunton, New Edition and Prince. FREE EMMA Hi Keith, Is Emma Bunton releasing her album, "Free Me," in the United States in October? What track will be the first single? Thank you, Tiago Heitelvan Hi Tiago, At deadline, a…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe…

  7. Appalachian Labor Day Concert Stirs Political Pot

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith and Asleep At The Wheel were among those performing for thousands yesterday (Sept. 6) at a riverfront event in Charleston, W. Va. Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith and Asleep At The Wheel were among those performing for thousands yesterday (Sept. 6) at a riverfront…

  8. U2 Battles 'Vertigo,' Covers Kraftwerk

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 will commercially release its new single, "Vertigo," Nov. 8 internationally via Interscope. As expected , U2 will commercially release its new single, "Vertigo," Nov. 8 internationally via Interscope. The disc will be available in two CD formats as well as a DVD,…

  9. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Westerberg Po’ ‘Folks’ Former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg continues his recent prolific spate with the solo album “Folker,” due this week via Vagrant. "It's got the classic stuff,” he enthuses. “You know, the songs of mine that people always like? I think I've…

  10. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 6-12, 2004)

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 6-12, 2004) ELLEN'S BACK! It's premiere week for the syndicated "Ellen DeGeneres Show." The daytime (depending on where you are in the country) talk show has been a surprise smash,…

  11. 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…

  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. Lyfe 268-192

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some musicians are able to take their experiences—good, bad or otherwise—and craft emotional songs that everyone can relate to. Some musicians are able to take their experiences—good, bad or otherwise—and craft emotional songs that everyone can relate to. That's what newcomer Lyfe…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Vanessa Williams Signs With Lava

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas set, "Silver & Gold," is due Oct. 12, and will be followed in February with an album of classic love songs from the '70s Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas…

  17. 'Truth' Tour Spawns CD, DVD

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Tell Us the Truth tour, which featured Steve Earle, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Billy Bragg and Tom Morello, will be released on CD (Oct. 5) and DVD (Oct. 19) via Artemis. Highlights from last year's Tell Us the Truth tour, which featured Steve Earle, R.E.M…

  18. Automator Enjoys 'Omakase,' Remixes Beck

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although his second album with Prince Paul as Handsome Boy Modeling School is due in November, producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura tells Billboard.com he has a host of intriguing projects in various Although his second album with Prince Paul as Handsome Boy Modeling School is due…

  19. Moroder, Bee Gees Among Dance Hall Inductees

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The artists, producers, remixers and DJs to be honored are Giorgio…

  20. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "GIRLS LIE TOO," TERRI CLARK 2. "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw 3. "Days Go By," Keith Urban 4. "I Go Back," Kenny Chesney 5. "She Thinks She Needs Me," Andy Griggs Issue date: Sept. 11, 2004 News Andy…

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