1. Four Dozen Rarities Highlight Bon Jovi Box

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of July" and "Garageland" are a few of the previously unreleased cuts which will highlight the forthcoming five-disc box set "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong." Du "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I'd drum up "my" list of top 10 …

  3. Parton: 'I'm Never Saying Farewell'

    October 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having assembled her elaborate Hello, I'm Dolly show, Dolly Parton has made a renewed commitment to touring. Just don't call it a farewell tour. "I never said I retired, I'm never saying farewell," Parton tells Billboard.…

  4. Wet From Birth

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The charm of the Faint is that it makes indie kids dance. The charm of the Faint is that it makes indie kids dance. The act's latest, "Wet From Birth," undoubtedly re-establishes its penchant for synthy dance-rock and none-too-subtle lyrics. Where the Faint falls short, though,…

  5. Ask Billboard

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Mandy Moore, Christine McVie and Boyz II Men. MOORE, MOORE, MOORE Keith, I heard that Mandy Moore was going to come out with a greatest hits CD. If this is true, what songs will be on it? Jewell Hi Jewell, Mandy Moore does indeed have a…

  6. Billboard Bits: McGraw, Carousel Of Hope, 'Elwood's Blues'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tim McGraw and the CMA Awards, Carousel Of Hope benefit and Dan Aykroyd's 'Elwood's Blues' book. With a performance of "How Bad Do You Want It," Tim McGraw will open the 38th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards ceremony, set for Nov. 9 at…

  7. Fox Tunes Up With Barenaked Ladies

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies' engaging blend of music and comedy is coming to television. Barenaked Ladies' engaging blend of music and comedy is coming to television. Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered a pilot presentation for a comedy/variety show starring the members of Canadian group, known…

  8. Chicago Forever

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Though born in Van Nuys, Calif., DJ/producer Roy Davis Jr. spent the bulk of his life in Chicago before moving back to Los Angeles last year. Though born in Van Nuys, Calif., DJ/producer Roy Davis Jr. spent the bulk of his life in Chicago before moving back to Los Angeles last year. With …

  9. Transcontinental

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops aplenty. Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops…

  10. Actor Downey Jr. Signs With Sony

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. The set, which is not yet…

  11. Westerberg, Mould, But No 'Mats At Mueller Benefit

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, the Gear Daddies are confirmed for an Oct. 23 benefit concert in Minneapolis for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, the Gear Daddies are confirmed for an Oct. 23 benefit concert in…

  12. Third Time's A Charm For Stewart's 'Songbook'

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and Bette Midler are among the artists guesting on Rod Stewart's third collection of standards for J Records. Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and Bette Midler are among the artists guesting on Rod Stewart's third collection of…

  13. TunesOnTV

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 20 "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lil' Romeo (also scheduled: Melina Kanakaredes, Miss America). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 20-26)

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 20-26, 2004). URBAN LEGEND: Keith Urban is a country superstar in the making. With the release of his latest album, "Be Here" (Capitol Records Nashville), look for him a couple of times on television this week. On Wednesday…

  15. Madonna Calls For World Peace

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna called for world peace yesterday (Sept. 19) at a conference on Jewish mysticism, a highlight of her five-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Madonna called for world peace yesterday (Sept. 19) at a conference on Jewish mysticism, a highlight of her five-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.…

  16. Keith Urban: Ready For The Big Time

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billbaord.com. If you had asked people in the country music industry during the past few years which artist they believe is primed for top-tier success, more often than not their answer would have been "Keith Urban." Clear Channel Communications regional…

  17. Opry Star Skeeter Davis Dies

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick…

  18. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Fogerty Do It 'Again' John Fogerty's new Geffen album, appropriately titled "Deja Vu All Over Again," projects an air of familiarity, typified by Fogerty's distinctive voice, guitar and melodic instincts. But the subject matter, particularly the title cut,…

  19. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced six recipients of its annual honors for lifetime contributions to American culture. Two of the three musicians to be honored Dec. 5 are Brits: pop legend Sir Elton John and renowned…

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