1. Madonna Tour Gets Top 'Backstage Pass' Honor

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Madonna's Re-Invention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Tuesday (Nov. 9) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Madonna's Re-Invention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be…

  2. 2004 Billboard Backstage Pass Awards Winners

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard Backstage Pass Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2004 Billboard Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York: Top Tour: Madonna's Re-Invention Tour Top Small Venue Tour: Josh Groban Top Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York…

  3. Clooney's Home May Become Museum

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Late singer/actress Rosemary Clooney's old Kentucky home could soon be turned into a museum displaying memorabilia from her singing career under a plan proposed by her one-time neighbor, former Miss A Late singer/actress Rosemary Clooney's old Kentucky home could soon be turned into…

  4. Ex-Suede Mates Form The Tears

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and Suede singer Brett Anderson have joined forces for a new project called the Tears, which also includes drummer Mako Sakomoto and bassist Nathan Fisher. Former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and Suede singer Brett Anderson have joined forces for a new…

  5. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." Due Feb. 8, the 52-track collection will…

  6. Jet Flys Off With Six ARIAs

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome. With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held last…

  7. Seven Steps

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chronicling Miles Davis' 1963-64 Columbia recordings, this seven-CD set traces the hard-won evolution of the trumpeter's second great quintet. Chronicling Miles Davis' 1963-64 Columbia recordings, this seven-CD set traces the hard-won evolution of the trumpeter's second…

  8. Billboard Bits: Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Matthew Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones Matthew Sweet will hit the road in November for a North American tour in support of his two new albums , "Living Things" and "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu." Twelve dates are confirmed so far, kicking off Nov. 3 in Denver at the…

  9. Beasties, Chemicals Set For Big Day Out

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beastie Boys, System Of A Down and the Chemical Brothers are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 Big Day Out tour. Beastie Boys, System Of A Down and the Chemical Brothers are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 Big Day Out tour. The trek through Australia and New Zealand will kick off…

  10. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro,…

  11. 'Easy' Money: Lachey Set For Heist Pic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making the move to the big screen, signing on for a role in the indie film "The Hard Easy." After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making…

  12. Robertson Crafting Band Box Set

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie Robertson. Fans of the Band should mark their calendars for May 2005, when Capitol/EMI is slated to release a box set, curated by band member Robbie…

  13. Jet Leads Oz's ARIA Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, to be held Oct. 17 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, to be held…

  14. 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…

  15. Punk Legend Johnny Ramone Dies At 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Kevin Lyttle, Gretchen Wilson and Fantasia with readers. WHEN WILL IT BE ALISON'S TURN? Fred, I recently went to the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles where I bought the CD single "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle and Alison Hinds. How come Billboard isn't…

  17. Amorosa

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Now, she makes her Sony Classical debut with a…

  18. Grant, Gill Slate Annual Christmas Tour

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An annual holiday tour will make its return this year as Simply Christmas With Amy Grant and Vince Gill opens Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center. An annual holiday tour will make its return this year as Simply Christmas With Amy Grant and Vince Gill opens Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla…

  19. 'Punk Voter' Slates 'Rock Against Bush' Tour

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Kicking off Sept.…

  20. Vedder, Peppers Salute The Ramones

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones' 30th anniversary party Sept. 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Pepper A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones'…

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