1. Billboard Bits: BET, Osbourne, Skynyrd, Timony

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on BET, Kelly Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mary Timony. Yolanda Adams, Ruben Studdard, Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans and Fantasia are among the performers set for BET's "Celebration of Gospel" concert special, which the network will air Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show will…

  2. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  3. Nugent Dumps 'Motor City' For Bush Country

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motor City Madman is officially turning Texan. Ted Nugent, the once Michigan-based rocker and hunting activist, says he plans to get a Texas driver's license soon and will become a Texas resident The Motor City Madman is officially turning Texan. Ted Nugent, the once Michigan-based…

  4. Waits Cast In 'Domino' Film

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has taken a role in the film "Domino." Tony Scott ("Man on Fire," "Enemy of the State") is directing the movie, which is based on the true story of model Domino Harvey, who gave up a life in Tom Waits has taken a role in the film "Domino."…

  5. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Hoobastank, Bloc Party

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Hoobastank, Bloc Party Mariah Carey, Wynonna and Ashanti are among the artists who will perform on the two-hour special "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," which ABC will air Dec. 25. Stacie Orrico, SheDaisy and former "American Idol" finalists…

  6. Billboard Bits: Usher, LCD Soundsystem, Sonic Youth

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Usher, LCD Soundsystem, Sonic Youth As tipped here last week, Usher will unveil the 20-minute short film "Caught Up" during Fox's "New Year's Eve: Live From Times Square With Ryan Seacrest," a 90-minute special which airs Dec. 31. The movie will include…

  7. Cash Documentary Reissued On DVD

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long out-of-print documentary "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" will be reissued March 8 on DVD via Sanctuary. The long out-of-print documentary "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" will be reissued March 8 on DVD via Sanctuary. The Bob Elfstron film…

  8. Music Community Mourns For Abbott

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at the hands of a gunman earlier this week. The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag"…

  9. Billboard Bits: Opry, Miles/Berg, LaMontagne

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Grand Ole Opry TV special, Jason Miles pays tribute to Bob Berg and Ray LaMontagne sets tour dates. Vince Gill will host a Grand Ole Opry TV special set to air on PBS and other public stations in March 2005, Billboard.com has learned. The special has the working title "The…

  10. Ask Billboard

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Cathy Dennis, Mighty Joe Young and RIAA Certifications. REDISCOVERING DENNIS Dear Keith, I have been noticing lately, especially in the United Kingdom, that Cathy Dennis has had a hand in writing many of my favorite pop songs of the past…

  11. Deana Carter Album Tells Life Story

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deana Carter has slated at March 8 release for her next album, "The Story of My Life." The country singer/songwriter's debut for Vanguard Records, the set is described as an intimate and personal albu Deana Carter has slated at March 8 release for her next album, "The…

  12. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  13. Billboard Bits: Henry Rollins, Sudan, Out Hud

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Henry Rollins, Sudan, Out Hud Henry Rollins will host a new TV show about movies, "Henry's Film Corner," on IFC. The monthly series debuts Dec. 4 and features Rollins giving his commentary on films. A different "off-the-street" person will be a guest critic in…

  14. New Music Seminar Lives On With Ropeadope

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The now-defunct New Music Seminar is remembered -- dimly, in the case of some fun-loving attendees -- as New York's major new music fiesta of the '80s and early '90s. The now-defunct New Music Seminar is remembered -- dimly, in the case of some fun-loving attendees -- as New…

  15. The Electras, Keane & New Music Canada

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: The Electras, Keane and New Music Canada. THE ELECTR-IC CANDIDATE: "The Tangled Web" is nonpartisan, but as the only of the two U.S. presidential candidates to have a rock&…

  16. The Dana Owens Album

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On paper, rap icon Queen Latifah's first full-length album as a singer might seem incongruous—especially since the soul, blues and pop tunes she emotes are a far cry from her seminal 1989 album On paper, rap icon Queen Latifah's first full-length album as a singer might seem…

  17. International Bluegrass Music Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR The Del McCoury Band MALE…

  18. Billboard Bits: Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Clay Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic As tipped here in August, Clay Aiken will deliver a double whammy Nov. 16 with the release of a new album and his first book. The as-yet-untitled RCA set is a holiday collection, while the Random House inspirational memoir "Learning to…

  19. BRMC Changes Directions For Third Album

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first album since leaving Virgin, which is nearing completion, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. He and gu Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first…

  20. 41TunesOnTV

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 4-10, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 4 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mase (also scheduled: John Travolta). "And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop - Back in the Day," VH1…

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