1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Coroner: Rick James Died Of Heart Attack

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due to an enlarged heart, with numerous drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine contributing factors, the Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due…

  4. 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…

  5. Yorke Gives R.E.M. A Lift In London

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Staged and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 2, the gig was held at St. James' Church in Piccadilly, and featured a surprise guest appearance by Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke of Radiohead. R.E.M. unveiled several songs from its upcoming Warner Bros. album, " Around the Sun "…

  6. Gretchen Wilson To Tour With Big & Rich

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour,…

  7. Vote For Change Finale Set For D.C.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The star-studded finale of the Vote for Change tour has been nailed down for Oct. 11 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., after plans to hold it in Miami fell through.…

  8. She Loves You

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For his third album under the Twilight Singers rubric, ex-Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli undertakes an all-covers repertoire. For his third album under the Twilight Singers rubric, ex-Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli undertakes an all-covers repertoire. Reflecting his eclectic bent, the…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys. IT TAKES 'TWO': Shania Twain has the third-highest debut of her career on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart , as "Party for Two" (Mercury), a…

  10. APC Covers Revolutionary Anthems

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. On its forthcoming album "eMOTIVe," A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs. Bandleader Maynard James Keenan's description of the set as "a…

  11. Court To Hip-Hop Nation: No Free Samples

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work -- even minor, unrecognizable snippets of music. A federal appeals court ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in…

  12. 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…

  13. Stars Come Out For George Jones

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Martina McBride and Wynonna are among the artists scheduled to perform…

  14. Tankian, Morello Assemble 'Axis' Compilation

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A Down's Serj Tankian and Audioslave's Tom Morello as part of their non-profit Axis of Justice political organization, will be relea The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A…

  15. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles 'Genius' Lives On Concord Records this week releases the star-studded duets album "Genius Loves Company" by Ray Charles. While the project was highly anticipated in its own right, the legendary performer's June 10 death is expected to propel the title to…

  16. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott Being 'Human' Jill Scott unveils her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," this week via Hidden Beach Recordings. The Philadelphia-based artist drafted the production talents of James Poyser, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, Mama&…

  17. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal). "CMT Insider: CMA Special Edition,…

  18. Man Charged With Stalking Lavigne Parents

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of harassing Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne's parents and violating a court order by trying to contact her has been charged with felony stalking. A man accused of harassing Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne's parents and violating a court order by trying to contact…

  19. New UNKLE CD Finally Hitting North America

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global Underground, following its international release last September by Island. The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global…

  20. APC Gets Political On 'eMOTIVe'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Perfect Circle has slated an Election Day release date for a new album, "eMOTIVe." Due Nov. 2 via Virgin, the set of original songs and covers is described by bandleader Maynard James Keenan as "a c A Perfect Circle has slated an Election Day release date for a new album, …

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