1. Godfather Buried Alive

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shyne is one of hip-hop's most controversial stars. Given his previous affiliations with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his current imprisonment, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based MC has been through a lot in the p Shyne is one of hip-hop's most controversial stars. Given his previous…

  2. New 'Totally Hits' Taps 20 Top Singles

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second "Totally Hits" compilation of the year will boast big singles from the likes of R&B artist Alicia Keys, country duo Big & Rich, hip-hop act OutKast and rock act Jet, among others. The second "Totally Hits" compilation of the year will boast big singles…

  3. Travis, Guster Look Back On 'Everwood'

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash are among the acts contributing newly recorded covers for the soundtrack to the WB series "Everwood," due Oct. 19 via Nettwerk. Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash…

  4. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. "License To Chill," Jimmy Buffett 2. "Here For The Party," Gretchen Wilson 3. "HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR," BIG & RICH 4. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 5. "When The Sun Goes Down," Kenny Chesney Issue date: Aug…

  5. Ashanti, Latifah Off To Muppets' 'Oz'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." In addition, Queen Latifah is in final negotiations to…

  6. TOP INTERNET ALBUMS

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. "Kidz Bop 6," Kidz Bop Kids 2. "LICENSE TO CHILL," JIMMY BUFFETT 3. "Rock Against Bush Vol 2," Various Artists 4. "Autobiography," Ashlee Simpson 5. "Feels Like Home," Norah Jones Issue date: Aug. 28, 2004 News…

  7. Billboard Bits: Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National Additional details have come to light regarding the highly anticipated DVD release of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's " No Quarter -- Unledded ." The project, which captures the Led Zeppelin principals' historic 1994…

  8. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a…

  9. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 23-29)

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 23-29) No lie: I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to watch dressage . OK, OK... It was a hungry baby that woke me up, but I was quite glad that she did. Because I was awake for this equestrian team finals…

  10. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  11. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Neil and Tim Finn's latest album as the Finn Brothers, "Everyone Is Here" (Nettwerk). A CD/DVD from G-Unit's Young Buck, "Straight Outta Ca$hville" (Interscope). A new album from reggae veteran…

  12. McCoury Leads Bluegrass Nominations

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the…

  13. Coming Soon: More Live Jerry, New Dead Box

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. In September, Rhino will release a three-disc live Garcia set and follow…

  14. Billboard Bits: The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs The Cure-headlined Curiosa festival will not roll into the Gorge Amphitheatre outside Seattle on Saturday (Aug. 21), as frontman Robert Smith has been called back to London for personal reasons. Instead, Billboard.com has learned the Cure will return to…

  15. Simpson Stays Steady With No. 1 Album

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album atop The Billboard 200. Despite an 8% decline in sales to 263,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album…

  16. Hag Records With Keith, In Talks With Capitol

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Merle Haggard plans to record a pair of duets with Toby Keith this week... Country legend Merle Haggard plans to record a pair of duets with Toby Keith this week, with one of the songs tapped to appear on Keith's next DreamWorks studio album or an upcoming best-of set. The…

  17. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  18. Music for Montserrat

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually with a high-resolution, surround sound audio track. The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually…

  19. Billboard Bits: EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest Veteran R&B act Earth, Wind & Fire will on Oct. 5 release its first album under a new deal with Matthew Knowles' Sanctuary Urban Records Group. The as-yet-untitled set sports production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as Raphael…

  20. 'Pure Jerry' Series Showcases Live Garcia

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "Dick's Picks" and "From the Vault" albums of archival live recordings, a series of concert recordings of the band's late guitarist/singer's solo outings has be In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "…

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