1. Shortlist Prize Long On Big Names

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although the Shortlist Music Prize won't be handed out until Nov. 11, as an indication of the event's growing prestige, the Shortlist has already lined up judges and sponsors. Listmakers include Norah Although the recipient of the Shortlist Music Prize won't be announced until…

  2. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  3. Jazz Veteran Illinois Jacquet Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Born in Broussard, La., Jacquet was raised in Houston. As a…

  4. The Pogues To Reunite In December

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13 with a two-night stand at Glasgow's Academy. Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13…

  5. Famed Composer Jerry Goldsmith Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning film and TV composer Jerry Goldsmith died yesterday (July 21) of cancer in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 75. Goldsmith's long and distinguished career included a best original score Acade Award-winning film and TV composer Jerry Goldsmith died yesterday (July 21) of cancer…

  6. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

  7. Tony Joe White Gets A Lift From 'Heroines'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Due Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, "The…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ryan Cabrera and Eric Sardinas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. TAPPING TELEVISION'S OTHER SIMPSONS: With MTV's reigning royal family behind him…

  9. Tritt Reveals 'Honky Tonk History'

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt has wrapped work on his next studio album, "My Honky Tonk History," due Aug. 17 via Columbia. Travis Tritt has wrapped work on his next studio album, "My Honky Tonk History," due Aug. 17 via Columbia. As tipped here in April, the 12-track album is led by the…

  10. TunesOnTV

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 19-25, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 19 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Ashlee Simpson. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Julianne Marguiles). …

  11. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  12. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  13. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Tim McGraw, "American Idol" and more. 'LIVE' FOR TODAY: Tim McGraw claims his 20th No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart as "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb) advances 2-1. "Live…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  16. Billboard Bits: Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown Veteran U.K. electronica duo Orbital has inked with an improbable label for the North American release of its final studio set . "The Blue Album" will arrive Sept. 21 via ATO Records, which is co-owned by Dave Matthews and is home…

  17. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  18. Earl Slick Makes 'Zig Zag' Return

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it's sort of strange to hear renowned guitarist Earl Slick relay that for the better part of the 1990s he completely stopped playin Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it'…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  20. Billboard Bits: Stones, Joe Jackson, Savath & Savalas

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones, Joe Jackson, Savath & Savalas The Rolling Stones' performance at Toronto's Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto extravaganza will be released on DVD next spring. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Stones tour manager Michael Cohl said all 13 acts that…

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