1. 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…

  2. Top Acts To Rock Gravity Games

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Donnas, Sum 41, Fabolous and Fat Joe with Terror Squad will perform as part of extreme sports haven the Gravity Games, to be held Sept. 15-19 at Cleveland's North Coast Harbor. The Donnas, Sum 41, Fabolous and Fat Joe with Terror Squad will perform as part of extreme sports haven the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Simon, Gibb, Twisted Sister

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem, Paul Simon, Robin Gibb, Twisted Sister Eminem will release his fourth album, "Encore," Nov. 16 via Interscope. It will be the follow-up to 2002's "The Eminem Show," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 9.2 million copies in the…

  4. Black Orbits Past Pixies 'Planets'

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 28-track collection features 15 pre-Pixies demos on one disc and 13 new recordings of Pixies songs with Two Pale Boys' Andy Diagram and Keith Moline. Additional details have come to light surrounding " Frank Black Francis ," a forthcoming two-disc set from Pixies singer…

  5. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J Cool Kid Grammy Award-winning rapper LL Cool J returns this week with his 11th album, "The DEFinition," via Def Jam/IDJMG. The album, his first since 2002, features production from Timbaland, N.O. Joe and Dame Grease, among others. Lead single "Headsprung"…

  6. Jay-Z, OutKast Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" and Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. "H With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!"…

  7. Almost Blue

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues from his Columbia and Warner oeuvre. note: this review also covers the "Kojak Variety" and "Goodbye Cruel World" reissues. Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD…

  8. Goodbye Cruel World

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues from his Columbia and Warner oeuvre. note: this review also covers the "Kojak Variety" and "Almost Blue" reissues. Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues…

  9. Kojak Variety

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues from his Columbia and Warner oeuvre. note: this review also covers the "Almost Blue" and "Goodbye Cruel World" reissues. Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD…

  10. First Batch Of Dylan Memoirs Due In October

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via Simon & Schuster. The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via…

  11. 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…

  12. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  13. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  14. 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…

  15. Ultra Rare Recordings Bolster Clash Classic

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the upcoming Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due Sept. 21 via Epic. Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the upcoming Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due Sept. 21 via Epic. As previously reported , the first…

  16. 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:…

  17. Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tributes rarely get better than this, a country music masterpiece. Tributes rarely get better than this, a country music masterpiece. Robbie Fulks' masterfully assembled set not only fetes Paycheck's hits, but it also wisely gives a nod to lesser-known (and some would say superior)…

  18. Billboard Bits: Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson Atlantic Records is about to shift into full-throttle promotion mode for several key rap projects. The "Joint Chiefs" campaign rolls out with the Oct. 19 reissue of Twista's "Kamikaze." The original version counts 29 weeks on…

  19. Tragically Hip Plans U.S. Dates

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tragically Hip will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 18 in Detroit. The Tragically Hip will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 18 in Detroit. The veteran Canadian rock act will be touring in support of its latest album, "In Between Evolution" (Zoe/Rounder Records). The group will play 21…

  20. 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…

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