1. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  2. QOTSA Eyeing New Album In March

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. Queens Of The Stone Age is eyeing a March release for its third Interscope album. The as-yet-untitled set finds group leader Josh Homme flanked by multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen, drummer Joey Castillo,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Frank Sinatra, AMAs, Bolton

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Frank Sinatra, AMAs, Bolton A new version of "Silent Night" graces "The Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection," due Oct. 26 via Reprise/The Frank Sinatra Collection. The song was assembled using an unreleased vocal track recorded by the late crooner in August 1991 and…

  4. Madonna Tops Field For Billboard Touring Honors

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the six artist categories. Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the…

  5. 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…

  6. Ask Billboard

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Nelly, Mis-Teeq, Clay Aiken and more. NELLY'S 'BACK IN BLACK' Hi Keith, I briefly heard a song in a club by Nelly that was mixed with AC/DC's "Back in Black." Do you know what song it is, and what (if any) CD…

  7. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Stefani, Kem

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Pixies, Gwen Stefani and Kem The Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour will close with a Dec. 18 double-header at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where the band has already sold out six prior engagements. The Pixies will play a 7 p.m. show with support from Mike…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Los Lonely Boys, Donny Osmond, Green Day, Keith Urban and John Fogerty. LONELY AT THE TOP: For 21 weeks, the pole position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart was been shared by two songs: "100 Years" by Five For Fighting…

  9. Tina Greets Best-Of With 'Open Arms'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three new songs will grace the Tina Turner retrospective "All the Best," due Nov. 1 internationally via EMI and tentatively in February in North America. Three new songs will grace the Tina Turner retrospective "All the Best," due Nov. 1 internationally via EMI and…

  10. Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual Christian Country Music Association Awards. Josh Turner and Lisa Ryan will host the awards show, set for Nov. 4 at N With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual…

  11. B&E: Black Keys & Mindi Abair

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Black Keys and Mindi Abair. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. THE (BLACK) KEYS TO SUCCESS: Akron, Ohio-based duo the Black Keys…

  12. Billboard Bits: McGraw, Carousel Of Hope, 'Elwood's Blues'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tim McGraw and the CMA Awards, Carousel Of Hope benefit and Dan Aykroyd's 'Elwood's Blues' book. With a performance of "How Bad Do You Want It," Tim McGraw will open the 38th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards ceremony, set for Nov. 9 at…

  13. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  14. Groban, Tyler Board 'Polar Express'

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New songs from Josh Groban and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will drive the holiday-themed soundtrack to "The Polar Express," due Nov. 2 on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records. New songs from Josh Groban and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will drive the holiday-themed soundtrack to …

  15. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Yellowcard, Ratdog

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Yellowcard, Ratdog Usher, Kanye West, Toby Keith, Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson, Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 32nd American Music Awards. As previously reported , Usher's four nominations lead the field for the event, to…

  16. BRMC Presses On, With Or Without Drummer

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio album, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio…

  17. Reed, Walkmen Join Modest Mouse's 'Party'

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Nov. 6-7 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  18. 32nd American Music Awards Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 32nd annual American Music Awards, which will be presented Nov. 14 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and broadcast live on ABC. Below are the nominees for the 32nd annual American Music Awards, which will be presented Nov. 14 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles,…

  19. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  20. A Better Place

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This South Carolina-based quintet takes the prize for the most impressive debut in the Christian format so far this year. This South Carolina-based quintet takes the prize for the most impressive debut in the Christian format so far this year. The well-penned songs—written by Overflow's…

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