1. 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…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Fantasia, song titles, Top 40 radio and Maroon5 with readers. NOT GOING BACK, NOT GOING FORWARD Dear Fred, Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" remains at No. 2 [on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart] for a sixth non-consecutive…

  3. Billboard Bits: Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Josh Groban and comedians Robin Williams and Ray Romano will perform at the ninth annual Grand Slam for Children event, sponsored by the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. The event will be held Oct. 2 at Las Vegas…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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:…

  7. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  8. Skaggs Leads Country Voter Initiative

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Skaggs and Josh Turner are among a group of artists putting their names behind the Your Country Your Vote initiative. Ricky Skaggs and Josh Turner are among a group of artists putting their names behind the Your Country Your Vote initiative. Aiming to mobilize country music fans in this…

  9. QOTSA Get A Lift From Manson, Dalle

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age were recently visited in the studio by Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle, girlfriend of QOTSA leader Josh Homme. The pair offered vocals on an a Queens Of The Stone Age were recently visited in the studio by Garbage frontwoman…

  10. Richard Marx: Far From 'Gone'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what the DJ said afterward. When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what…

  11. Sweet Relief Celebrates 10 Years

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and others will serve as the 10th anniversary celebration for the ... A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and others will serve as the 10th anniversary…

  12. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  13. 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…

  14. Hard Rockers Sign On For Locobazooka!

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and former Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd are among the acts confirmed for the 13th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and…

  15. ZZ Top Axeman Jams With QOTSA

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. While working on their next Interscope studio album , Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. According to QOTSA'…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  17. 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…

  18. Indie Acts Settle Down In 'Wicker Park'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Postal Service, the Shins, the Stills and Death Cab For Cutie have donated unreleased and rare tracks for the soundtrack to "Wicker Park," due Aug. 24 via Lakeshore Records. The Postal Service, the Shins, the Stills and Death Cab For Cutie have donated unreleased and rare tracks…

  19. House Of Blues Discounts Amphitheater Tix

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Faced with slow amphitheater business this summer, House of Blues has partnered with Ticketmaster and AOL to offer $20 tickets to more than 80 concerts at 17 venues throughout the United States. Faced with slow amphitheater business this summer, House of Blues has partnered with Ticketmaster…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart) with "Dreams…

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