1. Dummy

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Still flying under the pop radar after 35 years of rollick and mischief, NRBQ delivers "Dummy," a raw rocking album of 13 tunes bred from spontaneity, humor and good-times gusto. Still flying under the pop radar after 35 years of rollick and mischief, NRBQ delivers "Dummy,"…

  2. International Bluegrass Music Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR The Del McCoury Band MALE…

  3. Judge OKs Michael Jackson Tix Suit

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A New York judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling seats with obstructed views for Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert thr A New York judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Madison…

  4. B&E: Flogging Molly

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Flogging Molly. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BEATING A PUNK HORSE: After years of rousing beer-swilling bar patrons with its…

  5. Billboard Bits: Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Clay Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic As tipped here in August, Clay Aiken will deliver a double whammy Nov. 16 with the release of a new album and his first book. The as-yet-untitled RCA set is a holiday collection, while the Random House inspirational memoir "Learning to…

  6. Stern Sails To Sirius Satellite Radio

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Howard Stern is taking his morning radio show into space. The maverick broadcaster will abandon terrestrial airwaves in 2006, when he'll begin a five-year deal with Sirius Satellite."Sirius ... will t Howard Stern is taking his morning radio show into space. The maverick broadcaster…

  7. 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…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Sheryl Crow, the Carter Family, Tears For Fears, Megadeth and Avril Lavigne. Ed Note: Fred Bronson is on vacation. A new column will be posted here on Monday, Oct. 4. ALL IN THE FAMILY: Sheryl Crow has a new entry on Billboard's Hot…

  9. Stars Sign On For Charles Tribute Special

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists who will celebrate Ray Charles at an October tribute concert that will be taped for later broadcast on CBS. "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles" Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists who will celebrate Ray…

  10. Strip Tease

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. Being one of the few females in…

  11. Capitol/EMI Readies Cole Anniversary CD/DVD

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of crooner Nat King Cole, Capitol/EMI is preparing the worldwide release of a new compilation and a documentary in several different packages. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of crooner Nat King Cole, Capitol/EMI is preparing…

  12. Koz Takes Friends On Holiday Trek

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As has become a tradition, saxophonist Dave Koz will gather several of his friends to hit the road on his eighth annual Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour. As has become a tradition, saxophonist Dave Koz will gather several of his friends to hit the road on his eighth annual Smooth Jazz Christmas…

  13. Leo, Pharmacists Set To 'Shake' It On Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock stalwarts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists have confirmed a host of headlining tour dates in support of their forthcoming fourth album, "Shake the Sheets." Indie rock stalwarts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists have confirmed a host of headlining tour dates in support of their…

  14. Costello Heads To Memphis For Live DVD

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the basis of the artist's first DVD release. Shortly before the release of his latest studio album , Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the…

  15. 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…

  16. The Elvis Detective: One Man's Quest To Preserve The King's Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billboard.com. The following is an excerpt of an article from the Sept. 18 issue of Billboard, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording career. Information on accessing the full breadth of this special commemoration and ordering…

  17. Stars Sip From Lil Jon's 'Crunk Juice'

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names in hip-hop on "Crunk Juice," due Nov. 16 via TVT. R. Kelly and Ludacris team up on the tentatively titled "In tha Club," while Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names…

  18. Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, died yesterday (Sept. 9) at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 74. Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by…

  19. Injury Nixes Motorhead Tour

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A month-old foot injury suffered by frontman Lemmy Kilminster has doomed Motorhead's scheduled U.S. tour. A month-old foot injury suffered by frontman Lemmy Kilminster has doomed Motorhead's scheduled U.S. tour. The run was due to kick off today (Sept. 10) in West Hollywood, Calif.,…

  20. Cee-Lo, Tweet Drink Up Seagrams Tour

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. The run will kick off Sept. 17 in San Jose, Calif., and close Oct. 23 in Miami Beach, Fla. Tweet and Teedra…

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