1. Billboard Bits: Roy Orbison, Wyclef Jean, Del McCoury

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Roy Orbison, Wyclef Jean, Del McCoury Four live Roy Orbison shows have been bundled together under the banner "Authorized Bootleg Collection" and will be released Tuesday (Oct. 19) by Eagle Rock Entertainment. The titles are drawn from concerts on May 9, 1969, in Batley,…

  2. Pearl Jam Caps Epic Tenure With Hits Set

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will cap its tenure on Epic next month with its first hits collection. Pearl Jam will cap its tenure on Epic next month with its first hits collection. Due Nov. 16 via Epic, the double-disc, 33-track "rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991-2003)" sports 16 top 10 hits on…

  3. Cat Power Communes With 'Trees' On DVD

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Speaking for Trees: A Film by Mark Borthwick." Singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Speaking for Trees: A…

  4. Bee Gees Round Up 'Number Ones'

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the vein of similar projects celebrating the Beatles and Elvis Presley, Universal will on Nov. 9 release "Bee Gees Number Ones," compiling chart-topping hits from the legendary Gibb brothers. The p In the vein of similar projects celebrating the Beatles and Elvis Presley,…

  5. Four Dozen Rarities Highlight Bon Jovi Box

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of July" and "Garageland" are a few of the previously unreleased cuts which will highlight the forthcoming five-disc box set "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong." Du "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 4-10)

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 4-10, 2004). INSIDE HIP-HOP: It's hip-hop's week in the sun as the genre comes under the television microscope from several different angles. VH1 is at the forefront of the looksee, with "And You Don't Stop: 30…

  7. 41TunesOnTV

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 4-10, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 4 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mase (also scheduled: John Travolta). "And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop - Back in the Day," VH1…

  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. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani's highly anticipated solo debut finally has a name: "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" will arrive Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "What You Waiting For?" was commercially released on Tuesday,…

  10. Jagger, Stewart, Stone Revisit 'Alfie'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the "Alfie" soundtrack, due Oct. 19 via Virgin. Jagger sings lead on about one-third of the songs, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the…

  11. Chaka Khan's Son Arrested For Murder

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 25-year-old son of veteran R&B singer Chaka Khan has been arrested for murder after shooting another man while they fought over a gun, according to Los Angeles police. The 25-year-old son of veteran R&B singer Chaka Khan has been arrested for murder after shooting another man…

  12. Air Gets Symphonic With Beck, Falkner

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Air got a lift from surprise guests Beck and Jason Falkner last night (Sept. 26) at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl during the French electronica/rock duo's career first live performance with a full orche Air got a lift from surprise guests Beck and Jason Falkner last night (Sept. 26)…

  13. Waits Plans Single U.S. Show

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. The Oct. 18 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the…

  14. Transcontinental

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops aplenty. Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops…

  15. Brooks & Dunn Pen New Songs For 'Greatest II'

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn have recorded three new songs for their second best-of compilation, "The Greatest Hits Collection II." Brooks & Dunn have recorded three new songs for their second best-of compilation, "The Greatest Hits Collection II." Due Oct. 19 via Arista…

  16. Billboard Bits: Lanegan, H.I.M., Mindy Smith

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Mark Lanegan, H.I.M. and Mindy Smith. Singer/songwriter Mark Lanegan was injured in a car accident in Los Angeles last night, forcing the cancellation of seven upcoming East Coast tour dates. Lanegan was not at fault and was not seriously hurt, but is under doctor's orders to…

  17. Top Acts Rally For Imprisoned Activist

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Live tracks from Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Ben Harper, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt and Indigo Girls highlight the track list for "For the Lady," a benefit album for imprisoned Burmese peace activist Aung Sa Live tracks from Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Ben Harper, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt and…

  18. Poll: Unofficially, It Was A 'Redneck' Summer

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the season waning, music fans have identified Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman" as the unofficial anthem of the summer. The country newcomer's trailer park theme pulled in 25% of 8,626 votes in a With the season waning, music fans have identified Gretchen Wilson'…

  19. Britney Bolsters 'Hits' With New Song, Rarity

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Britney Spears will offer up a new song and a rare track in addition to her cover of "My Prerogative" on "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 9 via Jive. The new cut is "Do Somethin'," while "(I've As expected, Britney Spears will offer up a new…

  20. Backstreet Boys Return To The Road

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As its first album since 2001's "Black and Blue" takes shape, the Backstreet Boys have confirmed a host of international tour dates this fall. As its first album since 2001's "Black and Blue" takes shape, the Backstreet Boys have confirmed a host of international…

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