1. Billboard Bits: Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles Despite ongoing legal and financial woes, Courtney Love is finally mounting a short tour with her all-girl backing band, the Chelsea. The five-date California swing begins Oct. 24 in San Diego and will proceed to San Francisco (Oct. 26), Santa Cruz …

  2. Springsteen, R.E.M. Open 'Vote For Change' Tour

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen rocked concertgoers while trying to rock the vote Friday night in Philadelphia, leading a band of top musicians in a rollicking show to help elect Democrat John Kerry to the White Ho Bruce Springsteen rocked concertgoers while trying to rock the vote Friday night in…

  3. Fox Tunes Up With Barenaked Ladies

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies' engaging blend of music and comedy is coming to television. Barenaked Ladies' engaging blend of music and comedy is coming to television. Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered a pilot presentation for a comedy/variety show starring the members of Canadian group, known…

  4. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: Celine, Madonna, ATP & More

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Celine Dion, Madonna, N. Miss. Allstars, All Tomorrow's Parties New York adult contemporary station WLTW (Lite FM) has scored Celine Dion as the headliner for its upcoming One Night at Lite concert. It is the singer's only scheduled U.S. performance outside of her current…

  7. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of "Car Wash," newly remade by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott, Mavis Staples, Ciara and women on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart AUTO MATIC: For the second time in the rock era, the song "Car Wash"…

  9. CHART BEAT

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aguilera, Staples, Ciara & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News …

  10. Billboard Bits: Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo Electronica artist Amon Tobin will create the soundtrack for the video game "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory," due out in time for the holiday season. Ninja Tune Records will release a companion soundtrack album with extended…

  11. Ask Billboard

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about seasonal albums, Gloria Estefan and Kelis. SEASONAL SELLING Hi Keith I just wanted to ask if you knew if seasonal or remix albums are profitable and big sellers? The reason I ask is because there are rarely ever any remix albums released,…

  12. Have a Little Faith

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Mavis Staples is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—thanks to her family gig the Staple Singers—but nobody should conclude that she's past her prime. Sure, Mavis Staples is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—thanks to her family gig the Staple Singers—but nobody should conclude that…

  13. 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…

  14. 'Curtain' Falls On Phish's Career

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend-long finale in Coventry, Vt. Before a crowd of more than 70,000 fans, the Vermont-based jam band wrapped thing Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend…

  15. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut album from rap trio 213 (Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg), "The Hard Way" (TVT). Pianist Bruce Hornsby's "Halcyon Days" (Columbia), featuring guest spots by Sting, Elton John and Eric…

  16. Wu-Tang Reunion Chronicled On 'Disciples'

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The album "Disciples of the 36 Chambers" arrives first on Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, with the DVD to follow on Oct. 12. As tipped here last month, the Wu-Tan Clan's first show in a decade with all nine of its principal members is heading to CD and DVD this fall. The album "…

  17. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan/Johnny Paycheck This Is Just A Tribute Toots Hibbert, Beres Hammond, Sizzla and Israel Vibration's Apple Gabriel are among the reggae heavyweights contributing to "Is It Rolling, Bob?," a reggae tribute to Bob Dylan. The 15-track set arrives this week via Sanctuary…

  18. Billboard Bits: Isley, Krauss, Lightfoot, Grammys

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ronald Isley, Alison Krauss, Lightfoot, Grammys The Isley Brothers' Ronald Isley is relaxing at home in St. Louis after suffering a minor stroke July 30 in London. The 63-year-old artist is expected to make a full recovery, according to his spokesperson. The Isleys' first…

  19. Norah's 'Home' Gets New Additions

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" will be re-released as a double-disc package Sept. 21. Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" will be re-released as a double-disc package Sept. 21. Three previously unreleased songs will…

  20. N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or D'Udda

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Dr. John's latest is a cultural history of his native "N'awlinz," a sweeping 360-degree vision of 150 years of music, myth, storytelling and tradition. Stops include spirituals, voodoo, jazz funerals, Mardi Gras, folk tales and funk. Anything but a solo project, the…

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