1. Usher, OutKast, Kanye Lead AMA Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, R&B hitmaker Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd annual American Music Awards. Superstar rap duo OutKast and hip-hop newcomer Kanye West garnered three nomination With four nominations, R&B hitmaker Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd…

  2. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU Toby Keith has joined the performance lineup for the 38th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Set for Nov. 9 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, the event will be hosted by Brooks & Dunn. The country duo and Shania Twain…

  3. 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…

  4. Switchfoot Plans Another U.S. Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth U.S. tour in support of its breakthrough album, "The Beautiful Letdown," Sept. 25 in Huntsville, Ala. Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth…

  5. 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…

  6. Coheed & Cambria Top 'Woodie' Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made an impact on the college music scene. Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made…

  7. 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,…

  8. 'Fahrenheit' CD To Benefit Rock The Vote

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director…

  9. Simpson Puts Up Her 'Dukes'

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in the film adaptation of the hit TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard." Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in the film adaptation of the hit TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard." The role effectively serves as her feature film debut…

  10. Green Day, R.E.M. & Nelly

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Green Day, R.E.M. & Nelly. MAKIN' GREEN: People still illicitly download music. If you're a popular band, at some point in the past six years or so, you've had to…

  11. THE TANGLED WEB

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destinations: Green Day, R.E.M. & Nelly /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  12. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw 2. "HERE FOR THE PARTY," GRETCHEN WILSON 3. "Horse Of A Different Color," Big & Rich 4. "License To Chill," Jimmy Buffett 5. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley Issue date: Sept…

  13. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Will & Grace 'Grace' Under Pressure The makers of "Will & Grace: Let the Music Out!" insist that it not be called a soundtrack. Rather, they describe it as a companion album to the TV series, which kicks off its seventh season this week. BMG Strategic Marketing…

  14. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Up-and-coming Irish rock act the Thrills' "Let's Bottle Bohemia" (Virgin), with guest spots from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Van Dyke Parks. Bowling For Soup's latest Jive set, "A Hangover You Don&…

  15. Diddy Eyes Girls Only For New 'Band'

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is returning to his reality show "Making the Band 2" on MTV. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is returning to his reality show "Making the Band 2" on MTV. In the new season, Combs is aiming to assemble an all-female R&B/hip-hop group.…

  16. Duran Duran Puts 'Astronaut' Into Orbit

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran has unveiled the track list for "Astronaut," the first album with its original lineup since 1983's "Seven and the Ragged Tiger." Duran Duran has unveiled the track list for "Astronaut," the first album with its original lineup since 1983's …

  17. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2, Grandmaster Flash, Randy Newman and the O'Jays lead the nominees for the 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. They are joined on the ballot by the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Wanda Jackson, U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman and the O'Jays are…

  18. 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…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 13-19)

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 13-19, 2004). DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: It used to be that pop artists faded from view after their time in the sun had run its course. These days, television is choked by the stars of the past, some in laudable attempts to…

  20. 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…

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