1. Cave In Confirms RCA Split

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Cave In has split with RCA, vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky told Billboard.com last night (Sept. 8) after a solo performance at Lit in New York. Rock act Cave In has split with RCA, vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky told Billboard.com last night (Sept. 8) after a solo performance…

  2. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political swagger, Los Angeles indie darling Rilo Kiley…

  3. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Jackson Box Set

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be found on the career-spanning Michael Jackson box set, "The Ultimate Collection." Due Nov. 16 via Epic and executive-produ More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be…

  4. Billboard Bits: Romeo, Josh Gracin, Wynonna

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Romeo, Josh Gracin, Wynonna As previously tipped here , teenage rapper/actor Romeo will release his third album, "Romeoland," Sept. 21 via No Limit/Koch Records. The album is led by first single "My Cinderella" featuring Tatyana Ali and Nick Cannon. "I talk a…

  5. 'Hello Dolly': Parton Plans Career-Spanning Tour

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello, I'm Dolly will find the artist performing material from throughout her storied career, from early country favori Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello,…

  6. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  7. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  8. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…

  9. 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…

  10. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 6-12, 2004)

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 6-12, 2004) ELLEN'S BACK! It's premiere week for the syndicated "Ellen DeGeneres Show." The daytime (depending on where you are in the country) talk show has been a surprise smash,…

  11. All City

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Northern State offers another dose of old-school-inspired hip-hop on its major-label debut. Northern State offers another dose of old-school-inspired hip-hop on its major-label debut. This time out, the female trio—Sprout, Spero and Hesta Prynn—eschews the low-fi simplicity of its indie debut…

  12. Vanessa Williams Signs With Lava

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas set, "Silver & Gold," is due Oct. 12, and will be followed in February with an album of classic love songs from the '70s Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas…

  13. 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"…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Supremes, Usher, Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and Laura Branigan with readers. WHERE DID THE TIME GO? Hi Fred, My name is Fernando. I am 24 years old from Ecuador and my favorite group in the world is the Supremes. Aug. 22 marked the 40th anniversary of…

  15. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this…

  16. The Move's Carl Wayne Dies At 61

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making '60s U.K. band the Move and the latter-day singer for the Hollies, died Tuesday (Aug. 31) at his home in England after a battle with cancer. He Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making '60s U.K. band the Move and…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, Lady Saw, the Hip & More

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzfest, Lady Saw, Tragically Hip, Satriani The final show on the 2004 Ozzfest tour, set for Saturday (Sept. 4) at Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., has been called off due to the approach of Hurricane Frances. Tickets will be refunded at points of purchase. Ozzfest&…

  18. Fernandez, McDonalds Team For Tour, Ads

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In support of a new pop album, Alejandro Fernandez will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 18 in Sacramento. McDonald's will sponsor the Mexican balladeer's 14-date run. In support of a new pop album, Alejandro Fernandez will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 18 in Sacramento. McDonald's will…

  19. Sanz Snares 11 Latin Grammys

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. His album, "No Es lo Mismo" (Warner), and the song of the same name took home five awards at the fift Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the…

  20. 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…

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