1. First Batch Of Dylan Memoirs Due In October

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via Simon & Schuster. The first in a series of Bob Dylan's memoirs will be captured in "Chronicles: Volume One," hitting shelves Oct. 12 via…

  2. B&E: Ari Hest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE: New York's Cornell University may never know what it missed in a baseball…

  3. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Latin Grammys, Warwick

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Metallica, Latin Grammys and Dionne Warwick. Elektra/Rhino Vinyl has set an Oct. 26 release date for Metallica's "Vinyl Box." The set will collect special editions of the veteran hard rock act's first four studio albums, plus the "Garage Days Re…

  4. Bon Jovi Empties Vaults For Box Set

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in June, Bon Jovi is raiding its vaults for a forthcoming five-disc box set. Due Nov. 16 via Island, "100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong" will boast three discs of previously unre As tipped here in June, Bon Jovi is raiding its vaults for a forthcoming five…

  5. Lone Star Acts Benefit Iraq War Victims

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a compilation that will raise funds for victims of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a…

  6. Billboard Bits: Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National Additional details have come to light regarding the highly anticipated DVD release of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's " No Quarter -- Unledded ." The project, which captures the Led Zeppelin principals' historic 1994…

  7. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a…

  8. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw 'Live' It Up Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can listen to this…

  9. R.E.M. Reveals CD Tracklist, Tour Support

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s upcoming North American tour will feature support from such acts as Joseph Arthur, Charlie Mars, Five Eight, Angela McCluskey and Now It's Overhead. The group will be on the road behind its u R.E.M.'s upcoming North American tour will feature support from such acts as…

  10. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can…

  11. Billboard Bits: Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson Atlantic Records is about to shift into full-throttle promotion mode for several key rap projects. The "Joint Chiefs" campaign rolls out with the Oct. 19 reissue of Twista's "Kamikaze." The original version counts 29 weeks on…

  12. Manilow Records 'Copa,' 'Harmony' Scores

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer/songwriter Barry Manilow is recording music he's written for a pair of stage projects as his next studio album. Veteran singer/songwriter Barry Manilow is recording music he's written for a pair of stage projects as his next studio album. Due Sept. 28 via Concord, …

  13. Brandy Returning To Comedy Roots

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots. Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots. The "Moesha" star is finalizing a development deal with Fox Broadcasting Co., Touchstone TV and studio-based Storyline Entertainment to star in a half-hour…

  14. 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…

  15. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  16. Compilations Celebrate Count Basie's 100th

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. A reissue of Roulette Records' "…

  17. J. Lo, Janet, Wilson Visit The Small Screen

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will return to guest star on the season premiere of "Will & Grace." Jennifer Lopez will return to guest star on the season premiere of "Will & Grace." The singer/actress will continue in the role of herself in an episode to air Sept. 16 on NBC. In…

  18. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be…

  19. Billboard Bits: The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs The Cure-headlined Curiosa festival will not roll into the Gorge Amphitheatre outside Seattle on Saturday (Aug. 21), as frontman Robert Smith has been called back to London for personal reasons. Instead, Billboard.com has learned the Cure will return to…

  20. Borland Rejoins Limp Bizkit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Original guitarist Wes Borland has rejoined Limp Bizkit, according to frontman Fred Durst's online journal. Original guitarist Wes Borland has rejoined Limp Bizkit, according to frontman Fred Durst's online journal. "Well, now the Limp Bizkit fans know about Wes," he wrote…

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