1. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  2. Bootsy, Tortoise Get Their 'Moog' On

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among the artists contributing new songs to the "Moog" soundtrack, due Sept. 14 from Hollywood Records. Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, Tortoise, Stereolab, Luke Vibert and Money Mark are among…

  3. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the…

  4. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alter Bridge ’Bridge’ Over Troubled Water Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and original bassist Brian Marshall plus former Mayfield Four vocalist Myles Kennedy -- debuts this week with the release of its Wind-Up debut, "…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboard Music Charts. But up until now I had…

  6. Mottola To Build 'The Wall' On Broadway

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miramax Films has pacted with Casablanca Records head Thomas Mottola to develop and produce a Broadway musical based on Pink Floyd's seminal rock opera "The Wall." Miramax Films has pacted with Casablanca Records head Thomas Mottola to develop and produce a Broadway musical…

  7. Vintage Blues Performances Unearthed

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A third volume of performances from the American Folk Blues Festival will hit stores Aug. 31 via Hip-O. A third volume of performances from the American Folk Blues Festival will hit stores Aug. 31 via Hip-O. "The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Volume 3" contains 18…

  8. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello The Other Elvis The next batch of expanded Elvis Costello reissues arrives this week via Rhino in the form of 1981's "Almost Blue," 1984's "Goodbye Cruel World" and 1995's "Kojak Variety." "Almost Blue” is widely regarded as…

  9. Queen Likes Odds For 'Rock You' In Vegas

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's stage musical "We Will Rock You," which has been playing to sold-out crowds in London since 2002, will make its North American debu Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's…

  10. The Tangled Web

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Heart & Morpheus and The Wire's blogs. P2P USERS, TAKE HEART: Veteran rock act Heart is the latest group to test out the peer-to-peer waters in an attempt to use one of the news-making illicit networks…

  11. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  12. The Who Rocks Boston On DVD

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Who concert from the first tour following the 2002 death of bassist John Entwistle is heading to DVD Sept. 14 via Rhino/Warner Vision. A Who concert from the first tour following the 2002 death of bassist John Entwistle is heading to DVD Sept. 14 via Rhino/Warner Vision. Taped Sept. 27,…

  13. Dismemberment Plan Singer Goes Solo

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. The set was co…

  14. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  15. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Tim McGraw, "American Idol" and more. 'LIVE' FOR TODAY: Tim McGraw claims his 20th No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart as "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb) advances 2-1. "Live…

  17. Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Set for Jan. 22-25 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to…

  18. OutKast Tops Final 2003 Album Chart

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) returns to the pinnacle of The Billboard 200 reflecting in the final full sales week of 2003. The 4-1 rebound marks the third separate occa OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista)…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jim Brickman and Clay Aiken, as well as his top-10 favorite songs of the year. PATIENCE: A couple of weeks ago, the late Burl Ives generated some chart news when a new album of his Christmas songs debuted on Billboard&…

  20. Duran Duran Carefully Plots Comeback

    December 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite touring with all its original members for the first time in 18 years, Duran Duran played just 17 theater dates on its late 2003 road trip. The band is not crazy, organizers insist. It grossly underplayed the market on purpose. They say a…

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