1. Eagles Unveil 2005 Tour Plans

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Eagles have lined up a 13-date North American tour for next spring, kicking off March 5 in Charleston, S.C., and wrapping April 11 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tickets begin going on sale The Eagles have lined up a 13-date North American tour for next spring, kicking off…

  2. Cream Stirring Up 2005 Reunion

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's Royal Albert Hall, sources tell Billboard.com. The group -- guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and b Vintage rock trio Cream will reunite for a string of shows next year at London's…

  3. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, WFUV, UNKLE

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on We The Planet, WFUV, UNKLE Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and singer/songwriter Joan Baez have joined the lineup for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. Flea will speak at the event, will Baez will join previously confirmed performers the Roots, the Dead's…

  4. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Toby Keith All The Hits, One More Time This week sees the release of several greatest hits packages from high-profile artists, led by Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" (Jive). The set includes her rendition of Bobby Brown's title…

  5. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule, Fabolous Rap Around The Clock Top hip-hop stars Ja Rule and Fabolous return this week with new albums. Rule gets a lift from a host of hip-hop heavy hitters on his sixth Def Jam set, "R.U.L.E.," including R. Kelly and Ashanti on the single "Wonderful." The cut is…

  6. Lucky Ones

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST On his latest set, "Lucky Ones," Pat Green takes a look at adult relationships. On his latest set, "Lucky Ones," Pat Green takes a look at adult relationships. Leadoff cut "Baby Doll" (a co-write with Rob Thomas) is a sharp slice of life, boasting slick hooks,…

  7. B&E: Pink Martini & Blaine Larsen

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pink Martini and Blaine Larsen. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SHAKIN' AND STIRRING: Seven years after its debut, Pink…

  8. Nirvana Box Track List Revealed

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Nirvana box set "With the Lights Out" will take a chronological look at the Kurt Cobain-led band's brief but enormously influential career, beginning with a Led Zeppelin cover from its debut show The Nirvana box set " With the Lights Out " will take a…

  9. The Rest Is History

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET's "106 & Park" winning his seventh consecutive week in the Freestyle Fridays battle. Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET'…

  10. Groban Speaking 'Greek' On New CD/DVD

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD sports 17 tracks from the Greek show, including the adult contemporary hit "To Where You Are" and "Alla Luce Del Sole" featuring Bela Fleck. Josh Groban's recent concert at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre will be the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "Live…

  11. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty The Flaming Lips' official Web site will be the sole source for the photo collection "Waking Up With a Placebo Head Wound: Images of the Flaming Lips From the Archives of Jay Blakesberg and J. Michelle Martin-Coyne -- 1987-2004." The 184…

  12. Clapton 'Sessions' Pay Tribute To Johnson

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson interpretations, "Me and Mr. Johnson," the guitarist will on Dec. 7 unveil the CD/DVD package "Sessions for Robert J." Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson…

  13. Snoop Returns With 'Masterpiece,' Remixes The Doors

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg gets a hand from a host of high-profile stars on his upcoming studio album, "R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta): The Masterpiece." Beyond the hit first single "Drop It Like It's Hot" featu Rapper Snoop Dogg gets a hand from a host of high-profile stars on…

  14. Billboard Bits: Bad Boy, Krauss, Radiohead/O'Riley

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bad Boy, Krauss, Christopher O'Riley Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy label bundles together its best-known R&B material on the CD/DVD "R&B Hits." Due Nov. 23, the audio disc gathers up such favorites as P. Diddy's "I Need a Girl (Part One…

  15. Franz Ferdinand Debut Bolstered By B-Sides

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breakout Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand's self-titled debut will be re-released in an expanded edition Nov. 23 via Epic. The full album will be included on one disc, while a bonus disc will sport a Breakout Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand's self-titled debut will be re-released…

  16. Peas To Celebrate South African Anniversary

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of the South Africa's 10th anniversary of democracy celebrations. The two concerts will mark the group's first perform The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part…

  17. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "The O.C." 'California' Love Just before the Nov. 4 premiere of the second season of the hit Fox show "The O.C.," Warner Bros. is issuing the next two volumes in the show's soundtrack series. "Music From the O.C.: Mix 2" sports exclusive tracks…

  18. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his…

  19. White Stripes Rock 'Under Blackpool Lights'

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The set was taped earlier this year at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, and shot on super 8 and 16 mm film by famed director Dick Carruthers (the Who, Led Zeppelin). Screenings are in the w Third Man/V2 has set a Dec. 7 release date for the White Stripes' first live DVD, "…

  20. Eminem To Perform At Sirius Channel Launch

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and satellite radio provider Sirius will launch their uncensored hip-hop channel Oct. 28 with a live broadcast from New York. Shade 45's debut will stem from the city's Roseland Ballroom, where Eminem and satellite radio provider Sirius will launch their uncensored hip-hop…

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