1. Stars Sign On For Charles Tribute Special

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists who will celebrate Ray Charles at an October tribute concert that will be taped for later broadcast on CBS. "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles" Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists who will celebrate Ray…

  2. Newman, Connick Win Music Emmys

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman and Harry Connick Jr. were among the music-related winners of the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Randy Newman and Harry Connick Jr. were among the music-related winners of the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Newman picked up a trophy for outstanding title theme music for…

  3. Opry Star Skeeter Davis Dies

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick…

  4. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello Elvis, Times Two The ever-prolific Elvis Costello drops two new albums this week: the rock-oriented "The Delivery Man" (Lost Highway) and the orchestral "Il Sogno" (Deutsche Grammophon). "The Delivery Man" was largely recorded at Sweet Tea Studios…

  5. Usher, OutKast Rule World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher didn't need any "Confessions" to prove he's the best male artist on the globe. The singer earned three 2004 World Music Awards last night (Sept. 16), as did hip-hop duo OutKast. Usher didn't need any "Confessions" to prove he's the best male…

  6. Punk Legend Johnny Ramone Dies At 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday…

  7. Ask Billboard

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Billboard Music Awards and Def Leppard. LIVE LICKS? Keith, Do you have a release date for the new Rolling Stones double "Live" CD of the band's Licks tour? I have seen a track listing on a European…

  8. B&E: Emma & Gioia

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Emma and Gioia. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OH BABY: With Spice Girls creator Simon Fuller back behind the helm, the artist…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Winchester Cathedral

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If you've been missing the dulcet tones of the rock clarinet, never fear: Clinic is back. If you've been missing the dulcet tones of the rock clarinet, never fear: Clinic is back. The Liverpool, England, quartet made its mark in the United States two years ago, when second full…

  13. Beat Cafe

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow") are lasting snapshots of the '60s backtracks to an earlier decade. In Donovan's first album in eight years, the Scotsman whose best records ("…

  14. The Secondman's Middle Stand

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Minutemen bassist Mike Watt's third solo set (his first in seven years, delayed by his commitments with the re-formed Stooges) ranges into new and oft-unusual territory. Ex-Minutemen bassist Mike Watt's third solo set (his first in seven years, delayed by his commitments with the…

  15. Cee-Lo, Tweet Drink Up Seagrams Tour

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. The run will kick off Sept. 17 in San Jose, Calif., and close Oct. 23 in Miami Beach, Fla. Tweet and Teedra…

  16. 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…

  17. Former Sheriff: Jackson Paid Other Accuser

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The former sheriff of Santa Barbara County says Michael Jackson paid $2 million to the son of an employee at his Neverland Ranch in 1990 to stave off an accusation of child molestation, according to a The former sheriff of Santa Barbara County says Michael Jackson paid $2 million to the son…

  18. CD/DVD Revisits Rare Wire TV Gig

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Art-punk icons Wire have unearthed tapes from a 1979 interview and performance on the German television show "Rockpalast," and will release them as a combo DVD/CD Oct. 26 through the band's own Pinkfl Art-punk icons Wire have unearthed tapes from a 1979 interview and…

  19. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal). "CMT Insider: CMA Special Edition,…

  20. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

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