1. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, NFG

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, New Found Glory Geffen has confirmed additional details regarding the Nirvana boxed set , "With the Lights Out," due Nov. 23. The three-CD, one-DVD package will include 81 tracks, 68 of which are previously unreleased. Included are a selection of Kurt…

  2. BRMC Changes Directions For Third Album

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first album since leaving Virgin, which is nearing completion, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. He and gu Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first…

  3. Tina Greets Best-Of With 'Open Arms'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three new songs will grace the Tina Turner retrospective "All the Best," due Nov. 1 internationally via EMI and tentatively in February in North America. Three new songs will grace the Tina Turner retrospective "All the Best," due Nov. 1 internationally via EMI and…

  4. Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual Christian Country Music Association Awards. Josh Turner and Lisa Ryan will host the awards show, set for Nov. 4 at N With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual…

  5. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004)

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004) The air is crisper and the days a little bit shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a seemingly renewed approach by the suppliers of television…

  6. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  7. BRMC Presses On, With Or Without Drummer

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio album, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio…

  8. 'Breath' Of Fresh Air: Destiny's Child Returns

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL Music has unveiled "Lose My Breath," the first single from Destiny's Child's upcoming Columbia album, "Destiny Fulfilled." AOL Music has unveiled "Lose My Breath," the first single from Destiny's Child's upcoming Columbia album, "…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Swampstock,' Los Lonely Boys, Isis Country superstar Tim McGraw will host his 10th annual Swampstock concert and celebrity softball event Sept. 19 in Rayville, La. Along with McGraw, the concert will feature performances by his wife, Faith Hill, as well as Martina McBride,…

  10. Skaggs Leads Country Voter Initiative

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Skaggs and Josh Turner are among a group of artists putting their names behind the Your Country Your Vote initiative. Ricky Skaggs and Josh Turner are among a group of artists putting their names behind the Your Country Your Vote initiative. Aiming to mobilize country music fans in this…

  11. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Talking Heads Heads Up! Rhino Records this week will release two retrospectives celebrating the work of influential quartet Talking Heads. The label's revamp of the live package "The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads" marks the first CD issue of a fan-favorite release from…

  12. LL Cool J, Big Boi Lead Atlanta SoulFest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia capitol. LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia capitol. Set for Sept. 4-5, the festival will…

  13. Keys Hit Triggers Calls To Georgia Man

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. The retired pastor has the unfortunate luck of having the same…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Kravitz Taking 'Baptism' On The Road

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz's first North American tour in two years will kick off Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and run through an Oct. 16 finale in Las Vegas. Lenny Kravitz's first North American tour in two years will kick off Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and run through an Oct. 16…

  17. Tony Joe White Gets A Lift From 'Heroines'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Due Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, "The…

  18. Wynonna Taking Life Story On The Road

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans taking in Wynonna's fall tour will experience not only a concert, but a biographical account of the singer's life and career. Fans taking in Wynonna's fall tour will experience not only a concert, but a biographical account of the singer's life and career. The artist&…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  20. Past Top Winners: Where Are The Now?

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. The award recognizes an act's combined performance on Billboard's…

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