1. 2004 Billboard Backstage Pass Awards Winners

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard Backstage Pass Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2004 Billboard Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York: Top Tour: Madonna's Re-Invention Tour Top Small Venue Tour: Josh Groban Top Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York…

  2. Shins' Success No Longer 'Narrow'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003 sophomore Sub Pop album, "Chutes Too Narrow," which has become one of the label's top-selling releases of the past decade. T The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003…

  3. 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…

  4. Williams Sings On Broadway & Beyond

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams has scheduled a four-night stand on Broadway that will precede a brief U.S. holiday-themed tour. Vanessa Williams has scheduled a four-night stand on Broadway that will precede a brief U.S. holiday-themed tour. The limited New York engagement will run Dec. 1-4 at the Palace…

  5. 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, "…

  6. Beatles Songs Provide 'Love' For Screenplay

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Beatles to propel its romantic plot, will be brought to the big screen by Revolution Studios. "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Beatles to propel its romantic plot, will be…

  7. McCartney, Young Sing At L.A. Fundraiser

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Admitting to being intimidated in the presence of a former Beatle, Neil Young joined forces with Paul McCartney on Thursday to perform at a $500-per-seat fundraiser to raise awareness of land mines. Admitting to being intimidated in the presence of a former Beatle, Neil Young joined forces…

  8. Billboard Bits: Roy Orbison, Wyclef Jean, Del McCoury

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Roy Orbison, Wyclef Jean, Del McCoury Four live Roy Orbison shows have been bundled together under the banner "Authorized Bootleg Collection" and will be released Tuesday (Oct. 19) by Eagle Rock Entertainment. The titles are drawn from concerts on May 9, 1969, in Batley,…

  9. U2 Makes 'Bomb' A Collectible

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In addition to the regular audio CD, the set will boast a DVD with footage of U2 in the studio plus four as-yet-unnamed acoustic songs. U2's upcoming album, " How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb ," will be available as a special collector's edition when it is released Nov. 23…

  10. Broken Social Scene Chugs Along On New CD

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Mainly, we're just trying to see between the 15 or 20 songs we have, what is the record?," bassist/guitarist Brendan Canning tells Billboard.com. Toronto-based rock outfit Broken Social Scene is in the home stretch of work on its third studio album , due in late March or early…

  11. Grateful Dead's 'Movie' Revamped For DVD

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT How does one improve upon what is already considered a landmark concert film? How does one improve upon what is already considered a landmark concert film? In the case of "The Grateful Dead Movie," it's by restoring the negative and improving the sound for its DVD release, and…

  12. Beatles, Cirque Du Soleil Team For Vegas Show

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are teaming up with Cirque du Soleil to create a theatrical production that will replace the legendary Siegfried & Roy act at Las Vegas' Mirage hotel-casino. The Beatles are teaming up with Cirque du Soleil to create a theatrical production that will replace the legendary…

  13. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41 There I Was, In The Congo... Sum 41 has dubbed its new Island album "Chuck" in honor of the United Nations representative that facilitated the Canadian rock band's safe evacuation from the Democratic Republic of Congo in May. Sum 41 was in the volatile African nation…

  14. CD/DVD Captures Queen 'On Fire'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records will on Nov. 9 unveil the first commercial release of Queen's 1982 concert at London's Milton Keynes Bowl, originally broadcast on British television and MTV. Hollywood Records will on Nov. 9 unveil the first commercial release of Queen's 1982 concert at…

  15. Madonna Tops Field For Billboard Touring Honors

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the six artist categories. Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the…

  16. Signature McCartney Guitar Heads To Auction

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first Paul McCartney Signature 1964 Epiphone Texan, serial No. 001, will be auctioned to benefit Adopt-A-Minefield, the landmine clearance and survivor assistance program. The first Paul McCartney Signature 1964 Epiphone Texan, serial No. 001, will be auctioned to benefit Adopt-A…

  17. Jamelia, Keane Snag Top Q Awards

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 4) in London. R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct.…

  18. Shortlisters Compiled

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks from 15 albums nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize will be culled for the first compilation stemming from the annual contest. Tracks from 15 albums nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize will be culled for the first compilation stemming from the annual contest. Due Nov.…

  19. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasingly crowded download market. First, online…

  20. Verizon Wireless Backs Simple Plan Tour

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just days after releasing its sophomore album, Simple Plan will kick off a North American tour under the banner of mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless' Music Unleashed Concert Series. Just days after releasing its sophomore album, Simple Plan will kick off a North American tour under…

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