1. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  2. Compilations Celebrate Count Basie's 100th

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. A reissue of Roulette Records' "…

  3. Billboard Bits: The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Cure, AFI, Carlton/Childs The Cure-headlined Curiosa festival will not roll into the Gorge Amphitheatre outside Seattle on Saturday (Aug. 21), as frontman Robert Smith has been called back to London for personal reasons. Instead, Billboard.com has learned the Cure will return to…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Aug. 16-22, 2004). OLYMPIAD: I have to admit this upfront: I'll be spending the majority of my viewing hours over the next two weeks taking in multiple channels of Summer Olympic Games coverage from Athens. Over the first weekend…

  5. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  6. Bjork, Tiesto Help Ring in Olympics

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A tiny Icelandic singer wearing an ocean of a dress and a Dutch DJ with music flowing from his fingertips helped bring the 2004 Olympic Games to a wet and wild start. A tiny Icelandic singer wearing an ocean of a dress and a Dutch DJ with music flowing from his fingertips helped bring the…

  7. 2004 Teen Choice Awards Winners

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of 2004 Teen Choice Awards, handed out Aug. 8 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Below is the winners list of 2004 Teen Choice Awards, handed out Aug. 8 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Musie: Best single: "Toxic," Britney Spears Best album: "…

  8. True Story

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Like many a successful MC, Fat Joe wasn't one to leave his crew behind. Like many a successful MC, Fat Joe wasn't one to leave his crew behind. However, unlike most rap outfits, the other four members of Joe's Terror Squad—MCs Remy, Armageddon, Prospect and singer Tony Sunshine…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of k.d. lang, Usher and Fantasia. THE 49-ER: Every one, two or three years, k.d. lang charts a new album on The Billboard 200, as she has been doing since her debut on May 28, 1988 with "Shadowland." Her latest, "Hymns of the…

  10. Billboard Bits: VMAs, Fashion Rocks, Jimmy Sturr

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on VMAs, Fashion Rocks, Jimmy Sturr Lil' Jon, Petey Pablo and Ying Yang Twins & Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe have joined the performance lineup for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. The 21st annual event is set for Aug. 29 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. They join…

  11. Lynne To Play Cash's Mother

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shelby Lynne has joined the cast of the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line." Shelby Lynne has joined the cast of the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line." The singer/songwriter will portray the late country music icon's mother, Carrie Cash, in the Fox Searchlight film,…

  12. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  13. Porcelain

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emo outfit At the Drive-In is on permanent hiatus, but its followers can console themselves with Sparta, a quartet that includes former Drive-In members Tony Hajjar (drums), Paul Hinojos (guitar) and Emo outfit At the Drive-In is on permanent hiatus, but its followers can console themselves…

  14. The Notorious Cherry Bombs

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As country music's most impressive supergroup this side of the Highwaymen, the Notorious Cherry Bombs boast a lineup of Nashville music titans: Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill and Tony Brown, along with Ed As country music's most impressive supergroup this side of the Highwaymen, the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Albarn, Adams, 'Rock Through Time'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Damon Albarn, Bryan Adams, 'Rock Through Time' Blur lead singer Damon Albarn has two side projects in development. A second album from his "cartoon band" Gorillaz is due this fall on Parlophone/EMI. But for now Albarn is in Lagos, Nigeria, recording an album with…

  16. While the Music Lasts

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jesse Harris wrote five songs featured on Norah Jones' enormously successful debut, "Come Away With Me." Now he takes a substantial step in emerging from her shadow with "While the Music Lasts." A vet Jesse Harris wrote five songs featured on Norah Jones'…

  17. Vintage Hancock Albums Unearthed

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two rare Herbie Hancock albums will be released Aug. 17 via Columbia/Legacy. Two rare Herbie Hancock albums will be released Aug. 17 via Columbia/Legacy. Originally released in 1979, "VSOP Live Under the Sky" has been expanded for its maiden CD issue with 10 previously unreleased…

  18. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  19. 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…

  20. Billboard Bits: Hawk, McEntire, Ollabelle

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tony Hawk, Reba McEntire and Ollabelle. Professional skateboarder icon Tony Hawk has been tapped to host a show on a new Sirius Satellite Radio channel. He is the first host named to the broadcaster's Sirius Faction channel, which is aimed at action sports enthusiasts. "…

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