1. 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…

  2. Bocelli's Rules For A Classical Career

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his spacious sitting room, full of paintings…

  3. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  4. Fatboy Fall Tour To Hit Unique Venues

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fatboy Slim will visit unique venues on his seven-date North American tour, which kicks off Nov. 10 at Film Studios in Toronto. Fatboy Slim will visit unique venues on his seven-date North American tour, which kicks off Nov. 10 at Film Studios in Toronto. At that gig, the artist will recreate…

  5. Aerosmith On The 'Move' With Live DVD

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith's recent A&E concert special "You Gotta Move" will be released Nov. 23 on DVD via Columbia. Aerosmith's recent A&E concert special "You Gotta Move" will be released Nov. 23 on DVD via Columbia. In addition to featuring five songs that did not…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jingle Ball, Vendetta Red, R.E.M.

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jingle Ball, Vendetta Red, R.E.M. Destiny's Child, Maroon5, Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Ryan Cabrera, JoJo, Good Charlotte, Vanessa Carlton and Switchfoot are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station WHTZ (Z100)'s annual Jingle Ball concert. The…

  7. 44TunesOnTV

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 25-31, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 25 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Ray Charles (also scheduled: Carson Daly). "Sessions @ AOL," Fuse Featured artist: Yellowcard. "The Brooke Ellison Story," A…

  8. Shake Sugaree

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A National Heritage Award recipient in 1984, Elizabeth Cotten was one of the inspirational figures of the folk revival of the '50s and '60s. A National Heritage Award recipient in 1984, Elizabeth Cotten was one of the inspirational figures of the folk revival of the '50s and &…

  9. 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…

  10. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." Due Feb. 8, the 52-track collection will…

  11. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  12. Shepherd Finds A Better 'Place'

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Kenny Wayne Shepherd always planned on singing his own songs, it's just that his voice had to grow into the blues-influenced material he plays. And that has happened with "The Place You're In," which came out Oct. 5 on Reprise…

  13. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews…

  14. London Calling—25th Anniversary Legacy Edition

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 best rock album ever, top 15? "London Calling," first released in 1979 as a two-record set, belongs up there. Top 10 best rock album ever, top 15? "London Calling," first released in 1979 as a two-record set, belongs up there. This three-disc reissue holds its…

  15. The Cure Expands 'Three Imaginary Boys'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Cure will release a deluxe edition of its 1979 debut, "Three Imaginary Boys," internationally on Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 in North America via Geffen. The Cure will release a deluxe edition of its 1979 debut, "Three Imaginary Boys," internationally on Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 in…

  16. Four Dozen Rarities Highlight Bon Jovi Box

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of July" and "Garageland" are a few of the previously unreleased cuts which will highlight the forthcoming five-disc box set "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong." Du "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of…

  17. Train Comes 'Alive At Last'

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop/rock act Train will release its first concert album, "Alive at Last," Nov. 2 via Columbia. Pop/rock act Train will release its first concert album, "Alive at Last," Nov. 2 via Columbia. The set was recorded earlier this year in Birmingham, Ala., by Brett Eliason (Pearl…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Los Lonely Boys, Donny Osmond, Green Day, Keith Urban and John Fogerty. LONELY AT THE TOP: For 21 weeks, the pole position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart was been shared by two songs: "100 Years" by Five For Fighting…

  19. Unreleased Strummer, Rancid Kick Hellcat Compilation

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo" compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label. Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo"…

  20. Chingy Taps Janet, R. Kelly For 'Powerballin''

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy's sophomore album, "Powerballin'." The set is due Nov. 5 via Capitol, bumped up a week from its scheduled release date. Other guests Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy'…

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