1. 3 Doors Down: Up To Speed

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. Call it a sign of the times: The release date for the new album by 3 Doors Down was set before the band had written the first note. That's because 3DD's managers struck a deal with Wal-Mart nearly a year ago that guaranteed a large buy…

  2. Ask Billboard

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paul McCartney, Dixie Chicks, Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood. MACCA RETURNS Keith, I heard Paul McCartney is going on tour this year. I think it was reported on billboard.com, but I didn't see it there. What cities is he coming to?…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Charlotte's Web,' Duran Duran, Burton

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Charlotte's Web,' Duran Duran, Burton OutKast's Andre 3000 and Reba McEntire will join Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, John Cleese and Steve Buscemi in lending their vocal talents to the upcoming film adaptation of the classic children's book "Charlotte&…

  4. Its A Trap!, 15 Megs Of Fame, Splendid

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: It’s a Trap!, 15 Megs of Fame and Splendid. TRAP DOOR: It's a Trap! is a site dedicated to promoting Scandinavian music, focusing on indie guitar pop. Run by Albany, Calif.,…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2003 - Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo…

  6. Andre 3000, Tyrese Feeling Brotherly

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST OutKast's Andre 3000 and fellow artist Tyrese have signed on to star in Mark Wahlberg's next film, which was formerly known as "Four Brothers" but is currently untitled. OutKast's Andre 3000 and fellow artist Tyrese have signed on to star in Mark Wahlberg's next…

  7. Milian 'Cool' As Film, Soundtrack Star

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Christina Milian contributes two new songs to the film's soundtrack, due March 1 via TVT. Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Christina Milian contributes two new songs to…

  8. Nelson To Headline Texas Tsunami Benefit

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson will headline a Texas benefit concert to help the relief effort for victims of the tsunamis in southern Asia and eastern Africa. "I started at the top," says musician Michael Hall of his Willie Nelson will headline a Texas benefit concert to help the relief effort for…

  9. Holiday Shoppers Return Eminem To No. 1

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem was the top-seller among last minute holiday shoppers as "Encore" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week after a month-long absence. A 36% increase to U.S. sales of 430,000 copies, a Eminem was the top-seller among last minute holiday shoppers as "Encore"…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Adult Contemporary chart with readers. BREAKING AWAY Dear Fred, Thanks for sharing your list of favorite songs/albums for the year. I was a little surprised that Kelly Clarkson didn't make the list. She had two of the best pop…

  11. Young Buck Charged In Vibe Awards Melee

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Young Buck was charged today (Dec. 20) with stabbing a fellow performer in a dispute over an autograph that touched off a melee last month at the Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Rapper Young Buck was charged today (Dec. 20) with stabbing a fellow performer in a dispute over an…

  12. Manilow Books Vegas Engagement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. The 61-year-old artist will perform five nights a week for 24 weeks through 2005 and into 2006. The…

  13. OutKast Keeps Busy With Debut Film, Two Albums

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," continues to yield hit singles, the members of acclaimed hip-hop duo OutKast have an ambitious slate of projects on tap While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,…

  14. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards,…

  15. Jay-Z, Linkin Park 'Mash-Up' Tops Album Chart

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes an underground concept to the pinnacle of the mainstream as "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: C The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes…

  16. Report: 'Suge' Knight Eyed In Vibe Brawl

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police and probation officials have been reviewing video of the recent melee at the Vibe Awards to determine if hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight played a role in the altercation. Police and probation officials have been reviewing video of the recent melee at the Vibe Awards to…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats New West Records has signed singer/songwriter Ben Lee and will release his next album, "Awake Is the New Sleep," Feb. 22. It was produced by Brad Wood, who also helmed Lee's first two sets, 1994's "Grandpaw Would"…

  18. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani 'Love' To Love You, Gwen To hear No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani tell it, she's just a girl from Orange County following a dream. "I'm just like you, except I write songs," Stefani says. "I feel like I'm doing something right. And right…

  19. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde AMC Theaters will screen the White Stripes' live DVD, "Under Blackpool Lights," Dec. 9 in 13 U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Screenings are also on tap throughout the United Kingdom,…

  20. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three trophies, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, while th With three trophies, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

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