1. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have…

  2. Billboard Bits: Chris Whitley, Billy Joel, Tool

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Chris Whitley, Billy Joel, Tool Singer/songwriter Chris Whitley has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Whitley's brother Dan reported on the artist's official message board that the disease in its late stages and that Whitley is currently in home hospice care. The…

  3. Text Messages, Cash Debated At Murder Inc. Trial

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Day three of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial got off to a confusing start today (Nov. 21), as attorneys argued over the relevance of text-messaged conversations between label founder Irv Lorenz Day three of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial got off to a confusing start today (Nov.…

  4. 50 Cent Link Reexamined In Murder Inc. Case

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Day two (Nov. 17) of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial began as the Donell Nichols show, but that all changed when 50 Cent's name was uttered during the afternoon arguments. Day two (Nov. 17) of the Murder Inc. money laundering trial began as the Donell Nichols show, but that all…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses physical and digital single sales, remix credits and more with readers. TANGIBLE VS. INTANGIBLE Hi Fred, I read that Carrie Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven" is the year's best-selling single, with just under a half million sold. But I know that Gwen Stefani&…

  6. Silverchair Reconvening For Shows, Recording

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian rock act Silverchair is returning to active duty after a three-year break. The plan calls for road-testing some new material in Australia early next year. Australian rock act Silverchair is returning to active duty after a three-year break. The band, which broke through in 1994…

  7. Former Employee Testifies In Murder Inc. Case

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The prosecution called former Murder Inc. employee Donell Nichols to testify today (Nov. 17) as the money laundering trial of Irv and Chris Lorenzo entered its second day. The prosecution called former Murder Inc. employee Donell Nichols to testify today (Nov. 17) as the money laundering…

  8. Chart Beat

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond's '12 Songs' ranks among his best, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper return and Chris Brown ascends to No. 1. ON THE CHART WITH DIAMOND: Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" (Columbia) is instantly tied for fourth place among the Brooklyn native's…

  9. Brown's 'Run It!' Sprints To No. 1

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST After coming in second for four straight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Chris Brown's "Run It!" finally seizes the No. 1 position. The cut takes over for Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Fo After coming in second for four straight weeks on the…

  10. West To Receive Billboard Artist Achievement Award

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. The eighth Artist Ach Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards…

  11. Ashanti, Ja Rule Turn Out For Start Of Gotti Trial

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn Federal Court looked more like a music awards show red carpet as the Murder Inc. label money laundering trial finally got underway today (Nov. 16). Brooklyn Federal Court looked more like a music awards show red carpet as the Murder Inc. label money laundering trial finally got…

  12. Stars To Salute Stevie Next Month

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The…

  13. Murder Inc Trial Postponed Again

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST In what is now the third postponement, the money laundering trial of Murder Inc label principals Irv and Chris Lorenzo "Gotti" has been delayed again after federal prosecutors presented a surprise wit In what is now the third postponement, the money laundering trial of Murder Inc…

  14. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Korn, Taking Back Sunday

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Korn, Taking Back Sunday Eurythmics and the All-American Rejects have joined the performance lineup for the 2005 American Music Awards, which will air live Nov. 22 on ABC from Los Angeles. Eurythmics will perform "I've Got a Life," a new song included on their…

  15. Mariah Wins Big At Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday's third annual Vibe Awards. Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday's third annual Vibe Awards. Carey netted artist…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines," in order to boost sales. In exchange for 2004 - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in…

  17. Brooks Boxed Set Details Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Garth Brooks, who retired from music in 2001, will be back in the spotlight later this month with the release of the "Limited Series" boxed set. Country superstar Garth Brooks, who retired from music in 2001, will be back in the spotlight later this month with the…

  18. O.A.R.

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water," says drummer Chris Culos The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water. There is running water which the bus driver fills up at truck stops, but it's not potable. That means it's…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Following in the footsteps of Garth Brooks, Metallica holds a free concert in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of its newest album "Re-Load."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Van Morrison is ordered in London&…

  20. Sam Cooke Tributes / Nov. 5-6, 2005 / Cleveland (Playhouse Square)

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's last tunes. The overlap was Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, the Manhattans, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Cissy Houston, the timelessly elegant Soul Sti The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's…

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