1. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1954 - </b>While playing Russian roulette, R&B singer Johnny Ace shoots himself and dies backstage at a Houston concert.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - U2's Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to…

  3. Simon Cowell Sets Sights On 'Grease'

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pop impresario Simon Cowell is turning his attention to the West End stage and promising "the biggest casting call the U.K. has ever seen" as part of a new TV series that will find two unknowns to pla Pop impresario Simon Cowell is turning his attention to the West End stage and…

  4. The Sea & Cake Eyeing May For Seventh Album

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Chicago indie rock institution the Sea & Cake is eyeing a May release for its seventh Thrill Jockey studio album. Basic tracks were completed in a five-day session last month, and frontman Sam Pre Chicago indie rock institution the Sea & Cake is eyeing a May release for its seventh…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undr 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "…

  6. Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood / Dec. 7, 2006 / Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST On what was quite possibly the coldest night mid-Missouri has seen so far this year, country music fans nonetheless braved the subzero temperature for a night of vigorous performances from Carrie Unde On what was quite possibly the coldest night mid-Missouri has seen so far this year, country…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The late Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy lives on as the rapper's second posthumous album, "Born Again," sells more than 485,000 copies in its first week in stores to bump living superstar Cel 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's…

  9. Griffin In A Rockin' Mood On New Album

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST At 42 years old, Patty Griffin believes it's time she start "rockin' more." On Feb. 6, the singer/songwriter will release her latest album, "Children Running Through," via ATO. The diverse set touches At 42 years old, Patty Griffin believes it's time she…

  10. Chart Beat

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first top 10 hit on The Billboard Hot 100 as a…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Gail Menscer, mother of country singer Doug Stone, dies from cancer. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Janet Jackson wins an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claims had been harassing her.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk…

  13. Ask Billboard

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Janet Jackson, ABBA and Madonna. SINGLES AND LOVING IT Dear Keith: I know you have answered many questions about Janet Jackson's latest "20 Y.O." Do you think there is any chance any future singles will be released and if she has any…

  14. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST So...we all decided that this would be a happening thing to do…and it WAS! We had organized (or at least we tried to organize) some guitar players v. bass players, and drummers vs. lead singers cont *Tuesday November 14th: Minneapolis, Minnesota. First Avenue. Arrived during the night. Spent…

  15. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2006 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. Keys, Bowie Duet At African Charity Gala

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys joined David Bowie for a neo soul-injected take on the latter's "Changes" last night (Nov. 9) to close out a star-studded New York benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization, which he Alicia Keys joined David Bowie for a neo soul-injected take on the latter&…

  18. N.W.A. Best Of Rounds Up Classics, Rare Clips

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol/Priority will on Dec. 26 issue the greatest hits collection "The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge." The 17-track CD and separate CD/DVD set round up music videos and footage fro Capitol/Priority will on Dec. 26 issue the greatest hits collection "The Best…

  19. Switchfoot

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST A few hours ago, I stepped off stage and vomited all over the floor. And the sidewalk. And the street. And the bus. I feel frail and dead. After a few songs of attempted normalcy I spent most of our s Touring is a world of contrast. Yesterday I left the stage and headed straight down the…

  20. Trick Daddy Satisfies 'Demand' With New Album

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trick Daddy will on Dec. 19 issue his seventh studio album, "Back By Thug Demand," via Slip N Slide/Atlantic. The set boasts collaborations with Trina, Jaheim, Lil Wayne, Baby and Trey Songz, among ot Trick Daddy will on Dec. 19 issue his seventh studio album, "Back By Thug…

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