1. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  2. Billboard Bits: Velvet Underground, Sasha & Digweed, Germano

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Velvet Underground, Sasha & Digweed, Germano Rhino has set a Jan. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Velvet Underground's "Live MCMXCIII," which chronicled the legendary act's brief 1993 reunion tour. Previously only available on VHS, "Live" was…

  3. Jackson May Avoid Default On Song Catalog Loan

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200 million in loans secured by his prized stake in the Beatles' song catalog. Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200…

  4. Billboard Bits: Prince/Tamar, David Lee Roth, Silver Jews

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Prince/Tamar, David Lee Roth, Silver Jews In addition to prepping his new studio album, "3121," for a spring release via a just-announced deal with Universal Music Group, Prince is lending a helping hand to an up-and-coming artist. Sources tell Billboard.com the artist has…

  5. Starbucks Unveiling Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling…

  6. Tony Bennett Re-Signs With Columbia

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fifty-five years after first signing with Columbia Records, Tony Bennett has renewed his recording deal with the Sony Music Label Group. Fifty-five years after first signing with Columbia Records, Tony Bennett has renewed his recording deal with the Sony Music Label Group. The first release…

  7. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  8. Prince Gets What He Wants With Universal Deal

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prince, who famously scrawled "slave" on his face during a dispute with his record company in the mid-1990s, said yesterday (Dec. 13) he received everything he wanted in his latest deal with Universal Prince, who famously scrawled "slave" on his face during a dispute with…

  9. Billboard Bits: Don Caballero, Country Jamboree, NY Dolls

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Don Caballero, Country Jamboree, NY Dolls Veteran instrumental rock act Don Caballero has signed a new deal with Relapse Records. The group, which currently features lone original member drummer Damon Che, is working on a new album with producer Al Sutton in Detroit. Among the tracks…

  10. Korn Unveils A New 'Side'

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a new label and smaller lineup, one of hard rock's titans signals a creative shift. When Korn named its seventh studio album "See You on the Other Side," the band really meant it. Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer explains that the title is an offer for people to …

  11. Compilation Nation

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." The…

  12. Hi-Tek Busy With Solo CD, Dre, Snoop

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Noted producer Hi-Tek calls himself a free agent right now, but is keeping busy with a number of projects. Noted producer Hi-Tek calls himself a free agent right now, but is keeping busy with a number of projects. The Cincinnati-reared Tek has two songs on 50 Cent's soundtrack to "…

  13. Emerson Drive Seeks Midas Touch

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. The group, which previously spent five years…

  14. Prince Inks With Universal For New CD

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prince has inked a deal with Universal for the release of his next album, "3121." The set will be preceded by the single "Te Amo Corazon," the video for which stars actress Mia Maestro ("Frida," "The Prince has inked a deal with Universal for the release of…

  15. CBGB To Close On Halloween 2006

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary New York club CBGB, the epicenter of punk rock and the launching pad for influential bands like the Ramones and Talking Heads, will close its doors on the Bowery for good next Halloween unde Legendary New York club CBGB, the epicenter of punk rock and the launching pad for…

  16. Ray Scott

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Becoming a successful songwriter for others gave this country artist the rare freedom to craft an album on his own terms. Born in the rural farming town of Semora, N.C., Ray Scott was raised on country music. His father, a local musician, taught him to take those country roots seriously, and…

  17. Lawyer: Foxy Brown Is Deaf

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Foxy Brown is almost totally deaf, according to her lawyer. Foxy Brown is almost totally deaf, according to her lawyer. Attorney Joseph Tacopina disclosed the rapper's hearing problem yesterday (Dec. 5) after a question about why they exchanged notes while waiting in Manhattan Criminal…

  18. Young Buck May Avoid Trial In Vibe Case

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST An agreement has been reached to "favorably" resolve the assault charge against Young Buck, who is accused of stabbing a man during last year's Vibe Awards, the rapper's attorney said. An agreement has been reached to "favorably" resolve the assault charge…

  19. Daddy Yankee To Launch Reebok Collection

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee has inked a multi-year deal with Reebok to launch DY, a signature sport collection that will include athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. Reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee has inked a multi-year deal with Reebok to launch DY, a signature sport collection…

  20. The Week's Top New Album Releases

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing Korn's debut as part of its new record deal with Virgin, an ominously named retrospective from superstar rapper Eminem, the latest album from Southern rapper Lil Wayne and more. The sophomore album from pop star/actress Lindsay Lohan, “A Little More Personal (Raw)” (Casablanca…

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