1. Billboard Bits: INXS, Maroulis, Bigger Lovers

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT INXS, Gang Of Four and Dredg to open L.A. Virgin Megastore . . . ABC to develop a Constantine Maroulis sitcom . . . Splitting Bigger Lovers plan one more show With "Rock Star: INXS" victor J.D. Fortune now in place, INXS will join reunited modern rock act Gang Of Four and up and…

  2. Lil' Kim Reports To Detention Center

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lil' Kim began serving a 366-day prison sentence yesterday (Sept. 19) for her conviction on charges stemming from a 2001 shootout outside a New York City radio station. Rapper Lil' Kim began serving a 366-day prison sentence yesterday (Sept. 19) for her conviction on charges…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  4. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have…

  5. Lil' Kim Wins Order Blocking DVD Release

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim has won a court order preventing a man who testified against her at her criminal trial from releasing a DVD using her name and image. Lil' Kim has won a court order preventing a man who testified against her at her criminal trial from releasing a DVD using her name and…

  6. Lil' Kim Revealing 'Naked Truth' Pre-Prison

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim is preparing to release her fourth solo album just days before going to jail for perjury. "Naked Truth" is due Sept. 13 via Queen Bee/Atlantic. Lil' Kim is preparing to release her fourth solo album just days before going to jail for perjury. "Naked Truth…

  7. Lil' Kim Suing Trial Witnesses

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lil' Kim struck back yesterday (July 18) at a trial witness who helped to secure her false-statements conviction and yearlong prison sentence, filing a lawsuit accusing the witness of unlawfull Rapper Lil' Kim struck back yesterday (July 18) at a trial witness who helped to…

  8. Lil' Kim Sentenced To A Year In Prison

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 sh Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a…

  9. 2005 BET Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 BET Awards, to be handed out June 28 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre: Best female, hip-hop: Miri Ben-Ari Jackie-O Remy Martin Shawnna Best male, hip-hop 50 Cent Jay-Z Ludacris Snoop Dogg T.I. Kanye West Best collaboration: Ciara f…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," which Nadia said was from 1977, the year she…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 4-10, 2005).

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 4-10, 2005). A SLEEPING LION: In a business that has notoriously shown little regard for artists, Solomon Linda ranks as one of the saddest stories in music. Though he was the writer of "Mbube," which became the ubiquitous…

  13. Tunes

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 4 "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist: Taking Back Sunday ("This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You)"). "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  14. Lil' Kim Takes Stand At Perjury Trial

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rap star Lil' Kim testified at her federal perjury trial today (March 10) in New York, telling jurors she was bullied by prosecutors when she allegedly lied to a grand jury about a 2001 shootout. Rap star Lil' Kim testified at her federal perjury trial today (March 10) in New York,…

  15. Prosecutor: Lil' Kim Lied About Shooting

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating the roles of her friends in a 2001 shootout that sent some 30 bullets flying outside a Manhattan radio station, a U.S. prosecutor said tod Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  17. The Futurist

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robert Downey Jr. joins the actors who raised eyebrows this year by stepping out as a recording artist (William Shatner notwithstanding). Robert Downey Jr. joins the actors who raised eyebrows this year by stepping out as a recording artist (William Shatner notwithstanding). The public has…

  18. Mendes To Assemble 'Shrek' Musical

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Shrek," the tale of a lovable green ogre, was one of the biggest movies of the last several years. And its sequel was equally successful. "Shrek," the tale of a lovable green ogre, was one of the biggest movies of the last several years. And its sequel was equally…

  19. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  20. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bjork Brain Freeze Known for never following a conventional artistic path, Bjork's challenging new Elektra album, "Medulla," finds the Icelandic artist singing over rhythms fashioned by such beatboxers as former Roots member Rahzel, Shlomo and Dokaka. The 14-track set was…

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