1. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg/Jamie Foxx, Sara Evans

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder lined up for Super Bowl pre-game festivities, Snoop Dogg adds Jamie Foxx to single and Sara Evans compilation arrives early. Stevie Wonder has signed on to perform during the Super Bowl XL pre-game festivities in his native Detroit. The National Football League championship will…

  2. Lowering The 'Curtain'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended break from music, Eminem will this week release his first retrospective, "Curtain Call." Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended…

  3. Warren G Pays Tribute To Katrina Victims

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and B. Real of Cypress Hill, which he is dedicating to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. "I wanted to address wh Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring…

  4. New Lil' Flip CD Due In December

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 6, rapper Lil' Flip's sophomore Columbia/Sony Music Urban album, "I Need Mine," has been bumped to Dec. 27. The set features contributions from Nate Dogg, Lyfe Jennings, Mannie Fre Originally due Dec. 6, rapper Lil' Flip's sophomore Columbia…

  5. Snoop's Label Inks Deal With Koch

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. The first release as part of the multi-album deal, "Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha…

  6. Hip-Hop Titans Bolster B.I.G.'s 'Duets'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter," including Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Mis Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to …

  7. 50 Cent Preps Soundtrack, Streams Concert

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent has secured new music from Mase, Nate Dogg, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. for the soundtrack to his upcoming biographic film, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album is due Nov. 8 via G Unit/Interscope and 50 Cent has secured new music from Mase, Nate Dogg, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. for…

  8. Redman Raps With Biggie, Big Pun On New CD

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Redman gets a hand from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Ghostface on his long-in-the-works new Def Jam album, "Red Gone Wild." Redman gets a hand from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Ghostface on his long-in-the-works new Def Jam album, "Red Gone Wild." As previously…

  9. Billboard Bits: Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Willie Hutch died Monday (Sept. 19) of undisclosed causes in Dallas. He was 59. Best known for his work at Motown, his association with the label began in 1970 when record producer Hal Davis asked Hutch to help complete…

  10. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid-Nite Hour" is led by the singles "…

  11. Cee-Lo, Jazze Pha Teaming For Album

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Cee-Lo and producer Jazze Pha have teamed for a collaborative album, "The Happy Hour," due in November via Pha's Sho'Nuff Recordings/Capitol. Rapper Cee-Lo and producer Jazze Pha have teamed for a collaborative album, "The Happy Hour," due in November via…

  12. Billboard Bits: Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac The lineup for the 14th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival in Fitchburg, Mass., boasts more than 50 bands, including Disturbed, Dropkick Murphys, Life Of Agony, Ill Nino, Seemless, 10 Years, Danko Jones, Clutch, Dope, Bloodsimple,…

  13. Billboard Bits: Staind, DJ Quik, Broken Social Scene

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Staind, DJ Quik, Broken Social Scene Staind drew approximately 10,000 fans to the fourth show of the previously announced Fusion Flash Concerts series, which features top acts performing amid circumstances that are not announced until the last minute. The show at Boson's City…

  14. D12's Proof Inspired By Garcia On Solo Debut

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D12 member Proof is gearing up for the Aug. 9 release of his first solo album, "Searching for Jerry Garcia." D12 member Proof is gearing up for the Aug. 9 release of his first solo album, "Searching for Jerry Garcia." The set will be issued via the artist's own Iron…

  15. Eminem, Kweli Bolster Hush's 'Bulletproof'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eminem, D12, Nate Dogg, Talib Kweli and Motorhead's Phil Campbell make guest appearances on "Bulletproof," the major-label debut from Detroit rapper Hush. Eminem, D12, Nate Dogg, Talib Kweli and Motorhead's Phil Campbell make guest appearances on "Bulletproof,"…

  16. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. Among the acts that have been affected are R.E.M., Queen + Paul Rodgers, Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or…

  17. Foo Fighters Double The Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Try as he might, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl just can't write a song without a strong melody. "That's the bain of my existence," he says with a laugh. "I'd love to write Motorhead and Slayer songs all day long. I…

  18. Fantasia Jumps Aboard Kem Tour

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia will take part in her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "American Idol" season three champion will open for Motown artist Kem beginning June 8 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. The three- Fantasia will take part in her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her…

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