1. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, 'Unlimited Sunshine,' Franz Ferdinand

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock plans live album, shows... Cake schedules another Unlimited Sunshine tour... Franz Ferdinand releases live DVD set. Although officially unconfirmed, Kid Rock is said to be preparing a live album for release in February. He has also been recording with an eye on releasing a new…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Wynonna, Cowboy Troy Tapped For 'Nashville Star'

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran artist Wynonna and "hick-hop" country rapper Cowboy Troy have signed on to co-host the USA Network talent search series "Nashville Star." Veteran artist Wynonna and "hick-hop" country rapper Cowboy Troy have signed on to co-host the USA Network talent…

  5. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2005 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…

  7. Unique Beethoven Manuscript Sold At Auction

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Discovered in July at the bottom of a dusty filing cabinet at a religious school in Philadelphia, the manuscript sold today is a work in progress for the Grosse Fuge in B flat major -- one of Beethove A unique manuscript by Ludwig van Beethoven that was lost for more than a century was sold…

  8. Brown's 'Run' Begins Third Week At No. 1

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's "Run It" holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 and holds at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where la Chris Brown's "Run It" holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard…

  9. Upcoming Book Releases

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST upcoming book releases list December The Autobiography Of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man Donovan Leitch (St. Martin's) Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, And The Rise Of The Hip-Hop Hustler Ethan Brown (Anchor) January Here Comes The Sun: The Spiritual Journey Of George Harrison…

  10. ONTV

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2005. MONDAY, NOV. 28 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Queens of the Stone Age perform with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. "Last Call With Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artists: The Bravery, Eve. TUESDAY, NOV.…

  11. Pop At Any Age

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sixteen-year-old Chris Brown steps onto the podium as teen artist of the moment this week with the release of his self-titled Jive debut. Already, the Scott Storch-produced first single "Run It!" is i Sixteen-year-old Chris Brown steps onto the podium as teen artist of the moment…

  12. A Look At The Week's Top New Releases

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing the debut album from red-hot teenage newcomer Chris Brown, the second set of the year from Latin star Shakira, the sophomore album from U.K. rockers the Darkness and more. The latest live album from Dave Matthews Band, "Weekend on the Rocks," chronicling a recent stand at…

  13. Brown's 'Run It!' Holds Pace At No. 1

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST After taking over the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Chris Brown's "Run It!" holds firm at No. 1. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100, but loses its No. 1 slot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs After taking over the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Chris Brown&…

  14. Up From The 'Hood And Giving Back

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST At 72 years old, Quincy Jones shows no sign of slowing down. His work and passion keep him young at heart. Quincy Jones is getting on a plane to Cambodia in five hours. He is leading a coalition in conjunction with UNICEF to bring attention to the region's desperate need for heath care.…

  15. 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…

  16. 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&…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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