1. Hot Product

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Game 'Game' On He started rapping less than four years ago, but the Game is already positioned to become one of 2005's early breakout acts. The 25-year-old's status can be attributed to the year-long buzz surrounding his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope album debut, "…

  2. Prefuse Rolls With Wu-Tang On New Album

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 mastermind Scott Herren is surrounded by a cavalcade of notable names on his new album, "Surrounded by Silence," due March 22 via Warp. Among the guests are El-P and the Wu-Tang Clan's Ghos Prefuse 73 mastermind Scott Herren is surrounded by a cavalcade of notable…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original…

  4. Billboard Bits: Jerkins, Keith, Byron/Sugar Hill

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rodney Jerkins, Toby Keith and Don Byron and the Sugar Hill Gang. Producer Rodney Jerkins is adding a twist to his instrumental solo album , "Versatility" (Bungalo/Universal). Aspiring songwriters can write a song based on one of the set's 12 original tracks for the…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 3-9, 2005).

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 3-9, 2005). A WHOLE NEW YEAR: No matter what happened in 2004, you can forget it now. It's 2005! It's a whole new year and you get a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to start anew! OK, so really it's just a simple…

  6. Tunes On TV

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Sutton Foster (also scheduled: Patricia Arquette). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Duran Duran. "The Late Show With David Letterman,…

  7. The Vandals Ring In 2005 In Iraq

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail cell, a Southern California rock band known for such albums as "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good" and "Look What I Almost Stepped In" played in the While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail…

  8. Billboard Bits: Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News Fountains Of Wayne is assembling an album of B-sides for release next year on S-Curve. According to a spokesperson, the as-yet-untitled set will cull "almost every B-side the band has released since its first single in 1996," as well as…

  9. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  10. Waits Cast In 'Domino' Film

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has taken a role in the film "Domino." Tony Scott ("Man on Fire," "Enemy of the State") is directing the movie, which is based on the true story of model Domino Harvey, who gave up a life in Tom Waits has taken a role in the film "Domino."…

  11. Mario Faces Career 'Turning Point'

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The transition from teen to young adult can be difficult enough on its own, but imagine making that change in front of a fickle public. That was the situation facing 3rd Street/J Records artist Mario as he began preparing his sophomore album, …

  12. 51TunesOnTV

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 13 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Hayley Westenra (also scheduled: Anjelica Houston, Michael McKean). "Playlistism," MTV2 Featured artists: Ying Yang…

  13. New Ivy Album 'Clear' For Takeoff

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York rock act Ivy will release its next album, "In the Clear," March 1 via Nettwerk. New York rock act Ivy will release its next album, "In the Clear," March 1 via Nettwerk. The 10-track set blends the more electronic-oriented sounds of 2001's "Long Distance…

  14. Hot Product

    December 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tupac Shakur / Eminem 'Game' On Eminem produced 12 songs based around previously unreleased verses from late rapper Tupac Shakur for the album "Loyal to the Game." Due this week via Amaru/Interscope, the 16-track set is the seventh album of Shakur's music to be…

  15. Music Community Mourns For Abbott

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at the hands of a gunman earlier this week. The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag"…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the letter "K," the Adult Contemporary chart and holiday music and signature songs with readers. A VERY SPECIAL "K" Fred, With the song "Karma" by Lloyd Banks featuring Avant moving 47-46 on Billboard's Hot 100, we're about to see…

  17. Unwritten Law Cancels U.S. Tour

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A family emergency has pulled San Diego-based rock act Unwritten Law off of the road. A family emergency has pulled San Diego-based rock act Unwritten Law off of the road. The band will not complete the seven dates remaining on its headlining U.S. club tour, which was due to play Chicago on…

  18. Hot Product

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario 'Point' Break Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Mario will release his sophomore album, "Turning Point," this week via J Records. The Scott Storch-produced single "Let Me Love You" has already hit 11 different Billboard charts, reaching new peaks this week…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 since the fall of 2000 as "Nothin' &…

  20. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

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