1. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They "were just boys," he says. "It was…

  2. New Morrissey CD Has 'No Links' To Past

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Firstly, the musicianship is outstanding," the artist enthused. "Secondly, the songs are very strong, which is a great thing to be able to say this far down the line." Morrissey says his new album , "Ringleaders of the Tormentors," has "no link to the past…

  3. 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…

  4. Shakira's Sequel

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Latin superstar Shakira this week releases her second Epic album of the year, "Oral Fixation." First single "Don't Bother" is No. 39 this week on the Billboard Pop 100. Latin superstar Shakira this week releases her second Epic album of the year, "Oral Fixation.…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Influential independent rock icons Pavement announce that they have broken up. During their show at London's Brixton Academy, bandmember Stephen Malkmus tells the crowd that the show wil 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Manuel Garcia, Many Chao, and U2 each win two awards at Spain's fifth Premios Amigo ceremony in Madrid.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - James Carter, an ex-convict whose 1959 field recording was a key track on the award…

  8. Elton John To Wed Partner In December

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elton John plans to marry his long term partner David Furnish on Dec. 21, the first day that civil partnerships between gay couples will be possible in England. Elton John plans to marry his long term partner David Furnish on Dec. 21, the first day that civil partnerships between gay couples…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>The sixth album from late rapper 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," is released posthumously.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn.…

  10. 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&…

  11. Carey, Crow Serve Up Thanksgiving Performances

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST As Americans settle in today (Nov. 24) for a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast and National Football League (NFL) games in Detroit and Dallas, they will also be treated to performances by pop stars M As Americans settle in today (Nov. 24) for a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast and National…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1991 - </b>Cyndi Lauper is married in Manhattan to actor David Thornton.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an…

  13. Spears Headed To Broadway?

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is in talks to play the lead role in the musical "Sweet Charity" on Broadway, the New York Post reported today (Nov. 23). Britney Spears is in talks to play the lead role in the musical "Sweet Charity" on Broadway, the New York Post reported today (Nov. 23).…

  14. AMAs: Smith Wins At AMAs

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will Smith accepts favorite male artist honor at the American Music Awards. Rapper Will Smith reacts after winning for Pop/Rock favorite male artist on Nov. 22 during the 2005 American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This year has been a busy on, with the release of his…

  15. Madonna Dances Straight To No. 1

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the sixth time in her career, Madonna finds herself with an album in the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. Her latest, "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.), sold nearly 350,000 copies For the sixth time in her career, Madonna finds herself with an album in the No. 1…

  16. Peter Gallagher

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although best known for playing Sandy Cohen on "The O.C." and film roles, singing is this actor's lifelong passion. Recently on Fox drama "The O.C.," actor Peter Gallagher showed off his vocal skills by singing Solomon Burke's soul classic "Don't Give…

  17. 2005 American Music Awards Winners

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners list for the 33rd annual American Music Awards, handed out Nov. 22 in Los Angeles. Below is the full list of winners for the 33rd annual American Music Awards, handed out during a Nov. 22 ceremony in Los Angeles. Pop/rock male artist: Will Smith Pop/rock female artist: Gwen Stefani…

  18. AMAs Honor Pop, Rock, Country

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumphed last night (Nov. 22), each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Au Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr's "The Futurist,"…

  20. Early Dylan Poetry Sells For $78K

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A collection of poems written by Minnesota college student Robert Zimmerman, later to become the "voice of a generation" as Bob Dylan, sold for $78,000 at an auction of rock and pop memorabilia. A collection of poems written by Minnesota college student Robert Zimmerman, later to…

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