1. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  2. TOMMY DORSEY: His Life and Times

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the big-band era, was actually a temperamental martinet of the age, says music biographer Levinson (September in the Rain, 2001, etc "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the…

  3. Carey's 'Forget' No. 1 Again

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in a row, keeping Chris Brown's former No. 1, "Run It!" at No. 2. Meanwhile, in the same week she's on top of T Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us…

  4. Chart Beat

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Behind chart stats relating to Mary J. Blige, Bo Bice, Carrie Underwood, Kimberley Locke and Notorious B.I.G. 'BE' ROLLS: Mary J. Blige has the first new No. 1 hit of 2006 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Be Without You" (Geffen) is her first R&B…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1982 - </b>Jamaica issues a Bob Marley commemorative stamp.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2000…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1968 - </b>Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged…

  7. Ask Billboard

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Dixie Chicks, PJ Harvey and Madonna. WHISTLING DIXIE Hi Keith, I have a real easy question for you. I am going through Dixie Chicks withdrawal because it's been over three years since we've been treated to new music from the trio. Do you have…

  8. Billboard Bits: Sugababes, Haggard, Presley

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Founding Sugababes member is replaced, Merle Haggard reissues die and 1956 celebration planned at Elvis Presley's Graceland estate. The Sugababes have added Amelle Berrabah to their lineup to replace the amicably exiting Mutya Buena. "Like millions of girls my age, I've grown…

  9. Old 97's' Miller Readies Second Solo Set

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the Old 97's might not have flanked Rhett Miller on his forthcoming solo album, "The Believer," the singer got some help from some pretty notable names -- even if in spirit alone. The set is due While the Old 97's might not have flanked Rhett Miller on his…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1951 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Cry," Johnnie Ray.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1945 - </b>Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) of Motorhead is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Let's Do It Again," The Staple Singers. 1962 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  14. Guitar Fest To Salute Springsteen's 'Nebraska'

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a…

  15. Brooke Hogan Busy With Debut Album

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having made a name for herself as something other than wrestling legend Hulk Hogan's daughter on the VH1 reality show "Hogan Knows Best," budding pop star Brooke Hogan continues to work on her debut a Having made a name for herself as something other than wrestling legend Hulk…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1959 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Why," Frankie Avalon. This last No. 1 song of the '50s has the shortest title of any chart topping hit.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another Day in…

  17. Train Revs Up For New Album

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop/rock act Train will return Jan. 31 with "For Me, It's You," its first new studio album in two-and-a-half years. Pop/rock act Train will return Jan. 31 with "For Me, It's You," its first new studio album in two-and-a-half years. The 13-track Columbia release…

  18. Mariah Notches 17th Hot 100 Chart-Topper

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey notches her 17th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as "Don't Forget About Us" ascends one rung to the top of the chart. Carey and Elvis Presley are now tied for second place am Mariah Carey notches her 17th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as…

  19. Chart Beat

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah ties an Elvis record, 'Georgia' and 'Postman' return to the charts, and American Idols and Madonna are among those making chart news. WHY YOU'LL REMEMBER 'FORGET': It was already Mariah Carey's most successful year on the charts, but she manages…

  20. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

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