1. Jackson's Lawyers Seek Six-Week Delay

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST A lawyer for Michael Jackson urged a judge today (Dec. 20) to delay the start of the pop star's child molestation trial, claiming prosecutors had "sandbagged" the defense team by turning over incorrec A lawyer for Michael Jackson urged a judge today (Dec. 20) to delay the start…

  2. Band Aid Earns Third Christmas U.K. No. 1

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) was confirmed as the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single yesterday (Dec. 19). Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) was confirmed as the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single yesterday …

  3. 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…

  4. Still Smokin' After 20 Years

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran genre-bending road hog Billy Bacon assembles some choice cuts of eight previous releases in a package that nicely captures the diverse Pigs sound. Veteran genre-bending road hog Billy Bacon assembles some choice cuts of eight previous releases in a package that nicely captures the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Mercury Rev, Dissociatives, M. Ward

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Mercury Rev, Dissociatives, M. Ward Mercury Rev will release its new V2 album, " The Secret Migration ," as three separate digital EPs prior to the May 2005 release of the physical CD. The first segment, featuring the tracks "Secret for a Song," "Across Yer…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year finds "Drop It Like It's Hot"…

  7. Loon Splits Bad Boy, Wraps Sophomore Album

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Loon has parted ways with Bad Boy and formed his own company, Boss Up Entertainment. The artist has also nearly completed his sophomore album and has signed several acts to Boss Up, which has begun ne Songwriter/producer Loon has parted ways with Bad Boy and formed his own company, Boss Up…

  8. Erasure's Bell Reveals HIV-Positive Status

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Erasure principal Andy Bell has confirmed he has been HIV-positive for more than six years. Erasure principal Andy Bell has confirmed he has been HIV-positive for more than six years. "I found out I was [HIV-positive] in June 1998 when I had a bout of pneumonia in Mallorca," he said…

  9. EMI Refurbishes Bowie's 'Live,' 'Stage'

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI will on March 1 re-release the vintage David Bowie concert albums "David Live" and "Stage." EMI will on March 1 re-release the vintage David Bowie concert albums "David Live" and "Stage." The double-disc sets have been refurbished with new mixes,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Report: Jackson Prints Found On Porn Mags

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fingerprints belonging to both Michael Jackson and the boy accusing him of child molestation were found on pornographic magazines seized from Jackson's Neverland ranch last year, the Santa Barbara New Fingerprints belonging to both Michael Jackson and the boy accusing him of child…

  13. Queen Regrouping For 2005 Tour

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. "I won't go into more details right now,…

  14. Maroon 5 'Antsy' To Hit The Studio

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Maroon 5's members cannot wait to begin work on the follow-up to their multi-platinum J debut, "Songs About Jane," but guitarist James Valentine tells Billboard.com, "We just can't beat the life out o Maroon 5's members cannot wait to begin work on the follow-up…

  15. Snoop's 'Hot' For A Second Week

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. The rapper's hit single "Drop It Like…

  16. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards,…

  17. Kanye West Leads Grammy Nominees

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST With 10 nominations, including best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the 47th annual Grammy Awards. Other multiple nominees include Alicia Keys and Usher, who are tied with eight, the late R With 10 nominations, including one for best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the…

  18. Keys, Destiny's Child Join BMA Performers

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys and Destiny's Child have joined the performance lineup for the Billboard Music Awards, to be broadcast live tomorrow (Dec. 8) on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They join Alicia Keys and Destiny's Child have joined the performance lineup for the…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and airplay monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  20. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

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