1. Ciara, Underwood, R. Kelly Tune Up For BMAs

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rehearsals for Tuesday's Billboard Music Awards got off with a bang yesterday (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, as Ciara's pyro-laden set kicked off a day filled with high-energy numbers. Rehearsals for Tuesday's Billboard Music Awards got off with a bang…

  2. Eminem, Pussycat Dolls Dethrone Madonna On U.K. Charts

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite availablity of just two days in the sales week, the Eminem retrospective "Curtain Call -- The Hits" (Interscope) was able to unseat Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.) to b Despite availablity of just two days in the sales week, the Eminem…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily…

  4. THE PETER MALICK GROUP FEAT. NORAH JONES, "The Chill Album"

    December 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Before Norah Jones became a Grammy-dominating marquee big shot, she could be found laying smoky vocals over tracks with jazzbos Charlie Hunter, trip-hoppers Wax Poetic and bluesmen like Malick. Before Norah Jones became a Grammy-dominating marquee big shot, she could be found laying smoky…

  5. Sevendust

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Thanksgiving on the road, press in the big city and a nor'easterly heading. Hey everybody... We're just finishing up week two of the Masters of Horror tour and the shows have been great. Packed houses and lots of people we haven't seen for awhile, so it's been a great trip…

  6. 'Kingdom' Comes For Jamie Foxx

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political thriller being directed by Peter Berg. Universal is eyeing a May production start for the film. Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  8. Fall Out Boy Set For First Headlining Trek

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Also on the bill for the tour will be the All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First To Last and an as-yet-unnamed act on Decaydance Records, which was co-founded by Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Fall Out Boy will embark on its first headlining arena tour next year. Though dates and…

  9. 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…

  10. Chart Beat

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kimberley Locke charts with a song from the 19th Century, plus Kirk Franklin, Green Day, Madonna, Rolling Stones and Reba McEntire. 'UP' RIGHT DIRECTION FOR 'HOUSETOP': A song written in the 1860s sets a record this week for the biggest leap into the top 5 of Billboard&…

  11. Celine Dion: For Keeps

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than an authorized biography, Jenna Glatzer's "Celine Dion: For Keeps" draws on the artist's personal archives, compiling photographs and mementoes from throughout her career. In addition to new Some of her producers say that it's actually a danger to have talent…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>An auction of some of Frank Sinatra's possessions earns him $2,072,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the…

  13. DMX Sentenced To More Jail Time

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST DMX was slapped with a seven-day jail sentence yesterday (Nov. 29) by a Bronx judge who said the rapper is "a violation waiting to happen." DMX was slapped with a seven-day jail sentence yesterday (Nov. 29) by a Bronx judge who said the rapper is "a violation waiting to happen.…

  14. SOAD Tops Album Chart For Second Time This Year

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the third time in its career and the second this year, System Of A Down scores the top position on The Billboard 200. "Hypnotize" (American/Columbia) debuts at No. 1 on the album chart with sales For the third time in its career and the second this year, System Of A Down scores…

  15. Trey Anastasio / Nov. 26, 2005 / Denver (Fillmore)

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having established a reputation for being able to pull off just about anything on stage with his group Phish, Trey Anastasio continues to struggle with finding a separate identity for his burgeoning s Having established a reputation for being able to pull off just about anything on stage with…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>An early collection of Shania Twain's work - recorded when she was still billing herself Eilleen Shania Twain - is released by Jomato Records. The set, "Beginnings (1989-90)," predates t 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour…

  17. Billboard Bits: The Strokes, AFI, Collective Soul

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on The Strokes, AFI, Collective Soul Presently in the midst of a string of secret club shows around the world, the Strokes have announced a January tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The month-long trek will begin Jan. 19 in Belfast and wrap with a Feb. 17-18 stand at London's…

  18. Davies Dips Into New Songs In New York

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies played his first solo date in New York in years last night (Nov. 28) at the Supper Club, treating fans to six songs that will appear on his first solo album. Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies played his first solo date in New York in years last night (Nov…

  19. Stones Set For European Tour, Super Bowl

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones have big plans for 2006, with a Super Bowl XL halftime performance and a European leg of their A Bigger Bang tour on the schedule. The Rolling Stones have big plans for 2006, with a Super Bowl XL halftime performance and a European leg of their A Bigger Bang tour on the…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In the penultimate show of its storied 13-year career, the Smashing Pumpkins say a long and loud goodbye at Chicago's United Center, where they rip through three hours of big hits, a few 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles'…

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