1. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Hoobastank, Bloc Party

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Hoobastank, Bloc Party Mariah Carey, Wynonna and Ashanti are among the artists who will perform on the two-hour special "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," which ABC will air Dec. 25. Stacie Orrico, SheDaisy and former "American Idol" finalists…

  2. CMT Turns Cameras On 'Muzik Mafia' Tour

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The recent Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "MuzikMafia TV," will debut Jan. 15. The recent Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "…

  3. 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…

  4. Manilow Books Vegas Engagement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. The 61-year-old artist will perform five nights a week for 24 weeks through 2005 and into 2006. The…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop The Country Thunder USA festival will sprout a fifth day as part of its 2005 edition, which will be held July 20-24 in Twin Lakes, Wis. Tim McGraw and Phil Vassar will headline the first day's festivities. Other acts confirmed to appear…

  7. Philbin To Sub For Clark On New Year's

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Philbin, co-host of the syndicated "Regis & Kelly" show, has made subbing for ailing entertainers something of a specialty. Regis Philbin will fill in as host of ABC's " New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 " for Dick Clark, who suffered a mild stroke last week.…

  8. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16 in Los Angeles…

  9. 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…

  10. Collision Course

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST While the mash-up phenomenon has existed for several years now, it is unprecedented for artists to actually team up for the songs being combined, especially those at the top of their respective genres While the mash-up phenomenon has existed for several years now, it is unprecedented for…

  11. Cash Documentary Reissued On DVD

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long out-of-print documentary "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" will be reissued March 8 on DVD via Sanctuary. The long out-of-print documentary "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" will be reissued March 8 on DVD via Sanctuary. The Bob Elfstron film…

  12. OutKast Keeps Busy With Debut Film, Two Albums

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," continues to yield hit singles, the members of acclaimed hip-hop duo OutKast have an ambitious slate of projects on tap While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,…

  13. Fights Cut Short Ludacris Appearance

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST A charity appearance by rap star Ludacris at Montgomery Mall in Montgomery, Ala., was cut short last night (Dec. 9) after two small fights broke out. A charity appearance by rap star Ludacris at Montgomery Mall in Montgomery, Ala., was cut short last night (Dec. 9) after two small fights…

  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. 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,…

  16. Frusciante Spins Solo Six Pack Suite

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST As inconceivable as the concept of recording and releasing six albums in approximately six months may seem, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, who is in the middle of doing just that, sa As inconceivable as the concept of recording and releasing six albums in approximately six…

  17. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 8 in a ceremony at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Below are the winners of the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 8 in a ceremony at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas and televised on Fox. The Billboard…

  18. B&E: Linkin Park & Ruben Studdard

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Linkin Park and Ruben Studdard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LINKIN LOGS A NEW GENRE: A No. 94 entry with "Numb/Encore…

  19. Benson Readies 'Love,' Records With White

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Detroit-based pop/rocker Brendan Benson is gearing up for a big 2005. Detroit-based pop/rocker Brendan Benson is gearing up for a big 2005. His new solo album, "The Alternative to Love," is set to be released in March via V2 Records, and amidst an anticipated heavy slate of touring,…

  20. Jay-Z, Linkin Park 'Mash-Up' Tops Album Chart

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes an underground concept to the pinnacle of the mainstream as "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: C The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes…

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