1. Billboard Bits: Opry, Miles/Berg, LaMontagne

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Grand Ole Opry TV special, Jason Miles pays tribute to Bob Berg and Ray LaMontagne sets tour dates. Vince Gill will host a Grand Ole Opry TV special set to air on PBS and other public stations in March 2005, Billboard.com has learned. The special has the working title "The…

  2. Di Stefano Hospitalized Following Attack

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Di…

  3. Emma Puts 'Baby Spice' Behind Her

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million selling girl group the Spice Girls. These days, she is known as Emma. Period. And her wildly buoyant U.S. sol Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million…

  4. Deputies Get Michael Jackson DNA Sample

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson voluntarily gave a DNA sample to authorities, returning to his Neverland Ranch estate a day after he left during a search by sheriff's deputies, a source close to the case said today ( Michael Jackson voluntarily gave a DNA sample to authorities, returning to his…

  5. Powerballin'

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the follow-up to his multiplatinum debut, "Jackpot," Chingy has crafted "Powerballin'." The set marks a turning point in the St. Louis MC's young career. For the follow-up to his multiplatinum debut, "Jackpot," Chingy has crafted "Powerballin&…

  6. Lynn Anderson Charged With DWI

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran country singer Lynn Anderson was charged with drunk driving yesterday (Dec. 2) in Denton, Texas, after police found her passed out in her car on the shoulder of a highway. Veteran country singer Lynn Anderson was charged with drunk driving yesterday (Dec. 2) in Denton, Texas, after…

  7. Billboard Bits: Newman, Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Randy Newman, Better Than Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert Randy Newman has written two new songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Meet the Fockers." In addition to composing the score for the set, due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande, the 2000 Billboard Century Award winner…

  8. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  9. Death Threat To Jackson Earns Man Probation

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Canadian man charged with E-mailing a death threat to Michael Jackson pleaded guilty yesterday (Nov. 22) in Kitchener, Ont., to uttering death threats. A Canadian man charged with E-mailing a death threat to Michael Jackson pleaded guilty yesterday (Nov. 22) in Kitchener, Ont., to uttering…

  10. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the…

  11. UPN Picks UP TLC Reality Series

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Titled "R U the Girl With T-Boz & Chilli," the project is aimed at resurrecting the R&B trio that was struck by tragedy in 2002 when member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash. UPN has given the go-ahead for a reality series starring the surviving members of…

  12. 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA) Winners

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Winners of the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA) honoring innovation, entrepreneurship and effective brand development in music, video games, television, film and video. The awar Below are the winners of the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards (DECA)…

  13. Almond Transferred To Private Hospital

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Soft Cell singer Marc Almond has been discharged from the Royal London hospital to continue his recovery from a severe biking accident at a private facility. Soft Cell singer Marc Almond has been discharged from the Royal London hospital to continue his recovery from a severe biking accident…

  14. Eminem Sidesteps Destiny, Spears On U.K. Chart

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with "Just Lose It" (Interscope), outselling new entries by Destiny's Child and Britney Spears in the process. Destiny's Child had to Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with …

  15. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Toby Keith All The Hits, One More Time This week sees the release of several greatest hits packages from high-profile artists, led by Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" (Jive). The set includes her rendition of Bobby Brown's title…

  16. Randy Travis Is Not Just 'Passing Through' Word

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three successful gospel collections, Randy Travis returns to his first love -- country music -- on "Passing Through." Due Nov. 9, the album marks the first time Word Records, a 53-year-old Christian label, has worked a straight…

  17. Billboard Bits: Live 105, Jamie O'Neal, Vida Blue

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Live 105's Not So Silent Night concert, Jamie O'Neal and Vida Blue. Modest Mouse, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Muse and Taking Back Sunday will perform at San Francisco radio station KITS-FM (Live 105)'s Not So Silent Night concert, to be held Dec. 10 at…

  18. Trent Willmon

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who actually wore a cowboy hat before he turned pro, and on his debut album he comes off more like a veteran than a ro West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who…

  19. Ramones Raw

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Concurrent with the release of the "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" theatrical documentary is this loosely structured but equally rewarding DVD made up largely of drummer Marky Ramone's Concurrent with the release of the "End of the Century: The Story of the…

  20. Almond Moved Out Of Intensive Care

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Marc Almond, who was badly injured in a motorcycle crash earlier this month, is recovering in a London hospital and has been moved out of intensive care. Singer Marc Almond, who was badly injured in a motorcycle crash earlier this month, is recovering in a London hospital and has been…

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