1. Falkner, Walker Sign On For Cars Tribute

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are among those contributing tracks to "Substitution Mass Confusion," a tribute to New Wave icons the Cars, due Jan. 4 from Not Lame Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are…

  2. T-Boz, Chilli Look For Collaborators

    December 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins are looking to collaborate with a new voice, but the TLC stars insist they're not trying to replace the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins are…

  3. One

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST British trio Dirty Vegas owes a lot to Mitsubishi and the Deutsch advertising agency, which used its "Days Go By" in one of the car company's TV advertisements. Thanks to the spot, radio responded to British trio Dirty Vegas owes a lot to Mitsubishi and the Deutsch advertising…

  4. Houston Unharmed After Rear-Ending Bus

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer Whitney Houston rear-ended a city bus with her sports car yesterday (Dec. 15) in Alpharetta, Ga., but no one was hurt, police said. Singer Whitney Houston rear-ended a city bus with her sports car yesterday (Dec. 15) in Alpharetta, Ga., but no one was hurt, police said. The accident…

  5. Fans Mourn Slain Damageplan Guitarist

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Thousands waited in line in near-freezing temperatures last night (Dec. 14) to pay tribute at a memorial service in Arlington, Texas, for slain rock star "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Thousands waited in line in near-freezing temperatures last night (Dec. 14) to pay tribute at a…

  6. Wal-Mart Sued Over Evanescence Lyrics

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which promotes itself as a seller of clean music, deceived customers by stocking compact discs by the rock group Evanescence that contain the f-word, a lawsuit claims. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which promotes itself as a seller of clean music, deceived customers by stocking…

  7. Carly Goodwin

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Carly Goodwin's debut album showcases a serious talent with enough vocal chops to entice a duet with Willie Nelson on the latter's classic "Crazy." Carly Goodwin's debut album showcases a serious talent with enough vocal chops to entice a duet with Willie Nelson on…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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&…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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. …

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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)…

  20. 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…

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