1. Jackson Treated At Emergency Room

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was treated at an emergency room yesterday (June 5) for what his spokesperson described as a continuing back problem that flared up again a day before jurors in his molestation case we Michael Jackson was treated at an emergency room for what his spokesperson described as a…

  2. Spector Gun History To Be Heard At Trial

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four women who claim that Phil Spector pointed guns at them during dates will be allowed to testify when the record producer stands trial on charges of shooting dead an actress at his mansion, a judge Four women who claim that Phil Spector pointed guns at them during dates will be allowed to…

  3. Stuart Preps Three Albums On New Imprint

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prolific country artist Marty Stuart has been given his own Universal South Records imprint on which he already has plans to release three albums. Prolific country artist Marty Stuart has been given his own Universal South Records imprint on which he already has plans to release three albums.…

  4. Billboard Bits: Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boz Boorer Opportunities to interact with such music stars as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett, plus signed memorabilia from Pearl Jam, Pink and Barbara Streisand are up for bid as part of the second annual Chevy Chase…

  5. In the Clear

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively spring-like vibe that permeates "In the Clear"? On their fourth album of original material, bandmates Dom New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively…

  6. Jackson's Ex-Housekeeper: Kids Ran Wild

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer's molestation trial that she called his Neverland ranch "Pinocchio's Pleasure Island" because children were allowed to run wild wi A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer&…

  7. TunesOnTV

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 14-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 14 "All-Star Jams-Viewer Dedications," VH1 Classic Featured artist: Brian McKnight. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Michael Buble. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,…

  8. Love Reaches Plea Bargains In Assault, Drug Cases

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love pleaded no contest yesterday (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles to an assault charge related to an incident at the home of an ex-boyfriend. Later in the day, she pleaded guilty to a drug count ste Courtney Love pleaded no contest yesterday (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles to an assault charge…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart methodology changes, Mario, Elvis Presley and Rascal Flatts. RATIO Hi Fred, You must be flooded [with e-mails] about the change of methodology on The Billboard Hot 100. As reported on Billboard.com, the "new" Hot 100 incorporates sales from digital…

  10. Eric Matthews Rediscovers 'Passion'

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST After spending almost a decade out of sight, pop craftsman Eric Matthews will re-emerge this spring with a long-awaited new album and a lost classic. After spending almost a decade out of sight, pop craftsman Eric Matthews will re-emerge this spring with a long-awaited new album and a lost…

  11. Delirium Tremolos

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Wylie Hubbard is not known for releasing CD after CD (this is only his fifth album), so when a new one comes along, more often than not, it is something special. Such is the case with "Delirium Tr Ray Wylie Hubbard is not known for releasing CD after CD (this is only his fifth album)…

  12. James Brown Sued Over Alleged 1988 Rape

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Chicago woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that James Brown is to blame for her suffering from Graves' disease because he raped her at gunpoint in South Carolina in 1988. A Chicago woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that James Brown is to blame for her suffering from…

  13. U.K. Tsunami Relief Concert Proposed

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a little more than three weeks' time, officials at Wales' Millennium Stadium are attempting to organize a massive concert to benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami that has left Southeastern In a little more than three weeks' time, officials at Wales' Millennium…

  14. Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police say they may never know why Nathan Gale charged the stage at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio, and gunned down four people, including former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Some Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting Even at the tattoo parlor, 25-year…

  15. 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…

  16. Young Buck Sought In Vibe Awards Stabbing

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched hip-hop legend Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards on Monday night in Santa Monica, Calif. Buck is signed to Dr. Dre's recor Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched…

  17. Love Pleads Not Guilty In Assault Case

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love pleaded not guilty today (Nov. 10) in Los Angeles to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a confrontation with a woman at her ex-boyfriend's house. Courtney Love pleaded not guilty today (Nov. 10) in Los Angeles to a felony charge of assault with a…

  18. 'Blade' Soundtrack Wields Wu-Tang Members

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon appear on several songs on the hip-hop-driven "Blade: Trinity" soundtrack, due Nov. 23 via New Line Records. Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon…

  19. 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…

  20. Love Ordered To Stand Trial For Assault

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (Oct. 27) to stand trial on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles despite her attorney's claim that the case had been "grossly overcharged. Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (Oct. 27) to stand trial on a felony charge of…

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