1. Ailing Faithfull Cancels European Tour

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marianne Faithfull has canceled a European tour after collapsing before a show in Italy last week. Marianne Faithfull has canceled a European tour after collapsing before a show in Italy last week. A spokesperson for the artist says doctors told the singer that she has chronic exhaustion and…

  2. Kanye West Leads Grammy Nominees

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST With 10 nominations, including best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the 47th annual Grammy Awards. Other multiple nominees include Alicia Keys and Usher, who are tied with eight, the late R With 10 nominations, including one for best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the…

  3. Montgomery Gentry, Adkins Team For 2005 Tour

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dubbing the outing Turn It Up & Bring It On, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will join forces for a stretch of early 2005 roadwork. Dubbing the outing Turn It Up & Bring It On, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will join forces for a stretch of early 2005 roadwork. The pairing…

  4. Rapper David Banner Studies Acting

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Banner doesn't want to be just another rapper who strolls into movies, so the Mississippi rhymer has been spending the past few months in Los Angeles, studying acting in preparation for a movie David Banner doesn't want to be just another rapper who strolls into movies, so the…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and airplay monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  6. Idol Plans 'Devilish' 2005 Return

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran rocker Billy Idol is planning to release a new album in the spring. Veteran rocker Billy Idol is planning to release a new album in the spring. "Devil's Playground," due March 22 via CSP Records/Sanctuary Records, will be the former Generation X singer's first new…

  7. Holiday Single, New Album On Pearl Jam's Radar

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST While Pearl Jam continues work on its first studio album since splitting with longtime label Epic, two releases are on the horizon to tide fans over. While Pearl Jam continues work on its first studio album since splitting with longtime label Epic, two releases are on the horizon to tide fans…

  8. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST If every song on U2's new album was as catchy as lead track "Vertigo," it would amount to a reinvention of the band. But "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" is quintessential U2, taken to the next level If every song on U2's new album was as catchy as lead track …

  9. 3 Doors Down Look Ahead To 'Seventeen Days'

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act 3 Doors Down has settled on a name for its upcoming Universal album. "Seventeen Days" won't be out until Feb. 8, but the single "Let Me Go" is already making noise on U.S. radio outlets. The Rock act 3 Doors Down has settled on a name for its upcoming…

  10. Hitting The Right Note In Pitch For Auto-Tune

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Nov. 8 broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" featured two of the recording industry's top engineer/producers and one controversial piece of technology. The Nov. 8 broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" featured two of the recording industry's top…

  11. Dylan Sits Down With '60 Minutes'

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan's songs may have spoken for a generation in the 1960s, but Dylan says he never saw himself as more than a singer-songwriter. Bob Dylan's songs may have spoken for a generation in the 1960s, but Dylan says he never saw himself as more than a singer-songwriter. "'…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Josh Groban, Ruben Studdard, Emmylou Harris, Patti LaBelle, Ron Isley and Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz. ON THE FAST TRACK Josh Groban sets one record and ties another, as his song from the soundtrack to "The Polar Express" makes…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 since the fall of 2000 as "Nothin' &…

  14. Motley Crue Gearing Up For Reunion Tour

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite an invitation that teases "coming soon to an arena near you," talk that Motley Crue will be announcing a tour Monday (Dec. 6) at a press event on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, Calif., is prematur Despite an invitation that teases "coming soon to an arena near you,"…

  15. Snoop's 'Drop' Rises To No. 1

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST After weeks of domination on several Billboard charts, Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell finally reaches the pinnacle of the Hot 100. After weeks of domination on several of Billboard singles charts, Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot…

  16. Daltrey Sings For A New Generation

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST It has been almost 40 years since Roger Daltrey first hollered, "Hope I die before I get old" and captured the anger and frustration of his generation. It has been almost 40 years since Roger Daltrey first hollered, "Hope I die before I get old" and captured the anger and…

  17. U2's 'Bomb' Explodes At No. 1

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." The Interscope set nearly doubled the band's previous best SoundScan era sales week (1991-present), movi U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "How To…

  18. Sting Scales Down For Spring Tour

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Since establishing himself as a solo artist, Sting's tour's have become grand affairs featuring large bands. Since establishing himself as a solo artist, Sting's tour's have become grand affairs featuring large bands. That will change in April, when he launches the Broken…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  20. U2 Bombs U.K. Album Chart

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Nov. 28). The new Universal Island album is the Irish band's ninth best-selling set over a 21-year period U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U…

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