1. BB King At 80

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The following stems from a 20-page "Billboard Stars: B.B. King" special feature that appears in the Oct. 1, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond the extensive Q&A excerpted below, the section boasts several articles examining…

  2. Feds: Drug Lord Plotted To Kill 50 Cent

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Federal investigators believed that crack kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff and employees of rap label Murder Inc. plotted to assassinate rapper 50 Cent as revenge for a song detailing McGriff's crimi Federal investigators believed that crack kingpin Kenneth "Supreme"…

  3. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are…

  4. R&B, Jazz Acts Salute 'Charlie Brown Christmas'

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown Christmas" tribute album. Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown…

  5. Devo Mulling First Album Since 1990

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The past five years have seen an exponentially growing interest in Devo. The past five years have seen an exponentially growing interest in Devo. The group, which formed in Akron, Ohio, in 1972, has ratcheted up its performance schedule from one live show in 2001 to 17 in 2005. Three new DVDs…

  6. Levert Pleads Guilty In Cleveland Assault

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Gerald Levert has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts stemming from a confrontation with Cleveland police during a traffic stop five months ago. R&B singer Gerald Levert has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts stemming from a confrontation with Cleveland police…

  7. Billboard Bits: Siren Fest, Rockin' The Corps & More

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Siren Fest, Rockin' The Corps, Apollo, Pearl Jam Spoon, Brendan Benson, the Dears, Mates Of State, VHS Or Beta, Dungen and the Q & Not U are the first acts confirmed for the fifth Siren Music Festival, sponsored by the Village Voice. The free event will be held July 16 at New…

  8. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  10. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  11. Billboard Bits: John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli In the wake of the May 2004 shooting death of R&B songwriter/artist John Whitehead, his widow Elnor has created the John Whitehead There's No Stoppin' the Music Foundation and plans to open the John C. Whitehead Charter School for…

  12. Gerald Levert Indicted On Assault Charges

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Cuyahoga County (Ohio) grand jury has indicted R&B star Gerald Levert on assault charges, despite a city prosecutor earlier saying there wasn't evidence to sustain the charges following a confro A Cuyahoga County (Ohio) grand jury has indicted R&B star Gerald Levert on assault…

  13. TunesOnTV

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 7 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: Dixie Carter, Lori Loughlin). "American Idol," Fox Featured artist: Paula Abdul …

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the O'Jays, Tina Turner, Mario, Buddy Jewell, 'Kidz Bop,' Tori Amos, Omarion, Elvis Presley and more. SENIOR CITIZENS: It's hard to find an artist on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with a…

  15. Levert Won't Be Charged With Assault

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. Prosecutor Anthony Jordan said that there was no evidence the…

  16. Gerald Levert Arrested In Cleveland

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday in Cleveland during a confrontation with police at a downtown intersection, authorities said. Levert, 38, was cited on charges of driving under R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday in Cleveland during a confrontation…

  17. Smith Nabs 8 Gospel Music Award Nominations

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael W. Smith tops the list of nominees for the 36th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards. Michael W. Smith tops the list of nominees for the 36th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards. The artist garnered eight mentions, among them artist of the year and song of…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  19. Irv Gotti Surrenders To Police

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The hip-hop label behind music superstars Ashanti and Ja Rule was part of a murderous criminal enterprise that protected its interstate crack and heroin operation with calculated street assassinations The hip-hop label behind music superstars Ashanti and Ja Rule was part of a murderous…

  20. Jackson Prosecutors Want Courtroom Open

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's prosecutors have asked the trial judge to keep the courtroom open during hearings on whether to admit into evidence allegations of prior sexual offenses by the singer, according to d Michael Jackson's prosecutors have asked the trial judge to keep the courtroom…

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