1. 'Ray' DVD Cued Up For February

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The critically acclaimed Ray Charles biopic "Ray," starring Jamie Foxx as the late "genius of soul," will emerge in three home video versions Feb. 1, one week after Oscar nominations are announced. The critically acclaimed Ray Charles biopic "Ray," starring Jamie…

  2. THE BILLBOARD 200

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "American Idiot," Green Day 2. "Encore," Eminem 3. "Crunk Juice," Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz 4. "GET LIFTED," JOHN LEGEND 5. "Red Light District," Ludacris Issue date: Jan. 22, 2005 News Ludacris , Lil Jon ,…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the sixth Premios Amigo awards in Madrid. Ubago wins for best male solost, new Spanish artist, and best album. Jaunes wins for Latin solo a 2003 - Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the…

  4. QOTSA Ready To Hit The Road

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queens Of The Stone Age are gearing up for their first tour since late 2003. Queens Of The Stone Age are gearing up for their first tour since late 2003, which comes in support of their highly anticipated Interscope album, " Lullabies To Paralyze ." According to its official Web…

  5. Was (Not Was) Finds New Life On Tour

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a lengthier tour for April. With a greatest hits compilation and a new album due this spring, things are finally heati Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a…

  6. MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACKS

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/mainstream.jsp 1. "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," Green Day 2. "Fall To Pieces," Velvet Revolver 3. "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)," Chevelle 4. "Getting Away With Murder," Papa Roach 5. "HOME," THREE DAYS GRACE Issue date: Jan…

  7. Green Day's 'Idiot' Returns To No. 1

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST This week it's Green Day's turn to return to the top of The Billboard 200, as "American Idiot" takes the reins from Eminem's "Encore." The Reprise/Warner Bros. set makes a 2-1 jump on the album chart This week it's Green Day's turn to return to the…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jones/Dupri, Tenacious D, Tesla

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Jones/Dupri, Tenacious D, Tesla Producers Quincy Jones and Jermaine Dupri have postponed the all-star recording of "We Are the Future," which was to take place on Feb. 14, the day after the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The event would have marked the 20th anniversary of the…

  11. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2003 - Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo…

  13. Billboard Bits: Mudvayne, Jam Cruise 3, Aphex Twin

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Mudvayne, Jam Cruise, Aphex Twin Hard rock act Mudvayne will unveil material from its next Epic album, "Lost and Found," on its upcoming North American tour. The trek begins Jan. 29 in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps Feb. 17 at New York's venerable CBGBs, while the album…

  14. Country, Pop, Rock To Grace RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. As…

  15. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards,…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 10-16, 2005).

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 10-16, 2005). BECAUSE YOU CAN: That's why you should donate whatever you can afford to tsunami relief efforts. It doesn't matter if its five bucks or 500, it all helps. And there are plenty of ways to donate, quickly and…

  17. TV

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 10-16, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 10 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jimmy Buffett (also scheduled: Nicole Kidman). "10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards," The WB Featured…

  18. Connick Jr. Heading To Broadway

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harry Connick Jr. will star next season in a Broadway revival of "The Pajama Game," one of the musical theater's biggest hits of the 1950s. Harry Connick Jr. will star next season in a Broadway revival of "The Pajama Game," one of the musical theater's biggest…

  19. Elvis Turns 70 With 19th U.K. No. 1

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" (RCA) entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 9), the day after the King would have turned 70 years old. Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" (RCA) entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 9), the day…

  20. Clapton, Manics Set For U.K. Tsunami Benefit

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Manic Street Preachers and Jools Holland are confirmed to perform at a tsunami relief concert to be held Jan. 22 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Manic Street Preachers and Jools Holland are…

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