1. Holmes Bros. Top Blues Awards Nominees

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented annually by the nonprofit Memphis-based Blues Foundation. The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented…

  2. Brown's Cancer Surgery A Success

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST James Brown underwent successful surgery today (Dec. 15) to treat his recently diagnosed prostate cancer. James Brown underwent successful surgery today (Dec. 15) to treat his recently diagnosed prostate cancer. "Mr. Brown has successfully undergone a localized prostate cancer procedure…

  3. Billboard Bits: Usher, LCD Soundsystem, Sonic Youth

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Usher, LCD Soundsystem, Sonic Youth As tipped here last week, Usher will unveil the 20-minute short film "Caught Up" during Fox's "New Year's Eve: Live From Times Square With Ryan Seacrest," a 90-minute special which airs Dec. 31. The movie will include…

  4. 51TunesOnTV

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 13 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Hayley Westenra (also scheduled: Anjelica Houston, Michael McKean). "Playlistism," MTV2 Featured artists: Ying Yang…

  5. New Ivy Album 'Clear' For Takeoff

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York rock act Ivy will release its next album, "In the Clear," March 1 via Nettwerk. New York rock act Ivy will release its next album, "In the Clear," March 1 via Nettwerk. The 10-track set blends the more electronic-oriented sounds of 2001's "Long Distance…

  6. Madonna Heads List Of Year's Top Tours

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Madonna's blockbuster Re-Invention tour took all of the drama out of the top tour of the year race, ringing up a year's best $125 million in total box office gross by the time it wrapped in September. Madonna's blockbuster Re-Invention tour took all of the drama out of the top…

  7. 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…

  8. James Brown Battling Prostate Cancer

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Soul legend James Brown has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. In a statement released this morning (Dec. 10), Brown, 71, said that he will undergo surgery for the ailment on Wednesday. Soul legend James Brown has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. In a statement released this morning …

  9. Maroon 5 'Antsy' To Hit The Studio

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Maroon 5's members cannot wait to begin work on the follow-up to their multi-platinum J debut, "Songs About Jane," but guitarist James Valentine tells Billboard.com, "We just can't beat the life out o Maroon 5's members cannot wait to begin work on the follow-up…

  10. Rolling Stones Recording With Don Was

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones recently concluded recording sessions for a new album in Paris with producer Don Was. The band will reconvene in the New Year for additional sessions for an album tentatively due in The Rolling Stones recently concluded recording sessions for a new album in Paris with…

  11. 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…

  12. Ask Billboard

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Cathy Dennis, Mighty Joe Young and RIAA Certifications. REDISCOVERING DENNIS Dear Keith, I have been noticing lately, especially in the United Kingdom, that Cathy Dennis has had a hand in writing many of my favorite pop songs of the past…

  13. Billboard Bits: Gloria Estefan, Blues Legends, Liz Story

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Gloria Estefan, a New York blues legends concert and Liz Story. Gloria Estefan's as-yet-untitled first children's book will be published in November 2005 in both English and Spanish. The artist's own pet English Bulldog Noelle is the inspiration and star of the story…

  14. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prior to its Oct. 26 street date, PlayStation 2's videogame "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" had pre-orders of nearly 1 million. Indeed, the demand for this three-disc set (two CDs, one DVD) is poised Prior to its Oct. 26 street date, PlayStation 2's videogame "Grand…

  15. Report: 'Suge' Knight Eyed In Vibe Brawl

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police and probation officials have been reviewing video of the recent melee at the Vibe Awards to determine if hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight played a role in the altercation. Police and probation officials have been reviewing video of the recent melee at the Vibe Awards to…

  16. Harris, Colvin, Finns Whistle 'Dixie'

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack, due Feb. 1 via Nettwerk. Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack…

  17. 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. …

  18. Korn Eyes New Album, Covers Set

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST While touring behind its recently released "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1," Korn is already looking forward to its next studio project. According to guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer, the alternative metal act' While touring behind its recently released "Greatest Hits, Vol…

  19. Vibe Vows Awards Show Return In 2005

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a fight and stabbing at the foot of the stage near the end of this year's second annual Vibe Awards, the hip-hop magazine plans to stage the event again in 2005. Despite a fight and stabbing at the foot of the stage near the end of this year's second annual Vibe Awards, the…

  20. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

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