1. Billboard Bits: BET, Osbourne, Skynyrd, Timony

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on BET, Kelly Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mary Timony. Yolanda Adams, Ruben Studdard, Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans and Fantasia are among the performers set for BET's "Celebration of Gospel" concert special, which the network will air Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show will…

  2. Ask Billboard

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about touring, Eve6 and Vanessa Williams. WHAT DOES THE ROAD PAY? Hi Keith, All of the year-end articles listing the top-grossing concert tours had me wondering how much a performer actually takes home from their tours. I realize there must be a…

  3. 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  5. Ask Billboard

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kylie Minogue, research and charts. KYLIE! WHERE ARE YOU? Hello Hello. Kylie Minogue is set to do a greatest hits tour in Europe. Is there any chance of a few shows in the United States? Mike Spoganetz Iselin, N.J. Hi Mike, Pop songbird…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jerkins, Keith, Byron/Sugar Hill

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rodney Jerkins, Toby Keith and Don Byron and the Sugar Hill Gang. Producer Rodney Jerkins is adding a twist to his instrumental solo album , "Versatility" (Bungalo/Universal). Aspiring songwriters can write a song based on one of the set's 12 original tracks for the…

  7. The Vandals Ring In 2005 In Iraq

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail cell, a Southern California rock band known for such albums as "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good" and "Look What I Almost Stepped In" played in the While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail…

  8. Ask Billboard

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Britney Spears, Busted, online sales and Utada. THE WORD ON BRITNEY Hello, Word has it that Britney Spears has recently filmed a video for her song "Do Somethin'" off her recent "Greatest Hits" album. However, word…

  9. Holiday Shoppers Return Eminem To No. 1

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem was the top-seller among last minute holiday shoppers as "Encore" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week after a month-long absence. A 36% increase to U.S. sales of 430,000 copies, a Eminem was the top-seller among last minute holiday shoppers as "Encore"…

  10. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  11. Nugent Dumps 'Motor City' For Bush Country

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motor City Madman is officially turning Texan. Ted Nugent, the once Michigan-based rocker and hunting activist, says he plans to get a Texas driver's license soon and will become a Texas resident The Motor City Madman is officially turning Texan. Ted Nugent, the once Michigan-based…

  12. Tupac's 'Game' Haunts Album Chart At No. 1

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Late rapper Tupac Shakur grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) enters the chart at No. 1. Late rapper Tupac Shakur grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope)…

  13. Ask Billboard

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bjork, film soundtracks and girl group sales. TjOURk? Keith, First of all, thanks for your recent updates on Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls. My question is about another of my favorite artists, Bjork. I was wondering what her album…

  14. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. "Greatest Hits," Shania Twain 2. "Greatest Hits 2," Toby Keith 3. "50 Number Ones," George Strait 4. "LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING," TIM MCGRAW 5. "Here For The Party," Gretchen Wilson Issue date: Dec. 25, 2004 News…

  15. CMT Turns Cameras On 'Muzik Mafia' Tour

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The recent Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "MuzikMafia TV," will debut Jan. 15. The recent Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "…

  16. Ask Billboard

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Billboard Music Awards, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. BEST NEW ARTIST? Keith, I'm sure this will be one of thousands of e-mails you receive on the subject of selecting Ashlee Simpson as best new artist (at the 2004…

  17. Ludacris 'Lights' Up Album Chart

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST A trip to the "Red Light District" scores Ludacris his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200. A trip to the "Red Light District" scores Ludacris his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The rapper/actor's fourth Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam South effort sold 322,000 copies…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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