1. Man Shot During 50 Cent NYC Radio Appearance

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station while 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance, police said. The rapper, who was at the station promoting the upc A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station…

  2. Prosecutor: Lil' Kim Lied About Shooting

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating the roles of her friends in a 2001 shootout that sent some 30 bullets flying outside a Manhattan radio station, a U.S. prosecutor said tod Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating…

  3. Lynn Postpones Shows Due To Back Pain

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned concert appearances. The country legend postponed shows Friday in Oklahoma City and Saturday in Fort Worth, For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned…

  4. Can 50 Cent Do It Again?

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans have been counting the days until the March 8 release of "The Massacre," 50 Cent's highly anticipated Shady/Aftermath/Interscope sophomore album. They'll have to count a little less with this week's announcement that…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a…

  6. Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Closes

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Seger recorded classic songs, has closed. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan,…

  7. Missy Busy With New Album, TV Show, Film

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott is eyeing a May release for her as-yet-untitled next studio album, which she will release via her the Gold Mind imprint. "I really do think this is my best album," she tells Billboard. " Missy Elliott is eyeing a May release for her as-yet-untitled next studio…

  8. Soundgarden Mates Revive Hater

    February 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd has put the finishing touches on archival tapes that will constitute the second album from Hater, a side project with former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron th Former Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd has put the finishing touches on archival tapes that…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "…

  11. Doughty Gets 'Melodic' With Dave Matthews

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-owned ATO Records, "Haughty Melodic." Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-owned ATO Records, "Haughty Melodic.…

  12. Big Band

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and musically adept jazz vocalists. His latest project, "Big Band," is, as the title suggests, a foray into the big band groove, and it's Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and…

  13. Media Want Potential Jackson Juror Info

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jury selection in the Michael Jackson molestation case has been delayed, but media efforts to learn more about who might eventually sit in judgment of the entertainer are moving ahead. Jury selection in the Michael Jackson molestation case has been delayed, but media efforts to learn more…

  14. Country Legend Merle Kilgore Dies

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country music, died last night (Feb. 6) from congestive heart failure onset from medical complications related to his ongoing treatment for cancer. Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country music, died last night (Feb. 6) from congestive heart failure…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s underground rock scene, the Meat Puppets, are honored with the Rykodisc release of "Classic Puppets," a retrospective featuring 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  16. Psychic Cat

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kelli Ali is best-known as the former voice of Sneaker Pimps. She helped the group score hits with the multiformat radio single "6 Underground" and "Spin Spin Sugar," which peaked at No. 2 on the Bill Kelli Ali is best-known as the former voice of Sneaker Pimps. She helped…

  17. Tunes on TV

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 24-30, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: LeAnn Rimes. "The View," ABC Featured artist: Mario (also scheduled: Randy Jackson, Shohreh Aghdashloo). "The Bachelorette,"…

  18. Billboard Bits: Essence Fest, Kweli, Concord Jazz

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Essence Fest, Talib Kweli, Concord Jazz Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Talib Kweli and Floetry have been added to the lineup for the 2005 Essence Music Festival. They join previously confirmed performer Destiny's Child for the event, which will be held July 1-3 at the Louisiana…

  19. Mario's 'Love' Extends Chart Domination

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this week. After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this…

  20. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Jan. 17-23, 2005)

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Jan. 17-23, 2005) THE RETURN OF 'IDOL': Your post-holiday blues are about to be lifted by the return of "American Idol" Tuesday and Wednesday on Fox. For the fourth time, the beginning of the…

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