1. Tom Jones Honored With Knighthood

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Jones was among those on the Queen of England's annual the New Year list of honors announced Saturday. Tom Jones was among those on the Queen of England's annual the New Year list of honors announced Saturday. The 65 year-old Welsh singer joins a group of previous pop-rock…

  2. Ginuwine, Jagged Edge Team To Tour

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Epic labelmates Ginuwine and Jagged Edge will link up early in 2006 on the Ladies Night Out tour. It is unknown how long the tour will stretch as only a handful of shows are confirmed at deadline. Epic labelmates Ginuwine and Jagged Edge will link up early in 2006 on the Ladies Night Out tour…

  3. Evolution Of The Banjo On Display

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by African slaves, into an elegant toy for Victorian society ladies. Later, it grew into one of the mainstays of bl Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by…

  4. First Round Of Artists Confirmed For SXSW

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico, Neko Case, Tom Verlaine, Giant Sand, Nickel Creek and Dashboard Confessional are among the first acts confirmed Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico,…

  5. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  6. Ween / Dec. 2-3, 2005 / Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Theater, Fox Theater)

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led Zeppelin. Somehow, in our dimension, the duo's transgressive humor and tape-warped vocals have masked their scar In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led…

  7. Velvet Revolver Feeling Conceptual

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST After spending most of 2005 on the road, Velvet Revolver is slowly making headway on new material that will comprise its sophomore RCA album. Bassist Duff McKagan tells Billboard.com, "Hopefully we'll After spending most of 2005 on the road, Velvet Revolver is slowly making headway…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  9. Country Cares Benefit / Dec. 8, 2005 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amid the afterglow of the Country Music Association Awards and the buzz of the Grammy nominations, three of country's leading ladies -- Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood -- took time o Amid the afterglow of the Country Music Association Awards and the buzz of the Grammy…

  10. OnTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 12-18, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 12 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artists: Fiona Apple (also scheduled: Jack Black, Dermot Mulroney). "The Tyra Banks Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Institute.…

  11. Compilation Nation

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." The…

  12. Bennett, Turner Honored In D.C.

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during the Kennedy Center Honors. Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rhino/TBS, Ying Yang Twins, Disney Xmas

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Rhino/TBS, Ying Yang Twins, Disney Xmas Rhino has teamed with cable network TBS for a 16-track compilation of tunes with a light-hearted and/or comedic bent. "TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks Wisecracks" will arrive Jan. 10 and features songs from Devo, Fountains Of Wayne, Ween, They…

  14. A Thea Thing

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Intensity and independence, 'not to mention the visceral thrill of the music,' sends one looking for more Thea Gilmore. I first heard Thea Gilmore a few years ago on a noncommercial New York station. The song was "Mainstream," and it was a pull-off-to-the-side of the road…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  16. 311 Brawls With Scott Stapp In Baltimore

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST has taken to the message board on its official Web site to clarify reports of an altercation that took place last week between three group members and former Creed frontman Scott Stapp. 311 has taken to the message board on its official Web site to clarify reports of an altercation that…

  17. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have…

  18. Cowboy Troy

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hick-hop goes Gotham with a trip to New York for the CMA Awards. YeeeeHawwww!!!! Just finished a working my hindquarter off in New York for the CMA's [39th annual Country Music Association Awards ]. It was a week of nonstop running and interviews for radio and TV and it was way cool. I…

  19. Kenny Rogers Prepping New, Hits Albums

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country legend Kenny Rogers is eyeing a March release for a new studio album, "Water and Bridges." Country legend Kenny Rogers is eyeing a March release for a new studio album, "Water and Bridges." The Capitol Nashville set will be led by first single "Can't…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In an effort to raise awareness of the Clearwater Project Of Higher Ground For Humanity (HGH) Jewel makes a concert available for online streaming exclusively at the Netaid.org Web site. 2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in…

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