1. 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…

  2. Depeche Mode / Dec. 3, 2005 / Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the group's show in Atlantic City, N.J., the evening was an experience where the masses fervently worshipped their musical god with dance and hollered prayers. For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the group's show in Atlantic City, N.J., the…

  3. Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the…

  4. Ask Billboard

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Guns N'Roses, Cheetah Girls & Janet Jackson. POTENT AMMO Hi Keith, I was wondering why Guns N' Roses "Greatest Hits" is constantly hovering in the top half of The Billboard 200. I have been following the charts for the last 10…

  5. Springfield Returns To 'General Hospital'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST For Rick Springfield, it's a little strange to be back on his old soap-opera stomping grounds. For Rick Springfield, it's a little strange to be back on his old soap-opera stomping grounds. "I don't know if there has ever been a character that reoccurred after 23 years,…

  6. Lowering The 'Curtain'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended break from music, Eminem will this week release his first retrospective, "Curtain Call." Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended…

  7. Southern Rap Sounds

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release…

  8. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith/Kravitz, Kristofferson, Stellar Awards

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Aerosmith/Kravitz, Kristofferson, Stellar Awards As expected, the Aerosmith/Lenny Kravitz tour will roll on into 2006. A new round of dates will begin Jan. 5 in Orlando, Fla., and last through Feb. 24 in Anaheim, Calif. The acts will be on the road next month through a Dec. 17 show in…

  9. Police Searching For Glitter In Vietnam

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vietnamese authorities said today (Nov. 17) they are searching for former British rock star Gary Glitter over his alleged relationship with a Vietnamese teenager. Vietnamese authorities said today (Nov. 17) they are searching for former British rock star Gary Glitter over his alleged…

  10. Costello, Toussaint Teaming For New Album

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to record a collaborative album with songwriter/arranger/pianist Allen Toussaint. Joe Henry will produce the project for Verve Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to begin a…

  11. New Order Gathers Up 'Singles'

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rhino will on Dec. 6 release a double-disc collection of New Order's "Singles," touted as the first career-spanning album featuring this material in chronological order. Rhino will on Dec. 6 release a double-disc collection of New Order's "Singles," touted as the…

  12. Enya Reveals New Album Track List

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST "We called the album 'Amarantine' to mean everlasting," says Enya, adding that she has spent two years working on the album. Enya has confirmed the track list for her next studio album, " "Amarantine ," which is due Nov. 22 via Reprise. The 12-track set is…

  13. Lil Wayne Nabs Kurupt, Lil' Mo For New CD

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly…

  14. Ja Rule Preps 'Exodus' Compilation

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ja Rule will on Dec. 13 release the compilation "Exodus" via the Inc./Def Jam, featuring three as-yet-unnamed new songs. Rapper Ja Rule will on Dec. 13 release the compilation "Exodus" via the Inc./Def Jam, featuring three as-yet-unnamed new songs. Although the full…

  15. Billboard Bits: Nine Inch Nails, Billy Bragg, Low

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Nine Inch Nails, Billy Bragg, Low After being out of print for the past several years, Nine Inch Nails' 1989 album "Pretty Hate Machine" will be reissued Nov. 22 via Rykodisc. The set was originally issued by TVT, which auctioned it off during an asset sale earlier this…

  16. Stones Dig Up Rarities For Starbucks CD

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Rarities 1971-2003" will be released simultaneously on Nov. 22 in both Starbucks-owned outlets and in traditional music stores across the United States and Canada. Virgin will handle the foreign rele As first tipped here in July, the Rolling Stones will release an album of rare…

  17. Danger Doom Hopes To Make Second CD

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its first Epitaph album, "The Mouse and the Mask," debuting this week at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 41 on The Billboard 200, Danger Doom principal MF Doom tells Bil With its first Epitaph album, "The Mouse and the Mask," debuting…

  18. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  19. Paul McCartney / Oct. 1, 2005 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney slayed critics as well as box offices around the world on his 2002 tour, his first major outing in nearly a decade. Those shows found him dusting off Beatles songs he'd never performed Paul McCartney slayed critics as well as box offices around the world on his 2002 tour,…

  20. Vintage Marley Concert Heads To DVD

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley and the Wailers' summer 1977 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre will make its DVD debut Nov. 8 via Universal Music Enterprises. Bob Marley and the Wailers' summer 1977 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre will make its DVD debut Nov. 8 via Universal Music…

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