1. Furniture Store Sues Michael Jackson

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. Kamad Enterprise, which owns…

  2. Newly Discovered Vivaldi Arias Re-Premiered

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A British audience will be the first in nearly 300 years to hear a series of arias by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, which were recently found at a castle in western England. A British audience will be the first in nearly 300 years to hear a series of arias by Italian composer Antonio…

  3. Billboard Bits: Smith, Frampton, Bluerunners

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Patti Smith tour date, a "lost" Peter Frampton live album and a new Bluerunners album. The Patti Smith Group has slated a handful of December tour dates, kicking off Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh. At deadline, the itinerary consists of six dates, finished off by a Dec. 29-31 stand…

  4. Jackson Sued By Former Business Associate

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST A former business associate of Michael Jackson filed a breach-of-contract suit against the pop star yesterday (Nov. 16), seeking $3 million he says the performer owes him for unpaid loans, cash advanc A former business associate of Michael Jackson filed a breach-of-contract suit against the…

  5. Ask Billboard

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about holiday albums, box sets and the Spooky Kids. IN A HOLIDAY MOOD Hello Keith, With the Christmas season approaching quickly, I got curious and would like to know which Christmas albums have sold the most according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  6. UPN Picks UP TLC Reality Series

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Titled "R U the Girl With T-Boz & Chilli," the project is aimed at resurrecting the R&B trio that was struck by tragedy in 2002 when member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash. UPN has given the go-ahead for a reality series starring the surviving members of…

  7. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  8. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The five-disc Michael Jackson boxed set "The Ultimate Collection" (Epic), featuring more than a dozen previously unreleased tracks and a concert DVD taped in 1992 in Romania. A boxed set collecting four Beatles…

  9. Billboard Bits: Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish With his new TVT album, " Crunk Juice ," due for release Tuesday (Nov. 16), Lil Jon is now looking to give more attention to his label, BME, and its roster, which includes Lil Scrappy, Trillville and recent addition E-40. "I'm going…

  10. Stones, Queen Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams have been chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony last night (Nov. 11) at Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams have been…

  11. Judge OKs Release Of Spector Transcripts

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles judge ruled yesterday (Nov. 10) that transcripts of grand jury hearings in the Phil Spector murder case should be made public, brushing aside vehement arguments by the defense that the d A Los Angeles judge ruled yesterday (Nov. 10) that transcripts of grand jury hearings in the…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music right now will be seen in Nashville and on CBS…

  13. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  14. Judge Won't Consider Jackson Case Delays

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST With Michael Jackson's child molestation trial set to begin Jan. 31 in Santa Maria, Calif., the judge on Friday scheduled an exhaustive series of hearings to resolve all pretrial motions and advised l With Michael Jackson's child molestation trial set to begin Jan. 31 in Santa Maria…

  15. Eminem Sidesteps Destiny, Spears On U.K. Chart

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with "Just Lose It" (Interscope), outselling new entries by Destiny's Child and Britney Spears in the process. Destiny's Child had to Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with …

  16. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem Eminem, Early For the second Eminem album in a row, piracy concerns have forced the original release date to be moved forward. "Encore" (Shady/Interscope) has been moved up to an off-cycle Friday (Nov. 12) release from Nov. 16. The set features the single "Just Lose It,…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  18. Madonna Tour Gets Top 'Backstage Pass' Honor

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Madonna's Re-Invention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Tuesday (Nov. 9) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Madonna's Re-Invention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be…

  19. 2004 Billboard Backstage Pass Awards Winners

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard Backstage Pass Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2004 Billboard Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York: Top Tour: Madonna's Re-Invention Tour Top Small Venue Tour: Josh Groban Top Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York…

  20. Judge Won't Remove Jackson Prosecutor

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST A judge today (Nov. 4) rejected a defense bid to remove the district attorney trying pop star Michael Jackson on child molestation charges and said there was no proof he had acted improperly or overze A judge today (Nov. 4) rejected a defense bid to remove the district attorney trying pop…

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