1. New York Funeral Set For ODB

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and friends the troubled rapper, whose real name was Russell Jones, focused on the positives in his life. A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and…

  2. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  3. ASK BILLBOARD

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Your Questions About Marilyn Manson, Holiday Albums & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News Marilyn Manson …

  4. Allman Takes Friends On The Road

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Traveling…

  5. 'Idol' Fave London Signs Label Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with independent label Peak Records. She's due to begin recording a mix of original material and covers in January with an eye on a summer re Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with…

  6. Eminem Takes Early 'Encore' To No. 1

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem'…

  7. Young Buck Sought In Vibe Awards Stabbing

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched hip-hop legend Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards on Monday night in Santa Monica, Calif. Buck is signed to Dr. Dre's recor Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched…

  8. 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.…

  9. B&E: The Haunted

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Haunted. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SCARING UP A METAL REVOLUTION: After a series of tumultuous line-up changes, the…

  10. BREAKING & ENTERING

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Haunted /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  11. Usher, Nelly, Green Day To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop superstars Usher and Nelly and punk trio Green Day comprise the first acts set to perform at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The event will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Aren R&B/hip-hop superstars Usher and Nelly and punk trio Green Day comprise the first acts…

  12. Chesney Eases Into Caribbean 'Chair'

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country music generally conjures images of Nashville or small town America. But Kenny Chesney's looking to change that perception. His next release, "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair," is d Country music generally conjures images of Nashville or small town America.…

  13. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the…

  14. Stewart Joined By Wood, Hynde On DVD

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart gets a lift from his ex-Faces bandmate Ron Wood and Pretenders vocalist Chrissie Hynde on the DVD "One Night Only! Rod Stewart Live at Royal Albert Hall." Rod Stewart gets a lift from his ex-Faces bandmate Ron Wood and Pretenders vocalist Chrissie Hynde on the DVD "…

  15. Kelly's Name Surfaces In Alleged Extortion Plot

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged yesterday (Nov. 15) with extortion for allegedly threatening to go public with tapes he said showed the wife of A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged…

  16. 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…

  17. Violence Plagues Second Vibe Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The second annual Vibe Awards were halted last night (Nov. 15) when a fracas erupted during the presentation of the Legend Award to Dr. Dre. The second annual Vibe Awards were halted last night (Nov. 15) when a fracas erupted during the presentation of the Legend Award to Dr. Dre. Nearly half…

  18. TV On The Radio Wins Shortlist Prize

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST TV On The Radio won the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize last night (Nov. 15) in Los Angeles. The New York-based act was honored for its Touch & Go album "Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes" at the fou TV On The Radio won the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize last night (Nov. 15) in Los…

  19. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  20. U2, Pixies & His Name Is Alive

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: U2, Pixies and His Name Is Alive. HOW TO LISTEN TO 'AN ATOMIC BOMB': Although the eagerly awaited new U2 album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) won&…

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