1. B&E: Gavin DeGraw

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Gavin DeGraw. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It's been a few years in the making, but listeners are beginning to catch on…

  2. 3 Doors Down Plots Winter Tour

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock act 3 Doors Down has begun confirming dates for a tour in support of its upcoming album, "Seventeen Days." The set arrives Feb. 8 via Universal, with the trek due to begin four days later at the Rock act 3 Doors Down has begun confirming dates for a tour in support of its…

  3. Fourth 'Idol' Premiere Draws Huge Ratings

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a whopping 33 million U.S. viewers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen. Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a…

  4. Keni Thomas Waves 'Flag'

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Keni Thomas' new project, "Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story," is one of the best examples of art imitating life to ever emerge from Nashville. Prior to signing with Brent Maher's Moraine Music Group, Thomas served…

  5. HOT RAP TRACKS

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "Lovers And Friends," Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. "Drop It Like It's Hot," Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell 3. "How We Do," The Game Featuring 50 Cent 4. "DISCO INFERNO," 50 CENT 5. "Get Back,"…

  6. Ask Billboard

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Mariah Carey, Sarah McLachlan, Madonna and Kelly Clarkson. STONED Hi Keith! I heard that the Rolling Stones are recording a new album, its first in eight years. Can you tell me how many copies of the band's last…

  7. Bonnaroo Sets Initial 2005 Lineup

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for Tennessee's fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for…

  8. Green Day's 'Idiot' Hangs Onto No. 1

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day leads a slowly recovering Billboard 200 this week as "American Idiot" extends its return stay at No. 1 to a second consecutive and third overall week. Green Day leads a slowly recovering Billboard 200 this week as "American Idiot" extends its return stay at No. 1…

  9. Its A Trap!, 15 Megs Of Fame, Splendid

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: It’s a Trap!, 15 Megs of Fame and Splendid. TRAP DOOR: It's a Trap! is a site dedicated to promoting Scandinavian music, focusing on indie guitar pop. Run by Albany, Calif.,…

  10. THE TANGLED WEB

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Destinations: 15 Megs of Fame, Splendid & More /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  11. Hersh's 50 Foot Wave Copes With Bad Timing

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Sometimes there's just not much you can do about bad timing. "It's either on my part or God&…

  12. Jive Inks Nick Lachey To Solo Deal

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nick Lachey has signed with Jive Records, which is expected to release his second solo album later this year. MTV will chronicle its creation with a reality show tentatively scheduled to premiere in A Nick Lachey has signed with Jive Records, which is expected to release his second solo album…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segme 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent…

  14. 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…

  15. 04TunesOnTV

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 17-23, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 17 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Ryan Seacrest, James Denton). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jesse McCartney (also…

  16. Hot Product

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Game 'Game' On He started rapping less than four years ago, but the Game is already positioned to become one of 2005's early breakout acts. The 25-year-old's status can be attributed to the year-long buzz surrounding his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope album debut, "…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  18. Dark Snack

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST If the White Stripes were both women and grew up in the South, they might sound like the Moaners. If the White Stripes were both women and grew up in the South, they might sound like the Moaners. North Carolina-based singer/guitarist Melissa Swingle and drummer Laura King spark and slash…

  19. Angels With Dirty Faces

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks com Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002…

  20. Coach Carter

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach Carter" revolves around academic performance. The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is inspired by the story of Richmond, Calif. Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach…

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