1. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  2. Tommy Lee Becomes A Cornhusker

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Multi-tattooed rocker Tommy Lee, a high school dropout, plunged into life as a University of Nebraska student yesterday (Oct. 7). Multi-tattooed rocker Tommy Lee, a high school dropout, plunged into life as a University of Nebraska student yesterday (Oct. 7). Lee mingled with fellow…

  3. Billboard Bits: Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' & More

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Motley Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' Diamond Rio/Trace Adkins and Sigur Ros Sources close to the situation tell Billboard.com that discussions are under way for a Motley Crue reunion tour featuring all four original band members -- Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick…

  4. Stars Sip From Lil Jon's 'Crunk Juice'

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names in hip-hop on "Crunk Juice," due Nov. 16 via TVT. R. Kelly and Ludacris team up on the tentatively titled "In tha Club," while Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names…

  5. Crue Members Set For Reality Shows

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue members Tommy Lee and Vince Neil have signed on to star in separate reality shows. Motley Crue members Tommy Lee and Vince Neil have signed on to star in separate reality shows. Lee has inked a deal with NBC for a reality series centered on his enrollment in college. The still…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  7. De La Soul Signs With Sanctuary

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rap trio De La Soul has signed a new deal with Sanctuary Urban Records Group, which will on Sept. 28 release its next album, "The Grind Date," in conjunction with the group's own AOI Records. Veteran rap trio De La Soul has signed a new deal with Sanctuary Urban Records…

  8. Rockers Go 'All-In' For Poker Challenge

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Contest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers) in the first Veg Contest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee …

  9. McGraw To Tour Through The Fall

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two weeks after his current summer trek ends. Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip…

  11. Billboard Bits: Charlatans, Brides Of Destruction, James Carter

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Charlatans UK, Brides Of Destruction and James Carter. The Charlatans U.K. are hard at work on their eighth album, which is being tentatively scheduled for a spring release. According to the band's official Web site , the final track listing for the as-yet-untitled record…

  12. Vince Neil Faces Battery Trial

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST An April 22 trial date has been set in Dayton, Nev., Justice Court for former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who is accused of battery on a prostitute at a Nevada brothel. Neil is charged with misdeme An April 22 trial date has been set in Dayton, Nev., Justice Court for former Motley Crue…

  13. Motley Crue Eyeing 2004 Tour

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Motley Crue is taking steps toward a 2004 tour with all of its original members, the first time the group has done so since 1999. If it happens, the trek will be tied into the theatrical release of "T Motley Crue is taking steps toward a 2004 tour with all of its original members, the…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her anticipated New Year's Eve concert in Anchorage, Alaska, citing, among other things, worries over possible Y2K problems. 1999 - It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her…

  15. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  16. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Vocalist Josh Groban's sophomore album, "Closer" (Warner Bros.). A double-disc retrospective from Bruce Springsteen, "The Essential" (Columbia), featuring a third disc of rare tracks. 98 Degrees…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  18. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  19. Motley Crue's Sixx Sues Over Shoe Ad

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission. Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his…

  20. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above most on my personal scale. Let's start…

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