1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Madonna, British acts, artists named "Brown" and tequila songs are among the topics Fred discusses with readers. ONE SWEET YEAR Fred, I was not the least bit surprised when Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" was awarded Hot 100 Song of the Year at the…

  2. Sevendust

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The small things make touring life bearable, be it drinks with friends, relaxing on the bus or a great dessert. We spent the last week up in the Northeast. After the press day in New York City we traveled to Portland, Maine, for a couple lobsters and great show at the State Theater. We always…

  3. Stapp Addresses Thanksgiving Spat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two weeks after the incident, Scott Stapp has publicly weighed in on a Thanksgiving altercation between the former Creed singer and members of the band 311. Two weeks after the incident, Scott Stapp has publicly weighed in on a Thanksgiving altercation between the former Creed singer and…

  4. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley Locke's seasonal "Up on the…

  5. Music, Flowers And Candles Mark Lennon Anniversary

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans worldwide laid flowers and lit candles today (Dec. 8) to honor music icon and peace activist John Lennon, 25 years after he was murdered outside his New York apartment. Fans worldwide laid flowers and lit candles today (Dec. 8) to honor music icon and peace activist John Lennon, 25 years…

  6. Q&A: Mel Brooks

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST He dreamed of being a big band drummer, but developed of the greatest comedy minds of our time. Much like Max Bialystock persuades Leo Bloom to help him create the greatest Broadway flop of all time in "The Producers," it was longtime producer David Geffen who convinced Mel Brooks…

  7. Juliet

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The perils of touring are many and include tables and chairs. September 11 I woke up this morning in Philadelphia. Four years later… God Bless us all. Last night was a trip. It’s midnight and I’m back in NY I spent the day with friends… in another life. Right, the show… None of us knew what…

  8. RCA Preps Presley Singles Box

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's first RCA recording session, Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group is readying the U.S. version of the "Elvis #1 Singles" box set for a January relea Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's first RCA…

  9. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." And despite being the thick of the holiday CD Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on…

  10. Backstage In Vegas: Notes & Quotes From The Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com gets the scoop from Tom Petty, Kanye West, Shakira, Pharrell, Daddy Yankee, Chingy and more backstage at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Acknowledging that awards shows aren't exactly his cup of tea, Billboard Century Award winner Tom Petty said of his storied…

  11. 50 Cent, Green Day Reap Major Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night (Dec. 6), as each nabbed six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. Mariah Carey won five awards, whil Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night …

  12. Eclectic Soundtrack Compiled For 'Grandma's Boy'

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the Twenty Twos are among those who have contributed tracks to the soundtrack to "Grandma's Boy." Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the…

  13. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  14. Ciara, Underwood, R. Kelly Tune Up For BMAs

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rehearsals for Tuesday's Billboard Music Awards got off with a bang yesterday (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, as Ciara's pyro-laden set kicked off a day filled with high-energy numbers. Rehearsals for Tuesday's Billboard Music Awards got off with a bang…

  15. JIMMY BUFFETT, "Live at Fenway Park"

    December 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST This is the sixth "official" bootleg from Buffett's recent tours, but its set list easily trumps all others. Jimmy Buffett spends plenty of time in the liner notes and DVD component of "Live at Fenway Park" grabbing partial credit for the Red Sox' 2004 World…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Madonna, Mariah Carey and Carlos Santana are honored with special honors at the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna receives Billboard's artist achievement award which recognizes popularity, 2004 - Budding pop star Ashlee Simpson faces negative publicity following…

  17. Fagen Faces The Future On Third Solo Album

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST As usual, the album is highlighted by the unique blend of Fagen's imaginative storytelling and the groove-oriented, backing vocal-laden pop for which Steely Dan is renowned. Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen finds love in an airport security line, mulls the ramifications of a ghostly…

  18. 'Kingdom' Comes For Jamie Foxx

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political thriller being directed by Peter Berg. Universal is eyeing a May production start for the film. Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political…

  19. 311 Brawls With Scott Stapp In Baltimore

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST has taken to the message board on its official Web site to clarify reports of an altercation that took place last week between three group members and former Creed frontman Scott Stapp. 311 has taken to the message board on its official Web site to clarify reports of an altercation that…

  20. Juliet

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A September residency begins and brings stress, exhilaration and more. September 4 4 am Oh no! A car will be here in 3 hours & I haven’t packed I haven’t packed I haven’t packed one thing. Dream dream dream until the twenty second hour… It’s not the end of the world for today’s debauchery…

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