1. Queen Regrouping For 2005 Tour

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. "I won't go into more details right now,…

  2. Madonna Heads List Of Year's Top Tours

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Madonna's blockbuster Re-Invention tour took all of the drama out of the top tour of the year race, ringing up a year's best $125 million in total box office gross by the time it wrapped in September. Madonna's blockbuster Re-Invention tour took all of the drama out of the top…

  3. Band Aid 20, U2 Hold Down U.K. Charts

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) started a second week at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Dec. 12), while U2's "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) led Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas…

  4. Hot Product

    December 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tupac Shakur / Eminem 'Game' On Eminem produced 12 songs based around previously unreleased verses from late rapper Tupac Shakur for the album "Loyal to the Game." Due this week via Amaru/Interscope, the 16-track set is the seventh album of Shakur's music to be…

  5. Carly Goodwin

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Carly Goodwin's debut album showcases a serious talent with enough vocal chops to entice a duet with Willie Nelson on the latter's classic "Crazy." Carly Goodwin's debut album showcases a serious talent with enough vocal chops to entice a duet with Willie Nelson on…

  6. Alive at Red Rocks

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incubus filmed its July 26 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver with a 10-camera, high-definition shoot that has superb picture clarity to match the sound quality on this DVD, regardless of Incubus filmed its July 26 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver with a 10-camera,…

  7. Lonely Runs Both Ways

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST In her first studio date in three years, multi-Grammy Award honoree Alison Krauss stays true to her bluegrass roots as well as her commitment to sharing the spotlight with her superb picking and twang In her first studio date in three years, multi-Grammy Award honoree Alison Krauss stays true…

  8. All-Star Concert To Herald Marley's 60th

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in February. Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in February. The program, titled "Africa Unite," will be spearheaded by…

  9. Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police say they may never know why Nathan Gale charged the stage at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio, and gunned down four people, including former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Some Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting Even at the tattoo parlor, 25-year…

  10. Music Community Mourns For Abbott

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at the hands of a gunman earlier this week. The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag"…

  11. James Brown Battling Prostate Cancer

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Soul legend James Brown has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. In a statement released this morning (Dec. 10), Brown, 71, said that he will undergo surgery for the ailment on Wednesday. Soul legend James Brown has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. In a statement released this morning …

  12. Fights Cut Short Ludacris Appearance

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST A charity appearance by rap star Ludacris at Montgomery Mall in Montgomery, Ala., was cut short last night (Dec. 9) after two small fights broke out. A charity appearance by rap star Ludacris at Montgomery Mall in Montgomery, Ala., was cut short last night (Dec. 9) after two small fights…

  13. Fox Wins Battle For 'Coach Snoop'

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg will star in and executive produce a feature based on his real-life experience of coaching his son's youth football team. Snoop Dogg will star in and executive produce a feature based on his real-life experience of coaching his son's youth football team. 20th Century Fox…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the letter "K," the Adult Contemporary chart and holiday music and signature songs with readers. A VERY SPECIAL "K" Fred, With the song "Karma" by Lloyd Banks featuring Avant moving 47-46 on Billboard's Hot 100, we're about to see…

  15. Maroon 5 'Antsy' To Hit The Studio

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Maroon 5's members cannot wait to begin work on the follow-up to their multi-platinum J debut, "Songs About Jane," but guitarist James Valentine tells Billboard.com, "We just can't beat the life out o Maroon 5's members cannot wait to begin work on the follow-up…

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

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Comments by Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Motley Crue and Duran Duran made backstage at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. Although his 2004 Roc-A-Fella debut, "The College Dropout," earned him four Billboard Music Awards, including rap artist of the year, Kanye West is not…

  17. Snoop's 'Hot' For A Second Week

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. The rapper's hit single "Drop It Like…

  18. Update: Damageplan Guitarist Killed In Shooting

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A gunman charged onstage at a packed Columbus, Ohio, nightclub at the beginning of a Damageplan concert last night (Dec. 8) and opened fire on the band and the crowd, killing guitarist "Dimebag" Darre A gunman charged onstage at a packed Columbus, Ohio, nightclub at the beginning of…

  19. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Opry, Miles/Berg, LaMontagne

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Grand Ole Opry TV special, Jason Miles pays tribute to Bob Berg and Ray LaMontagne sets tour dates. Vince Gill will host a Grand Ole Opry TV special set to air on PBS and other public stations in March 2005, Billboard.com has learned. The special has the working title "The…

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