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. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards JoJo, LeAnn Rimes, Ruben Studdard and Vanessa Williams are scheduled to perform at the annual Christmas in Washington concert. President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are expected to attend the event, which will be taped at the…

  5. Authorities Seek Cause Of ODB's Death

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Autopsy results for rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died Saturday at a Manhattan recording studio, will not be available for several days while authorities conduct medical tests. Autopsy results for rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died Saturday at a Manhattan recording studio, will not…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops. Following last weekend's appearance…

  7. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  8. Eminem Races By Britney On U.K. Album Chart

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite having been released on Friday, Eminem's "Encore" (Interscope) went straight to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 14). Despite having been released on Friday, Eminem's "Encore" (Interscope) went straight to the top of the U.K. album chart…

  9. Stars Gather For Band Aid Remake

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jamelia, Ms. Dynamite, Will Young and members of the bands Busted, the Darkness and Sugababes were all part of the project, called Band Aid 20. Some of the U.K.'s biggest pop stars gathered yesterday (Nov. 14) to record a new version of the 1984 fundraising…

  10. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The five-disc Michael Jackson boxed set "The Ultimate Collection" (Epic), featuring more than a dozen previously unreleased tracks and a concert DVD taped in 1992 in Romania. A boxed set collecting four Beatles…

  11. Broadway: The American Musical

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Those who have memorized every known lyric to "You're the Top" will find a lot to quibble about with this five-disc salute to the Great White Way, "Broadway: The American Musical." Where's "Lady in th Those who have memorized every known lyric to "You&…

  12. Stones, Queen Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams have been chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony last night (Nov. 11) at Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams have been…

  13. The Alarm's Ruse Inspires Film

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A single/video stunt staged by the Alarm last year will serve as the premise of a forthcoming film to be made by the producer of "Shrek." A single/video stunt staged by the Alarm last year will serve as the premise of a forthcoming film to be made by the producer of "Shrek.…

  14. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music right now will be seen in Nashville and on CBS…

  16. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  17. Musical Star Howard Keel Dies

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 85. Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in…

  18. Eminem Sidesteps Destiny, Spears On U.K. Chart

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with "Just Lose It" (Interscope), outselling new entries by Destiny's Child and Britney Spears in the process. Destiny's Child had to Eminem raced to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 7) with …

  19. Country, Rock Rebels Pair For 'Crossroads'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Modern country duo Montgomery Gentry and stalwart Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd will meet on an upcoming episode of "CMT Crossroads." The performance will be taped at an undisclosed Nashville locat Modern country duo Montgomery Gentry and stalwart Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd…

  20. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule, Fabolous Rap Around The Clock Top hip-hop stars Ja Rule and Fabolous return this week with new albums. Rule gets a lift from a host of hip-hop heavy hitters on his sixth Def Jam set, "R.U.L.E.," including R. Kelly and Ashanti on the single "Wonderful." The cut is…

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