1. Billboard Bits: Harris/Matthews, Outkast, McDonalds

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Harris/Matthews, Outkast, McDonalds The latest episode of CMT's "Crossroads" was taped Friday in New York, pairing upcoming tourmates Emmylou Harris and Dave Matthews. Those in the audience also got a sneak peek at the all-star band for the outing: Phish guitarist Trey…

  2. Simpson's New Reality: ABC Sitcom

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television. Simpson has inked a development deal with ABC to star in a comedy series project for the network targeted f Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television.…

  3. Color Pink In Hues Of Punk

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After raising eyebrows with her last album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. Her third album, "Try This," finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  4. Tunes On TV

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 10-16, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 10 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Barry Manilow, Diane Schuur(also scheduled: Mark Harmon). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Britney…

  5. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith dies in Detroit. He is 66. 2002 - Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith dies in Detroit. He is 66. 2001 - Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is…

  7. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pink 'Try,' Try Again After raising eyebrows with her previous album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. "Try This," due this week from Arista, finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  8. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock I Kid, I Kid Kid Rock produced his new, self-titled Lava/Atlantic album, which is the follow-up to 2001's "Cocky." That set has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 4 million copies and featured the No…

  9. Chrome Smoke & BBQ

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hot on the heels of their recent RCA release "Mescalero," the Texas triumvirate of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard get the boxed-set treatment. Hot on the heels of their recent RCA release "Mescalero," the Texas triumvirate of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank…

  10. Billboard Bits: Knopfler, Face To Face, Soulfly

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mark Knopfler, Face To Face, Soulfly Mark Knopfler will next week make his first live appearance since the March motorcycle accident that caused the cancellation of his summer U.K. tour. Knopfler has been added to the bill of Wednesday's (Nov. 12) performance by Bill Wyman's…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Harry Connick Jr., Billy Ray Cyrus and the Strokes. WILD ABOUT HARRY: He might have a lot of new fans, thanks to his running role as Grace's husband Leo in NBC-TV's "Will & Grace." That's one possible explanation…

  12. Raekwon Polishes 'Lex Diamond'

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," Dec. 16 via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," Dec. 16 via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. The set is the…

  13. CHART BEAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson's Report Includes Harry Connick Jr., Billy Ray Cyrus, Chart Discussion & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Includes Harry Connick Jr. , Fred Bronson , Billy Ray Cyrus …

  14. Pearl Jam Reels In 'Exclusive' Fish

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming film "Big Fish" will feature a new Pearl Jam song, "Man of the Hour." And while the album won't be released until Dec As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for…

  15. 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" "…

  16. 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, handed out Nov. 5 in Nashville. Below are the winners of the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, handed out Nov. 5 in Nashville. Entertainer of the year: Alan Jackson Female vocalist of the year: Martina…

  17. Johnny Cash Dominates CMA Awards

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5) in Nashville, winning three awards for work done in the last year of his life. The nationally televised ev The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5…

  18. Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield Dies

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday (Nov. 5) in a Kalamazoo, Mich., hotel, police said. Hatfield, 63, was found in his hotel room by staffers a Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday…

  19. Billboard Bits: Arrested Development, Tortoise, DJ Express

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Arrested Development, Tortoise, DJ Express Atlanta hip-hop group Arrested Development has filed a trademark infringement suit against FOX, Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. and New World Communications of Atlanta, Inc. over the use of the band's name as the title of a new FOX-TV…

  20. Mescaleros Piece Together Strummer's Swan Song

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When an undiagnosed congenital heart defect claimed Joe Strummer's life last December, legions of music fans were left not only stunned but feeling as though the life had been suckerpunched out of them as well. To these people, Strummer was…

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