1. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 1999 - Hank Snow, the…

  2. A Q&A With Phil Ramone

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Chances are Phil Ramone has produced the soundtrack to your life -- literally. Dubbed the Pope of Pop by his peers, the nine-time Grammy Award winner is one of the modern music era's most enduring, influential producers. Possessed with…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b 2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big…

  4. Bobby Brown Charged With Battery

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer Bobby Brown was charged with battery yesterday (Dec. 10) in Atlanta, three days after he allegedly struck his wife, singer and actress Whitney Houston. Fulton County police spokesman Kurtis You Singer Bobby Brown was charged with battery yesterday (Dec. 10) in Atlanta, three days after…

  5. Hunter, Previte Building Songs From Ground Up

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and electronic drummer Bobby Previte frequently play full-improvisation gigs at the Knitting Factory's Tap Room in New York when their touring schedules allow. It's simpatico excursion music that…

  6. Houston Says Brown Struck Her

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alpharetta, Ga., police were considering yesterday (Dec. 9) whether to pursue charges against singer Bobby Brown, after officers responded to a domestic abuse call by his wife Whitney Houston at their Alpharetta, Ga., police were considering yesterday (Dec. 9) whether to pursue charges…

  7. Mississippi to Mali

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Inspired by his participation in Inspired by his participation in Martin Scorsese's PBS series, "The Blues," Corey Harris—no stranger to musical eclecticism—cut part of the tracks for this album in Mississippi and the rest in the West African nation of Mali. Harris is, of…

  8. Ludacris Joins All-Star 'Crash' Flick

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has joined the cast of the Bull's Eye Entertainment Film "Crash." Sources confirm that the cast will also include Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillip Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has joined the cast of the Bull's Eye…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven poun 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  12. Spooky Songs Haunt 'Mansion' Soundtrack

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the scare into Walt Disney Records' "The Haunted Mansion: Haunted Hits." Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill'

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill' Time-Life will on Jan. 27 release "Committed 2 Rock," a compilation with tracks from a host of today's most popular modern rock, alternative and inspirational rock acts, in the style of the "NOW That's…

  14. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston 'One' Ticket To Chicago Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released this week via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Little Drummer Boy,"…

  15. Spears To Produce ABC Family Film

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is close to signing on as executive producer for an adaptation of a book she wrote with her mother for ABC Family. Based on the 2001 semiautobiographical novel "A Mother's Gift," the un Britney Spears is close to signing on as executive producer for an adaptation…

  16. Righteous Brother Sings Alone At Memorial

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The surviving member of the Righteous Brothers sang a gospel song alone yesterday (Nov. 11) as family, friends and fans remembered his late partner, Bobby Hatfield, at a memorial service filled with m The surviving member of the Righteous Brothers sang a gospel song alone yesterday (Nov. 11)…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Lacuna Coil, James Otto, Venus Hum. ITALIAN IMPORTS: Lacuna Coil launched a U.S. tour this week, about a year after the Italian metal act released its third album, "Comalies." While the group is…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled "Tidal," Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist…

  19. 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…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me Bobby Hatfield had died. What a great loss…

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