1. Rascal Flatts 'Melts' The Road

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rascal Flatts has slated its second headlining tour for early in the New Year. Sponsored by Coors Light, the trek will kick off Jan. 22 in Kalamazoo, Mich., with Brian McComas and Chris Cagle opening Rascal Flatts has slated its second headlining tour for early in the New Year. Sponsored by…

  2. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Santana A Lovely 'Ceremony' Arista has gathered Carlos Santana's musical odds and ends for "Ceremony -- Remixes and Rarities," due this week in a limited-edition of 100,000 copies. "Ceremony" features songs culled from the recording sessions that yielded…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake, Ill., for Kevin Krak, winner of a summer eBay auction for a concert by the band. "I have been a fan of Local H for s 2002 - Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake…

  5. Jermaine Claims Police Mistreated Michael

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's brother said the pop star was physically mistreated while in custody of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Sheriff's Department. Department officials disputed the claim. Jermaine Jackson tol Michael Jackson's brother said the pop star was physically mistreated while…

  6. 'Rings' Musical Set For London

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." The show is due to premiere in Spring 2005 Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Britney Spears, his conncection to "American Idol," the Oscars and Clay Aiken with readers. A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION Dear Fred, Why was Britney Spears' last single totally ignored in the States? I am not a big fan of hers, but I bought her last album because…

  8. 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…

  9. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week.…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted following a show at Boston's Paradise Club. In posts on his website, Moby claims to have been attacked by three assailants wit 2002 - Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted…

  11. El-P Wades Through 'High Water'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as part of Thirsty Ear's Blue series. Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as…

  12. Delights Fill Final Garcia, Grisman Disc

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia made with his friend, mandolinist David Grisman. Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead…

  13. Final Season Looms For Isaak's 'Show'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The third and final season of Chris Isaak's Showtime television series, "The Chris Isaak Show," will premiere Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-show season will air on Thursday nights, repeating Fridays The third and final season of Chris Isaak's Showtime television series, …

  14. Documents Reveal Grim Spector Case Details

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Authorities responding to a 911 call at the home of record producer Phil Spector in February found a blood-spattered gun, broken teeth and the body of an actress who had been shot in the mouth, accord Authorities responding to a 911 call at the California home of record producer Phil Spector…

  15. 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…

  16. Kid Rock Revs Up Tour Bus For 2004

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh from the November release of his self-titled Top Dog/Atlantic album, Kid Rock is preparing for an arena tour in 2004. The trek will launch with a Jan. 22-23 stand in Saginaw, Mich.; 11 dates hav Fresh from the November release of his self-titled Top Dog/Atlantic album, Kid Rock is…

  17. Brown, Lynn, Perlman Honored By Kennedy Center

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and violinist Itzhak Perlman were among five stars honored in Washington, D.C., yesterday (Dec. 7) for their contributions to Ameri "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release…

  19. HOT RAP TRACKS

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Stand Up , Ludacris Featuring Shawnna 2. The Way You Move , OutKast Featuring Sleepy Brown 3. Damn! , YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 4. Holidae In , Chingy Featuring Ludacris & Snoop Dogg 5. Stunt 101 , G-Unit Issue date: Dec. 13, 2003 News Snoop Dogg , Lil…

  20. Concert for George

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. Only four actual heavyweights appeared at the November 2002 gig at London's Royal Albert Hall—Paul McCartney, Ringo…

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