1. Metallica, Godsmack To Tour In 2004

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Metallica and Godsmack are gearing up for a 2004 North American arena tour which could stretch as far as 80 dates, Billboard.com has learned. Metallica and Godsmack are gearing up for a 2004 North American arena tour which could stretch as far as 80 dates, Billboard.com has learned. The trek…

  2. 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…

  3. My Morning Jacket Sets January Tour

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Louisville-based rock act My Morning Jacket will return to the road next month for a 16-date U.S. tour, kicking off Jan. 3 in Nashville. Louisville-based rock act My Morning Jacket will return to the road next month for a 16-date U.S. tour, kicking off Jan. 3 in Nashville. Dates are set…

  4. Badu Plans 'Underground' Tour

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Erykah Badu has slated a 2004 U.S. theater tour to kick off with a Feb. 3-4 stand in New Orleans. The trek is scheduled to run through a March 18 show in Memphis, with Floetry joining the tour Feb. 5 Erykah Badu has slated a 2004 U.S. theater tour to kick off with a Feb. 3-4 stand in New…

  5. Pixies DVD A Go, Tour Plans Unknown

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST While reports that the Pixies will reunite for concerts in 2004 remain unconfirmed, Billboard.com has learned there are two archival projects in the works. While reports that the Pixies will reunite for concerts in 2004 remain unconfirmed, Billboard.com has learned there are two archival…

  6. Osbourne Recuperating In Intensive Care

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne is recuperating in intensive care today (Dec. 9), temporarily unable to speak, after a quad bike accident fractured several bones. Ozzy Osbourne is recuperating in intensive care today (Dec. 9), temporarily unable to speak, after a quad bike accident fractured several bones. His…

  7. The Tangled Web

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Rusty Anderson, Sleep Station and Petrol Records. RUSTY WATER: Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson is releasing his debut solo album, "Undressing Underwater" Dec. 17 for sale strictly through…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billbo 2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson's solo debut, "Undressing Underwater," will be released Dec. 17 via Anderson's official Web site and online retailer CDBaby.com . As previously reported , McCartney makes a guest appearance…

  10. LL Cool J Tapped For Role In 'Edison'

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST LL Cool J has joined the cast of the film "Edison." The rapper-turned-actor will co-star with Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman in the film, which is the story of an elite police team rife whose corrupt LL Cool J has joined the cast of the film "Edison." The rapper-turned…

  11. Smokey Robinson Readies Spiritual Album

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul legend Smokey Robinson is preparing to release his first inspirational/gospel album, "Food for the Spirit." The nine-song set will be released March 30 on Minneapolis-based gospel label Liquid 8 Soul legend Smokey Robinson is preparing to release his first inspirational/gospel…

  12. Hot Product

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Earl Slick Guest Appeal Longtime David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick will release a new solo album, "Zig Zag," this week on Sanctuary Records. The disc features four instrumentals and collaborations with Bowie, the Cure's Robert Smith, Spacehog's Royston Langdon, Def Leppard&…

  13. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century Award to Sting at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show will air live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the…

  16. Keb' Mo' Keeps New Album 'Simple'

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles and…

  17. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled on the charts before he finally hit with his…

  18. Lawyers Want New Judge In Mystikal Case

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The judge who accepted rapper Mystikal's guilty plea to sexual battery shouldn't be allowed to sentence him because he has seen an "inflammatory" videotape of the assault, his lawyer claims. The judge who accepted rapper Mystikal's guilty plea to sexual battery…

  19. Metallica Sorts Out Spring Tour

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Currently on tour in Europe, Metallica is already looking ahead to dates next year on the continent. The group has confirmed nine dates, beginning May 26 in Copenhagen and wrapping June 16 in Bremen, Currently on tour in Europe, Metallica is already looking ahead to dates next year on the…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip…

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