1. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  2. Peter Gabriel Gets Intimate

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tonight (Nov. 21), he will play in Cardiff, Wales, as part of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal. Peter Gabriel will play two intimate shows this weekend as a precursor to his previously announced appearance Nov. 29 at an AIDS benefit concert in Cape Town, South Africa. Tonight (Nov. 21),…

  3. Sasha Goes 'Global' With New Series

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST British DJ/producer Sasha is not yet ready to embark on the creative process for his second proper artist album, nor does he want to deliver "just another" DJ-mix compilation. British DJ/producer Sasha is not yet ready to embark on the creative process for his second proper artist…

  4. Wu-Tang Clan Regrouping For 2004 Tour, Book

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a tumultuous recent history which has seen its members incarcerated, dropped from record labels and at odds with one another, pioneering hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan will embark on what i After a tumultuous recent history which has seen its members incarcerated, dropped from…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  6. George Michael Re-Signs With Sony

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST George Michael has signed a new worldwide recording deal with the U.K. arm of Sony Music, the company he left in the '90s after a drawn-out court battle. George Michael has signed a new worldwide recording deal with the U.K. arm of Sony Music, the company he left in the '90s after a…

  7. The Tangled Web

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: MP3.com/CNET, StealMyMusic.com and Thereminvox.com. PASSING THE TORCH: One of the pioneer sites of the Internet music biz is set to change hands, as CNET Networks has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MP3…

  8. California

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. With "California," his third studio album…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  10. Verizon, Puddle Of Mudd Make A Splash

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless is taking tour sponsorship into the digital world in partnership with rock band Puddle Of Mudd. Verizon Wireless is taking tour sponsorship into the digital world in partnership with rock band Puddle Of Mudd. The idea is to entice the band's fans to use new technology…

  11. Madonna Launches 'Roses' Toy Line

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few years ago, if someone said Madonna was selling toys, one would assume sex toys. But that is so yesterday for the ever evolving diva-turned-movie-star-turned-Gap-spokeswoman-turned-children's-aut A few years ago, if someone said Madonna was selling toys, one would assume sex toys.…

  12. 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…

  13. Inn Wins Suit Against Van Morrison

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST An inn landlord who said his business almost collapsed after the singer Van Morrison canceled an appearance was awarded $66,800 compensation by a London court today (Nov. 11). An inn landlord who said his business almost collapsed after the singer Van Morrison canceled an appearance was…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. Arrest Warrant Issued For Rapper Juvenile

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Lawrenceville, Va., police have issued an arrest warrant for New Orleans rapper Juvenile for allegedly failing to pay child support. Lawrenceville, Va., police have issued an arrest warrant for New Orleans rapper Juvenile for allegedly failing to pay child support. The rap star, whose real…

  17. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam Old 'Dog,' New Tricks Pearl Jam caps its Epic tenure this week with the double-disc rarities album "Lost Dogs" and the three-hour DVD "Live at the Garden," taped in July at New York's sold-out Madison Square Garden. The group is currently operating…

  18. Duff Signs On For CBS Comedy Pilot

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST CBS has signed a comedy pilot deal with Hilary Duff, the 16-year-old "Lizzie McGuire" star. CBS has signed a comedy pilot deal with Hilary Duff, the 16-year-old "Lizzie McGuire" star. The network will develop a starring vehicle for Duff for the 2004-05 season, most likely…

  19. Piracy Forces Early G Unit Release

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST That group's "Beg for Mercy" will now be issued Nov. 14 by Interscope, four days earlier than originally intended. A day after the release of Jay-Z's next album was moved up two weeks due to piracy, a similar move has been made for the debut set from the 50 Cent-led G Unit…

  20. 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…

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