1. Tenacious D Going Hungry

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would begin a 45-day hunger strike at 5 p.m. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would begin a 45-day hunger strike at 5 p.m. In a…

  2. Nelly's Jewelry Stolen From Hotel Room

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nelly had more than $1 million in jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas Strip hotel room while he was in town for an awards show, authorities said yesterday (Oct. 28). Rapper Nelly had more than $1 million in jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas Strip hotel room while he was in town for an…

  3. Billboard Bits: Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky Although Jack Black is riding high on the success of his new film " School of Rock ," which was No. 1 in its first week in U.S. theaters, he says there are two roles he's really coveting. Black tells Billboard he'd love to play the…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 6-12, 2003. By now you should have had your fill of "The Blues" (if not, order the seven-DVD series via PBS.org ). Although it'll be hard to top last week's rich musical programming, the vast…

  5. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  6. Police Searching For Jagged Edge Member

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT DeKalb County (Ga.) authorities say they are looking for Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman after they found two guns, 13 pounds of marijuana and about $6,000 in the singer's home. DeKalb County (Ga.) authorities say they are looking for Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman after they found two…

  7. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  8. Ask Billboard

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Mariah Carey. CHI-CRAZY Keith, Please tell me what Chi-Lites or Temptations song does Beyoncé sample in her new single "Crazy in Love?" I recognize the bridge/horn solo. Thanks, Camille E. Burke Baltimore Hi…

  9. Evanescence Tops U.K. Singles, Album Charts

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly published sales charts showed the band not only staying at No. 1 for a third week with the single "Bring Me To Life" fe Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly…

  10. Billboard Bits: Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Luther Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross, hospitalized since suffering a stroke April 16, has been moved out of the Intensive Care unit at New York's Weill Cornell Medical College. Vandross' business manager and friend Carmen Romano…

  11. Judge Permits R. Kelly To Travel

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, free on bond since he was indicted on 21 child pornography charges, cannot go to Los Angeles to film a music video, but can travel to attend the BET Awards and perform at an upcoming concert R. Kelly, free on bond since he was indicted on 21 child pornography charges, cannot go to…

  12. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Below are the nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video Matthew Good, …

  13. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

  14. Edwin Starr Dies In England

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his home near Nottingham, England, his manager, Lilian Kyle, confirmed. He was 61. Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his home near Nottingham, England, his manager,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo Girls Comedy rock duo Tenacious D has cut short its European tour in light of the war that has broken out in Iraq. The group canceled planned appearances this week in Sweden, including an appearance on the "Later with Luuk Show." In a…

  16. Charges Loom In Chicago Nightclub Deaths

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST City officials threatened to seek criminal charges against the Chicago nightclub where 21 people were killed early Sunday in a stampede, saying the owners violated a court order by keeping the club op City officials threatened to seek criminal charges against the Chicago nightclub where 21…

  17. Tenacious D Heading To Silver Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is headed to the big screen thanks to a deal with New Line Cinema. Actor/comedian/rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- the duo that makes up " Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is…

  18. R. Kelly Arrested In Florida On Porn Charges

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly, already facing child pornography charges in Illinois, was arrested today (Jan. 22) in Florida on additional similar charges after investigators said they found 12 photographs of a nude girl R. Kelly, already facing child pornography charges in Illinois, was arrested today (Jan. 22)…

  19. Crazy Town Rides 'Darkhorse' On The Road

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its latest Columbia album, "Darkhorse," with a short West Coast trek kicking off Jan. 7 in Phoenix. The tour will comprise Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its…

  20. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

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