1. Fabolous Arrested Twice In Two Days

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arrested last night (Jan. 16) in New York for the second time in two days after police said they discovered guns in a car in which he was riding. Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arrested last night (Jan. 16) in New York for the…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  3. Dylan Crosses The 'Mountain' On AOL

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," will make its premiere today (Jan. 17) in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program. As previously reported, the song was reco A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," will…

  4. Billboard Bits: Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green Although Air's next Source/Astralwerks studio album isn't expected until late 2003 at the earliest, the French duo has teamed with Italian writer Alessandro Baricco for "City Reading (Tre Storie Western)," due March 25. Baricco…

  5. Jackson Browne Says JFK Jr. Film Defamed Him

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is demanding that the TBS Superstation not rebroadcast "America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story" until scenes that he says defame him are deleted. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is demanding that the TBS Superstation not rebroadcast …

  6. Matthews, Reynolds Set Acoustic Jaunt

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting March 19 at the Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  8. Billboard Bits: Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp "We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones" will finally see release Feb. 11 via DV8/Columbia. As previously reported , the oft-delayed set will feature the New York punk band's songs covered by the likes of Pearl Jam's…

  9. John Mayer Preps For 'Any Given Thursday'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will on Feb. 11 unveil "Any Given Thursday," a Columbia/Aware DVD/VHS and double-CD document of a Sept. 12, 2002, concert a Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will…

  10. Rich Robinson Looks Ahead With Hookah Brown

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus, guitarist Rich Robinson has spent the past several months working with a new band, Hookah Brown. The group, which is rounded out by form With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus , guitarist Rich…

  11. Exies Explode With 'Inertia'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Angeles quartet the Exies entered the studio to record its major-label debut with one simple goal, according to lead singer Scott Stevens. "We wanted to make the best, most perfect record we could," he says of "Inertia,"…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work With little more than a week to go before Spitfire Pictures' "Masked & Anonymous," starring Bob Dylan, has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped in and acquired the North American…

  13. Judge OKs Release Of Ross' Arrest Tape

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Tucson, Ariz., judge today (Jan. 14) ordered the release of a police videotape shot during Diana Ross' arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. The video will be released without audio, however. Ross A Tucson, Ariz., judge today (Jan. 14) ordered the release of a police videotape shot…

  14. Dupri, So So Def Head To Arista

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Arista, four months after the imprint ended its decade-long association with Columbia Reco Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive…

  15. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  16. Music, Tech Groups Negotiate Copyright Compromise

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The leading trade associations for the music and technology industries, which have been at loggerheads over consumers downloading songs on the Internet, have negotiated a compromise they contend will The leading trade associations for the music and technology industries, which have been at…

  17. Townshend Free After Child Porn Arrest

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody early this morning (Jan. 14), and is resting at home after his arrest on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, his lawy The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody early this morning (Jan.…

  18. Eminem Nabs Quartet Of AMAs

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night's (Jan. 13) American Music Awards, winning four trophies at the ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rapper won the favorite male pop/rock Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night's (Jan. 13) American Music Awards,…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California'…

  20. Townshend Arrested On Suspicion Of Porn Possession

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was arrested today (Jan. 13) in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, police said. Scotland Yard police headquarters announced that a 57-year- The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was arrested today (Jan. 13) in London on suspicion of…

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