1. More From Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x Fans of Sting will see the artist in a new light when his sold-out "Sacred Love" tour starts in January ... literally. "This tour will be a little more theatrical than usual," the Century Award honoree told Billboard. "I normally just concentrate on musicians and a…

  2. 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…

  3. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is its own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is…

  4. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is it's own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words:…

  5. 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…

  6. 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, …

  7. Memo: No Basis for Jackson Allegations

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The boy who accuses Michael Jackson of molesting him denied it months ago to child welfare investigators who cleared the pop star of misconduct, according to a confidential memo. The boy and his brother told investigators that Jackson never sexually abused them. Their mother said Jackson…

  8. Diversity, Credibility Prove To Be Hallmark Of BMAs

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Performers at the Billboard Music Awards will represent musical styles as varied as this year's chart-toppers. Performers at the Billboard Music Awards will represent musical styles as varied as this year's chart-toppers. Beyoncé -- whose first two singles "Crazy in Love"…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  10. Indictments Issued In Rhode Island Club Fire

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Rhode Island grand jury issued criminal indictments today (Dec. 9) as a result of the Feb. 20 fire ignited by a pyrotechnics display at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., during a performa After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury issued criminal indictments…

  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. Keeping The BMAs Fresh In Packed Field

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) are part of a packed field of televised awards presentations this year. But that hasn't daunted the veteran production team of the 14th annual BMAs, which will be sta The Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) are part of a packed field of televised awards…

  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 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big red pants at the annual Pageant of Peace Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Clark's Santa pants slowly 2002 - Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big…

  16. Documentary May Have Led To Jackson Case

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than a year ago, Michael Jackson let a BBC crew into his bizarre world for a TV documentary he no doubt hoped would boost his fading career. More than a year ago, Michael Jackson let a BBC crew into his bizarre world for a TV documentary he no doubt hoped would boost his fading career.…

  17. 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…

  18. 'Hey Ya': OutKast Takes Over No. 1

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop duo OutKast scores its second No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 as "Hey Ya" moves up one this week. The track swaps places with "Stand Up!" by Ludacris and Shawnna, which falls to No. 2 afte Hip-hop duo OutKast scores its second No. 1 single on Billboard&…

  19. 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…

  20. Lawyer: Jackson Accuser Not Seriously Ill

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The attorney for the father of Michael Jackson's accuser said yesterday (Dec. 2) reports that the boy is seriously ill are unfounded. The attorney for the father of Michael Jackson's accuser said yesterday (Dec. 2) reports that the boy is seriously ill are unfounded. Attorney…

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