1. Documents Reveal Grim Spector Case Details

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Authorities responding to a 911 call at the home of record producer Phil Spector in February found a blood-spattered gun, broken teeth and the body of an actress who had been shot in the mouth, accord Authorities responding to a 911 call at the California home of record producer Phil Spector…

  2. Houston Says Brown Struck Her

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alpharetta, Ga., police were considering yesterday (Dec. 9) whether to pursue charges against singer Bobby Brown, after officers responded to a domestic abuse call by his wife Whitney Houston at their Alpharetta, Ga., police were considering yesterday (Dec. 9) whether to pursue charges…

  3. Kid Rock Revs Up Tour Bus For 2004

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh from the November release of his self-titled Top Dog/Atlantic album, Kid Rock is preparing for an arena tour in 2004. The trek will launch with a Jan. 22-23 stand in Saginaw, Mich.; 11 dates hav Fresh from the November release of his self-titled Top Dog/Atlantic album, Kid Rock is…

  4. Brown, Lynn, Perlman Honored By Kennedy Center

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and violinist Itzhak Perlman were among five stars honored in Washington, D.C., yesterday (Dec. 7) for their contributions to Ameri "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and…

  5. 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…

  6. HOT RAP TRACKS

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Stand Up , Ludacris Featuring Shawnna 2. The Way You Move , OutKast Featuring Sleepy Brown 3. Damn! , YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 4. Holidae In , Chingy Featuring Ludacris & Snoop Dogg 5. Stunt 101 , G-Unit Issue date: Dec. 13, 2003 News Snoop Dogg , Lil…

  7. Concert for George

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. Only four actual heavyweights appeared at the November 2002 gig at London's Royal Albert Hall—Paul McCartney, Ringo…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Atlanta artists, Clay Aiken, "pop" music and No. 1 singles with readers. 404 TAKES TOP-3 Dear Fred, Don't know if you've noticed this bit of trivia, but the top-10 of the Hot 100 is dominated by acts out of Atlanta, or should I say, "Hotlanta!…

  9. '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&…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  11. OutKast Eyes Video Collection

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release Dec. 16 on Arista. The DVD, "OutKast: The Videos," compiles clips from throughout the group's decade-long career. Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release Dec. 16 on…

  12. Adkins Offers 'Strong' Adult Flavor

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his fifth Capitol studio effort, "Comin' on Strong," on Dec. 2. But despite the inherent gentle tone of his voice, Adkins hopes With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his…

  13. 'Stand Up' Ends 'Baby Boy' Reign

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 to "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna. "Stand Up" had been relegated to the No. 2 slot for much of the nin "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the…

  14. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when the Statler Brothers play their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.</b> 2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when…

  16. Country Veteran Teddy Wilburn Dies

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn Brothers, died of congestive heart failure yesterday (Nov. 24) at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn…

  17. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have confirmed a rare tour of the U.K. and Ireland, beginning March 15 at the Dublin Olympia Theatre. The five-date visit will conclude at the Brixton Academy in London on March 20. These shows will be the…

  18. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash 'Earth' First The sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set "Unearthed" arrives this week from American Recordings/Lost Highway, featuring 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during sessions for their four "American…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Chubby Checker, OutKast, Beyoncé and Burt Bacharach. LET'S 'LIMBO' SOME MORE: A name long absent from the single charts returns this week. Debuting at No. 49 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart is "Limbo Rock …

  20. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

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