1. Jackson, McBride Reveal 2004 Tour Schedule

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an As expected , Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the…

  2. Poll: Arrest Doesn't Influence Opinion Of Jackson's Music

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's recent arrest has had little affect on fans' appreciation of his music, according to a Billboard.com poll. As previously reported, the entertainer was arrested a month ago and charge Michael Jackson's recent arrest has had little affect on fans'…

  3. Jacksons Speak Out In Michael's Defense

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the wake of child molestation charges officially filed yesterday (Dec. 18) in California, Michael Jackson's family has pledged its support. As previously reported, Santa Barbara County prosecutors In the wake of child molestation charges officially filed yesterday (Dec. 18) in…

  4. Jackson Charged With Child Molestation

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson was formally charged with child molestation today (Dec. 18) in Santa Maria, Calif., setting the stage for what could become one of the most sensational celebrity trials the world has e Michael Jackson was formally charged with child molestation today (Dec. 18) in Santa Maria,…

  5. OutKast Maintains Singles Chart Lock

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST For the second week in a row, hip-hop duo OutKast holds the top two slots on Billboard's Hot 100. The Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" leads the singles chart for the third-straight week, while the Big Boi-fr For the second week in a row, hip-hop duo OutKast holds the top two slots on…

  6. Jerkins Tries His Hand At Film Scoring

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Rodney Jerkins is among the growing number of music producers and hit songwriters venturing into the world of film scoring with his work on Universal Pictures' "Honey," which opened Dec. 5 in U.S. theaters. The Grammy Award winner…

  7. Janet Tapped For Super Bowl Halftime

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson will perform on one of the world's biggest stages, the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. The National Football League championship football game is set to air Feb. 1 live on CBS from Hou Janet Jackson will perform on one of the world's biggest stages, the Super Bowl…

  8. Eclectic Artists Cheer Disney's 'World'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney Records has assembled "A World of Happiness." Similar to the 1972 Marlo Thomas & Friends release "Free To Be You & M Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney…

  9. Stones, Bruce, Cher Rule 2003 Tour Landscape

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for the year to Nov. 18 were by the Rolling Stones (grossing $299.5 million), Bruce Springsteen ($181.7 million Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for…

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 15-21, 2003). Christmas is still coming and holiday programming is still warming up your television this week. Among the sounds of the season: • "Jingle Ball Rock" - Monday night, Fox will…

  11. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  12. Charges Against Jackson May Come This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after his arrest, Michael Jackson could be charged this week in a child molestation case in which legal experts say prosecutors will need strong physical evidence to overcome questions Nearly a month after his arrest, Michael Jackson could be charged this week in a child…

  13. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast Let's Go To The 'Video' Tape! Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release this week on Arista. The DVD, "OutKast: The Videos," compiles clips from throughout the group's decade-long career. The compilation will feature 10…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake, Ill., for Kevin Krak, winner of a summer eBay auction for a concert by the band. "I have been a fan of Local H for s 2002 - Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake…

  15. Chesney Lays Out 2004 'Tiki' Tour Dates

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo As expected , Kenny Chesney will hit the road in the spring with fellow…

  16. Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x In a year chock full of highlights, Beyoncé , who won four Billboard Music Awards, was quick to recall her top moment: "It was the first week my album ["Dangerously in Love"] came out. I was so nervous, and it debuted at No. 1. It was my first solo album, it just was a…

  17. 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…

  18. 'Rings' Musical Set For London

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." The show is due to premiere in Spring 2005 Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  20. 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…

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