1. The Tangled Web

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: KarmaDownload, Broadjam.com and Garageband.com. INSTANT KARMA: KarmaDownload.com , launched last week, is not the first record label to utilize the Web as its exclusive route of distribution, but it marks…

  2. The Central Park Concert

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Embracing another live CD package from the prolific Dave Matthews Band might be a been-there, done-that experience. Embracing another live CD package from the prolific Dave Matthews Band might be a been-there, done-that experience. Still, "The Central Park Concert," a recording of…

  3. So I Begin

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST French duo Galleon—singer/songwriter Gilles Luka and keyboardist Philippe Laurent—has enjoyed massive European success with the title track of its debut album. French duo Galleon—singer/songwriter Gilles Luka and keyboardist Philippe Laurent—has enjoyed massive European success with the title…

  4. I'm One of You

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hank Jr.'s follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed, mostly acoustic set "Almeria Club" finds Bocephus in full-tilt Southern boogie mode. Hank Jr.'s follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed, mostly acoustic set "Almeria Club" finds Bocephus in full-tilt…

  5. In the Zone

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ms. Spears has been causing quite a commotion in the media of late. Ms. Spears has been causing quite a commotion in the media of late. She wants the world to know what it feels like for a girl (in the spotlight) who is entering womanhood. Simply put, Spears, 21, wants nothing more than the…

  6. Kid Rock

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock might swap his pimp lid for a cowboy hat—an inclination more art than fashion—but he remains a bad-ass rock/rapper. Kid Rock might swap his pimp lid for a cowboy hat—an inclination more art than fashion—but he remains a bad-ass rock/rapper. Witness the swaggering Detroit thump in …

  7. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will he have the longest-running span of No. 1…

  9. DANCE RADIO AIRPLAY

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/dance_radio.jsp 1. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven , Deborah Cox 2. Never (Past Tense) , The Roc Project Featuring Tina Arena 3. I Begin To Wonder , Dannii Minogue 4. Alone , Lasgo 5. Just The Way You Are , Milky Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News Dannii Minogue ,…

  10. Motley Crue Eyeing 2004 Tour

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Motley Crue is taking steps toward a 2004 tour with all of its original members, the first time the group has done so since 1999. If it happens, the trek will be tied into the theatrical release of "T Motley Crue is taking steps toward a 2004 tour with all of its original members, the…

  11. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Snares U.K. No. 1

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 23) with his new "Number Ones" compilation (Epic), beating out boy band Busted' Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  13. Sasha Goes 'Global' With New Series

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST British DJ/producer Sasha is not yet ready to embark on the creative process for his second proper artist album, nor does he want to deliver "just another" DJ-mix compilation. British DJ/producer Sasha is not yet ready to embark on the creative process for his second proper artist…

  14. Spooky Songs Haunt 'Mansion' Soundtrack

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the scare into Walt Disney Records' "The Haunted Mansion: Haunted Hits." Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the…

  15. Back In 'Black': Jay-Z Swan Song Bows On Top

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop The Billboard 200 this week. One of six top-10 debuts, the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set sold 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  17. Ask Billboard

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jewel, Kylie Minogue and Sarah McLachlan. MILLIONS OF JEWELS Dear Keith, I have been a very avid Jewel fan for quite some time now, however I have no idea what her album sales [have been]. Could you please get back to me on sales for her…

  18. P.O.D. Keeps The Faith

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In their 13 years together, the members of P.O.D. have never denied their faith. And frontman Sonny Sandoval says the group never will. "It's going to come out, whether I build houses or collect garbage," he says. Spirituality and…

  19. MTV Goes Behind 'Carmen & Dave' Nuptials

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The latest celebrity couple to be given the MTV reality-show treatment is Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Carmen Electra. The latest celebrity couple to be given the MTV reality-show treatment is Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Carmen Electra.…

  20. Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of two American Music Awards (AMAs) each tonight (Nov. 16). Neither was on hand at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of…

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