1. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  2. Setzer, Straitjackets Set Retro Holiday Tours

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll swing revivalist act the Brian Setzer Orchestra and surf twangers Los Straitjackets will kick off separate holiday treks in the coming weeks. Rock'n'roll swing revivalist act the Brian Setzer Orchestra and surf twangers Los Straitjackets will kick off separate…

  3. Amazon Offering Exclusive Content Through Holidays

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move to drive traffic to its site this holiday season, Amazon.com is offering free music, movie and book exclusives, Billboard Bulletin reports. Bruce Springsteen, the Counting Crows, R.E.M. and In a move to drive traffic to its site this holiday season, Amazon.com is offering free music…

  4. Mos Def Dons Lab Coat For New Film

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the Lord Made," an original movie for HBO about the true story of heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, a whit Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the…

  5. 45TunesOnTV

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 3-9, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 3 "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Uncle Kracker (also scheduled: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Close). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists:…

  6. Clapton Sets World Tour Plans

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although Eric Clapton has said he's through with extensive world touring, the legendary guitarist has lined up a slew of upcoming international dates. Clapton will spend a month touring Japan beginnin Although Eric Clapton has said he's through with extensive world touring, the…

  7. Tenacious D Going Hungry

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would begin a 45-day hunger strike at 5 p.m. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would begin a 45-day hunger strike at 5 p.m. In a…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 3-9, 2003. It's a big week for country music with Wednesday night's 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards as the centerpiece. As you would expect, it's a pretty massive affair, held at…

  9. Murk

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Murk is Miami-based DJ/producers Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon. Murk is Miami-based DJ/producers Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon. Through the years, they have recorded under a variety of aliases, including Liberty City, Funky Green Dogs and Murk. This year alone, the men of Murk have topped the…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  11. Famous Friends Give Pearl Jam A Lift

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam welcomed a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) at a benefit show in Santa Barbara, Calif. The group was joined by its former drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Ja Pearl Jam welcomed a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) in Santa…

  12. Cash Tribute Added To CMA Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr. will take part in a tribute to Johnny Cash during the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Set for Nov Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr. will take…

  13. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, Hilary Duff, Incredible Moses Leroy

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Puddle Of Mudd contest, a Hilary Duff DVD and an Incredible Moses Leroy tour. Hard-rock act Puddle Of Mudd, whose sophomore album, "Life on Display," will be released Nov. 25 through Flawless/Geffen Records, is giving fans a chance to join the band on tour for a week.…

  14. NBC Slates Thanksgiving Music Special Trio

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain and Harry Connick Jr. will star in separate musical specials slated to air during the week of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday (Nov. 27). Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain and Harry Connick Jr. will star in separate musical specials slated to air during the week…

  15. MIT Students Develop File-Swapping Alternative

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Winstein and Josh Mandel may soon be the most popular guys their Cambridge, Mass., campus. They say they've discovered a way to give their fellow students at MIT and elsewhere dorm room access t Keith Winstein and Josh Mandel may soon be the most popular guys their Cambridge, Mass.…

  16. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. 'Time' I Had Some Time Alone R.E.M.'s best-of "In Time" (Warner Bros.) is available as a single-disc, a limited edition double-disc with rare tracks and a DVD featuring the band's music videos. In addition to two newly recorded songs, "Bad Day"…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  18. Dear Catastrophe Waitress

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jack Black's character in the movie "High Fidelity" famously complained that he didn't want to listen to Belle & Sebastian because it was "sad-bastard music." After four proper studio albums, appa Jack Black's character in the movie "High Fidelity…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus…

  20. Avril DVD To Debut On Big Screen

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "My World" DVD, due Nov. 4 from Arista Records and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, will premiere the day prior with screenings at AMC Theaters in 24 U.S. cities. The artist w Avril Lavigne's "My World" DVD, due Nov. 4 from Arista Records…

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