1. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on…

  2. The Cure 'Dots' Four-Disc Boxed Set

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27, when Fiction/Elektra/Rhino releases the four-disc boxed set "Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (The Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner Virgin will on Dec. 2 release a DVD of the animated film "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem," which was scored by Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk. Each "movement" of the film, overseen by Japanese animation…

  4. Keith 'Shocks' Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Toby Keith debuts atop The Billboard 200 with his best sales week ever. His fourth DreamWorks effort, "Shock'n Y'All," sold 585,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to Country star Toby Keith debuts atop The Billboard 200 with his best sales…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Lacuna Coil, James Otto, Venus Hum. ITALIAN IMPORTS: Lacuna Coil launched a U.S. tour this week, about a year after the Italian metal act released its third album, "Comalies." While the group is…

  6. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones Christina Aguilera has canceled the final two dates on a nine-show tour of the U.K. and Ireland, citing acute bronchitis. Aguilera's illness comes just days after she hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh, taking with…

  7. Court Backs Beasties In Copyright Suit Appeal

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the Beastie Boys in a copyright infringement suit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the Beastie Boys in a copyright infringement…

  8. Family, Friends Salute Johnny Cash In Nashville

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST It was an evening of standing ovations last night (Nov. 10) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as performers from the worlds of country and rock paid tribute to the late Johnny Cash. The concert, w It was an evening of standing ovations last night (Nov. 10) at the Ryman Auditorium in…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. The teen artist wins best female, best pop, best breakthrough artist and best song for 1999 - Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held…

  10. Rapper Tray Deee Arrested In California

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Tray Deee, a member of the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz, was in Long Beach, Calif., police custody Saturday after being arrested for allegedly shooting at people outside of a business. Rapper Tray Deee, a member of the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz, was in Long Beach, Calif., police…

  11. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bacharach/Isley The Burt And Ron Show As a huge fan, Burt Bacharach would understandably be excited about "Here I Am -- Ronald Isley Sings Burt Bacharach," which DreamWorks releases this week. But the disc, which Bacharach produced, arranged and conducted, also gave him the…

  12. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Vocalist Josh Groban's sophomore album, "Closer" (Warner Bros.). A double-disc retrospective from Bruce Springsteen, "The Essential" (Columbia), featuring a third disc of rare tracks. 98 Degrees…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled "Tidal," Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist…

  14. Echoes

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the early '80s, New York's club scene was peppered with clubs like Mudd Club, Danceteria and Peppermint Lounge, which had non-existent music policies. In the early '80s, New York's club scene was peppered with clubs like Mudd Club, Danceteria and Peppermint Lounge,…

  15. Fly Again

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shortly after the release of her 2000 sophomore album, "Stronger," Kristine W. was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Shortly after the release of her 2000 sophomore album, "Stronger," Kristine W. was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Throughout a multitude of…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  17. Duff Signs On For CBS Comedy Pilot

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST CBS has signed a comedy pilot deal with Hilary Duff, the 16-year-old "Lizzie McGuire" star. CBS has signed a comedy pilot deal with Hilary Duff, the 16-year-old "Lizzie McGuire" star. The network will develop a starring vehicle for Duff for the 2004-05 season, most likely…

  18. Manson, Reznor Score With Video Games

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST A track from Marilyn Manson's recent Nothing/Interscope album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque," will be featured on the new "Spawn Armageddon" videogame, Billboard has exclusively learned. "Use Your Fis A track from Marilyn Manson's recent Nothing/Interscope…

  19. Slick Rick Released From Jail

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters was released from a Bradenton, Fla., jail yesterday (Nov. 7), more than 17 months after U.S. immigration officials moved to deport the British-born star. Rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters was released from a Bradenton, Fla., jail yesterday…

  20. Justin Takes Three MTV Europe Awards

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake was the big winner last night at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh, Scotland, triumphing in three categories. The 'N Sync singer won for best male, best pop and be Justin Timberlake was the big winner last night at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music…

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