1. Raitt, Earle Tribute NRBQ

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be released March 9 on Spirithouse Records. It will be the first release from the Boston-based independent label. Artists on "The Q Peop NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2002 - Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2000…

  4. Love's Drug Trial Delayed Until January

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love came to court in Beverly Hills yesterday (Dec. 11) afternoon only to have a hearing on felony drug possession charges against her postponed until Jan. 27. Courtney Love came to court in Beverly Hills yesterday (Dec. 11) afternoon only to have a hearing on felony drug possession…

  5. El-P Wades Through 'High Water'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as part of Thirsty Ear's Blue series. Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Four Tet and Memento. MAKING THE ROUNDS: Fitting somewhere between DJ Shadow and Miles Davis, Kieren Hebden's solo project Four Tet is a virtual jazz band, incorporating all sorts of odd rhythms and…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  8. Billboard Bits: Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up summer appearances in Europe, kicking off June 5-6 at the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals in Germany. The group will also play June 10 at the Aerodrome04 in Vienna, June 15 in Paris and June 16 in…

  9. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  10. Costello Takes 'North' On Tour

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello has scheduled a brief winter tour that will kick off Feb. 19 in Clearwater, Fla., and end March 11 in San Francisco. The 13-date trek comes in support of his latest album, "North" (Deut Elvis Costello has scheduled a brief winter tour that will kick off Feb. 19 in…

  11. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled on the charts before he finally hit with his…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big red pants at the annual Pageant of Peace Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Clark's Santa pants slowly 2002 - Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big…

  13. Billboard Bits: Charlatans, Brides Of Destruction, James Carter

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Charlatans UK, Brides Of Destruction and James Carter. The Charlatans U.K. are hard at work on their eighth album, which is being tentatively scheduled for a spring release. According to the band's official Web site , the final track listing for the as-yet-untitled record…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to keep you happy this week. The biggest musical…

  16. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  17. Glen Campbell Released From Jail

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on $2,000 bail, on charges of extreme drunken driving and hit and run. He also was arrested on suspicion of assa Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on …

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  19. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  20. 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…

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