1. 'Austin City Limits' Gets National Arts Medal

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Twenty-nine-year-old music performance program "Austin City Limits" is to be presented today (Nov. 12) with the National Medal of Arts by President Bush and the National Endowment for the Arts in a ce Twenty-nine-year-old music performance program "Austin City Limits" is…

  2. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam Old 'Dog,' New Tricks Pearl Jam caps its Epic tenure this week with the double-disc rarities album "Lost Dogs" and the three-hour DVD "Live at the Garden," taped in July at New York's sold-out Madison Square Garden. The group is currently operating…

  3. Evanescence Member Goes AWOL

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Evanescence lead guitarist Ben Moody abruptly left the Arkansas-based band last month in Berlin in the midst of a world tour. A Wind-Up spokesperson would only confirm, "Ben is not on the current date Evanescence lead guitarist Ben Moody abruptly left the Arkansas-based band last month…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 2000 - Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 1999 - Mjuice.com lands an exclusive download of the new Third Eye Blind…

  5. J. Lo Gets 'Reel' On DVD/EP

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On Nov. 18, Epic will release "The Reel Me," an EP featuring the new song "Baby I Love U" and an accompanying DVD with 17 of the artist' Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of…

  7. Phantom Planet Prepares New Album, Tour

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based pop quintet Phantom Planet will take to the road later this month for a five-week tour of the U.S., during which it will debut songs from its forthcoming self-titled album, due Jan. Los Angeles-based pop quintet Phantom Planet will take to the road later this month for a…

  8. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Compiled For CD, DVD

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic's Nov. 18 release of "Number Ones," an 18-track CD or 15-track DVD, Billboard.com has learned. The album will include a brand new single, "O Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic&…

  9. Ben Harper Preps Live DVD, EP

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. The…

  10. Pearl Jam DVD Spotlights New York Show

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is eschewing a comprehensive DVD of its 2003 Riot Act tour in favor of spotlighting one particularly noteworthy show from the trek. The double-disc "Live at the Garden," capturing the band's Pearl Jam is eschewing a comprehensive DVD of its 2003 Riot Act tour in favor…

  11. Amos Handpicks 'Tales' For Atlantic Collection

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that will comprise her first best-of compilation. The 20-track "Tales of a Librarian" is set for a Nov. 18 release and will co Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'," Clay Aiken, radio airplay, "Greatest Gainers" and his book series "Hottest Hot 100 Hits." DON'T FORGET ELVIS Dear Fred, How come you didn't mention anything in "Chart Beat"…

  13. Coldplay Nabs Four Q Award Nominations

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four nods, including a mention in the best act in the world category, Coldplay heads the nominations for this year's Q Awards. With four nods, including a mention in the best act in the world category, Coldplay heads the nominations for this year's Q Awards. The British band is…

  14. Bonnaroo Recalled On CD, DVD

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The audio set "Live From Bonnaroo" and the DVD "270 Miles From Graceland - Bonnaroo 2003" will be issued Oct. 21 via Sanctuary. As eclectic as the festival itself, a two-disc CD release and a DVD commemorating this year's second Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester,…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2001 - Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2000 - Traditional…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from 2000 - Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an…

  17. Actor/Musician Sheb Wooley Dies

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who also recorded the pop novelty song "The Purple People Eater," died yesterday (Sept. 16) in Nashville. He was 82. Wooley had suffered from Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who…

  18. Billboard Bits: Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth The Beatles' Apple Corps company has sued Apple Computer for breach of contract. In an action filed in early July in London's High Court, Apple Corps claims that the computer maker's iPod portable player and iTunes Music Store…

  19. Lopez-Affleck Wedding Postponed

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Their first movie together bombed and they endured weeks of nasty headlines over his strip-club visit. Now Hollywood lovebirds Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck say a media frenzy has forced them to post Their first movie together bombed and they endured weeks of nasty headlines over his strip…

  20. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket 'Move' The Crowd There's a good reason why the sweeping compositions on My Morning Jacket's ATO/RCA debut, "It Still Moves," conjure images of wide-open spaces and rolling green hills. Indeed, the quintet spent its formative years in Louisville…

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