1. Metallica Sorts Out Spring Tour

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Currently on tour in Europe, Metallica is already looking ahead to dates next year on the continent. The group has confirmed nine dates, beginning May 26 in Copenhagen and wrapping June 16 in Bremen, Currently on tour in Europe, Metallica is already looking ahead to dates next year on the…

  2. Duff Heads To 'Summer' School

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress-singer Hilary Duff will put her talents to use as star of the upcoming teen music drama "Heart of Summer," for FilmEngine and New Line Cinema. Actress-singer Hilary Duff will put her talents to use as star of the upcoming teen music drama "Heart of Summer," for…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Jaylib and Death Cab for Cutie. IT TAKES TWO: Madlib and Jay Dee are no strangers to Billboard's charts. Jay Dee is better known as a member of Detroit-based Slum Village , and Madlib's Blue Note…

  4. OutKast Eyes Video Collection

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release Dec. 16 on Arista. The DVD, "OutKast: The Videos," compiles clips from throughout the group's decade-long career. Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release Dec. 16 on…

  5. 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…

  6. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  7. 50 Cent Tops BMA Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope artist is a contender in si Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented…

  8. Artists Record For 'Little Kids Rock'

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sausalito, Calif.'s Plant Recording studio recently hosted the likes of former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto and others for sessions that will benefit the childre Sausalito, Calif.'s Plant Recording studio recently hosted the likes of former…

  9. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

  10. Collins Plans 'First Farewell' Trek

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phil Collins will kick off his First Final Farewell Tour in June 2004. Whether the run will actually be the last for the former Genesis member or its moniker is a tongue-in-cheek comment similar to th Phil Collins will kick off his First Final Farewell Tour in June 2004. Whether the run will…

  11. 50 Cent Tops Billboard Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope artist is a contender in si Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven poun 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their…

  13. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elephant Man 'Good' Vibrations VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due this week, the album serves as the dancehall…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in a Munich hotel brawl. 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains…

  15. 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…

  16. 'Stand Up' Ends 'Baby Boy' Reign

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 to "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna. "Stand Up" had been relegated to the No. 2 slot for much of the nin "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the…

  17. 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…

  18. Jars Of Clay Looks To Musical Origins

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a decade that includes a career-defining, self-titled debut in 1995, three Grammy Awards and more than 5 million albums sold, Jars of Clay has earned the right to explore new territory and to ve After a decade that includes a career-defining, self-titled debut in 1995, three Grammy…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung cancer at this Minneapolis home. He is 59. 2002 - Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung cancer at this Minneapolis home. He is 59. 2001 - Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like…

  20. Cooder Unearths 'Chavez Ravine'

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed guitarist Ry Cooder is eyeing a combined CD/book release for his next project, "Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story," the artist reveals to Billboard.com. Acclaimed guitarist Ry Cooder is eyeing a combined CD/book release for his next project, "Chavez Ravine: A Los…

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