1. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 15-21, 2003). Christmas is still coming and holiday programming is still warming up your television this week. Among the sounds of the season: • "Jingle Ball Rock" - Monday night, Fox will…

  2. Osbournes Top U.K. Singles Chart

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital, Ozzy Osbourne had some cheering news yesterday (Dec. 14) when "Changes," his duet with daughter Kelly, debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Las As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital, Ozzy Osbourne had some cheering…

  3. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast Let's Go To The 'Video' Tape! Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release this week on Arista. The DVD, "OutKast: The Videos," compiles clips from throughout the group's decade-long career. The compilation will feature 10…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  5. Chesney Lays Out 2004 'Tiki' Tour Dates

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo As expected , Kenny Chesney will hit the road in the spring with fellow…

  6. Metallica Film Filled With 'Monster' Revelations

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's…

  7. Unearthed

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In one of the most inspired pairings of producer and artist in recorded music history, Rick Rubin and Johnny Cash found each other at the right time for both. In this posthumous collection primarily o In one of the most inspired pairings of producer and artist in recorded music history, Rick…

  8. Soulstar

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Musiq sticks to his tried-and-true formula of catchy, narrative lyrics and sweet soul melodies on his third set for Def Soul. Musiq sticks to his tried-and-true formula of catchy, narrative lyrics and sweet soul melodies on his third set for Def Soul. Lead single "forthenight" is a…

  9. Top of the World Tour Live

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The truest test of an act is its ability to deliver live, and the Dixie Chicks do this in spades, as heard on this double CD from their recent tour. The truest test of an act is its ability to deliver live, and the Dixie Chicks do this in spades, as heard on this double CD from their recent…

  10. More From Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x Fans of Sting will see the artist in a new light when his sold-out "Sacred Love" tour starts in January ... literally. "This tour will be a little more theatrical than usual," the Century Award honoree told Billboard. "I normally just concentrate on musicians and a…

  11. Billboard Bits: Strummer, Sugarcult, Polyphonic Spree

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Joe Strummer tributes, a new Sugarcult album and Polyphonic Spree holiday shows. A pair of Joe Strummer tribute shows will be staged in the coming weeks, one in the Windy City and one in the Big Apple. The Dec. 16 Chicago event at Schubas Tavern will feature former Wilco member Jay…

  12. Thomas Returns To 'Talk' With New Album

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, "Let's Talk About It." Due Feb. 10 via Bad Boy Records, the single "She Is" featuring LL Cool J leads the collection. The track debuts Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, …

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Britney Spears, his conncection to "American Idol," the Oscars and Clay Aiken with readers. A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION Dear Fred, Why was Britney Spears' last single totally ignored in the States? I am not a big fan of hers, but I bought her last album because…

  14. Simple Plan, MxPx Power Punk Package

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern punk acts Simple Plan and MxPx will co-headline a winter tour that will feature a total of four bands on all dates. Sugarcult is on board for the entire trek, which kicks off Jan. 26 in Kansas Modern punk acts Simple Plan and MxPx will co-headline a winter tour that will feature a…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  16. Metallica, Godsmack To Tour In 2004

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Metallica and Godsmack are gearing up for a 2004 North American arena tour which could stretch as far as 80 dates, Billboard.com has learned. Metallica and Godsmack are gearing up for a 2004 North American arena tour which could stretch as far as 80 dates, Billboard.com has learned. The trek…

  17. Pearl Jam Mulling Studio, Label Decisions

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST As Pearl Jam moves ahead with self-releasing its first music since parting ways with longtime label Epic, guitarist Mike McCready says the band could return to the studio as early as April. As Pearl Jam moves ahead with self-releasing its first music since parting ways with longtime label…

  18. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week.…

  19. Beyoncé, R. Kelly Top Billboard Music Awards

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 10) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and aired live on Fox. Each snared four trophies Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held last…

  20. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Music Awards Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television. Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks…

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