1. Billboard Bits: David Bowie, Gomez, Sufjan Stevens

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on David Bowie, Gomez, Sufjan Stevens After postponing the first four shows of his North American A Reality tour due to the flu, David Bowie has put off another show scheduled for tomorrow (Dec. 12) at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. "David is slowly improving, and we are still…

  2. Dance Acts Flock To L.A. New Year's Bashes

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles dance revelers will once again have two massive events to pick from this New Year's Eve. Paul Oakenfold, the Crystal Method, Sandra Collins and Danny Howells will lead an event at the Bona Los Angeles dance revelers will once again have two massive events to pick from this…

  3. 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…

  4. The Tangled Web

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Rusty Anderson, Sleep Station and Petrol Records. RUSTY WATER: Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson is releasing his debut solo album, "Undressing Underwater" Dec. 17 for sale strictly through…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billbo 2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson's solo debut, "Undressing Underwater," will be released Dec. 17 via Anderson's official Web site and online retailer CDBaby.com . As previously reported , McCartney makes a guest appearance…

  7. Supreme Court: Parks Can Sue OutKast

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way today (Dec. 8) for civil rights icon Rosa Parks to proceed with her lawsuit against rap group OutKast over a hit song with her name as its title. The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way today (Dec. 8) for civil rights icon Rosa Parks to proceed with her…

  8. 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…

  9. Nazario Breaks Latin Albums Chart Jinx

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's been a dry spell for women on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Since the beginning of the year, only one female artist -- the late Celia Cruz -- has topped the list. As far as pop is concerned, no woman has been No. 1 in terms…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely damaging and rendering unsafe the Guilded Balloon and La Belle Angele, which are located in a protected "world heritage sit 2002 - A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely…

  11. 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…

  12. Moby Jams With Azure Ray, Hosts 'House Party'

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Techno star Moby joined rock act Azure Ray on stage last night (Dec. 3) in West Hollywood, Calif. Techno star Moby joined rock act Azure Ray on stage last night (Dec. 3) in West Hollywood, Calif. Azure Ray, in the midst of a co-headlining tour with Crooked Fingers, first collaborated with…

  13. Lawyers Want New Judge In Mystikal Case

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The judge who accepted rapper Mystikal's guilty plea to sexual battery shouldn't be allowed to sentence him because he has seen an "inflammatory" videotape of the assault, his lawyer claims. The judge who accepted rapper Mystikal's guilty plea to sexual battery…

  14. R&B/Hip-Hop Acts Lead Grammy Nominees

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations for the 46th Grammy Awards. Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, the Neptunes' Chad Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead…

  15. Ludacris Joins All-Star 'Crash' Flick

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has joined the cast of the Bull's Eye Entertainment Film "Crash." Sources confirm that the cast will also include Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillip Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has joined the cast of the Bull's Eye…

  16. 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…

  17. Vico C Seeks The 'Truth'

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Orange County Correctional Facility in Orlando, Fla., does not have visitation rooms. So when Jorge Pino, president/chairman of EMI Latin, went to see his artist, rapper Vico C, he had to go to another facility and "visit" through a…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  19. 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…

  20. Stereolab Peers At The 'Eclipse'

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Margerine Eclipse" is the follow-up to 2001's "Sound Dust," which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Stereolab will release its next album, "Margerine Eclipse," Jan. 27 via Elektra. The set was preceded in October by the five-song EP …

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