1. Ask Billboard

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about JC Chasez, Peter Gabriel, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. ANOTHER SOLO 'N SYNCER Keith, I just wanted to know when JC Chasez's new CD is going to come out. I had heard it would be out in October, and well, it's November. So…

  2. Oasis Eyeing Studio Return

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Oasis will enter the recording studio early next year with Death In Vegas' Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes to record some new tracks. Oasis will enter the recording studio early next year with Death In Vegas' Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes to record some new tracks, according to…

  3. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  4. Gatlin-Penned Cut Tapped For Final Cash Set

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash's final album with noted producer Rick Rubin will most likely include an emotional, newly recorded version of country star Larry Gatlin's "Help Me." Previewed for Billboard.com by Rubin, t Johnny Cash's final album with noted producer Rick Rubin will most…

  5. Avant Enters 'Private Room'

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B/soul vocalist Avant will release his third album, "Private Room," Dec. 9 via Geffen. First single "Read Your Mind" jumps 14-10 on this week's Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks R&B/soul vocalist Avant will release his third album, "…

  6. Hornsby Goes To 'Town' With Hits Set, DVD

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The way it is: BMG Heritage has set a Jan. 13 release for two sets celebrating the career of pianist Bruce Hornsby. The CD "Greatest Radio Hits" is Hornsby's first greatest-hits package. His first DVD The way it is: BMG Heritage has set a Jan. 13 release for two sets…

  7. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pink 'Try,' Try Again After raising eyebrows with her previous album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. "Try This," due this week from Arista, finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  8. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bacharach/Isley The Burt And Ron Show As a huge fan, Burt Bacharach would understandably be excited about "Here I Am -- Ronald Isley Sings Burt Bacharach," which DreamWorks releases this week. But the disc, which Bacharach produced, arranged and conducted, also gave him the…

  9. Slick Rick Released From Jail

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters was released from a Bradenton, Fla., jail yesterday (Nov. 7), more than 17 months after U.S. immigration officials moved to deport the British-born star. Rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters was released from a Bradenton, Fla., jail yesterday…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me Bobby Hatfield had died. What a great loss…

  11. Hoobastank Readies New 'Reason'

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hoobastank's sophomore Island album, "The Reason," will arrive Dec. 9, a week later than originally anticipated. First single "Out of Control" is No. 17 this week on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks cha Hoobastank's sophomore Island album, "The Reason,…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band's first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the to 2002 - A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses…

  13. Pearl Jam Reels In 'Exclusive' Fish

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming film "Big Fish" will feature a new Pearl Jam song, "Man of the Hour." And while the album won't be released until Dec As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for…

  14. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  15. Rubin Links With Noise Conspiracy

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST After months of speculation, producer Rick Rubin has confirmed that leftist rock act the (International) Noise Conspiracy has signed to his American Recordings label. After months of speculation, producer Rick Rubin has confirmed that leftist rock act the (International) Noise Conspiracy has…

  16. OutKast Gains But 'Baby Boy' Remains No. 1

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a seventh-straight week, but stealing the limelight is hip-hop duo OutKast. The Atlanta-based pair has two singles in the upper "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for…

  17. Setzer, Straitjackets Set Retro Holiday Tours

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll swing revivalist act the Brian Setzer Orchestra and surf twangers Los Straitjackets will kick off separate holiday treks in the coming weeks. Rock'n'roll swing revivalist act the Brian Setzer Orchestra and surf twangers Los Straitjackets will kick off separate…

  18. Breaking & Entering

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Stills, the Rapture and Hieroglyphics. IN MOTION: Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have became the hipster bands of choice by making 1980s-influenced rock cool again. Both acts place a heavy…

  19. Top Artists Team To 'Save The Children'

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have donated songs to a new compilation aimed at raising funds for Save the Children. Included on the set, due Nov. Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have…

  20. Mos Def Dons Lab Coat For New Film

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the Lord Made," an original movie for HBO about the true story of heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, a whit Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the…

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