1. ZZ Top To Close Houston Arena

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will play the final concert at Houston's Compaq Center, formerly known as the Houston Summit. The Nov. 22 show will mark the band's 23rd appearance at the venue, longtime home to the Houston Ro ZZ Top will play the final concert at Houston's Compaq Center, formerly known…

  2. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

  3. Rice Nabs Shortlist Music Prize

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last night (Oct. 5), climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine other nominees a Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last…

  4. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule In Too 'Deep' Three years after the death of founding bassist Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the release this week of "The Deepest End" (ATO), a two-CD/DVD package documenting the band's six…

  5. Bowie Gets Back To 'Reality'

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of credibility, David Bowie was already an icon of rock music and pop culture by the time the '80s were half over. Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  7. Rapper C-Murder Convicted Of Murder

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Relatives of C-Murder,…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  9. Billboard Bits: Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale' In her first screen-acting gig in more than eight years, Liza Minnelli has been tapped to do a multi-episode guest arc on Fox's new comedy "Arrested Development." The Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV show, set to premiere Nov. 2…

  10. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  11. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a near expert on the genre and guessing won&…

  12. Strait Into 2004: Country Star Sets Tour

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Strait is getting a jump on the new year with confirmation of an early 2004 U.S. tour. Although the full itinerary for the arena jaunt has not yet been revealed, the country superstar expects t George Strait is getting a jump on the new year with confirmation of an early 2004 U.S. tour…

  13. 50 Cent Wins Big At U.K.'s MOBO Awards

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominated last night's (Sept. 25) Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rapper was on hand to collect awards for best hip- Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominated last night's (Sept. 25) Music of…

  14. Coldplay Unveils Live CD/DVD Details

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The CD features 12 cuts, including the hits "Yellow," "In My Place" and "Clocks," as well as the new songs "Moses" and "One I Love" and the early rarity "See You Soon." The release of a live Coldplay CD/DVD has been bumped up a week…

  15. 'Baby' Kicks 'Tailfeather' From Chart Roost

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul finally unseats "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The chart's fastest-growing track at radio for the With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62, sang with Cass Elliott in folk trio the Big Three. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62,…

  17. 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,…

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above most on my personal scale. Let's start…

  19. Tunes On TV

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 22 "Pyramid," Syndicated Featured Artists: Trace Adkins, the Go-Go's' Jane Wiedlin, Donny Osmond (host). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured…

  20. Kylie Taking It 'Slow' On New Album

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will unveil her next studio album Nov. 17 internationally via Parlophone and Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol. The as-yet-untitled set's first single, "Slow," will be released commer Kylie Minogue will unveil her next studio album Nov. 17 internationally via…

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