1. 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…

  2. Jermaine Claims Police Mistreated Michael

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's brother said the pop star was physically mistreated while in custody of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Sheriff's Department. Department officials disputed the claim. Jermaine Jackson tol Michael Jackson's brother said the pop star was physically mistreated while…

  3. 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.…

  4. Memo: No Basis for Jackson Allegations

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The boy who accuses Michael Jackson of molesting him denied it months ago to child welfare investigators who cleared the pop star of misconduct, according to a confidential memo. The boy and his brother told investigators that Jackson never sexually abused them. Their mother said Jackson…

  5. 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…

  6. The Legend Live

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reggae innovator Bob Marley is captured in his last recorded performance, backed by a 12-piece edition of the Wailers, at the Santa Barbara (Calif.) County Bowl in November 1979. Reggae innovator Bob Marley is captured in his last recorded performance, backed by a 12-piece edition of the…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping…

  8. Keb' Mo' Keeps New Album 'Simple'

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles and…

  9. 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…

  10. Documentary May Have Led To Jackson Case

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than a year ago, Michael Jackson let a BBC crew into his bizarre world for a TV documentary he no doubt hoped would boost his fading career. More than a year ago, Michael Jackson let a BBC crew into his bizarre world for a TV documentary he no doubt hoped would boost his fading career.…

  11. Maria Rita Steps Out Of Mother's Shadow

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She is a member of one of the most hallowed pop music dynasties in Brazil. Her mother, Elis Regina, is widely considered the greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Her father, Cesar Camargo Mariano, is a renowned pianist/keyboardist/arranger…

  12. Lawyer: Jackson Accuser Not Seriously Ill

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The attorney for the father of Michael Jackson's accuser said yesterday (Dec. 2) reports that the boy is seriously ill are unfounded. The attorney for the father of Michael Jackson's accuser said yesterday (Dec. 2) reports that the boy is seriously ill are unfounded. Attorney…

  13. Teen: Jackson Helped Accuser Fight Cancer

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST A teenager who befriended Michael Jackson's cancer-stricken accuser says the boy told him Jackson helped him fight the illness through meditation. Ahmad Elatab, a 17-year-old high school student from A teenager who befriended Michael Jackson's cancer-stricken accuser says the boy…

  14. 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…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  16. Lawyer: Jackson Secretly Taped On Jet

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has been granted a court order against XtraJet, an aircraft company that was attempting to sell a videotape made of the star as he flew from Las Vegas to California last week. Michael Jackson has been granted a court order against XtraJet, an aircraft company that was…

  17. Accuser's Mother Said To Praise Jackson

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST An attorney who represented the mother of Michael Jackson's sexual abuse accuser said the family never indicated to him that Jackson had sexually abused the boy. An attorney who represented the mother of Michael Jackson's sexual abuse accuser said the family never indicated to him…

  18. The Prince's 40-Year Reign: A Billboard Q&A

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a long, storied career, José José -- whose fans refer to him as "El Príncipe de la Canción" (the Prince of Song) -- has won renown not just as one of the finest crooners in Mexican pop music but as one of the country's greatest…

  19. 50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hoo 50 Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural…

  20. Jackson Surrenders To California Police

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST His hands cuffed behind his back, Michael Jackson was taken into custody by the Santa Barbara County (Calif.) sheriff's department just after noon PT today (Nov. 20). He faces multiple counts of child His hands cuffed behind his back, Michael Jackson was officially taken into custody by…

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