1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: Buzzcocks, Air, MC Solaar

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Buzzcocks, Air, MC Solaar Veteran U.K. rock act the Buzzcocks will kick off a North American club tour Friday (Nov. 28) in Chicago. The eight-date trek wraps Dec. 6 in Philadelphia, and is the group's first run of shows in the region since its stint opening for Pearl Jam this…

  3. Cooder Unearths 'Chavez Ravine'

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed guitarist Ry Cooder is eyeing a combined CD/book release for his next project, "Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story," the artist reveals to Billboard.com. Acclaimed guitarist Ry Cooder is eyeing a combined CD/book release for his next project, "Chavez Ravine: A Los…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when the Statler Brothers play their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.</b> 2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when…

  5. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF Soulful songstress Alicia Keys will perform a concert Monday (Dec. 1) for broadcast exclusively to AOL Broadband subscribers. The invitation-only "Broadband Rocks!" concert at New York's Webster Hall will start at 9 p.m.; the concert will be…

  6. Meat Loaf Recovering After Heart Surgery

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Meat Loaf underwent heart surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, according to his U.K. record label, Mercury. Meat Loaf underwent heart surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular…

  7. Jones Drops In For Wax Poetic 'Sessions'

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Superstar songbird Norah Jones is among the guests featured on "Nublu Sessions," the new album by New York band Wax Poetic. The set, due Feb. 10 from Ultra Records, will also boast guest appearances b Superstar songbird Norah Jones is among the guests featured on "Nublu…

  8. The Tangled Web

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's most intriguing music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Fingertips Music, Counting Crows, Rhino/Rolling Stone. MUSIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: In the jungle of code, text and files that is the Internet, it helps to have a guide, and when it comes to finding free music,…

  9. 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…

  10. TOP HEATSEEKERS

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. Three Days Grace , Three Days Grace 2. Welcome Interstate Managers , Fountains Of Wayne 3. The Soul Sessions (EP), Joss Stone 4. Long Black Train , Josh Turner 5. Casting Crowns , Casting Crowns Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News Joss Stone , Josh Turner …

  11. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have confirmed a rare tour of the U.K. and Ireland, beginning March 15 at the Dublin Olympia Theatre. The five-date visit will conclude at the Brixton Academy in London on March 20. These shows will be the…

  13. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, "Songs in A Minor," wowed…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  15. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos…

  18. MODERN ROCK TRACKS

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. Numb , Linkin Park 2. Feeling This , Blink-182 3. (I Hate) Everything About You , Three Days Grace 4. So Far Away , Staind 5. Still Frame , Trapt Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News …

  19. Here I Am

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of the most distinctive voices in R&B. Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of the most distinctive voices in R&B. Burt…

  20. Skull Ring

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with the Stooges but also features guest turns by Peaches, Sum 41 and Green Day, it is rather amusing that most of the disc's best cuts Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with…

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