1. 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…

  2. Brown, Lynn, Perlman Honored By Kennedy Center

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and violinist Itzhak Perlman were among five stars honored in Washington, D.C., yesterday (Dec. 7) for their contributions to Ameri "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, country music icon Loretta Lynn and…

  3. Wonder To Honor Sting

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century Award to Sting at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show will air live on Fox be Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century…

  4. 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…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release…

  6. Billboard Bits: Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century Award to Sting at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show will air live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the…

  7. Montreal Gears Up For 25th Jazz Fest

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Oliver Jones, Oscar Peterson, Ibrahim Ferrer, k.d. lang, Dianne Reeves, the Colin James Band and George Thorogood are the first artists confirmed for the 25th Festival International de Jazz de Montrea Oliver Jones, Oscar Peterson, Ibrahim Ferrer, k.d. lang, Dianne Reeves, the Colin James Band…

  8. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled on the charts before he finally hit with his…

  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. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  11. 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…

  12. Rapper Soulja Slim Murdered

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Soulja Slim (real name: James Tapp) was shot and killed last week on the front lawn of the two-story duplex he'd bought for his mother in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. The Nov. 26 murder Rapper Soulja Slim (real name: James Tapp) was shot and killed last week on the…

  13. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  14. 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…

  15. Country Veteran Teddy Wilburn Dies

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn Brothers, died of congestive heart failure yesterday (Nov. 24) at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn…

  16. 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,…

  17. Eastwood: Soundtracks Should Have Score Focus

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved away from conventional scoring to the use of songs during his keynote speech at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboa Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved…

  18. Crosby, Nash Eyeing First Album Since 1976

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. "We are excited as hell because…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as "Sir Doug," dies in Taos, N.M. He is 58. Although he only had one big hit, "…

  20. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

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