1. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  3. Metallica Film Filled With 'Monster' Revelations

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's…

  4. Seven

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Having distinguished himself during the Latin explosion with chart-topping staying power, Enrique Iglesias continues to aim for mainstream success. Having distinguished himself during the Latin explosion with chart-topping staying power, Enrique Iglesias continues to aim for mainstream…

  5. Take a Look in the Mirror

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Once again, an Internet leak marred the launch of a new Korn album. But "Take a Look in the Mirror" is strong enough to withstand the blow. Once again, an Internet leak marred the launch of a new Korn album. But "Take a Look in the Mirror" is strong enough to withstand the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Duran Duran, Sarah Harmer, Abra Moore

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Duran Duran, Sarah Harmer, Abra Moore The recently reunited original Duran Duran lineup has confirmed a U.K. tour, its first in 18 years, beginning April 13 at London's Wembley Arena. Although the band has recently played a string of dates in the U.S. and Australia, a one-off…

  7. Delights Fill Final Garcia, Grisman Disc

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia made with his friend, mandolinist David Grisman. Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. '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…

  16. Moby Jams With Azure Ray, Hosts 'House Party'

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Techno star Moby joined rock act Azure Ray on stage last night (Dec. 3) in West Hollywood, Calif. Techno star Moby joined rock act Azure Ray on stage last night (Dec. 3) in West Hollywood, Calif. Azure Ray, in the midst of a co-headlining tour with Crooked Fingers, first collaborated with…

  17. 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…

  18. Ask Billboard

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Janet Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and American Juniors. RHYTHM NATION: PREPARE Hello Keith, I absolutely adore Janet Jackson's voice, music and live concerts. I was wondering when her next project would be released. Will she be touring to…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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