1. Streetcore

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Quite a testament. Singer/guitarist Strummer finished this moving, exciting album before his sudden death in late 2002. Quite a testament. Singer/guitarist Strummer finished this moving, exciting album before his sudden death in late 2002. It may be the most satisfying and powerful of the…

  2. California

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. With "California," his third studio album…

  3. No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Looking back on the punk explosion of the 1970s, it is remarkable just how many great bands there were. Looking back on the punk explosion of the 1970s, it is remarkable just how many great bands there were. But perhaps more impressive is the enormous range of styles played by the dozens of…

  4. Brooks & Dunn Scaling Back For 2004 Tour

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a three-year run with the production-heavy Neon Circus & Wild West Show, Brooks & Dunn will scale back considerably in 2004 with the Red Dirt Road tour. After a three-year run with the production-heavy Neon Circus & Wild West Show, Brooks & Dunn will scale back…

  5. J. Lo Sued Over 'Flashdance'-Inspired Video

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez is being sued for copyright infringement for her video "I'm Glad," an homage to the 1983 film "Flashdance," by the real-life welder and dancer who was the inspiration for the film. Jennifer Lopez is being sued for copyright infringement for her video …

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song "Original Prankster" were 2000 - As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own…

  8. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on…

  9. No Shaking 'Baby Boy' From No. 1

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and Sean Paul are still on top of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Baby Boy." The song cruises to an eighth-straight week at the peak of the tally, once again fending off "Stand Up" from Ludacri Beyoncé and Sean Paul are still on top of Billboard's Hot 100 with …

  10. The Cure 'Dots' Four-Disc Boxed Set

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27, when Fiction/Elektra/Rhino releases the four-disc boxed set "Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (The Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27,…

  11. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  12. Ryan Adams Sets December Tour Dates

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, fresh from last week's release of his third full-length, "llornkcoR" (Lost Highway), has set a handful of December North American tour dates, to follow his current spate Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, fresh from last week's release of his third…

  13. Billboard Bits: Harris/Matthews, Outkast, McDonalds

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Harris/Matthews, Outkast, McDonalds The latest episode of CMT's "Crossroads" was taped Friday in New York, pairing upcoming tourmates Emmylou Harris and Dave Matthews. Those in the audience also got a sneak peek at the all-star band for the outing: Phish guitarist Trey…

  14. Simpson's New Reality: ABC Sitcom

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television. Simpson has inked a development deal with ABC to star in a comedy series project for the network targeted f Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television.…

  15. Color Pink In Hues Of Punk

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After raising eyebrows with her last album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. Her third album, "Try This," finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  16. Tunes On TV

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 10-16, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 10 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Barry Manilow, Diane Schuur(also scheduled: Mark Harmon). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Britney…

  17. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pink 'Try,' Try Again After raising eyebrows with her previous album, Pink makes it even clearer with her new disc that fans should expect the unexpected. "Try This," due this week from Arista, finds the singer again ignoring the rules often guiding today's young…

  18. Billboard Bits: Knopfler, Face To Face, Soulfly

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mark Knopfler, Face To Face, Soulfly Mark Knopfler will next week make his first live appearance since the March motorcycle accident that caused the cancellation of his summer U.K. tour. Knopfler has been added to the bill of Wednesday's (Nov. 12) performance by Bill Wyman's…

  19. Raekwon Polishes 'Lex Diamond'

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," Dec. 16 via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," Dec. 16 via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. The set is the…

  20. Mobb Deep's Prodigy, Entourage Arrested

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group's entourage were arrested over the weekend in Cohoes, N.Y., after officers found marijuana, crack cocaine and an illeg Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group'…

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