1. 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…

  2. Clint Dives Into Scoring For 'Mystic River'

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Clint Eastwood regularly has a hand in composing or assembling his movie soundtracks. And he was recently recognized for his efforts by the Henry Mancini Institute. But his highly praised new film, the intense crime drama "Mystic River,"…

  3. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  4. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  5. Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield Dies

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday (Nov. 5) in a Kalamazoo, Mich., hotel, police said. Hatfield, 63, was found in his hotel room by staffers a Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday…

  6. Ask Billboard

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Flaming Lips, Bette Midler and Mandy Moore. IT'S ON HIS FLAMING LIPS Keith, There's this VH1 commercial [that] features a song that has the lines "Do you realize? / That you have the most beautiful face?" Do you…

  7. John Lennon Musical Heads To Broadway

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a Broadway musical based on songs by John Lennon -- Yoko Ono has, and today (Oct. 15), producers announced she has given the go-ahead for a show using her late husband's work. Imagine a Broadway musical based on songs by John Lennon -- Yoko Ono has, and today (Oct. 15), producers…

  8. Sting Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been selected as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Presented by the Recording Academy, the award acknowledges the artist's accomplishments as a musician, humanitarian and environmental activ Sting has been selected as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Presented by the Recording…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the…

  11. South Rides The 'Tides' On New Album

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT South might not have a huge musical presence in America -- yet -- but at least everybody knows the band's name in its native England. South might not have a huge musical presence in America -- yet -- but at least everybody knows the band's name in its native England. "We did a…

  12. Crow's 'Best' Includes New Songs

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of new songs will bolster the track list of "The Very Best of Sheryl Crow." Due Nov. 4 from Interscope, the 16-track set will feature the original song "The Light in Your Eyes," as well as the A pair of new songs will bolster the track list of "The Very Best of…

  13. 'Idol' Finalist Locke Signs With Curb

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol," has been signed to Curb Records. Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol,…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  15. RAC Planning Benefit With Eagles, Chicks

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other acts may be added to the bill. Eagles member Don Henley is a founding member of the RAC. The Eagles and Dixie Chicks will perform at a benefit concert for the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) on Oct. 12 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., Billboard Bulletin reports. Other acts may…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's…

  17. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  18. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated with Milan's Sept. 30 release of a four-disc boxed set, "io." The package will feature a disc of "Film Music" from such movies as "Once Upon a Time in…

  20. Fall Tour Beckons Matchbox Twenty

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Melisma/Atlantic group matchbox twenty will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 24 in Tallahassee, Fla., and running through year's end. Beforehand, matchbox twenty will embark on a seven-da Melisma/Atlantic group matchbox twenty will tour North America this fall, beginning…

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