1. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  2. Dance Acts Flock To L.A. New Year's Bashes

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles dance revelers will once again have two massive events to pick from this New Year's Eve. Paul Oakenfold, the Crystal Method, Sandra Collins and Danny Howells will lead an event at the Bona Los Angeles dance revelers will once again have two massive events to pick from this…

  3. Hunter, Previte Building Songs From Ground Up

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and electronic drummer Bobby Previte frequently play full-improvisation gigs at the Knitting Factory's Tap Room in New York when their touring schedules allow. It's simpatico excursion music that…

  4. 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…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  6. Billboard Bits: Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up summer appearances in Europe, kicking off June 5-6 at the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals in Germany. The group will also play June 10 at the Aerodrome04 in Vienna, June 15 in Paris and June 16 in…

  7. Stars To Ring In New Year With Dick Clark

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, 3 Doors Down and the Black Eyed Peas are among the artists pegged to perform Dec. 31 on ABC-TV's Dick Clark-hosted "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special. The annual year-end c Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, 3 Doors Down and the Black Eyed Peas…

  8. Connick In Romantic Mood With New Album

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a Feb. 3 release for "Only You," a collection of romantic standards from Columbia Records. Tapping into material from the 1950s and '60s, Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a…

  9. Stars To Salute Sting

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored in Feburary as the MusiCares person of the year. The Feb. 6 gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony B A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored in Feburary…

  10. The Tangled Web

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Rusty Anderson, Sleep Station and Petrol Records. RUSTY WATER: Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson is releasing his debut solo album, "Undressing Underwater" Dec. 17 for sale strictly through…

  11. Past Top Winners: Where Are The Now?

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. The award recognizes an act's combined performance on Billboard's…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billbo 2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely damaging and rendering unsafe the Guilded Balloon and La Belle Angele, which are located in a protected "world heritage sit 2002 - A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely…

  17. Train of Thought

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST It is hardly shocking that "Train of Thought" has just seven cuts, as Dream Theater's progressive metal songs are usually epics. It is hardly shocking that "Train of Thought" has just seven cuts, as Dream Theater's progressive metal songs are usually epics. But…

  18. Concert for George

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. Only four actual heavyweights appeared at the November 2002 gig at London's Royal Albert Hall—Paul McCartney, Ringo…

  19. Lennon Legend

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Regardless of its potential future as the CD's replacement, DVD handily demonstrates its merit in the music video format. Regardless of its potential future as the CD's replacement, DVD handily demonstrates its merit in the music video format. Fans of the late John Lennon will love…

  20. Let It Be . . . Naked

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some Fab Four fans have already blown their stacks online about this somewhat misguided revision of the Beatles' 1970 album. Some Fab Four fans have already blown their stacks online about this somewhat misguided revision of the Beatles' 1970 album. The notion was to return to the…

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