1. 'Rings' Musical Set For London

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." The show is due to premiere in Spring 2005 Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage…

  2. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Music Awards Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television. Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks…

  3. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Music Awards Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television. Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks…

  4. 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…

  5. Hot Product

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The debut album from "American Idol" season two winner Ruben Studdard, "Soulful" (J), featuring the No. 2 Hot 100 hit "Flying Without Wings." -- The soundtrack to "Lord of the Rings:…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to find performances by R. Kelly, Pink, Century…

  7. 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…

  8. Keb' Mo' Keeps New Album 'Simple'

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles and…

  9. The Bad Plus 'Give' Again

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. As was the group's 2003 debut, "These Are the Vistas," the new set was produced by…

  10. Artists Record For 'Little Kids Rock'

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sausalito, Calif.'s Plant Recording studio recently hosted the likes of former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto and others for sessions that will benefit the childre Sausalito, Calif.'s Plant Recording studio recently hosted the likes of former…

  11. 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…

  12. Adkins Offers 'Strong' Adult Flavor

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his fifth Capitol studio effort, "Comin' on Strong," on Dec. 2. But despite the inherent gentle tone of his voice, Adkins hopes With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his…

  13. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  14. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly 'Dirty' Work Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due this week via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat from the theme song for the TV show "…

  15. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Due to pre-release piracy, two albums were bumped from Nov. 25 releases to Nov. 21: Korn's "Take a Look in the Mirror" (Epic) and the Dixie Chicks' "Top of the World Live" (Monument/Sony). The…

  16. TOP LATIN ALBUMS

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/latin50.jsp 1. La Historia Continua... , Marco Antonio Solis 2. La Historia , A.B. Quintanilla III & Kumbia Kings 3. 33 , Luis Migel 4. Un Dia Normal , Juanes 5. En Vivo: Juntos Por Ultima Vez , Vicente Y Alejandro Fernandez Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News Vicente Y Alejandro ,…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos…

  18. Here I Am

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of the most distinctive voices in R&B. Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of the most distinctive voices in R&B. Burt…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies in an L.A. hospital following open-heart surgery. She is 86. 2002 - R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies in an L.A. hospital following open-heart surgery. She is 86. 2001 - Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her anticipated New Year's Eve concert in Anchorage, Alaska, citing, among other things, worries over possible Y2K problems. 1999 - It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her…

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