1. Billboard Bits: Twista, Super Furry Animals, Play

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Twista, Super Furry Animals and Play. Rapper Twista will release his debut solo album, "Kamikaze," Jan. 27 on Atlantic. The set features guest appearances by Ludacris, Cee-Lo, Anthony Hamilton, Too Short, Memphis Bleek, 8 Ball, Jazze Pha and Freeway, among others. As…

  2. Charges Against Jackson May Come This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after his arrest, Michael Jackson could be charged this week in a child molestation case in which legal experts say prosecutors will need strong physical evidence to overcome questions Nearly a month after his arrest, Michael Jackson could be charged this week in a child…

  3. 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…

  4. Lawyer: Jackson Accuser Not Seriously Ill

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The attorney for the father of Michael Jackson's accuser said yesterday (Dec. 2) reports that the boy is seriously ill are unfounded. The attorney for the father of Michael Jackson's accuser said yesterday (Dec. 2) reports that the boy is seriously ill are unfounded. Attorney…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  6. 50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hoo 50 Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural…

  7. Billboard Bits: Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson R. Kelly and 50 Cent and G-Unit have been added to the performance schedule for the inaugural Vibe Awards, set for Thursday (Nov. 20) at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center. They join previously announced performers Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige featuring…

  8. The Tangled Web

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: MP3.com/CNET, StealMyMusic.com and Thereminvox.com. PASSING THE TORCH: One of the pioneer sites of the Internet music biz is set to change hands, as CNET Networks has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MP3…

  9. 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…

  10. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z 'Black' Friday Originally intended for an unusual Friday release on Nov. 28, Jay-Z's swan song, "The Black Album," was moved up two weeks due to piracy. "I have made sure that my album is available at a lower price for my fans," Jay-Z says. "In…

  11. Slick Rick Released From Jail

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters was released from a Bradenton, Fla., jail yesterday (Nov. 7), more than 17 months after U.S. immigration officials moved to deport the British-born star. Rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters was released from a Bradenton, Fla., jail yesterday…

  12. Jay-Z Album Moved Up Two Weeks

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here yesterday (Nov. 5), Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam has moved up the release of Jay-Z's swan song, "The Black Album," from Nov. 28 to Nov. 14, due to piracy. "Due to individuals illegally dis As first tipped here yesterday (Nov. 5), Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam has moved…

  13. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The…

  14. 45TunesOnTV

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 3-9, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 3 "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Uncle Kracker (also scheduled: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Close). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists:…

  15. Different Strokes

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Strokes want it understood that despite their global fame, they are still a young band capable of the occasional misstep. "If we sold no records the first time, we obviously wouldn't be in this situation," frontman Julian…

  16. ABBA's Fältskog Plans Solo Set

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog is putting the finishing touches on her first album in 16 years for release in March 2004. Basic recording of the album is finished, with final overdubs and tweaking neari ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog is putting the finishing touches on her first album in 16 years…

  17. For Pavarotti, Time To Go 'Pop'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has been a superstar for decades. He is a household name around the world -- whether his fans first encountered him on the stage of Milan's La Scala, the Hollywood Bowl or at London's Wembley Stadium. But now…

  18. Friends, Peers Mourn Elliott Smith

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album Elliott Smith was working on throughout the last year of his life was an extraordinarily diverse effort that ranged from "phenomenal, experimental soundscapes to the most intimate guitar voc The album Elliott Smith was working on throughout the last year of his life was an…

  19. Elton Books 3 Years In Vegas

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. John's engagement kicks off Feb. 13 in the theater, built to accom As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at…

  20. Jamiroquai Soundtracks 'Late Night'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. Due Nov. 4, the…

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