1. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  2. Cooder Unearths 'Chavez Ravine'

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed guitarist Ry Cooder is eyeing a combined CD/book release for his next project, "Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story," the artist reveals to Billboard.com. Acclaimed guitarist Ry Cooder is eyeing a combined CD/book release for his next project, "Chavez Ravine: A Los…

  3. Linkin Park, P.O.D. Confirm Tour Plans

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Thus far, 12 dates are set, but no venues have yet been announced. At least 20 other shows are on tap for the trek, which will also feature Hoobastank and Story Of The Year. As tipped here earlier this month, Linkin Park and P.O.D. have confirmed a 2004 North American tour, kicking off Jan.…

  4. The Prince's 40-Year Reign: A Billboard Q&A

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a long, storied career, José José -- whose fans refer to him as "El Príncipe de la Canción" (the Prince of Song) -- has won renown not just as one of the finest crooners in Mexican pop music but as one of the country's greatest…

  5. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, "Songs in A Minor," wowed…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  8. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp Puddle Of Mudd will guest on the debut episode of music video network Fuse's "7th Avenue Drop." Premiering Tuesday (Nov. 25), the show aims to feature interviews and performances by major artists in Fuse's street-front New York…

  9. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  10. Spooky Songs Haunt 'Mansion' Soundtrack

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the scare into Walt Disney Records' "The Haunted Mansion: Haunted Hits." Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the…

  11. Green Refreshes His Soul On Secular Album

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It may have taken 27 years for Al Green and mentor/producer Willie Mitchell to reunite for a bold new secular album, but now that they're in the groove, it seems there's no stopping a good thing. Of the new "I Can't Stop,"…

  12. Gap, Virgin Megastores Feeling Charitable

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. The clothing retailer will launch a TV campaign…

  13. Strait Confirms '04 Tour Dates

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The country artist will kick off the run Jan. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with 26 dates in the U.S. and Canada confirmed; more are expected. As expected , George Strait will kick off a North American arena tour early in the New Year. The country artist will kick off the run Jan. 15 in Ft.…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  15. Fractured Toes Sink Black Keys Euro Tour

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock duo the Black Keys has postponed an extensive European tour after guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach fractured two toes while unloading a van full of equipment. Rock duo the Black Keys has postponed an extensive European tour after guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach fractured two toes while…

  16. Britney Sexes Up The Music

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If you can believe it, Britney Spears would like people to focus on her music, not her midriff. But seeing is believing, and since the debut of her music video "I'm a Slave 4 U" two years ago, fans have seen Spears take an…

  17. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston 'One' Ticket To Chicago Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released this week via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Little Drummer Boy,"…

  18. Chutes Too Narrow

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST While no one would ever mistake the two bands, the Shins evoke early-day R.E.M. While no one would ever mistake the two bands, the Shins evoke early-day R.E.M. The similarity is not so much in the sound—although both have an affinity for jangly pop music—as it is in the approach. Consider it…

  19. 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…

  20. Shock'n Y'All

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith became one of country music's elite by writing great songs, giving charismatic performances and using sheer force of will. Toby Keith became one of country music's elite by writing great songs, giving charismatic performances and using sheer force of will. Fearless and…

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