1. Billboard Bits: Strummer, Sugarcult, Polyphonic Spree

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Joe Strummer tributes, a new Sugarcult album and Polyphonic Spree holiday shows. A pair of Joe Strummer tribute shows will be staged in the coming weeks, one in the Windy City and one in the Big Apple. The Dec. 16 Chicago event at Schubas Tavern will feature former Wilco member Jay…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of OutKast, "American Idol" finalists and newly married couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. TWICE AS NICE: OutKast doesn't budge from the top of Billboard's Hot 100, but the rap duo from Atlanta also moves up from 3-2. With…

  3. Jagger Knighted At Buckingham Palace

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, once a scourge of the British establishment, received its ultimate accolade today (Dec. 12) when he was knighted by heir to the throne Prince Charles in a cerem Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, once a scourge of the British establishment,…

  4. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week.…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted following a show at Boston's Paradise Club. In posts on his website, Moby claims to have been attacked by three assailants wit 2002 - Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted…

  7. Ask Billboard

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, Kristine W. and Tori Amos. 'REVISITING' MADONNA Keith, I wanted to inquire on the chart position/sales of Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited." I love the album, and I appreciate how the mixes are…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Four Tet and Memento. MAKING THE ROUNDS: Fitting somewhere between DJ Shadow and Miles Davis, Kieren Hebden's solo project Four Tet is a virtual jazz band, incorporating all sorts of odd rhythms and…

  9. 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…

  10. Funk Pioneer George Clinton Arrested

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST George Clinton was arrested and charged with drug possession in Tallahassee, Fla., after allegedly telling an officer he had cocaine in his pocket. The funk music pioneer was arrested Saturday and bon George Clinton was arrested and charged with drug possession in Tallahassee, Fla., after…

  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. Billboard Bits: Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson's solo debut, "Undressing Underwater," will be released Dec. 17 via Anderson's official Web site and online retailer CDBaby.com . As previously reported , McCartney makes a guest appearance…

  14. Will Young Overtakes U.K. Charts

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Twenty-one months after his initial, record-breaking U.K. success with "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible," former "Pop Idol" winner Will Young has the No. 1 position on both the singles and album char Twenty-one months after his initial, record-breaking U.K.…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Prince, Clapton 'Power' New Hendrix Tribute

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by his half-sister Janie will feature a previously unreleased Stevie Ray Vaughan medley, as well as newly recorded covers from Prince, George Clinton and A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by the rock icon's half-sister Janie will…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big red pants at the annual Pageant of Peace Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Clark's Santa pants slowly 2002 - Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big…

  19. Osbournes Corral Stars For 'Family Christmas'

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will give viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family with "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special," airing Dec. 11 on the cable network. MTV will give viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family…

  20. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

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