1. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officer 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant…

  2. Dannii Minogue Ponders The 'X-Factor'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is not easy growing up in the shadow of a more famous sibling, but Dannii Minogue is doing just fine. Released earlier this year, her fourth international album, "Neon Nights," has been certified g It is not easy growing up in the shadow of a more famous sibling, but Dannii…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mild 2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79.…

  4. Billboard Bits: Stereophonics, MTV Latin Awards, DMX/Eve

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories about the Stereophonics, MTV Latin Awards and DMX and Eve. Drummer Stuart Cable has split Welsh rock trio Stereophonics. In a statement posted yesterday (Sept. 25) on the V2 act's official Web site , front man Kelly Jones says Cable has had "commitment issues" since the…

  5. Amos Handpicks 'Tales' For Atlantic Collection

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that will comprise her first best-of compilation. The 20-track "Tales of a Librarian" is set for a Nov. 18 release and will co Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that…

  6. Billboard Bits: Nelly Furtado, Dixie Chicks, Can

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly Furtado, Dixie Chicks, Can Nelly Furtado will follow up her smash debut, "Whoa, Nelly," with "Folklore," due Nov. 25 from DreamWorks. Joining the Canadian pop artist on the collection are such varied guests as Caetano Veloso, Bela Fleck, Beck collaborator…

  7. Wu-Tang's RZA Signs To Sanctuary

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The RZA -- rapper, "supreme abbot" and head production guru of the Wu-Tang Clan -- has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sanctuary Records Group. His solo debut as RZA, "Birth of a Pri The RZA -- rapper, "supreme abbot" and head production guru of the…

  8. Tour de France Soundtracks

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It has been nearly 17 years since Kraftwerk released a proper album. It has been nearly 17 years since Kraftwerk released a proper album. While there have certainly been remixes, singles and the occasional gig, the group left it to its electronic-dance progeny to bring techno-pop to the…

  9. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  10. Celine Gets Back To French Roots

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Une Fille Et 4 Types" features the music of prominent French composers Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso and guitarist Gildas Arzel. Celine Dion will release her first French-language album in five years Oct. 14 on Epic, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Une Fille Et 4 Types"…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a "hunger fast" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

  12. Cantrell, Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie Williams returned to the No. 1 berth on the album survey. Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) withstood the chal Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie…

  13. Billboard Bits: Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts Scottish rock act Travis has wrapped its fourth Independiente/Epic album, "12 Memories," and will release the set in October. A single, "Re-Offender," will be released Sept. 29 internationally. "12 Memories" is…

  14. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the world. The global call is being spearheaded by…

  15. French Star Cantat Eyed In Assault Case

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT French singer Bertrand Cantat, frontman of rock band Noir Desir, has been named as a suspect following an injury to his partner, actress Marie Trintignant, while she was filming in Vilnius, Latvia. French singer Bertrand Cantat, frontman of rock band Noir Desir, has been named as a suspect…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed…

  17. McDonald's 'Motown' A Tribute To Classic R&B

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Michael McDonald. After departing the major-label arena several years ago, he has found his way back home again: to a major label, to the music that marked his childhood and early adult years and, most…

  18. More Monk Titles Receive Overhaul

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy Jazz's restoration of its catalog of albums by jazz legend Thelonious Monk will be extended next month with four additional titles. Due Aug. 19, each has been digitally remastered and Columbia/Legacy Jazz's restoration of its catalog of albums by jazz legend…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts. 2002 - Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France,…

  20. Pretenders Singer Protests At Paris KFC

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders gave her vocal chords a workout today (July 16), joining animal activists in a loud protest outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in central Paris. Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders gave her vocal chords a workout today (July 16), joining animal activists…

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