1. A Q&A With Phil Ramone

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Chances are Phil Ramone has produced the soundtrack to your life -- literally. Dubbed the Pope of Pop by his peers, the nine-time Grammy Award winner is one of the modern music era's most enduring, influential producers. Possessed with…

  2. Eclectic Artists Cheer Disney's 'World'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney Records has assembled "A World of Happiness." Similar to the 1972 Marlo Thomas & Friends release "Free To Be You & M Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney…

  3. Galactic Goes 'Freezestyle'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jazz funk jam band Galactic will launch its third annual Freezestyle tour Jan. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale. The trek will include two hometown shows at New Orleans' Tipitina's during Mardi Gras, as well as t Jazz funk jam band Galactic will launch its third annual Freezestyle tour Jan. 15…

  4. Stones, Bruce, Cher Rule 2003 Tour Landscape

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for the year to Nov. 18 were by the Rolling Stones (grossing $299.5 million), Bruce Springsteen ($181.7 million Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b 2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 15-21, 2003). Christmas is still coming and holiday programming is still warming up your television this week. Among the sounds of the season: &#149; "Jingle Ball Rock" - Monday night, Fox will…

  7. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  8. 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…

  9. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast Let's Go To The 'Video' Tape! Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release this week on Arista. The DVD, "OutKast: The Videos," compiles clips from throughout the group's decade-long career. The compilation will feature 10…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake, Ill., for Kevin Krak, winner of a summer eBay auction for a concert by the band. "I have been a fan of Local H for s 2002 - Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake…

  12. Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x In a year chock full of highlights, Beyoncé , who won four Billboard Music Awards, was quick to recall her top moment: "It was the first week my album ["Dangerously in Love"] came out. I was so nervous, and it debuted at No. 1. It was my first solo album, it just was a…

  13. More From Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x Fans of Sting will see the artist in a new light when his sold-out "Sacred Love" tour starts in January ... literally. "This tour will be a little more theatrical than usual," the Century Award honoree told Billboard. "I normally just concentrate on musicians and a…

  14. Jermaine Claims Police Mistreated Michael

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's brother said the pop star was physically mistreated while in custody of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Sheriff's Department. Department officials disputed the claim. Jermaine Jackson tol Michael Jackson's brother said the pop star was physically mistreated while…

  15. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is its own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is…

  16. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is it's own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words:…

  17. 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…

  18. Final Season Looms For Isaak's 'Show'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The third and final season of Chris Isaak's Showtime television series, "The Chris Isaak Show," will premiere Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-show season will air on Thursday nights, repeating Fridays The third and final season of Chris Isaak's Showtime television series, …

  19. Memo: No Basis for Jackson Allegations

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The boy who accuses Michael Jackson of molesting him denied it months ago to child welfare investigators who cleared the pop star of misconduct, according to a confidential memo. The boy and his brother told investigators that Jackson never sexually abused them. Their mother said Jackson…

  20. Diversity, Credibility Prove To Be Hallmark Of BMAs

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Performers at the Billboard Music Awards will represent musical styles as varied as this year's chart-toppers. Performers at the Billboard Music Awards will represent musical styles as varied as this year's chart-toppers. Beyoncé -- whose first two singles "Crazy in Love"…

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