1. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF Soulful songstress Alicia Keys will perform a concert Monday (Dec. 1) for broadcast exclusively to AOL Broadband subscribers. The invitation-only "Broadband Rocks!" concert at New York's Webster Hall will start at 9 p.m.; the concert will be…

  2. Glen Campbell Released From Jail

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on $2,000 bail, on charges of extreme drunken driving and hit and run. He also was arrested on suspicion of assa Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on …

  3. 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,…

  4. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  5. 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…

  6. Try This

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. By bucking convention on her second album, "Missundaztood," Pink (and thus, her label)…

  7. Matchbox Twenty Members Eye Solo Projects

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Once matchbox twenty gets off the road next month, the group plans to take time to pursue solo ventures. Rob Thomas will continue work on a solo album, while guitarist Kyle Cook is working on a set wi Once matchbox twenty gets off the road next month, the pop/rock combo plans to take time to…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Chubby Checker, OutKast, Beyoncé and Burt Bacharach. LET'S 'LIMBO' SOME MORE: A name long absent from the single charts returns this week. Debuting at No. 49 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart is "Limbo Rock …

  9. Springsteen To Offer Holiday Rock

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen will stage a trio of holiday concerts next month in his adopted hometown of Asbury Park, N.J. The Dec. 5-7 shows at the Asbury Park Convention Hall will benefit several local chariti Bruce Springsteen will stage a trio of holiday concerts next month in his adopted hometown…

  10. 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…

  11. Phil Spector Charged With Murder

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary record producer Phil Spector, charged with murder in the shooting death of an actress at his California hilltop mansion, told his chauffeur that night that he thought he had "killed somebody Legendary record producer Phil Spector, charged with murder in the shooting death of an…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips Riverhead Books has pushed the release of hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's autobiography to next year. Completion of the volume has been complicated by Knight's July imprisonment for assaulting a nightclub valet, but…

  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. Wilco Gets Busy On New Album

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. As with…

  16. Meat Loaf Collapses On London Stage

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Meat Loaf was hospitalized in London after collapsing during a concert last night (Nov. 17). Meat Loaf was hospitalized in London after collapsing during a concert last night (Nov. 17). The 56-year-old singer, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, "collapsed from exhaustion due to a…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill'

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill' Time-Life will on Jan. 27 release "Committed 2 Rock," a compilation with tracks from a host of today's most popular modern rock, alternative and inspirational rock acts, in the style of the "NOW That's…

  18. Busted Beats Britney To U.K. No. 1

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.K. boy band Busted achieved not only its second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 16), but the added kudos of beating Britney Spears to the top. "Crashed the Wedding" (Universal) is Britain's new be U.K. boy band Busted achieved not only its second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday…

  19. Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of two American Music Awards (AMAs) each tonight (Nov. 16). Neither was on hand at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 17-23, 2003. The Britney Spears train continues to roll this week with a slew of appearances on Monday, the day before the U.S. release of her latest Jive album "In the Zone." Things will kick off with ABC&…

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