1. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  2. The Tangled Web

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Berklee College of Music and XL Recordings. PLUG INTO THE CLASSROOM: Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, the world's largest independent music college, is now offering Web travelers the…

  3. Judge OKs 'Source' Excerpt Of Eminem Song

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST A New York federal judge will allow hip-hop magazine The Source to distribute CDs containing limited excerpts of a previously unreleased recording by rapper Eminem that includes racially charged lyric A New York federal judge will allow hip-hop magazine The Source to distribute CDs containing…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1989 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another Day in Paradise," Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another Day in Paradise," Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1977 - No. 1…

  5. Labels Lining Up Reissue Bonanza

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The batch of major catalog titles slated to be released in the first quarter of 2004 celebrate the British Invasion, a pair of metal icons, rock'n'roll's 50th anniversary and the work of Bob Dylan, Jo The batch of major catalog titles slated to be released in the first quarter…

  6. Jack White Charged With Assault

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST White Stripes lead singer Jack White (real name: John Anthony Gillis) was charged today (Dec. 22) in Detroit with aggravated assault after a fight with the lead singer of another band. White, 28, face White Stripes lead singer Jack White (real name: John Anthony Gillis) was charged today (Dec…

  7. Method Man, Redman Move Into Fox's House

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fox is rapping the holidays with an early pickup of a comedy starring Method Man and Redman. Based on an idea by Method Man, the untitled project will star the two rapper/actors as themselves as they Fox is rapping the holidays with an early pickup of a comedy starring Method Man and Redman.…

  8. 52TunesOnTV

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Hilary Duff "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Stacie Orrico. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simulta 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on…

  10. Hold On Love

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Much beloved by Moby and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, the Athens, Ga.-bred female duo of Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor makes its full-length bow for Omaha's premier alternative label. Much beloved by Moby and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, the Athens, Ga.-bred female duo of Orenda…

  11. "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic American roots music, marked an ambitious departure for John Mellencamp; this DVD splendidly documents its painstaking creative process. "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic American roots music, marked an ambitious…

  12. Splinter

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Offspring once again delivers a mixture of standard hooks and tongue-in-cheek, angst-ridden lyrics. The Offspring once again delivers a mixture of standard hooks and tongue-in-cheek, angst-ridden lyrics. But with more near misses than direct hits, "Splinter" is somewhat…

  13. 'Source' Can't Distribute Eminem Recording

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A court ruling has stopped hip-hop magazine The Source from distributing a CD of a previously unreleased recording by white rapper Eminem that includes phrases such as "black girls are dumb." A court ruling has stopped hip-hop magazine The Source from distributing a CD of a…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and S 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the…

  15. 'Yesspeak' Documentary Due On DVD

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Yesspeak," a documentary on pioneering progressive rock act Yes, will be released Jan. 27 on DVD via Classic Pictures. The three-hour exploration of the group, narrated by Who singer Roger Daltrey an "Yesspeak," a documentary on pioneering progressive rock act Yes, will…

  16. P. Diddy Slates Broadway Debut

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansbury's landmark drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival…

  17. Harding Reshapes 'Shadow' Into 'Apple'

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST After more than a year of uncertainty, John Wesley Harding will early next year release a new studio album backed by full band. "Adam's Apple" is due Feb. 17 and was preceded in October by "Garden of After more than a year of uncertainty, John Wesley Harding will early…

  18. Ask Billboard

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about "A Walk to Remember," Marilyn Manson and Victoria Beckham. SALES TO REMEMBER Dear Keith, I have been wondering for the longest time about how many copies of the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack (both the regular version…

  19. Bowie Reschedules Flu Cancellations

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has rescheduled the opening shows of his North American tour. As previously reported, the Thin White Duke was forced to postpone several concerts due to a nasty bout with the flu. The tour David Bowie has rescheduled the opening shows of his North American tour. As previously…

  20. Raitt, Earle Tribute NRBQ

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be released March 9 on Spirithouse Records. It will be the first release from the Boston-based independent label. Artists on "The Q Peop NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be…

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