1. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play t 2000 - Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst…

  2. After 35 Years, Beatles 'Let' Last Album 'Be'

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST In spite of the album's title, it wouldn't have been right to "Let It Be," given the circumstances and outcome of the Beatles' January 1969 recording project. In spite of the album's title, it wouldn't have been right to "Let It Be," given the…

  3. Poll: Groban Is Week's Biggest Release

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a week with new releases from such heavy hitters as Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam, it's the soft vocals of Josh Groban that are favored by music fans, according to a Billboard.co In a week with new releases from such heavy hitters as Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Bruce…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song "Original Prankster" were 2000 - As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own…

  5. Veteran Drummer Tony Thompson Dies

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved his freewheeling musical approach at his first audition for Chic, according to producer-guitarist Nile Rodger Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved…

  6. Madonna Launches 'Roses' Toy Line

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few years ago, if someone said Madonna was selling toys, one would assume sex toys. But that is so yesterday for the ever evolving diva-turned-movie-star-turned-Gap-spokeswoman-turned-children's-aut A few years ago, if someone said Madonna was selling toys, one would assume sex toys.…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Trumpeter and big-band leader William "Bill" Berry dies in Los Angeles after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He is 72. 2002 - Trumpeter and big-band leader William "Bill" Berry dies in Los Angeles after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He…

  8. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Daft Punk, Ant Acid, Homestar Runner Virgin will on Dec. 2 release a DVD of the animated film "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem," which was scored by Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk. Each "movement" of the film, overseen by Japanese animation…

  9. Blink 182 Hops In The 'Van'

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge have teamed with DreamWorks Records multimedia partner Melee Entertainment to release the group's feature documentary "Riding in Vans With Boys" Dec. 9 on DVD. Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge have teamed with DreamWorks…

  10. Radiohead's Greenwood Offers Solo 'Song'

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The film, which opens Dec. 5 in the U.K., was named best British documentary last week at the British Independent Film Awards. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood will see his score for the U.K. documentary " Bodysong " released Feb. 24 in North America via Capitol. The album was…

  11. Keith 'Shocks' Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Toby Keith debuts atop The Billboard 200 with his best sales week ever. His fourth DreamWorks effort, "Shock'n Y'All," sold 585,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to Country star Toby Keith debuts atop The Billboard 200 with his best sales…

  12. Righteous Brother Sings Alone At Memorial

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The surviving member of the Righteous Brothers sang a gospel song alone yesterday (Nov. 11) as family, friends and fans remembered his late partner, Bobby Hatfield, at a memorial service filled with m The surviving member of the Righteous Brothers sang a gospel song alone yesterday (Nov. 11)…

  13. Auf Der Maur Eyes Solo Debut

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late spring via Capitol, according to a spokesperson. The as-yet-untitled set will be supported with a tour, with details yet Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late…

  14. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones Christina Aguilera has canceled the final two dates on a nine-show tour of the U.K. and Ireland, citing acute bronchitis. Aguilera's illness comes just days after she hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh, taking with…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith dies in Detroit. He is 66. 2002 - Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith dies in Detroit. He is 66. 2001 - Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled "Tidal," Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist…

  17. Everything to Everyone

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Though loved for their witty silliness, Barenaked Ladies are a little too goofy for goofiness' sake on their latest album, "Everything to Everyone." Such tracks as the frenetic "Shopping" and polka-in Though loved for their witty silliness, Barenaked Ladies are a…

  18. Inocente de Tí

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mexican icon Juan Gabriel has never been known for subtlety. But even by his standards, his latest studio album is, well, slightly over the top. Mexican icon Juan Gabriel has never been known for subtlety. But even by his standards, his latest studio album is, well, slightly over the top. Is…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me Bobby Hatfield had died. What a great loss…

  20. Puddle Of Mudd Rocks For Fire Victims

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tickets go on sale today (Nov. 7) via Ticketmaster's Web site and via traditional outlets tomorrow. Puddle Of Mudd has added a benefit concert in San Diego to its current string of club dates in advance of its forthcoming Flawless/Geffen album, "Life on Display." The Nov. 15…

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