1. Billboard Bits: Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century Award to Sting at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show will air live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the…

  2. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled on the charts before he finally hit with his…

  3. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven poun 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung cancer at this Minneapolis home. He is 59. 2002 - Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung cancer at this Minneapolis home. He is 59. 2001 - Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like…

  6. 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…

  7. Jackson Facing Multiple Child Molestation Counts

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is facing multiple counts of child molestation, it was announced today (Nov. 19) by Santa Barbara, Calif., police officials. An arrest warrant has been served against Jackson, who is n Michael Jackson is facing multiple counts of child molestation, it was announced today (Nov.…

  8. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  9. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  10. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  11. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Slates Holiday Tour

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year-end trek has become an established tradition. As it has for the past three years, the symphonic rock group founded by P With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year…

  12. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  13. Billboard Bits: Guns N' Roses, Michael Jackson, Smash Mouth

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Guns N' Roses, Michael Jackson, Smash Mouth Guns N' Roses has been confirmed to headline the Rock in Rio-Lisbon Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 30, the second night of the five-day event. This is the first word of any live dates from the Axl Rose-led band since the plug…

  14. Billboard Bits: Arrested Development, Tortoise, DJ Express

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Arrested Development, Tortoise, DJ Express Atlanta hip-hop group Arrested Development has filed a trademark infringement suit against FOX, Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. and New World Communications of Atlanta, Inc. over the use of the band's name as the title of a new FOX-TV…

  15. Mos Def Dons Lab Coat For New Film

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the Lord Made," an original movie for HBO about the true story of heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, a whit Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the…

  16. Ask Billboard

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Depeche Mode, Tamia and Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart. PLACE YOUR DEPECHE BETS Hi Keith, I've noted with interest that Depeche Mode has sold similar numbers of each of its recent albums in the U.S. to what must largely be an…

  17. TunesOnTV

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 27 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Clint Black (also scheduled: Hayden Christensen) "VH1 All Access," VH1 Featured Artist: Mandy Moore. …

  18. UPDATE: Harris Travels 'Mississippi To Mali'

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. His second set for the label, the album will…

  19. LIVE REVIEWS

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Simon & Garfunkel, Randy Newman & More /bb/reviews/index.jsp News Randy Newman …

  20. New, Live Songs Fill Matchbox's 'EP'

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Five rare tracks join the previously unreleased "Suffer Me" on matchbox twenty's "EP," due Nov. 11 via Atlantic. The release also sports five live cuts ("You're So Real," "Hand Me Down," "Long Day," " Five rare tracks join the…

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