1. AFI Eyeing Spring Tour

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST California-based goth-leaning rock act AFI is finalizing an early 2004 touring schedule that includes February and March dates with support acts Coheed And Cambria, Thursday and A Static Lullaby. California-based goth-leaning rock act AFI is finalizing an early 2004 touring schedule that…

  2. MODERN ROCK TRACKS

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. Numb , Linkin Park 2. (I Hate) Everything About You , Three Days Grace 3. Hit That , The Offspring 4. Feeling This , Blink-182 5. Are You Gonna Be My Girl , Jet Issue date: Dec. 27, 2003 News …

  3. 10,000 Maniacs Build 'Campfire' Collection

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an Rhino/Elektra is celebrating the career of 10,000 Maniacs with a two-disc set compiling the…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Golden Globe nominees, Madonna, Ruben Studdard, J Records and more. HARD HOBBIT TO BREAK: The song "Into the West" by Annie Lennox hasn't broken on Billboard's Hot 100 yet, but neither have any of the other four songs…

  5. '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…

  6. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…

  7. OutKast Maintains Singles Chart Lock

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST For the second week in a row, hip-hop duo OutKast holds the top two slots on Billboard's Hot 100. The Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" leads the singles chart for the third-straight week, while the Big Boi-fr For the second week in a row, hip-hop duo OutKast holds the top two slots on…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood host the session, in 2002 - Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group&…

  9. Billboard Bits: Floetry, Bright Eyes, Mercury

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Floetry, Bright Eyes and Freddie Mercury. Floetry is busy today (Dec. 17) taping a guest appearance on the UPN show "One on One." The R&B duo will be seen on an episode slated to air March 2. Starring Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt, the sitcom revolves around a teenage…

  10. 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…

  11. The Tangled Web

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: iTunes, MusicNotes.com and Underworld. MILESTONES, MORE 'TEARS': Apple's iTunes Music Store, in its eighth month of operation, has sold more than 25 million song downloads, according to the…

  12. Iraqi Pop Stars Plot Comeback

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Iraqi pop stars, tainted by association with Saddam Hussein's rule, are slowly making a comeback, but, as in politics, it's the exiles who are hogging the limelight. Iraqi pop stars, tainted by association with Saddam Hussein's rule, are slowly making a comeback, but, as in…

  13. 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…

  14. Osbournes Top U.K. Singles Chart

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital, Ozzy Osbourne had some cheering news yesterday (Dec. 14) when "Changes," his duet with daughter Kelly, debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Las As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital, Ozzy Osbourne had some cheering…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2002 - Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2000…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Britney Spears, his conncection to "American Idol," the Oscars and Clay Aiken with readers. A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION Dear Fred, Why was Britney Spears' last single totally ignored in the States? I am not a big fan of hers, but I bought her last album because…

  18. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week.…

  19. Ask Billboard

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, Kristine W. and Tori Amos. 'REVISITING' MADONNA Keith, I wanted to inquire on the chart position/sales of Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited." I love the album, and I appreciate how the mixes are…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billbo 2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B…

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