1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the state of commercial singles, Lonestar, David Lee Roth and Dobie Gray. THE STATE OF THE SINGLE Fred, I read an article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone regarding the current state of the music industry. It stated that retailers are…

  2. Toronto SARS Benefit To Draw 430,000

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although 500,000 people were expected, organizers say the audience will likely be closer to 430,000. More details have been released regarding the July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, featuring the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, Justin Timberlake and others. Although 500,000…

  3. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  4. The Tangled Web

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit. JUST A PLAYER: Started in 1999 by Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Okayplayer.com has evolved into one of the Internet's largest hip-hop communities. Okayplayer has…

  5. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

  6. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. THE DEBATE CONTINUES Hi Fred, Two weeks ago, singles from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 & No. 2, respectively, with sales of 393…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1998 - A track from metal-funk band White Zombie…

  8. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Winners

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MuchMusic Video Awards Winners Below are the winners for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which were held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video: Our Lady Peace, "Innocent" Best pop video: Shawn Desman, "Get Ready" MuchLOUD best rock…

  9. Lenny Kravitz Forms Label

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz has formed Roxie Records, an imprint named for his late mother, Roxie Roker, that will be distributed through Warner Bros. He remains signed to Virgin Records as a recording artist and w Lenny Kravitz has formed Roxie Records, an imprint named for his late mother, Roxie Roker,…

  10. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Springsteen, 'Metal Health'

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Rock to host the MTV Video Music Awards, Bruce Springsteen honored by the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards , 'Metal Health' show to benefit families of Rhode Island nightclub victims After a four-year break, comedian/actor Chris Rock will return to the role of host…

  11. New Pornographers Get More Comfortable

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop/rock supergroup-of-sorts never thought past its 2000 disc "Mass Romantic" (Mint Records). The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop…

  12. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  13. Lavigne, Treble Charger, Our Lady Peace Top MuchMusic Awards

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock bands Treble Charger and Our Lady Peace, and pop princess Avril Lavigne were the big winners last night (June 22), each taking home two honors from the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. Canadian rock bands Treble Charger and Our Lady Peace, and pop princess Avril Lavigne were…

  14. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  15. Everything Must Go

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While it didn't reach the heights of the group's '70s glories, Steely Dan's 2000 comeback album, Two Against Nature, struck enough of a nerve with the listening public to help it win the 2001 Grammy A While it didn't reach the heights of the group's '70s…

  16. Modest Mouse Digs In On New Album

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse is eyeing a mid-to-late October release for its as-yet-untitled second album for Epic. The set was produced by Dennis Herring (Sparklehorse, Counting Crows) and recorded at Sweet Tea Stud Modest Mouse is eyeing a mid-to-late October release for its as-yet-untitled second album…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken and Natalie Imbruglia. VETERAN'S DAY Fred, With all the attention on Clay [Aiken] and Ruben [Studdard] this week, I noticed an…

  19. Sanctuary Makes Jam-Band Inroads

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a major player in the burgeoning jam band scene. With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a…

  20. Ask Billboard

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paula Abdul, Alicia Keys, and Weezer. JUDGING ABDUL Hi, I'm very interested in knowing how many copies Paula Abdul's "Greatest Hits" has sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. And is the "American Idol" judge…

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