1. Blackout Nixes Scores Of Concerts

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Shows up and down the East Coast were affected to varying degrees because Ticketmaster's server The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated with Milan's Sept. 30 release of a four-disc boxed set, "io." The package will feature a disc of "Film Music" from such movies as "Once Upon a Time in…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  4. Paisley Enjoys His 'Celebrity' Status

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The view from the top can be quite sweet. Just ask Brad Paisley. Fueled by hit single "Celebrity" and a slot on Brooks & Dunn's successful Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour, Paisley's new album, "Mud on the Tires,…

  5. Crows Cooking Up Best-Of, DVD

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey tells Billboard.com the group is planning a greatest-hits release to coincide with the decade that has passed since Crows' breakout track "Mr. Jones." Drawn from t Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey tells Billboard.com the group is…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap rivals Esham and T.N.T. The incident occurs during a tour stop in Camden, N.J., and leaves T.N.T. with bruises an 2001 - Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap…

  7. Live

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This double-DVD companion piece to last year's near-platinum double-CD live set visualizes the groundbreaking bluegrass group's essentially ego-less commitment to excellence. This double-DVD companion piece to last year's near-platinum double-CD live set visualizes the…

  8. Live, Rare Tracks Fill O'Connor Swan Song

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due Se In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave…

  9. Spector Murder Case Delayed

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sheriff's detectives in Los Angeles will not be ready to present a case against music producer Phil Spector at his scheduled court date next week, nearly six months after an actress was shot to death Sheriff's detectives in Los Angeles will not be ready to present a case against…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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),"…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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