1. Billboard Bits: R. Kelly, Springsteen/Scialfa, The Alarm

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on R. Kelly, Springsteen/Scialfa, The Alarm R. Kelly will perform tomorrow (Oct. 24) at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas, with proceeds to benefit the families of U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq. Along with attracting personnel from nearby Fort Hood, the show will be seen…

  2. Slick Gets Vocal Lift From Famous Pals

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longtime David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick will release a new solo album, "Zig Zag," Dec. 9 on Sanctuary Records. The disc will feature four instrumentals and collaborations with Bowie, the Cure's Robe Longtime David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick will release a new solo album, …

  3. 'Love Actually' Brims With Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists…

  4. Liza Minnelli Sued For Spousal Abuse

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday (Oct. 21) for $10 million in damages for spousal abuse, saying she attacked him in drunken rages, leaving him with an "unrel Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday …

  5. Aiken 'Measures' Up At No. 1

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top position on The Billboard 200 this week with his debut album, "Measure of a Man." In its first week, the RCA set sold 613,000 copies in Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Atmosphere, Jet and Pine Mountain Railroad. NEW TERRITORY: Minneapolis rap duo Atmosphere has gotten a lot of mileage out of not signing with a major label. The hip-hop act has built a strong underground…

  7. Top Indie Acts Set 'Haikus' To Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Steve Wynn and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb are among the acts that have leant their vocals to "16 Haiku & Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo,…

  8. Friends Preserving Strummer Home Recordings

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT According to his former Mescaleros bandmate Martin Slattery, the ex-Clash frontman left behind reels upon reels of homemade recordings, some of which date back several years. Joe Strummer's recording career isn't likely to end with this week's Hellcat/Epitaph release of "…

  9. OutKast, Shania To Play VH1's 'Big' Show

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT OutKast, Shania Twain, Pharrell, matchbox twenty and Kid Rock will perform at VH1's "Big in '03" comedy/variety show celebration of the year in pop culture. The show will be taped Nov. 20 at Los Angel OutKast, Shania Twain, Pharrell, matchbox twenty and Kid Rock will…

  10. The Tangled Web

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Go-Kart Records, Jane's Addiction and Primus. REV IT UP: New York-based punk label Go-Kart Records will on Nov. 4 release an all-MP3 compilation. The two-disc set, which Go-Kart claims is one of the first of its kind…

  11. Donna Summer's 'Journey'

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The fall season may be here, but it appears that a return of Summer is just around the corner. It all begins with a new greatest-hits collection, "The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer" (UTV/Mercury/UM), and the enduring artist&…

  12. Blink-182 Playing Clubs For Cheap

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop/punk trio Blink-182 will return to its club roots with the DollaBill tour, kicking off Nov. 6 in Boston. Tickets will be $1 and go on sale Thursday (Oct. 23 via MTV.com. Pop/punk trio Blink-182 will return to its club roots with the DollaBill tour, kicking off Nov. 6 in Boston. Tickets…

  13. Sugababes End Peas' U.K. Chart Reign

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart to an end yesterday (Oct. 19). "Hole in the Head" (Universal Island), from Sugababes' new U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six…

  14. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies 'Everything' Here Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart jokes that heads better roll at their label Reprise, which mistakenly printed early versions of the band's new disc, "Everything to Everyone," as "Everything for Everyone." "…

  15. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  16. Nelly Blends Old With New On 'Derrty Versions'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due Nov. 25 via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat fr Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da…

  17. Brightman Takes Show On The Road

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Well-known for her lavish stage shows, Sarah Brightman will return to touring in early 2004. The artist has scheduled North American dates kicking off Jan. 10 in Mexico City. The trip, her first since Well-known for her lavish stage shows, Sarah Brightman will return to touring in early 2004.…

  18. Top Acts Shoulder 'Burden' Soundtrack

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits and David Gray contribute songs to the soundtrack for "Our Burden Is Light," due Jan. 13 via Madacy. The film, the score for which was penned by Foo Fighter Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits and David Gray contribute songs to the…

  19. Moore, Watt, Napolitano Get Their 'Orders'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Sonic Youth, the Minutemen, Mudhoney and Concrete Blonde are among the artists that have joined forces to participate in "You've Got Your Orders Vol. 1," a 22-track, limited edition CD due Members of Sonic Youth, the Minutemen, Mudhoney and Concrete Blonde are among…

  20. Virgin Preps Boatload Of Bowie Reissues

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Records will this winter reissue a number of David Bowie releases, including "Black Tie White Noise," the 1989 box set "Sound + Vision" and remastered versions of "Scary Monsters," "Ziggy Stard Virgin Records will this winter reissue a number of David…

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