1. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 4-10, 2003. As we get into the dog days of summer, life slows down a bit. The same generally goes for television, which used to mean only reruns, but now means seasonal reality shows. Still, within the hazy, heat…

  2. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

  3. Cibelle

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. For anyone whose idea of Brazilian pop music revolves…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth 2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series…

  6. Sundance Turns On The 'Hi-Fi'

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday nights in October, with two back-to-back series, "Docs That Rock" and "Sonic Cinema" branded as "Hi-Fi Fridays." The former is a series of The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday…

  7. Shortlist Eyeing TV, Tour, CD Tie-Ins

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 2003 Shortlist Music Prize will be awarded Oct. 16 at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater, Billboard reports in the Aug. 2 issue. Among this year's 20 listmakers are Dave Matthews, Tori Amos, Tom Waits, The 2003 Shortlist Music Prize will be awarded Oct. 16 at Los Angeles' Wiltern…

  8. Haggard Takes War Coverage To Task

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new Merle Haggard song that's critical of the media's coverage of the war in Iraq is garnering so much attention that it's being rushed to radio stations around the country. A new Merle Haggard song that's critical of the media's coverage of the war in Iraq is…

  9. Rush Roars Back To 'Rio'

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Canadian rock trio Rush will release the triple-disc live album and double-disc DVD "Rush in Rio" in September. Anthem/Atlantic is eyeing a Sept. 23 release for the album. A spokesperson for C Veteran Canadian rock trio Rush will release the triple-disc live album and double…

  10. Breaking & Entering

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ALTO HITS NEW HIGH: Singer/songwriter James Grundler…

  11. Television Plugs Back In

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The catalog of seminal New York rock act Television will be upgraded this fall with new editions of the albums "Marquee Moon" and "Adventure," plus the first official release of the oft-bootlegged con The catalog of seminal New York rock act Television will be upgraded…

  12. Special One

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Cheap Trick's recipe has been immutable for nearly 30 years, and it still goes down tasty on the Illinois band's latest release, issued on its…

  13. Parker Performs 'Lost' Tunes

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Cleverly conceived, the Gallery Six Records album "Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" prudently stars Graham Parker (along with Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz and the B-52's Kate Pierson) on songs written by the Beatles'…

  14. Billboard Bits: Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Lil' Romeo and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will all perform as part of the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, to be held Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at Walt…

  15. VH1 Turns Zevon 'Inside Out'

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. As tipped here last month, Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. The program will chronicle the veteran singer…

  16. Fannypack Hopes Novelty Song Fosters Legit Success

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer always seems to be the season for fun and frivolous singles. This summer is no exception. Tommy Boy recording act Fannypack is off to an early start with its tongue-in-cheek single "Cameltoe." Summer always seems to be the season for fun and frivolous singles. This summer is…

  17. Tunes On TV

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 7-13, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 7 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd (also scheduled: Sean Connery, Regina King). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  18. Whoa, 'Baby': Evan Dando Returns

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT He burned out, dropped out and all but disappeared. Now, more than a decade after delivering the Lemonheads' acclaimed "It's a Shame About Ray," Evan Dando has returned with "Baby I'm Bored." He burned out, dropped out and all but disappeared. Now, more than…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sir Elton John, 52, collapses. Tests show that he has an irregular heartbeat. John soon has a pacemaker fitted at a London hospital. 1999 - Sir Elton John, 52, collapses. Tests show that he has an irregular heartbeat. John soon has a pacemaker fitted at a London…

  20. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

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