1. Murk

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Murk is Miami-based DJ/producers Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon. Murk is Miami-based DJ/producers Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon. Through the years, they have recorded under a variety of aliases, including Liberty City, Funky Green Dogs and Murk. This year alone, the men of Murk have topped the…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  3. Top Acts Rock 17th Bridge School Benefit

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his bandmates in Crosby, Stills & Nash this weekend (Oct. 25-26) outside San Francisco for the 17th annual Bridge S Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  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. Adams Readies Avalanche Of Material

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release over the next few months. And, as Adams paints it, it all comes as a result of disagreements he had with his l A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid wasteland of pop culture, the 1980s were chock…

  8. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Pop singer Mandy Moore's "Coverage" (Epic), featuring her renditions of songs popularized by XTC, Joe Jackson, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. The sophomore album from indie rock act the Shins, "Chutes Too…

  9. 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…

  10. Bruce Recovering From Liver Transplant

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant surgery. Following the successful Sept. 19 procedure, the musician's body rejected the new organ, and infection an Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant…

  11. 'Cooler' Kids: Krall, Fatone, Caldwell

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz artists Diana Krall and Bobby Caldwell plus 'N Sync's Joey Fatone are among the artists contributing to the lounge vibe of "The Cooler" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 from Commotion Records/Koch Enterta Jazz artists Diana Krall and Bobby Caldwell plus 'N Sync's…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the…

  13. Billboard Bits: Dylan/Springsteen, Wallflowers, USO

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan joins Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band for the final show of their tour, Wallflowers keyboardist plans to distribute humanitarian aid in Nepal and Jessica Simpson and Wayne Newton w Bob Dylan was a surprise guest at Saturday's final show on Bruce Springsteen & the…

  14. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

  15. Clay Aiken 'Measures' Up On RCA Debut

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In June, Aiken sat down with Billboard's Fred Bronson for a lengthy interview about his experiences on "American Idol." Last week they met up again, to discuss Aiken's debut CD track-by-track in a con It would be difficult to find anyone in the U.S. who has not heard of…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  17. Pearl Jam Rescues Its 'Lost Dogs'

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will trot out 31 rare and previously unreleased tracks from its archives on the long-in-the-works collection "Lost Dogs." It's a veritable treasure-trove for fans, as it includes 11 songs th Pearl Jam will trot out 31 rare and previously unreleased tracks from its…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mild 2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79.…

  19. Mescalero

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT That lil' ol' band from Texas delivers another satisfying serving of rock'n'roll comfort food. That lil' ol' band from Texas delivers another satisfying serving of rock'n'roll comfort food. Three decades on, its now techno-enhanced brand of border blues…

  20. Costello Heads 'North' With Orchestrated Map

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded version of a Billboard magazine Elvis Costello piece that appears in the Oct. 4 issue that is exclusive to Billboard.com. Elvis Costello's new Deutsche Grammophon release "North" is not what anyone would call typical Costello. In sharp contrast to his last album,…

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