1. Billboard Bits: Cash, 'Today,' Alien Ant Farm, AMAs

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Johnny Cash, 'Today,' Alien Ant Farm, AMAs Kid Rock and Brooks & Dunn are the latest acts to join the lineup of the Johnny Cash tribute concert, set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. As previously reported , the event will be hosted by actor Tim Robbins…

  2. Tracy Byrd Cooks Up Something New

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new way. After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new…

  3. Ween Plans European Tour, Live DVD

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ween has lined up a three-week European tour, kicking off Nov. 27 in Stockholm and wrapping Dec. 16 in Dublin. The group's North American trek in support of its latest Sanctuary album, "Quebec," hits Ween has lined up a three-week European tour, kicking off Nov. 27 in Stockholm…

  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. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart 'Song' Sung Blue total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second J Records collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great American Songbook"…

  6. STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends an A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set,…

  7. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2002 - Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with…

  9. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  10. Ween Takes Indie Road To 'Quebec'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ween spent most of the previous decade as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that included elements of country, rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of…

  11. Eagles Fly High On 'Best Of'

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary California rock act the Eagles will be celebrated with a two-disc retrospective, "Eagles -- The Very Best Of," due Oct. 21 from Warner Strategic Marketing. The 33-track set will include a ne Legendary California rock act the Eagles will be celebrated with a two-disc…

  12. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Michelle Branch, George Jones

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Christina Aguilera, Michelle Branch, George Jones Pop star Christina Aguilera has signed on as the international spokesperson for Skechers women's footwear. The campaign, which will feature print ads and store displays, will launch in October to coincide with the European leg of…

  13. Stewart Opens Second 'Songbook'

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great Amer A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American…

  14. 'Rat Pack' Remembered On CD, DVD

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reprise is preparing a two-disc CD/DVD release featuring rare concert recordings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. -- aka the Rat Pack. Due Oct. 14, "Live & Swingin': The Ultimate Reprise is preparing a two-disc CD/DVD release featuring rare concert recordings of…

  15. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock titles Rock The House This week sees the release of new albums from a host of notable rock acts. Alien Ant Farm's "TruAnt" (DreamWorks) is the group's first album since it was involved in a serious car accident in May 2002. The set was produced by Stone Temple Pilots&…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia" commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King's passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com, 1997 - Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia"…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band…

  19. Artists Add New Voice To Children's Books

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seeking a crossover of a different kind, top recording artists Madonna and LeAnn Rimes are about to invade the children's book market. "Artists are starting to realize how important the children's aud Seeking a crossover of a different kind, top recording artists Madonna and…

  20. Mellencamp To Receive Guthrie Honor

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp will be among the individuals honored at the Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) seventh annual Guthrie Awards dinner in October. The artist will receive the Woody Guthrie John Mellencamp will be among the individuals honored at the Huntington's…

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