1. Fanboys and fangirls of Drive-Thru Records' posse

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fanboys and fangirls of Drive-Thru Records' posse of almost supernaturally young bands will get plenty of bang for their buck from this jam-packed collection. Fanboys and fangirls of Drive-Thru Records' posse of almost supernaturally young bands will get plenty of bang for their…

  2. Warped Tour Gears Up For 2004

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. The 2004 trek will wrap with a…

  3. 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…

  4. MTV2 Headbangers Ball

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate the return of the seminal "Headbangers Ball" series, Roadrunner has wisely packed 40 songs on a double-CD; it retails for the price of a single disc. To celebrate the return of the seminal "Headbangers Ball" series, Roadrunner has wisely packed 40 songs on a…

  5. Measure of a Man

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimming with ambition and glory. Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimming with ambition and glory. Thanks to the…

  6. 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…

  7. 'Essential' Springsteen, Live DVD Due

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three-disc best of audio collection and a two-disc live DVD. The career-spanning audio set, "The Essential Bruce Sprin Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three…

  8. Fox Hopes 'Idol: Christmas' Sings In Sweeps

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fox will not let the November sweep pass without another encore from the "American Idol" gang. The network has scheduled the one-hour holiday special "American Idol: Christmas Songs" at 8 p.m. on Nov. Fox will not let the November sweep pass without another encore from the…

  9. Couldn't Have Said It Better

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Back in 1977, Meat Loaf and songwriting buddy Jim Steinman dished up "Bat Out of Hell," one of rock's most beautifully bombastic, teen-dream albums of all time. Back in 1977, Meat Loaf and songwriting buddy Jim Steinman dished up "Bat Out of Hell," one of rock's…

  10. With retail bins overflowing with releases

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With retail bins overflowing with releases directly and indirectly associated with the Martin Scorsese-produced "The Blues" series of films on PBS, some attention should be reserved for this fall's ot With retail bins overflowing with releases directly and indirectly associated…

  11. Ben Harper Preps Live DVD, EP

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. The…

  12. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  13. Amazing Grace

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. No 100-piece orchestra this time ("Let It…

  14. Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Beth Hart feels like she has returned from the dead. "I've been in some dark, dark places, man. I was so terrified of becoming successful -- that people would see who I thought I was, as not good enough or strong enough," she says.…

  15. Bosstones, Blink 182 Bolster 'A Santa Cause'

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, New Found Glory and MxPx are among the 20 acts participating in "A Santa Cause '03," a Christmas-themed compilation due Nov. 11 from Immortal Records. Consistin The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, New Found Glory and MxPx are among…

  16. Client

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Return with us now to those thrilling days of early electro-pop, courtesy of English duo Client, fronted by Sarah Blackwood, formerly of Dubstar. Return with us now to those thrilling days of early electro-pop, courtesy of English duo Client, fronted by Sarah Blackwood, formerly of Dubstar.…

  17. Fate's Right Hand

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Throughout the course of a storied career, Rodney Crowell has pretty much done it all: singer/songwriter, hired-gun musician, country hitmaker; the list goes on. Throughout the course of a storied career, Rodney Crowell has pretty much done it all: singer/songwriter, hired-gun musician,…

  18. Coldplay, Missy Highlight 'Sessions' Disc

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has set an Oct. 14 release date for "Sessions@AOL," a compilation album featuring live, in-studio performances culled from the streaming bi-weekly music series, which runs on AOL Musi Atlantic Records has set an Oct. 14 release date for "Sessions@AOL," a…

  19. Confessions of a Worshipper

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Campbell and his 15-voice ensemble—noted especially for a number of strong and memorable ballads on their four previous releases—surprise and delight this time out with a set grounded in Campbell and his 15-voice ensemble—noted especially for a number of strong and memorable ballads on their…

  20. BRMC 'Takes On' All Comers On New Album

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usual Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same…

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