1. Billboard Bits: Missy Elliott, Texas Music, Gibbons

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Missy Elliott, Texas Music, Gibbons Fresh off winning video of the year and best hip-hop video for "Work It" last night (Aug. 28) at the MTV Video Music Awards, Missy Elliott is continuing work on her fifth studio album. The as-yet-untitled set is due in November via The…

  2. 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…

  3. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" columns on the Internet, so thanks for all the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow Metallica will cram into New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29 for a show open only to fans who will win tickets from local radio station WXRX (K-Rock). The station will begin distributing tickets Friday (Aug. 22). As previously…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," wh 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in…

  7. Dulli's Twilight Singers Ripen On 'Blackberry'

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's future had already begun in the form of his Twilight Singers side project, which had released its Columbia debut "Twilight a When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's…

  8. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph Tracy Chapman, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano and Ben Taylor are among those who will take part in the upcoming We the Planet outing. Billed as "a nationwide tour of activism, discussion and music," the CLIF Bar-sponsored U.S…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver tries to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which is carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour g 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour…

  10. Twilight Singers Squeeze 'Blackberry'

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli tells Billboard.com that working under the moniker of the Twilight Singers offers the perfect blend of freed Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli…

  11. 'Idol' Stars Pick Favorites On Billboard Radio

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken consider his personal favorite? The answers will be revealed today (Aug. 11) on a special edition of "The Billboard Radio What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken…

  12. Foos Bassist To Tour With Fire Theft

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will join two of his three former Sunny Day Real Estate bandmates in the Fire Theft for the latter group's upcoming... Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will join two of his three former Sunny Day Real Estate bandmates in the Fire Theft for the latter…

  13. Bow Wow Unleashed

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As if the everyday stress of adolescence isn't enough, imagine going through it in the public eye. That's the challenge that faces Bow Wow. Formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow, the 16-year-old Cleveland native tackles issues that affect…

  14. 33TunesOnTV

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 11-17, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 11 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Thalía (also scheduled: Erin Brodie, Andy Richter). "VH1 All Access: Hot Mamas," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  15. Across the Sky

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Across the Sky bows with this lively set of pop/rock tunes marked by engaging vocals and infectious melodies. Across the Sky bows with this lively set of pop/rock tunes marked by engaging vocals and infectious melodies. The duo, Ben Kolarcik and Justin Unger, met in the Word Records office…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers. JUNIORS' SENIORS Fred, I was watching "American Juniors" on Aug. 5 where it was announced that all the songs from that night's show would be from the…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000. 1998 - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd…

  18. L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties Rescheduled

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The much-beleaguered L.A. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival is now slated to take place in early November, according to a post on the event's ... The much-beleaguered L.A. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival is now slated to take place in…

  19. Cramer, Smith Join Country Hall Of Fame

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The late Floyd Cramer and Carl Smith are the latest artists selected to join the Country Music Association's (CMA) Hall of Fame. The artists will be formally inducted Nov. 5 during the 37th annual CMA The late Floyd Cramer and Carl Smith are the latest artists selected to join the…

  20. White Stripes Reschedule North American Tour

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes, who were forced to postpone several dates due to a finger injury sustained by frontman Jack White, have unveiled a number of rescheduled shows in the fall. The White Stripes, who were forced to postpone several dates due to a finger injury sustained by frontman Jack White,…

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