1. ASK BILLBOARD

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes such veterans as Aretha Franklin, the Grateful Dead and Elvis Presley, plus chart discussion and more. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Aretha Franklin , Fred Bronson …

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you if you ran to the calendar to see what…

  3. Michigan Officials Fine Aretha Franklin

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bloomfield Township, Mich., officials have fined Aretha Franklin for not removing a tennis court at the site of her Detroit-area home, which burned down in October 2002. The $225 fine issued Wednesday Bloomfield Township, Mich., officials have fined Aretha Franklin for not removing a tennis…

  4. ASK BILLBOARD

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes such veterans as Aretha Franklin, the Grateful Dead and Elvis Presley, plus chart discussion and more. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Aretha Franklin , Fred Bronson …

  5. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in…

  6. The Soul Sessions

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Every so often a new singer comes along that literally knocks you off your feet from the first listen. Joss Stone fits that bill. Every so often a new singer comes along that literally knocks you off your feet from the first listen. Joss Stone fits that bill. Packing tons of soul in her…

  7. So Damn Happy

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On her first studio album since "A Rose Is Still a Rose" (1998), Aretha Franklin underscores why she is still a musical force. On her first studio album since "A Rose Is Still a Rose" (1998), Aretha Franklin underscores why she is still a musical force. During her nearly…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from 2000 - Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an…

  9. HOT PRODUCT

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, the Blind Boys Of Alabama, and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Aretha Franklin , David Bowie …

  10. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin 'Happy' Go Lucky Aretha Franklin returns to music stores this week with "So Damn Happy," her first Arista studio album since 1998's "A Rose Is Still a Rose." That set debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and…

  11. TMBG Documentary Heads To DVD

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock duo They Might Be Giants, is being readied for release on DVD. Plexifilm, in a An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack…

  12. LIVE REVIEW

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 'The Queen Of Soul,' Aretha Franklin, In Sterling Heights, Mich. /bb/livereviews/archives.jsp News Aretha Franklin …

  13. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor The Long 'Shadow' In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due this week from Vanguard, the…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  15. Love & Life

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy. On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy." With this, her new studio…

  16. Pop Stars, Rain Kick Off NFL Season

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears kicked off the National Football League's 2003 season last night (Sept. 5) with a glitzy, muddy concert on Washington's National Mall. Britney Spears kicked off the National Football League's 2003 season last night (Sept. 5) with a glitzy, muddy concert on…

  17. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini As first tipped here in July, Aerosmith will headline the National Football League kick-off event Thursday (Sept. 4) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The veteran rock act joins previously announced performers Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs 2001 - E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected…

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

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 1-7, 2003. The fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards are the week's big story, Wednesday night on CBS, live from Miami. The show will be hosted by actor/comedian George Lopez and feature a ton of performances. Look…

  20. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

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