1. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  2. Compilation Celebrates Big Star's 'Story'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have wondered about the show's theme and the music used to underline dramatic moments. In a program that seems to get most things right, period-wise, wh Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have…

  3. Billboard Bits: Guns N' Roses, Kiss, Ahmet Ertegun

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Guns N' Roses, Kiss, Ahmet Ertegun Guns N' Roses hasn't released a new album in a decade, but that isn't stopping Geffen from delving into the group's back catalog. On Oct. 28, the label will offer the first DVD editions of the 1998 home video "Welcome to…

  4. The Dead's Winterland Finale Comes To DVD

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Before San Francisco's legendary venue Winterland closed its doors on Dec. 31, 1978, it first played host to one final concert by the Grateful Dead. Twenty-five years later, the show will be released Before San Francisco's legendary venue Winterland closed its doors on Dec. 31, 1978…

  5. Queen Latifah Inks Multi-Faceted Deal

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah has signed a multimedia deal with production company Creative Battery, promoter AEG Live and Vector Recordings, Billboard reports exclusively in the Oct. 11, 2003, issue. The one-off dea Queen Latifah has signed a multimedia deal with production company Creative Battery,…

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

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above most on my personal scale. Let's start…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & The Last Emperor. REBEL YELL: The fuzz-tone guitars of San Francisco trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club found a receptive audience overseas. Not terribly surprising, since the…

  8. Coldplay Members Lobby For Free Trade

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid gathering of the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday (Sept. 9) in Cancun, Mexico, when he delivered the so Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid…

  9. Big Star Compilation Boasts New Track

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a new best-of collection celebrating the career of Memphis-based power-pop icons Big Star. The set includes a newly recorded song, "Hot T Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  11. 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…

  12. Gray, Morcheeba To Rock Trafalgar Square

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter David Gray and electronic/pop act Morcheeba will play a free concert to 10,000 fans in London's Trafalgar Square later this month to mark a recent revamp of the world famous home of Singer/songwriter David Gray and electronic/pop act Morcheeba will play a free concert…

  13. Dead's 'Very Best' Due Next Month

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is prepping a set of career-spanning highlights of the Grateful Dead's three decades. Due Sept. 16, "The Very Best of the Grateful Dead" will feature songs the band recorded for Warner Bros., Ar Rhino is prepping a set of career-spanning highlights of the Grateful Dead&…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. FROM HARVARD TO BET…

  15. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Keith Murray's "He's Keith Murray" (Def Jam). -- "May 3 03 State College," a triple-disc live album chronicling the longest show of Pearl Jam's career (Epic). -- The self-titled debut…

  16. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

  17. O

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dublin-born songwriter Damien Rice's debut album has already received a warm stateside welcome as an import. Dublin-born songwriter Damien Rice's debut album has already received a warm stateside welcome as an import. The response is not surprising: Rice's striking,…

  18. Rimes Declares She's 'Legally Blonde' Too

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stating "we blondes have to stick together," LeAnn Rimes has contributed the lead single to the "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" soundtrack. Due July 1 via Curb, the set will offer Rimes' r Stating "we blondes have to stick together," LeAnn Rimes…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live, exclusively online concert. The event is staged in Taipei by Warner Music Taiwan and broadcast to MSN portals in Hong Kon 2002 - Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live…

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