1. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  2. XXX (30 Años)

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mexican ranchera singer/songwriter JosÉ Alfredo JimÉnez authored some of the most beloved standards in mariachi ranchera repertoire, including "El Rey," "Si Nos Dejan" and "Te Solte la R Mexican ranchera singer/songwriter José Alfredo Jiménez authored some of the most…

  3. Billboard Bits: Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters Veteran hip-hop producer Pete Rock is in the studio working on a new album, "Soul Survivor 2," for London-based BBE. Due in early 2004, the album will feature appearances by Talib Kweli, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Little Brother and Big…

  4. Rare Croce Cuts Collected On CD, DVD

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. A CD, "Jim Croce…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  6. 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…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore. ALL IN THE FAMILY: The music of Robert Randolph may have been born in a church, but the pedal steel guitar whiz is a direct disciple of the mid-1970s party funk…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  9. Billboard Bits: Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers Singer/songwriter Howie Day will release his second album, "Stop All the World Now," Oct. 7 via Epic. Produced by Youth (The Verve, Crowded House), the 11-track collection was recorded in London. The first single will be "Perfect…

  10. 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…

  11. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance music artists, and who has the most number…

  14. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated with Milan's Sept. 30 release of a four-disc boxed set, "io." The package will feature a disc of "Film Music" from such movies as "Once Upon a Time in…

  16. Modern Rock Mainstays Descend Into 'Underworld'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to…

  17. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, CMT, Kathy Mattea

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Mary J. Blige, CMT, Kathy Mattea Mary J. Blige is the latest addition to the performance lineup for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. As previously reported , the Aug. 28 event at New York's Radio City Music Hall will also feature 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Coldplay and…

  18. The Tangled Web

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Lulu.com, SongwriterUniverse and the Gospel Music Workshop of America. TO COLLABORATE, WITH LOVE : The Internet's defining characteristic is that it allows people to interact and communicate with others around the…

  19. Paisley Enjoys His 'Celebrity' Status

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The view from the top can be quite sweet. Just ask Brad Paisley. Fueled by hit single "Celebrity" and a slot on Brooks & Dunn's successful Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour, Paisley's new album, "Mud on the Tires,…

  20. 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…

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