1. 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…

  2. Touring Acts Laying Low On Sept. 11 Anniversary

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours that will take the day off Sept. 11, in memory of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Still, some top acts will be pla Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours…

  3. Peaches Seeks Sexual Equality On New Disc

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With only one album under her faux-leather white belt -- "The Teaches of Peaches" -- novel performer Peaches has given new meaning to the phrase "women in rock." Salacious tracks like "F*** the Pain Away" and "…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the fo 2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's…

  5. Billboard Bits: Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson Following a bidding war, Brand New has signed to DreamWorks, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rock group's "Deja Entendu," issued in June on Triple Crown/Razor & Tie, has sold 104,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen…

  6. Marilyn Manson Civil Trial Starts

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wearing a black suit and gray tie, Marilyn Manson listened in a St. Paul, Minn., federal court as jury selection began Tuesday in a civil lawsuit filed by a concert security guard. Wearing a black suit and gray tie, Marilyn Manson listened in a St. Paul, Minn., federal court as jury selection…

  7. Timberlake, Aguilera Notch Triple Platinum

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. The…

  8. 'Tailfeathers' Still Shakin' Singles Chart

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad Boy/Universal) soundtrack cruises to a second-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100. However, Beyoncé is making another run towards the top. Th "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show.…

  10. Oakenfold Builds 'Great Wall' Of Remixes

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of remixes for "Perfecto Presents ... Paul Oakenfold: Great Wall," due Sept. 30 from Warner Bros. The set features Oakenfold's own Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of…

  11. New Fatboy, X-Ecutioners Cuts Rock 'SSX'

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Fatboy Slim and the X-Ecutioners plus previously unreleased mixes of cuts by N*E*R*D and Placebo will be found on the soundtrack to the eagerly awaited snowboarding video game "SSX 3," du New songs by Fatboy Slim and the X-Ecutioners plus previously unreleased mixes of…

  12. 'Love & Life' Puts Blige Back On Top

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige's "Love & Life" gives the R&B veteran her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200. In its first week, the Geffen album sold 286,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, Mary J. Blige's "Love & Life" gives the R&B veteran her…

  13. Ask Billboard

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Hilary Duff, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguielera and matchbox twenty. CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THAT WONDERFUL DUFF Hi Keith! I think Hilary Duff is great, and am glad that her solo debut album, "Metamorphosis," is doing so…

  14. RZA, Isaac Hayes Fit 'Bill' Soundtrack

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first volume of Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Kill Bill." The first half of the film, which is being released in two parts, will Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first…

  15. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Underworld 'Under' The Influence Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland resurfaces on this week on Lakeshore's soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Perfect…

  16. Elton, Darkness Lead U.K. Charts

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has achieved only the third solo No. 1 of his 32-year U.K. chart career, with a song recorded 26 years ago. Elton John has achieved only the third solo No. 1 of his 32-year U.K. chart career, with a song recorded 26 years ago. "Are You Ready for Love," released on the…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 'Whistle Test' DVD Showcases Vintage Performances

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s legendary '70s and '80s live rock-performance TV series "The Old Grey Whistle Test" (BBC Video) arrives on DVD Sept. 16. The disc contains 28 performance clips from such varied talents as J The U.K.'s legendary '70s and '80s live rock…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

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