1. BT's 'Technology' Pushes Modern Rock Buttons

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. Two years ago, much to the chagrin of dance/electronic purists, he co…

  2. Doors Revisit 'L.A. Woman,' Head To Paris

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have something special in mind for their Aug. 24 performance at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y. The group, touring under the name Doors 21st Century Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have something special in mind for…

  3. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard&…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks Nickelback, the Donnas and 3 Doors Down are among the artists who have signed on for a new VH1 concert series, which has the working title "Live Tuesdays," Billboard.com has learned. The one hour-program will air Tuesdays…

  6. 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,…

  7. Ask Billboard

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Coral, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and the Rolling Stones. CORAL-ATION Keith, Was the Coral's self-titled debut album released in the U.S.? If so, how many copies has it sold? John Boylan Herts, England Hi John, The…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he…

  9. Crows Cooking Up Best-Of, DVD

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey tells Billboard.com the group is planning a greatest-hits release to coincide with the decade that has passed since Crows' breakout track "Mr. Jones." Drawn from t Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey tells Billboard.com the group is…

  10. 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&…

  11. Jive Slates 'American Juniors' Single, Album

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The debut single from Fox's "American Juniors" will be released Tuesday (Aug. 12) via Jive Records. The commercial release will feature the reality series/talent show's 10 finalists singing the Cathy The debut single from Fox's "American Juniors" will be…

  12. Van Dyk Heads 'Back' To The Clubs

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT German DJ Paul Van Dyk has set an Oct. 7 release date for "Reflections," his first set of new material since 2000's "Out There and Back." The Mute Records disc contains the U.K. hit "Nothing But You" German DJ Paul Van Dyk has set an Oct. 7 release date for …

  13. The Tangled Web

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: VAST and Elvis Presley. THE VAST REALM OF THE WEB: Within the past year, the likes of Radiohead, Korn, 50 Cent and Super Furry Animals have fallen victim to the latest threat of digital music file-sharing: Web leaks of…

  14. BRMC 'Takes On' North America

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has set a month-long North American tour in support of its... Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has set a month-long North American tour in support of its upcoming Virgin album "Take Them On, On Your Own," due Sept. 2 from Virgin. The trek…

  15. Universal Preps First DVD-Audio Releases

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) will unveil its first titles in the DVD-Audio format Sept. 23, with a diverse helping of 24 albums. The label group will become the fourth major label group to utilize the Universal Music Group (UMG) will unveil its first titles in the DVD-Audio format Sept. 23,…

  16. Australia Braces For Livid Fest

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, the White Stripes and Jurassic 5 are among the initial acts confirmed for Australia's annual Livid festival. Claiming to be "the best on the annual festival calendar," the October event w Linkin Park, the White Stripes and Jurassic 5 are among the initial acts…

  17. Cantrell, Coral Scale U.K. Charts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I.-born R&B singer whose only previous U.K. hit topped out at No. 12, has Britain's new No. 1 single. "Breathe," featuring Sean Paul (Arista), went straight to the Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I.-born R&B singer whose only previous U.K…

  18. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ween Sailing To 'Quebec' Ween spent most of the 1990s as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that kicked around in country rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of Aaron "Gene Ween"…

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

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 4-10, 2003. As we get into the dog days of summer, life slows down a bit. The same generally goes for television, which used to mean only reruns, but now means seasonal reality shows. Still, within the hazy, heat…

  20. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

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