1. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk…

  2. Blind Boys Round Up All Stars To 'Tell It'

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due Sept. 16 via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vo The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out…

  3. Kenny Chesney Loses Bootlegger Ban

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. district judge in Knoxville, Tenn., has rejected country singer Kenny Chesney's request for a nationwide ban on merchandise bootleggers outside his concerts. Judge Leon Jordan said Chesney's fa A U.S. district judge in Knoxville, Tenn., has rejected country singer Kenny…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  5. Billboard Bits: Justin/Xtina, Carter/O'Neal, Pearl Jam

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Xtina, Carter/O'Neal, Pearl Jam Two more dates on the Christina Aguilera/Justin Timberlake tour have been postponed in the wake of last Saturday's lighting grid collapse in Atlantic City, N.J. Scheduled concerts for tomorrow (Aug. 13) in East Rutherford, N.J. and…

  6. Hendrix Label Unearths Vintage Festival Cuts

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival, featuring performanc Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band…

  8. 'Idol' Stars Pick Favorites On Billboard Radio

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken consider his personal favorite? The answers will be revealed today (Aug. 11) on a special edition of "The Billboard Radio What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken…

  9. Timberlake, Aguilera Tour Comes To A Halt

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The structural failure of a ceiling grid at an Atlantic City, N.J., venue over the weekend may have brought the Justin Timberlake / Christina Aguilera tour to an abrupt end. The incident occurred arou The structural failure of a ceiling grid at an Atlantic City, N.J., venue over the weekend…

  10. Cantrell, Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie Williams returned to the No. 1 berth on the album survey. Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) withstood the chal Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie…

  11. 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…

  12. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. Legend , Bob Marley And The Wailers 2. All Time Greatest Hits , Barry White 3. Metallica , Metallica 4. Parachutes , Coldplay 5. Greatest Hits , Kenny Chesney Issue date: Aug. 16, 2003 News Bob Marley , Kenny Chesney , Barry White …

  13. Alive IV

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seeing a video of Kiss backed by the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra—each member in the band's signature face makeup designs—is great fun, especially for longtime Kiss fans. Seeing a video of Kiss backed by the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra—each member in the band's…

  14. Billboard Bits: Westerberg, Saadiq, Moorer

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul Westerberg, Saadiq, Allison Moorer Paul Westerberg has reactivated his Grandpaboy alter ego for a new studio album. "Dead Man Shake" will be released Oct. 7 via Fat Possum. The former Replacements frontman's 2002 Vagrant debut, "Stereo," was bundled with…

  15. Fall Tour Beckons Matchbox Twenty

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Melisma/Atlantic group matchbox twenty will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 24 in Tallahassee, Fla., and running through year's end. Beforehand, matchbox twenty will embark on a seven-da Melisma/Atlantic group matchbox twenty will tour North America this fall, beginning…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- until this week. While songs like "I…

  17. Mellencamp To Receive Guthrie Honor

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp will be among the individuals honored at the Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) seventh annual Guthrie Awards dinner in October. The artist will receive the Woody Guthrie John Mellencamp will be among the individuals honored at the Huntington's…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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&…

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