1. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , Dashboard Confessional 2. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3. New York City , The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones 4. American Tune , Eva Cassidy 5. Vans Warped Tour 2003 Compilation , Various Artists…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  3. Timberlake Lines Up NYC Club Show

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards after-parties will have to wait for Justin Timberlake. The 'N Sync star will head directly from Thursday's (Aug. 28) event at New York's Radio City Music Hall to the ne The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards after-parties will have to wait for Justin…

  4. Beyoncé, Metallica Join MTV VMA Lineup

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held…

  5. HOT RAP TRACKS

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. P.I.M.P. , 50 Cent 2. Right Thurr , Chingy 3. Get Low , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins 4. Into You , Fabolous Featuring Tamia Or Ashanti 5. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee Issue date: Aug. 23, 2003 News Tamia Or…

  6. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace, Robert Thompson). "The Parkers,"…

  7. Exclusive: Cash's 'American' Outtakes 'Unearthed'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from his work over the past decade with Rick Rubin is being prepared for a possible Christmas release through American/Lost Highway. Tentati A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from the country legend's…

  8. Bad Boys Trio Hot On Beyoncé's 'Tailfeather'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 again this week, but she's starting to feel the heat of another fast-moving track. Burning up the chart i Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on…

  9. 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…

  10. Twilight Singers Squeeze 'Blackberry'

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli tells Billboard.com that working under the moniker of the Twilight Singers offers the perfect blend of freed Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli…

  11. Rap Industry Probe Suspect Cuts Plea Deal

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A rap industry insider has quietly cut a plea deal with New York authorities investigating alleged ties between music label Murder Inc. and the city's violent drug trade. A rap industry insider has quietly cut a plea deal with New York authorities investigating alleged ties between music…

  12. 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,…

  13. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. New York City , The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones 3. Vans Warped Tour 2003 Compilation , Various Artists 4. Superjoint Ritual , A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred 5. Project 1950 , Misfits Issue date:…

  14. Billboard Bits: Suede, Diane Schuur, Alejandro Escovedo

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Suede, Diane Schuur, Alejandro Escovedo Suede, gearing up for the October U.K. release of the greatest-hits set "Singles" (Epic), is planning a series of shows in London at which it will perform its entire catalog. The group will start a week-long residency Sept. 22 at the…

  15. Bow Wow Unleashed

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As if the everyday stress of adolescence isn't enough, imagine going through it in the public eye. That's the challenge that faces Bow Wow. Formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow, the 16-year-old Cleveland native tackles issues that affect…

  16. 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…

  17. Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean island nation's third highest honor, according to a list of national award winners published yesterday (Aug. 7). Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean…

  18. 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&…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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