1. Vedder's Staley Tribute No Longer 'Lost'

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A song Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wrote about Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley on the day of his death will be released on "Lost Dogs," the group's upcoming double-disc rarities collection. A song Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wrote about Alice In Chains frontman…

  2. Billboard Bits: Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill The Rolling Stones and retail chain Best Buy are throwing a party Oct. 29 in New York to celebrate the release of the band's four-DVD set " Four Flicks ," which Best Buy is selling exclusively at least through the end of the…

  3. Singer/Songwriter Elliott Smith Dies

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith was discovered in his Los Angeles apartment yesterday (Oct. 21) after an apparent suicide attempt, an L.A. County Coroner's Office spokesperson confirms. Smith, 34, was Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith was discovered in his Los Angeles apartment yesterday …

  4. Breaking & Entering

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Atmosphere, Jet and Pine Mountain Railroad. NEW TERRITORY: Minneapolis rap duo Atmosphere has gotten a lot of mileage out of not signing with a major label. The hip-hop act has built a strong underground…

  5. Judge Warns Weiland To Stay Off Drugs

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Pasadena, Calif., judge yesterday (Oct. 20) allowed former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland to remain free while he tries to kick a persistent drug habit, but warned him that could chan A Pasadena, Calif., judge yesterday (Oct. 20) allowed former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer…

  6. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  7. TOP HEATSEEKERS

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. The Room's Too Cold , The Early November 2. Subject , Dwele 3. Saxophonic , Dave Koz 4. Welcome Interstate Managers , Fountains Of Wayne 5. The Soul Sessions (EP) , Joss Stone Issue date: Oct. 25, 2003 News Dave Koz , Joss Stone , Dwele …

  8. Breaking & Entering

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: YahZarah, Finger Eleven and Matchbook Romance. BACK-UP NO MORE: R&B singer YahZarah was settling in for dorm life at North Carolina Central University when she was drafted by neo-soul staple Erykah Badu.…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after "Beautiful Day" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's "Kids" to take the top place on t 2000 - For the fourth time in its storied career,…

  10. Stones Say Hong Kong Shows Will Go Ahead

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next month, even though the local promoters announced last week they had withdrawn their offer to the British gr In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  12. Vertical Horizon Ready To Reacquaint Fans With 'Go'

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Remember the group that sang "Everything You Want," one of the most-played songs at radio in 2000? RCA is counting on it. On Sept. 23, Vertical Horizon returned after a lengthy absence with "Go," a solid collection of catchy,…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  14. Hong Kong Withdraws Offer To Rolling Stones

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The American Chamber of Commerce and a government-funded investment promotion unit have withdrawn an offer to the Rolling Stones to perform at a pop festival in Hong Kong, amid criticism that the vete The American Chamber of Commerce and a government-funded investment promotion unit have…

  15. STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends an A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set,…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  17. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  18. Breaking & Entering

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock and Give Up The Ghost. DIRTY PEACHES: There's an element of performance art in the sex-obsessed electro-rap of Peaches. In concert she dresses like a Hooters waitress trapped in 1984…

  19. The Dead's Winterland Finale Comes To DVD

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Before San Francisco's legendary venue Winterland closed its doors on Dec. 31, 1978, it first played host to one final concert by the Grateful Dead. Twenty-five years later, the show will be released Before San Francisco's legendary venue Winterland closed its doors on Dec. 31, 1978…

  20. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

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