1. Who Needs Love

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Want to escape new-millennium stress and be transported back to the mellow, club-crawling grooves of the '70s? Pop in this glorious musical time machine. Want to escape new-millennium stress and be transported back to the mellow, club-crawling grooves of the '70s? Pop in this…

  2. 2nd to None

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This follow-up to last year's successful "30 #1 Hits" again features a winning collection of 30 hits and important singles spanning the King's career, all remastered from the original tapes. This follow-up to last year's successful "30 #1 Hits" again…

  3. Courtney Love In Bitter Custody Fight

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love is embroiled in a bitter custody fight with her late husband's mother over the welfare of 11-year-old Frances Bean Cobain. According to the New York Daily News, Love and Wendy O'Connor, Courtney Love is embroiled in a bitter custody fight with her late husband's…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Clay Aiken, downloads and his latest book with readers. WHEN HE'S 64 Hi Fred, Did you notice that 40 years ago this week on Billboard's Top LPs chart (Oct. 19, 1963), Barbra Streisand was No. 8 with "The Second Barbra…

  5. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Tough Little Boys , Gary Allan 2. Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me , Keith Urban 3. This One's For The Girls , Martina McBride 4. I Love This Bar , Toby Keith 5. I Melt , Rascal Flatts Issue date: Nov. 1, 2003 News Gary Allan , Keith Urban , Toby Keith ,…

  6. 'Shock'n Y'All' May Shock Some

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Toby Keith likes to have a little fun, and if he can get a rise out of you while he's at it -- even better. With a cast of characters including a mischievous Jesus, a few stoned roadies and a disillusioned music critic, Keith's fourth…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her latest album "Stripped." 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween…

  8. Billboard Bits: R. Kelly, Springsteen/Scialfa, The Alarm

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on R. Kelly, Springsteen/Scialfa, The Alarm R. Kelly will perform tomorrow (Oct. 24) at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas, with proceeds to benefit the families of U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq. Along with attracting personnel from nearby Fort Hood, the show will be seen…

  9. No Stopping Beyoncé's 'Baby Boy' At No. 1

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul hangs on for a fifth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100, fending off a threat from Ludacris' "Stand Up" featuring Shawnna. The latter jumps 4-2, a peak i "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul hangs on for a…

  10. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT http://www.billboard.com/bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Measure Of A Man , Clay Aiken 2. Chicken & Beer , Ludacris 3. Hard , Jagged Edge 4. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below , OutKast 5. The Movie Album , Barbra Streisand Issue date: Nov. 1, 2003 News Ludacris , Clay Aiken …

  11. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan. 2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan…

  12. 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…

  13. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  14. 'Love Actually' Brims With Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists…

  15. 'Essential' Springsteen, Live DVD Due

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three-disc best of audio collection and a two-disc live DVD. The career-spanning audio set, "The Essential Bruce Sprin Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three…

  16. Aiken 'Measures' Up At No. 1

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top position on The Billboard 200 this week with his debut album, "Measure of a Man." In its first week, the RCA set sold 613,000 copies in Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top…

  17. Adams Readies Avalanche Of Material

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release over the next few months. And, as Adams paints it, it all comes as a result of disagreements he had with his l A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release…

  18. Ask Billboard

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Elvis Presley, TLC and Tyrese. KING OF COUNTRY? Dear Keith, Last year "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, where it is still in the top-30. So why is "2nd to None"…

  19. 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…

  20. Indie Favorites Reborn As The Fire Theft

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having stormed the underground rock scene with its 1993 Sub Pop debut, "Diary," Seattle's Sunny Day Real Estate abruptly broke up two years later at the height of its popularity. The group re-formed in 1998 but splintered again in…

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