1. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release "Imagination." The suit is file 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  3. Phish's Gordon Arrested For Child Endangerment

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish bassist Mike Gordon was arrested Aug. 11 in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy H Phish bassist Mike Gordon was arrested Aug. 11 in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with…

  4. The Tangled Web

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Ben Folds and Phish. 'SPEED' SELLS: Singer/songwriter Ben Folds is taking advantage of the current state of the recording industry to step outside of its normal parameters and release a series of EPs this year…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," wh 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in…

  6. 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…

  7. 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&…

  8. Hoobastank Teases New Album With Club Tour

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a club and theater tour kicking off Aug. 20 in San Antonio. The run is scheduled through the end of September In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a…

  9. Phish Fans Brave Mud At 'It'

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 70,000 Phish fans sloshed through mud that in some places was more than ankle deep at ... An estimated 70,000 Phish fans sloshed through mud that in some places was more than ankle deep at It , held over the weekend at the Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Me. Organizers…

  10. The Artist in the Ambulance

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After two well-received independent releases, Orange County, Calif.'s Thrice delivers the goods on its major-label debut. After two well-received independent releases, Orange County, Calif.'s Thrice delivers the goods on its major-label debut. The band has refined its "screamo…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  12. Dixie Chicks Pluck Thorns For Euro, Oz Dates

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Thorns to open for them on their upcoming European and Australian tour dates. The alt-country leaning band of like-minded singer/songwriters -- Matthew Sw The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Thorns to open for them on their upcoming…

  13. Ray Charles Postpones Concerts

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles has postponed a slate of upcoming concert dates due to acute hip discomfort, which he is having treated in Los Angeles, according to a spokesperson. Ray Charles has postponed a slate of upcoming concert dates due to acute hip discomfort, which he is having treated in Los Angeles,…

  14. Hanson Takes To The Clubs

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted the the magazine for Billboard.com. This isn't your little sister's Hanson. Three years have passed since the once-premiere kiddie pop group performed live and released an album. Next month, the Hanson brothers will embark on a tour specifically to promote that they are…

  15. Organizers: Lollapalooza Tour Faring Well

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The cost of meeting Lollapalooza's production needs at nontraditional venues created an untenable risk/reward ratio that has contributed to the cancellation of two dates on the Jane's Addiction-headli The cost of meeting Lollapalooza's production needs at nontraditional venues…

  16. Tribe

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Those expecting another "Operation: Mindcrime" will be disappointed that the midtempo "Tribe…

  17. Weezer Toiling On Numerous Projects

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's working schedule. After releasing only two albums during its first seven years of existence, the band dropped the Geffen sets Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's…

  18. Breaking & Entering

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ALTO HITS NEW HIGH: Singer/songwriter James Grundler…

  19. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects…

  20. Beyonce Continues U.K. Chart Dominance

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she notched another week at No. 1 with her "Crazy in Love" single featuring Jay-Z and "Dangerously in Love" album (Columbia). Her main n Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she…

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