1. Billboard Bits: Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rusty Anderson, GBV, Bowie, GLAAD Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson's solo debut, "Undressing Underwater," will be released Dec. 17 via Anderson's official Web site and online retailer CDBaby.com . As previously reported , McCartney makes a guest appearance…

  2. Floacism "Live"

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school soul and life-honed spoken word on last year's stellar "Floetic" have garnered a string of success-building singles—"Floetic," "Say Yes," "Getting Late"&#x2 Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school…

  3. Billboard Bits: Town Fair, Warren Zevon, Squarepusher

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Rock Town Fair, Warren Zevon, Squarepusher The fifth annual Rolling Rock Town Fair music festival will see an expansion to six regional shows across the U.S., including the flagship event, set for July 31, 2004, in Pennsylvania's Westmoreland County Fairgrounds.…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Jaylib and Death Cab for Cutie. IT TAKES TWO: Madlib and Jay Dee are no strangers to Billboard's charts. Jay Dee is better known as a member of Detroit-based Slum Village , and Madlib's Blue Note…

  5. Edwards Plants CD, DVD On One Disc

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Select North American retailers are currently carrying Kathleen Edwards' "Live at the Bowery Ballroom" EP. The Rounder Records release is a DVD-Plus disc, which allows for one side of the disc to feat Select North American retailers are currently carrying Kathleen Edwards'…

  6. The Tangled Web

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's most intriguing music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Fingertips Music, Counting Crows, Rhino/Rolling Stone. MUSIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: In the jungle of code, text and files that is the Internet, it helps to have a guide, and when it comes to finding free music,…

  7. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, "Songs in A Minor," wowed…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  9. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  10. This Left Feels Right

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST During the course of 20 years and eight studio albums, Bon Jovi has gained legions of fans, worldwide success and ultimately, begrudging respect from critics that initially dismissed the group as disp During the course of 20 years and eight studio albums, Bon Jovi has gained legions of fans,…

  11. Dixie Chicks Live Set Moved Up

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour Live" audio and DVD packages has been moved up in order to meet demand and thwart Internet piracy, according to Columbia Records. Origi The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour…

  12. Police Search Michael Jackson's Ranch

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch today (Nov. 18). Authorities from the Santa Barbara (Ca.) County sheriff's and district attorney's offices served a Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill'

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill' Time-Life will on Jan. 27 release "Committed 2 Rock," a compilation with tracks from a host of today's most popular modern rock, alternative and inspirational rock acts, in the style of the "NOW That's…

  14. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beatles Ever Seen A Grown Man... 'Naked'? In a move that has been bantered about for years, a new edition of the Beatles' 1970 swan song "Let It Be" will be released this week internationally by EMI. Now dubbed "Let It Be ... Naked," the album has been…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  16. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Slates Holiday Tour

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year-end trek has become an established tradition. As it has for the past three years, the symphonic rock group founded by P With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year…

  17. Groban Eyes First Headlining Tour

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban will kick off 2004 with his first solo headlining tour. The 40-date outing gets underway Jan. 22 in Boise, Idaho, and will close April 23 in Miami. The only multiple-night stand planned on Josh Groban will kick off 2004 with his first solo headlining tour. The 40-date outing gets…

  18. Manson, Reznor Score With Video Games

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST A track from Marilyn Manson's recent Nothing/Interscope album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque," will be featured on the new "Spawn Armageddon" videogame, Billboard has exclusively learned. "Use Your Fis A track from Marilyn Manson's recent Nothing/Interscope…

  19. McLachlan: A Reflection Of Her Life

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Six years is a long time between studio albums -- but sometimes life gets in the way. Canadian pop powerhouse Sarah McLachlan actually spent about two and-a-half years working on her latest disc, "Afterglow," the follow-up to her 1997…

  20. Remembering Patsy Cline

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Anyone daring to challenge Patsy Cline has their work cut out for them, as this well-intentioned but uneven tribute set proves. Anyone daring to challenge Patsy Cline has their work cut out for them, as this well-intentioned but uneven tribute set proves. Natalie Cole, for instance, takes the…

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