1. Sting Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been selected as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Presented by the Recording Academy, the award acknowledges the artist's accomplishments as a musician, humanitarian and environmental activ Sting has been selected as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Presented by the Recording…

  2. 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said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next month, even though the local promoters announced last week they had withdrawn their offer to the British gr In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next…

  3. 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the…

  5. Barenaked Ladies Endure Misspelling, Hit The Road

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart jokingly tells Billboard.com that heads better roll at their label Reprise, which mistakenly printed early versions of the band's new disc, "Everything to Every Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart jokingly tells Billboard.com…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy members Kelsi, Kassidy and Kristyn Osborn make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The trio performs their hit "Little Goodbyes." 1999 - Shedaisy members Kelsi, Kassidy and Kristyn Osborn make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The trio performs…

  7. ZZ Top To Close Houston Arena

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will play the final concert at Houston's Compaq Center, formerly known as the Houston Summit. The Nov. 22 show will mark the band's 23rd appearance at the venue, longtime home to the Houston Ro ZZ Top will play the final concert at Houston's Compaq Center, formerly known…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

  10. Clay Aiken 'Measures' Up On RCA Debut

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In June, Aiken sat down with Billboard's Fred Bronson for a lengthy interview about his experiences on "American Idol." Last week they met up again, to discuss Aiken's debut CD track-by-track in a con It would be difficult to find anyone in the U.S. who has not heard of…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Joss Stone, Arch Enemy and Brad Wolf. U.K. IDOL: In the era of "American Idol," it's easy to be skeptical of a vocalist like Joss Stone . The 16-year-old U.K.-born singer relies largely on…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named be 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual…

  13. Pearl Jam Rescues Its 'Lost Dogs'

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will trot out 31 rare and previously unreleased tracks from its archives on the long-in-the-works collection "Lost Dogs." It's a veritable treasure-trove for fans, as it includes 11 songs th Pearl Jam will trot out 31 rare and previously unreleased tracks from its…

  14. Pearl Jam Plans Seattle Benefit Show

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has signed on for an Oct. 22 benefit at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, with all proceeds to be donated to YouthCare and the Orion Teen Center. The rare acoustic show will come three days before th Pearl Jam has signed on for an Oct. 22 benefit at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, with…

  15. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond All The World's A 'Stage' Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil Diamond's career with the release this week of a six-disc boxed set. "Stages: Performances 1972-2002" will include five audio discs and a DVD. All…

  16. Pearl Jam DVD Spotlights New York Show

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is eschewing a comprehensive DVD of its 2003 Riot Act tour in favor of spotlighting one particularly noteworthy show from the trek. The double-disc "Live at the Garden," capturing the band's Pearl Jam is eschewing a comprehensive DVD of its 2003 Riot Act tour in favor…

  17. Wilco, Dashboard Take It To The 'Bridge'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Dashboard Confessional, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson, Incubus and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have been added to the lineup for the 17th Bridge School Benefit concert. Wilco, Dashboard Confessional, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson, Incubus and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have…

  18. It Still Moves

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine going on a road trip and searching for the perfect accompanying soundtrack. Imagine going on a road trip and searching for the perfect accompanying soundtrack. Popping in My Morning Jacket's "It Still Moves" would be a fine choice. The album combines classic rock, alt…

  19. The Darkness Envelops New York

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career tonight (Sept. 18) before a sold-out audience at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career tonight (Sept. 18) before a sold-out audience…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while 2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York…

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