1. Elton Books 3 Years In Vegas

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. John's engagement kicks off Feb. 13 in the theater, built to accom As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at…

  2. The Tangled Web

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Go-Kart Records, Jane's Addiction and Primus. REV IT UP: New York-based punk label Go-Kart Records will on Nov. 4 release an all-MP3 compilation. The two-disc set, which Go-Kart claims is one of the first of its kind…

  3. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. The Lion King , Soundtrack 2. 16 Biggest Hits , Johnny Cash 3. Greatest Hits , Tim McGraw 4. Dark Side Of The Moon , Pink Floyd 5. Greatest Hits , Martina McBride Issue date: Oct. 25, 2003 News Johnny Cash , Martina McBride , Tim McGraw …

  4. CD, DVD Capture DMB's Night In The 'Park'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band's recent free concert in Central Park is coming to CD and DVD. As first tipped here this summer, Dave Matthews Band's recent free concert in Central Park is coming to CD and DVD. "The Central Park Concert" will be released as a triple-disc CD and double…

  5. Primus Offers Reunion Show Downloads

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Primus will make each concert from its upcoming tour available for purchase online. Primus will make each concert from its upcoming tour available for purchase online. The outing, featuring the band's original lineup, launched this week in California, and will keep Primus on the road…

  6. 'Baby Boy' Fends Off Singles Chart Challenges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of relinquishing its hold on the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The second chart-topper from Beyoncé's debut Columbia album, "Dan "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of…

  7. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Bon Jovi, Dylan Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Gary Allan, Terri Clark, Buddy Jewell, Joe Nichols, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and Darryl Worley will be among the performers on the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Nov. 5…

  8. ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. Some Oklahoma kids formed a band. Then, they released an album on the independent Doghouse label, home to such acts as the Get Up Kids,…

  9. 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…

  10. Beyonce's 'Baby' Stays Strong On Charts

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a third week in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a fourth on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The next three sp Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a…

  11. Matthews To Tour With Famous 'Friends'

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews is taking a few friends out on tour this winter, but they aren't his colleagues in Dave Matthews Band. Instead, the singer/songwriter will hit the road with longtime sideman Tim Reynolds Dave Matthews is taking a few friends out on tour this winter, but they aren't his…

  12. Dave Matthews Goes Solo

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dave Matthews seems to be perpetually in motion, but even he is never sure of his course. That's the only way he can explain his first solo project. It happened by accident earlier this year during a break from his band in what began as a…

  13. AMAs Add Performers, Fans' Choice Nominees

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have been added to the performance lineup for the 31st annual American Music Awards. They will join previously confirmed per Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have been added…

  14. 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…

  15. Original Primus Lineup Readies Theater Tour

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Primus last toured four years ago. If you count how long it has been since the San Francisco band hit the road with its original band members, it's seven. But fans have not forgotten the avant-garde a Primus last toured four years ago. If you count how long it has been since the San…

  16. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  17. Wheat Makes Major-Label Jump

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Boston-based rock outfit Wheat will release its Aware/Columbia debut, "Per Second, Per Second, Per Second ... Every Second" on Nov. 4. The set was produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips) Boston-based rock outfit Wheat will release its Aware/Columbia debut, "Per…

  18. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere , Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 2. What Was I Thinkin' , Dierks Bentley 3. Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey's Song) , Buddy Jewell 4. Real Good Man , Tim McGraw 5. Tough Little Boys , Gary Allan Issue date: Oct.…

  19. Some Devil

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Good news for fans: Dave Matthews does not stray far from the signature Dave Matthews Band sound on his first solo effort. Good news for fans: Dave Matthews does not stray far from the signature Dave Matthews Band sound on his first solo effort. Largely an extension of the act's latest…

  20. Ask Billboard

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Cyndi Lauper, Def Leppard and Bruce Springsteen. SHE'S SO UNUSUAL Dear Keith, I have read that Cyndi Lauper will have a new CD out on Daylight/Epic by year's end. I was curious what her sales were for her SoundScan era releases (…

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