1. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk…

  2. Beyonce Tunes Lead 'Temptations' Soundtrack

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting Temptations," due Sept. 9 from Sony Music Soundtrax. A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting…

  3. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, CMT, Kathy Mattea

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Mary J. Blige, CMT, Kathy Mattea Mary J. Blige is the latest addition to the performance lineup for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. As previously reported , the Aug. 28 event at New York's Radio City Music Hall will also feature 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Coldplay and…

  4. Lost Highway Collects 'Found' Gems

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alternative country flagship label Lost Highway has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Lost & Found -- Vol. I," a single-disc collection of rarities, b-sides and unreleased music from artists on the Alternative country flagship label Lost Highway has set a Sept. 23 release date…

  5. Paisley Enjoys His 'Celebrity' Status

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The view from the top can be quite sweet. Just ask Brad Paisley. Fueled by hit single "Celebrity" and a slot on Brooks & Dunn's successful Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour, Paisley's new album, "Mud on the Tires,…

  6. Austin Music Fest Gets Five Year Extension

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although its second edition is still a little more than a month away, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will be around for at least another five years. Although its second edition is still a little more than a month away, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will be around for at least…

  7. Foos Bassist To Tour With Fire Theft

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will join two of his three former Sunny Day Real Estate bandmates in the Fire Theft for the latter group's upcoming... Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will join two of his three former Sunny Day Real Estate bandmates in the Fire Theft for the latter…

  8. Cantrell, Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie Williams returned to the No. 1 berth on the album survey. Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) withstood the chal Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie…

  9. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck 'Little' Big Man "I was gonna make an eight-disc set, but Sony cut me down," banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck jokes of the triple-disc "Little Worlds," due this week from Columbia. The 27-track collection will also be pared down into a 10-track single-disc…

  10. Bow Wow Unleashed

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As if the everyday stress of adolescence isn't enough, imagine going through it in the public eye. That's the challenge that faces Bow Wow. Formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow, the 16-year-old Cleveland native tackles issues that affect…

  11. Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean island nation's third highest honor, according to a list of national award winners published yesterday (Aug. 7). Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean…

  12. J. Lo, Britney Considering TV Talk Shows

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears may soon be competing on television as well as the pop charts. Both are kicking around the idea of launching syndicated talk shows that would begin airing in fall 200 Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears may soon be competing on television as well as the pop…

  13. 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&…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  15. NYC's Central Park To Host BMG's 'Weekend'

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Direct-to-customer distributor BMG Music Service has unveiled plans to host a two-day concert series next month in New York. "A Weekend in Central Park" will feature concerts Sept. 13-14, including an Direct-to-customer distributor BMG Music Service has unveiled plans to host a two…

  16. Cantrell, Coral Scale U.K. Charts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I.-born R&B singer whose only previous U.K. hit topped out at No. 12, has Britain's new No. 1 single. "Breathe," featuring Sean Paul (Arista), went straight to the Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I.-born R&B singer whose only previous U.K…

  17. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

  18. Bad Boys II

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wasted no time pulling out the big guns for his first release under the Universal Music banner. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wasted no time pulling out the big guns for his first release under the Universal Music banner. The soundtrack to the summer sequel …

  19. Billboard Bits: Pharrell, Americana, Polyphonic Spree

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pharrell, Americana, Polyphonic Spree The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams will make his movie debut in the direct-to-video feature "Dude, We're Going to Rio," due Oct. 14 from Star Trak/Arista through an undetermined distributor. The film will feature songs from the…

  20. Chicago Fans Pelt Durst With Garbage

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Durst must have been having a really bad day when the Summer Sanitarium tour stopped Saturday outside Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times describes Durst as having a tantrum on stage and ending Limp B Fred Durst must have been having a really bad day when the Summer Sanitarium tour stopped…

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