1. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid wasteland of pop culture, the 1980s were chock…

  2. Nelly Blends Old With New On 'Derrty Versions'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due Nov. 25 via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat fr Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da…

  3. A Toda Máquina

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT One of the often repeated maxims regarding regional Mexican music is that, unlike pop, it is in a state of constant reinvention. One of the often repeated maxims regarding regional Mexican music is that, unlike pop, it is in a state of constant reinvention. The latest example of this is Texas…

  4. B.B. King, Ligeti Win Polar Music Prize

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music to receive the prestigious 2004 Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been…

  5. 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…

  6. Underworld Gets Anthologized

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed U.K. electronica outfit Underworld will celebrate its first decade's worth of music on "Anthology 1992-2002," due Nov. 3 internationally and Dec. 9 in North America via V2. Acclaimed U.K. electronica outfit Underworld will celebrate its first decade's worth of…

  7. 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…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  9. John/Taupin Tunes Inspire Fox TV Series

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The timeless tunes of Elton John and Bernie Taupin have inspired a drama series at Fox, which is developing a music-driven project revolving around the lives of two families. The timeless tunes of Elton John and Bernie Taupin have inspired a drama series at Fox, which is developing a music…

  10. Diverse Acts Interpret Collins For 'Brother Bear'

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Along with the songs he performs, Phil Collins sees his compositions recorded by several diverse artists on Walt Disney's "Brother Bear" soundtrack. Along with the songs he performs, Phil Collins sees his compositions recorded by several diverse artists on Walt Disney's …

  11. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  12. Run-D.M.C. Preps 'Ultimate' Hits CD, DVD

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), legendary rap act Run-D.M.C. will be celebrated Oct. 28 with "Ultimate Run-D.M.C." The Arista two-disc CD-and-DVD set f Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell),…

  13. Top Rap, Dance Acts Set For Audiotistic Fest

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A number of top hip-hop and DJ/electronica acts will descend on Los Angeles for the Audiotistic festival, to be held Oct. 18 at the L.A. Sports Arena. The event will feature performances by OutKast pr A number of top hip-hop and DJ/electronica acts will descend on Los Angeles for the…

  14. No Fears: Orzabal, Smith Reunite

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tears For Fears principals Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have reunited and inked a deal with Arista Records, which will release the duo's first album together since 1989 early next year. The pair perf Tears For Fears principals Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have reunited and inked a deal…

  15. 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…

  16. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley 'King' Of The World RCA's new Elvis Presley compilation "Elvis 2nd to None" sports a previously unreleased song recorded 40 years ago but only recently unearthed. "I'm a Roustabout," originally was written and recorded for the 1964 Presley…

  17. Bowie Gets Back To 'Reality'

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of credibility, David Bowie was already an icon of rock music and pop culture by the time the '80s were half over. Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of…

  18. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Compiled For CD, DVD

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic's Nov. 18 release of "Number Ones," an 18-track CD or 15-track DVD, Billboard.com has learned. The album will include a brand new single, "O Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic&…

  19. Ben Harper Preps Live DVD, EP

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. The…

  20. 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…

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