1. Buddyhead Finalizes 'Skelter' Details

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have been finalized for the compilation "Buddyhead Presents ... Gimme Skelter," due Oct. 21 from Nettwerk. As previously reported, the set features exclusive tracks from Weezer, Mudhoney, the Details have been finalized for the compilation "Buddyhead Presents ... Gimme…

  2. Pop Stars Gather At The Net For 'Kids' Day'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Slated for Aug. 23 at the USTA National Tennis Center…

  3. EMI Plunders Catalog For Box Sets

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Marketing will celebrate the work of Al Green, Glen Campbell and Nat King Cole with four-disc box sets to be issued over the next two months through EMI-associated labels. EMI Music Marketing will celebrate the work of Al Green, Glen Campbell and Nat King Cole with four-disc box…

  4. Legendary Producer Sam Phillips Dies

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him sing songs for his mother, has died. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him…

  5. Stones, AC/DC Rock Toronto Benefit

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than 450,000 fans turned out last night (July 30) in Toronto for the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit at Downsview Park, aimed at boosting the city's sagging economy in the wake of the S More than 450,000 fans turned out last night (July 30) in Toronto for the Molson…

  6. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the…

  7. Cypress Hill Gets Busy On New Album

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cypress Hill is eyeing a fall release date for their first Columbia album since 2001's "Stone Raiders." Cypress Hill is eyeing a fall release date for their first Columbia album since 2001's "Stone Raiders." Taking a quick break from the studio, the group is out…

  8. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 28-Aug 3, 2003. This week has something for everyone. It seems no matter where you flip the channel, you'll land on an interesting musical diversion. PBS is the place to be to give a little alt-county fuel to…

  9. Tunes On TV

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 28-Aug. 3, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 28 "VH1 All Access: Oh Winona!" VH1 Featured Artists: Beck, Foo Fighters, Rhett Miller, Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, Dave Pirner, Jimmy Fallon, Evan Dando. "Making the Video,…

  10. Red Dirt Road

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Owning more style and swagger than a dozen baby rock bands, Brooks & Dunn raise their own bar considerably with this new record. Owning more style and swagger than a dozen baby rock bands, Brooks & Dunn raise their own bar considerably with this new record. The Stones-meets-Tulsa rave…

  11. Billboard Honors Grandmaster Flash, Wright

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will honor the extraordinary careers of Grandmaster Flash and Betty Wright with its second annual Founders Awards. The recognition will take place at the 2003 Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard will honor the extraordinary careers of Grandmaster Flash and Betty Wright with its…

  12. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best Video Of The Year 50 Cent, "In Da Club" Johnny Cash, "Hurt" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work…

  13. Costello Reissues Explode With Bonus Tracks

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back catalog will continue with a staggering expansion of three early 1980s albums. Due Sept. 9 are two-disc versions of 1980's "Get Happy," 1981's "Trust" and 1983 Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back…

  14. McCartney Exhibit Opens At Beatles Museum

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An exhibition celebrating the solo career of Paul McCartney after the break-up of the Beatles will open in Liverpool on Saturday (Aug. 2), organized by students from his former school. "The Solo Years An exhibition celebrating the solo career of Paul McCartney after the break-up of the…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  16. Bowie Steps Back Into 'Reality'

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last month, David Bowie will release his next studio album, "Reality," Sept. 16 via ISO/Columbia. Like its 2002 predecessor, "Heathen," the new set was co-produced by Bowie and As first reported here last month, David Bowie will release his next…

  17. Beyonce Continues U.K. Chart Dominance

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she notched another week at No. 1 with her "Crazy in Love" single featuring Jay-Z and "Dangerously in Love" album (Columbia). Her main n Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she…

  18. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  19. Gloria Gets Personal

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Reinvention is often seen as essential for longevity in pop music. But for Gloria Estefan, the more things change, the more her personal life and public persona seem to stay the same. It's a paradox that has allowed Estefan to remain…

  20. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. New York City , The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones 3. Vans Warped Tour 2003 Compilation , Various Artists 4. Population: Me , Dwight Yoakam 5. I Love It , Craig Morgan Issue date: July 26, 2003 News…

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