1. STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends an A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set,…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock and Give Up The Ghost. DIRTY PEACHES: There's an element of performance art in the sex-obsessed electro-rap of Peaches. In concert she dresses like a Hooters waitress trapped in 1984…

  4. Man Ordered To Stay Away From Spears

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., judge ordered a Japanese businessman to stay away from Britney Spears, ruling yesterday (Oct. 7) he was "was abnormally obsessed and fixated with Spears." A Santa Monica, Calif., judge ordered a Japanese businessman to stay away from Britney Spears, ruling…

  5. 50 Cent Dominates World Music Nominations

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT He is up for best-selling pop male, R&B artist, rap/hip-hop artist, new artist and recording artist. With five nominations, 50 Cent leads the contenders for the 15th annual World Music Awards, to be held Sunday (Oct. 12) at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club, Billboard Bulletin reports. He is…

  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. 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),…

  8. Billboard Bits: MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger MTV has given the green light to second seasons of "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," starring Snoop Dogg, and "Newlyweds," which chronicles the private life of pop singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. New seasons of both shows will begin…

  9. Marques Houston Readies Elektra Debut

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Emerging R&B singer Marques Houston, late of 1990s group IMx (aka Immature), will release his solo debut, "MH," Oct. 21 on T.U.G./Elektra Records. Lead single "Clubbin'" featuring Joe Budden and P Emerging R&B singer Marques Houston, late of 1990s group IMx …

  10. iTunes Gets Exclusive Sarah McLachlan EP

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Arista on Oct. 21 will release a Sarah McLachlan EP as a download, to be available for the first 30 days exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. Arista on Oct. 21 will release a Sarah McLachlan EP as a download, to be available for the first 30 days exclusively via Apple's…

  11. Wainwright Offers 'Feel-Good' Cynicism

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright says the more pronounced rock sound heard on his latest DreamWorks release, "Want One," is a natural byproduct of the recording session environment created for the album. Rufus Wainwright says the more pronounced rock sound heard on his latest DreamWorks release, …

  12. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 6-12, 2003. By now you should have had your fill of "The Blues" (if not, order the seven-DVD series via PBS.org ). Although it'll be hard to top last week's rich musical programming, the vast…

  14. Peas, Dido Top U.K. Charts

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor) became the first single in five years to log five weeks at No. 1 in the U.K. when the new charts were released yesterday (Oct. 5). Meanwhile, Did Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor) became…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  18. 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…

  19. Identity Crisis

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ms. Lynne has it all wrong. Her previous album, "Love, Shelby," should have been called "Identity Crisis." And this, her eighth album, should be titled "Love, Shelby." Recall, for a moment, the artist Ms. Lynne has it all wrong. Her previous album, "Love,…

  20. The Long Road

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Go ahead and pick on Nickelback. Go ahead and pick on Nickelback. Sure, they may churn out slick, near-grunge rock with hooks a mile wide, but is that so wrong? With its previous album, the multi-million-selling "Silver Side Up," the band hit the commercial jackpot, thanks to…

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