1. DIFFUSER

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There's a rock music scene happening on New York's Long Island. Witness the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Brand New and Glassjaw pulling for one another as they establishing a fanbase that stretches ac There's a rock music scene happening on New York's Long Island. Witness…

  2. 'School Of Rock' Tops Weekend Box Office

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paramount's "School of Rock" went to the head of the class on its debut at the North American box office this weekend striking a chord with moviegoers and raking in an estimated $20.2 million. The fil Paramount's "School of Rock" went to the head of the class on…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Ice Cube To Heat Up 'XXX' Sequel

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cube has landed the starring role in the "XXX" sequel. Director Rob Cohen has also opted out of the sequel to the 2002 action film about an extreme athlete-turned-s With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cube has landed the starring role in the "…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2002 - At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at…

  7. OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "…

  8. 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…

  9. Thursday's 'War' Rages On Island

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "lullaby of carbon monoxide" is inhaled under a crumbling New York skyline. The title track of the band's major label debut is full of 9/11-inspired imagery, but In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "…

  10. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  11. Black Eyed Peas, Muse Lead U.K. Charts

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas top the U.K. singles chart for a fourth week with "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor). But there's a new No. 1 album, as "Absolution" (East West), the third studio set by U.K. ro The Black Eyed Peas top the U.K. singles chart for a fourth week…

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

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a near expert on the genre and guessing won&…

  13. Amazing Grace

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. No 100-piece orchestra this time ("Let It…

  14. 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…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you if you ran to the calendar to see what…

  16. Michigan Officials Fine Aretha Franklin

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bloomfield Township, Mich., officials have fined Aretha Franklin for not removing a tennis court at the site of her Detroit-area home, which burned down in October 2002. The $225 fine issued Wednesday Bloomfield Township, Mich., officials have fined Aretha Franklin for not removing a tennis…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God G 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to…

  18. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in…

  19. Pink Gives New Album A 'Try'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Party diva Pink will on Nov. 11 release her third Arista album, "Try This." The set, which features a number of songs co-written with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, is the follow-up to her breakthroug Party diva Pink will on Nov. 11 release her third Arista album, "Try This.…

  20. Darkness, Black Eyed Peas Lead U.K. Charts

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album charts, Black Eyed Peas and the Darkness nevertheless maintained their No. 1 spots. The Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Merc In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album…

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