1. Measure of a Man

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimming with ambition and glory. Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimming with ambition and glory. Thanks to the…

  2. Vedder's Staley Tribute No Longer 'Lost'

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A song Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wrote about Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley on the day of his death will be released on "Lost Dogs," the group's upcoming double-disc rarities collection. A song Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wrote about Alice In Chains frontman…

  3. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  4. Dixie Chicks Hatch Live DVD/CD

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks' 2003 Top of the World tour will be captured in an upcoming collection of live recordings, due Nov. 25 from Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Records. The release will come in double-CD and The Dixie Chicks' 2003 Top of the World tour will be captured in an upcoming…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Atmosphere, Jet and Pine Mountain Railroad. NEW TERRITORY: Minneapolis rap duo Atmosphere has gotten a lot of mileage out of not signing with a major label. The hip-hop act has built a strong underground…

  6. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Radiohead, Lynyrd Skynyrd

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Radiohead, Lynyrd Skynyrd Pink, Evanescence, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down and Rod Stewart have joined the performance lineup for the 31st annual American Music Awards. Set for Nov. 16, the event will air live from Los Angeles on ABC. As previously reported , Ashanti, Sheryl Crow,…

  7. Sarah, Avril Link For Oxygen Concert

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian singers Sarah McLachlan and Avril Lavigne will share a stage for the first time when women's cable network Oxygen presents "Sarah McLachlan Custom Concert featuring Avril Lavigne." The show, Canadian singers Sarah McLachlan and Avril Lavigne will share a stage for the…

  8. Martina

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride owns some of the most impressive pipes in any kind of contemporary music. Martina McBride owns some of the most impressive pipes in any kind of contemporary music. And she has never been more in control of this powerful instrument than here. Often at her best when she reins…

  9. Billboard Bits: Guns N' Roses, Kiss, Ahmet Ertegun

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Guns N' Roses, Kiss, Ahmet Ertegun Guns N' Roses hasn't released a new album in a decade, but that isn't stopping Geffen from delving into the group's back catalog. On Oct. 28, the label will offer the first DVD editions of the 1998 home video "Welcome to…

  10. Tunes On TV

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 13-19, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 13 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan (also scheduled: Daryl Hannah). "Primetime Monday," ABC Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Buddy Jewell…

  11. Kylie Shows Off Her 'Body Language'

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue has finalized the track list for her new album, "Body Language." As previously reported, the set is due Nov. 17 internationally via Parlophone and Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol. Kylie Minogue has finalized the track list for her new album, "Body Language.…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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…

  14. Dave Matthews Goes Solo

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dave Matthews seems to be perpetually in motion, but even he is never sure of his course. That's the only way he can explain his first solo project. It happened by accident earlier this year during a break from his band in what began as a…

  15. 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…

  16. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from rap outfit Boo Yaa TRIBE, "West Kosta Nostra" (Sarinjay), featuring guest spots from Eminem, B Real, Kurupt and Mack 10, among others. -- Wu-Tang Clan principal the RZA's "The Birth…

  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. Leona Naess

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The eponymous title of Leona Naess' third album reinforces her stated sense of it being more like a first one. The eponymous title of Leona Naess' third album reinforces her stated sense of it being more like a first one. The sweetly melancholic set is surely more solid overall than…

  19. Under the Moon

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Barbara Sfraga has tracked one of the most captivating jazz albums of the year with "Under the Moon." Her vocal work is consistently inventive and sure, and she demonstrates a distinctive fee Vocalist Barbara Sfraga has tracked one of the most captivating jazz albums of the…

  20. Hanson Forms New Label, Books Carnegie Hall

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brotherly pop trio Hanson has formed its own label, 3CG Records, through which it will release its third album, "Underneath," in early 2004. The band, which parted ways with Island Def Jam in May, has Brotherly pop trio Hanson has formed its own label, 3CG Records, through which it…

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