1. Ask Billboard

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Fabolous, Ünloco and box sets. BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Hello, Will the 2003 Billboard Music Awards be held in Las Vegas this year? I have only heard that Shania Twain will perform. Any info on this would be…

  2. Billboard Bits: Justin/Xtina, Carter/O'Neal, Pearl Jam

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Xtina, Carter/O'Neal, Pearl Jam Two more dates on the Christina Aguilera/Justin Timberlake tour have been postponed in the wake of last Saturday's lighting grid collapse in Atlantic City, N.J. Scheduled concerts for tomorrow (Aug. 13) in East Rutherford, N.J. and…

  3. Timberlake, Aguilera Tour Comes To A Halt

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The structural failure of a ceiling grid at an Atlantic City, N.J., venue over the weekend may have brought the Justin Timberlake / Christina Aguilera tour to an abrupt end. The incident occurred arou The structural failure of a ceiling grid at an Atlantic City, N.J., venue over the weekend…

  4. Van Morrison Signs With Blue Note

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records will announce today (Aug. 7) that it has signed Van Morrison to a multi-album global deal. Blue Note Records will announce today (Aug. 7) that it has signed Van Morrison to a multi-album global deal, Billboard Bulletin reports. His self-produced album "What's Wrong…

  5. The Shins Slide Down The 'Chute'

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Albuquerque, N.M.-based rock outfit the Shins will release their sophomore studio album, "Chutes Too Narrow," Oct. 21 via Sub Pop. A commercial single for "So Says I" will be released Sept. 23, backed Albuquerque, N.M.-based rock outfit the Shins will release their…

  6. Billboard Bits: Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts Scottish rock act Travis has wrapped its fourth Independiente/Epic album, "12 Memories," and will release the set in October. A single, "Re-Offender," will be released Sept. 29 internationally. "12 Memories" is…

  7. Bow Wow Barks Support For Youth Computing

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event will be sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's…

  8. A Perfect Circle Looks To Lucky 'Thirteen'

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin album, "Thirteenth Step." As previously reported, the set is the band's first with new bassist Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin…

  9. Billboard Bits: Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More Target is offering an exclusive six-track CD featuring songs from RCA artist Christina Aguilera and Jive's Justin Timberlake, who are currently on tour together . The CD contains the new Aguilera track "That's What Love Can…

  10. Ask Billboard

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions on R.E.M., Madonna and Rancid TIME'S UP Hello Keith, I would like to know the track listing for R.E.M.'s greatest hits cd(s) that will be released later this year. I was startled to find out the period of hits covered begins in 1988! I…

  11. DMX Arrested For Using Profanity

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies. 1999 - Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies. 1998 - Italian director…

  13. Alien Ant Farm Ready Road Return

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a bus accident left lead singer Dryden Mitchell with serious spinal injuries more than a year ago. The North Ame Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a…

  14. Flecktones Prep Ambitious Triple 'Worlds'

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds," a three-disc studio set due Aug. 12 from Columbia. Produced by banjo virtuoso Fleck at his Nashville home studio, the 27-track Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds,"…

  15. Loveless Readies New Album

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your Way Home." As has been the case with the most of her albums, her husband, Emory Gordy Jr., produced the set, which was recor Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your…

  16. Let's Roll

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Etta James opens this album with "Somebody to Love," a hard-driving rocker penned by Delbert McClinton and Gary Nichols. Etta James opens this album with "Somebody to Love," a hard-driving rocker penned by Delbert McClinton and Gary Nichols. As a tone-setter, it's the…

  17. Ashley MacIsaac Returns Rejuvenated

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After several years of life on the pop-music fringe, Ashley MacIsaac is ready to tackle the mainstream. He ended a six-year hiatus from recording May 6 with a self-titled Decca/Universal debut that strives to highlight his stylistic versatility.…

  18. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest Country star Tim McGraw and his band the Dancehall Doctors will play a free show for military personnel and their families later this month. The May 21 performance will take place at Colorado's Fort Carson Army Base/Pershing Field. "I…

  19. B2K Slates 'Scream III' Summer Tour

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen R&B act B2K will hit the road in July on its Scream III tour. Along for the ride, which kicks off July 2 at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif., will be Marques Houston, Mario, Nick Teen R&B act B2K will hit the road in July on its Scream III tour. Along for the ride,…

  20. 311 'Evolves' On Forthcoming Album, Tour

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock-rap act 311 has slated a July 11 for its seventh studio album, "Evolver." The group reteamed with producer Ron Saint Germain (Bad Brains, Sonic Youth) for the Volcano Records set. He last worked Rock-rap act 311 has slated a July 11 for its seventh studio album, "Evolver.…

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