1. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • The third album from pop vocalist Jessica Simpson, "In This Skin" (Columbia), featuring the single "Sweetest Sin." • Albums from rock acts the Star Spangles ("Bazooka!!!,"…

  2. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk…

  4. Matthews Gives 'Devil' Its Due

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews has finalized the track list for his highly anticipated solo debut, "Some Devil." As first reported here, the album is due Sept. 23 from RCA. Thirteen tracks are featured, including "Gra Dave Matthews has finalized the track list for his highly anticipated solo…

  5. Koz Explores Genres In Three Acts

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for his new studio album, "Saxophonic." His first studio album since 1999's "The Dance," the Capitol set finds the saxophonist exploring Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for…

  6. Investigators: Suge Was Shooters' Target

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Investigators believe the shootings of people with close ties to rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were designed to get at Knight himself. Investigators believe the shootings of people with close ties to rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were designed to get at Knight himself.…

  7. Van Dyk Heads 'Back' To The Clubs

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT German DJ Paul Van Dyk has set an Oct. 7 release date for "Reflections," his first set of new material since 2000's "Out There and Back." The Mute Records disc contains the U.K. hit "Nothing But You" German DJ Paul Van Dyk has set an Oct. 7 release date for …

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  11. Parole Violation Nets 'Suge' Knight 10 Months

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced to 10 months in prison after a parole board found yesterday (July 31) that he struck a Hollywood nightclub valet. Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced to 10 months in prison after a parole board found yesterday (July 31) that he struck a…

  12. Boxed Set Celebrates Diamond's 'Stages'

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil Diamond's career with the Sept. 30 release of a six-disc boxed set, Billboard.com has learned. "Stages: Performances 1972- Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the death is ruled accidental. He is 57. 2002 - The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  15. Kiss, Aerosmith Lining Up Fall Arena Dates

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Kiss and Aerosmith are finalizing plans to follow their summer tour of outdoor venues with a run of arena dates this fall. The new arena leg will comprise about 20 sho As first tipped here last month, Kiss and Aerosmith are finalizing plans to follow their…

  16. Weezer Toiling On Numerous Projects

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's working schedule. After releasing only two albums during its first seven years of existence, the band dropped the Geffen sets Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's…

  17. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born Velvet Revolver, the new band featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, will likely release an EP in the coming months via…

  18. Steve Winwood Takes 'Time' On Tour

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steve Winwood has announced plans for a fall U.S. tour, kicking off Sept. 18 in Austin, Texas, and wrapping Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. Steve Winwood has announced plans for a fall U.S. tour, kicking off Sept. 18 in Austin, Texas, and wrapping Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. The outing comes in support…

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

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 21-27, 2003. Among all of the acts that will be making the rounds on the late night shows this week, I'm most looking forward to a pair of appearances that Jane's Addiction will make. On Tuesday, the same…

  20. 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),"…

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