1. Classic Dylan Titles Get Sonic Upgrade

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the seri With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD…

  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. Dulli's Twilight Singers Ripen On 'Blackberry'

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's future had already begun in the form of his Twilight Singers side project, which had released its Columbia debut "Twilight a When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's…

  4. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace, Robert Thompson). "The Parkers,"…

  5. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock titles Rock The House This week sees the release of new albums from a host of notable rock acts. Alien Ant Farm's "TruAnt" (DreamWorks) is the group's first album since it was involved in a serious car accident in May 2002. The set was produced by Stone Temple Pilots&…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance music artists, and who has the most number…

  8. Blackout Nixes Scores Of Concerts

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Shows up and down the East Coast were affected to varying degrees because Ticketmaster's server The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U…

  9. 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…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a "hunger fast" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  12. Tubular Bells 2003

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With tape manipulation and an insane amount of overdubbing, Mike Oldfield's one-man-band approach to the original "Tubular Bells" taxed the limits of recording technology in 1972. With tape manipulation and an insane amount of overdubbing, Mike Oldfield's one-man-band…

  13. This summer sees BjÖrk releasing a slew of

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This summer sees BjÖrk releasing a slew of DVDs, including "Royal Opera House" and "Vessel," which spotlight live performance footage from the artist's tours for "Vespertine" and "Debut," respe This summer sees Björk releasing a slew of DVDs,…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated with Milan's Sept. 30 release of a four-disc boxed set, "io." The package will feature a disc of "Film Music" from such movies as "Once Upon a Time in…

  16. Exclusive: Cash's 'American' Outtakes 'Unearthed'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from his work over the past decade with Rick Rubin is being prepared for a possible Christmas release through American/Lost Highway. Tentati A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from the country legend's…

  17. Modern Rock Mainstays Descend Into 'Underworld'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to…

  18. 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…

  19. Blind Boys Round Up All Stars To 'Tell It'

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due Sept. 16 via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vo The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out…

  20. Kenny Chesney Loses Bootlegger Ban

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. district judge in Knoxville, Tenn., has rejected country singer Kenny Chesney's request for a nationwide ban on merchandise bootleggers outside his concerts. Judge Leon Jordan said Chesney's fa A U.S. district judge in Knoxville, Tenn., has rejected country singer Kenny…

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