1. Make Me Better

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The former Sounds of Blackness frontwoman draws primarily on her inspirational roots here. The former Sounds of Blackness frontwoman draws primarily on her inspirational roots here. But in true Nesby fashion, she flavors the proceedings accordingly. Stirring in liberal dollops of R&B, hip…

  2. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini As first tipped here in July, Aerosmith will headline the National Football League kick-off event Thursday (Sept. 4) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The veteran rock act joins previously announced performers Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and…

  3. Built To Spill Opts For Tour Over New Album

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If Built To Spill fans attending the band's upcoming tour dates wonder why more new songs aren't being played, group leader Doug Martsch tells Billboard.com the reason comes down to the sweeter things If Built To Spill fans attending the band's upcoming tour dates wonder why…

  4. Barenaked Ladies Prep 'Everything' For Fall

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Barenaked Ladies have completed their sixth full-length studio album, "Everything to Everyone." The Barenaked Ladies have completed their sixth full-length studio album, "Everything to Everyone." Due Oct. 21 via Reprise, the 14-track set was recorded in Los Angeles,…

  5. Billboard Bits: Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters Veteran hip-hop producer Pete Rock is in the studio working on a new album, "Soul Survivor 2," for London-based BBE. Due in early 2004, the album will feature appearances by Talib Kweli, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Little Brother and Big…

  6. Velvet Revolver Loads Up With RCA

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum plus David Kushner of Suicidal As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots…

  7. Billboard Bits: Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest A new album by enigmatic singer/songwriter Tom Waits is on the Anti Records release schedule. No details are available about the set, which is tentatively slated for a March 2004 release. If it comes to fruition, the set will be Waits'…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore. ALL IN THE FAMILY: The music of Robert Randolph may have been born in a church, but the pedal steel guitar whiz is a direct disciple of the mid-1970s party funk…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,"…

  11. Unreleased Song Bolsters Elvis Collection

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A never-before-released song recorded by Elvis Presley nearly 40 years ago was recently unearthed and will be issued Oct. 7 by RCA on.. A never-before-released song recorded by Elvis Presley nearly 40 years ago was recently unearthed and will be issued Oct. 7 by RCA on the previously…

  12. Weiland Gets Three Years Probation

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges. Weiland wi Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years…

  13. Emotional Technology

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Building on the success of his "Movement in Still Life" album and high-profile gig as producer of 'N Sync's "Pop" single, BT (aka Brian Transeau) smartly continues to expand the notion of what a dance Building on the success of his "Movement in Still Life…

  14. Ian Is Muse For Sci-Fi Collection

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans of Janis Ian have always appreciated the storytelling aspect of her songs. Now 30 fans of the renowned singer/songwriter -- who are also top science fiction writers -- have teamed for "Stars," a collection of original sci-fi…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  16. Twilight Singers Squeeze 'Blackberry'

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli tells Billboard.com that working under the moniker of the Twilight Singers offers the perfect blend of freed Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band…

  18. Gay Acts Seek To Break Country Music Barrier

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists, but a colorful pack of wanna-be stars pulled out their best rustic twangs and wailing guitars yesterday (Aug. 7) to try to change America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists,…

  19. BT's 'Technology' Pushes Modern Rock Buttons

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. Two years ago, much to the chagrin of dance/electronic purists, he co…

  20. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BT 'Emotional' Rescue BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. He has also released three genre-blurring artist albums and scored two No. 1 hits on…

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