1. Sugababes End Peas' U.K. Chart Reign

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart to an end yesterday (Oct. 19). "Hole in the Head" (Universal Island), from Sugababes' new U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six…

  2. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies 'Everything' Here Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart jokes that heads better roll at their label Reprise, which mistakenly printed early versions of the band's new disc, "Everything to Everyone," as "Everything for Everyone." "…

  3. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Joe Strummer One Last 'Street' Almost a year after the death of Joe Strummer comes "Streetcore," the final release from the former Clash frontman with his band the Mescaleros. Due this week on Hellcat/Epitaph, the posthumous album features eight originals and two covers,…

  4. Doll Revolution

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On "Doll Revolution," the Bangles' first studio album in 15 years, all of the familiar elements are in place. On "Doll Revolution," the Bangles' first studio album in 15 years, all of the familiar elements are in place. All four members (Susanna Hoffs, Vicki…

  5. Too Hot For T.V.

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fights, feuds and cheesecake aside, "Making the Band 2" creation Bad Boy's Da Band really shines on its debut set. "Too Hot For T.V. Fights, feuds and cheesecake aside, "Making the Band 2" creation Bad Boy's Da Band really shines on its debut set. "Too…

  6. Simon & Garfunkel Open 'Old Friends' Tour

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel began to play "The Sound of Silence" midway through the kickoff of their Old Friends tour last night (Oct. 17) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., fans grew so frenzied it froze th When Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel began to play "The Sound of Silence"…

  7. Billboard Bits: Cash, Voodoo, Minor Threat

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Cash Tribute, Voodoo, Minor Threat The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium will be aired five days later on country-music cable station CMT. The two-hour edited broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile, Rodney Crowell, Marty…

  8. Bruce Recovering From Liver Transplant

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant surgery. Following the successful Sept. 19 procedure, the musician's body rejected the new organ, and infection an Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant…

  9. Former Kiss Guitarist Kulick Shot

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot in the leg when a man opened fire outside a West Hollywood, Calif., nightclub early today (Oct. 16), police said. Former Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot in the leg when a man opened fire outside a West Hollywood, Calif., nightclub early today …

  10. Trick Daddy Faces Trial On Drug Charges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Trick Daddy will go to trial in December in Miami on drug possession, assault and weapons charges and will remain under house arrest until then, a judge ruled yesterday (Oct. 15). Rapper Trick Daddy will go to trial in December in Miami on drug possession, assault and weapons charges…

  11. Basement Jaxx Goes Pop On Third Set

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who collectively record as Basement Jaxx, know their way around international dancefloors. The British duo's two albums -- "Remedy" and "Rooty" -- have spawned several No. 1 club hits,…

  12. Ask Billboard

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Flaming Lips, Bette Midler and Mandy Moore. IT'S ON HIS FLAMING LIPS Keith, There's this VH1 commercial [that] features a song that has the lines "Do you realize? / That you have the most beautiful face?" Do you…

  13. John Lennon Musical Heads To Broadway

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a Broadway musical based on songs by John Lennon -- Yoko Ono has, and today (Oct. 15), producers announced she has given the go-ahead for a show using her late husband's work. Imagine a Broadway musical based on songs by John Lennon -- Yoko Ono has, and today (Oct. 15), producers…

  14. Montreal Fans Riot After Canceled Show

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Angered by the cancellation of a punk concert in Montreal, dozens of people smashed windows and overturned cars, setting them ablaze last night (Oct. 14). Angered by the cancellation of a punk concert in Montreal, dozens of people smashed windows and overturned cars, setting them ablaze last…

  15. Stones Say Hong Kong Shows Will Go Ahead

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next month, even though the local promoters announced last week they had withdrawn their offer to the British gr In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next…

  16. Rice, Spree Head 'Eclectic' Show

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concert is aligned with the station's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" morning show, and features a bill similar to the varied, global reach of that show's playlists. Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW has tapped recent Shortlist Prize winner Damien Rice, the…

  17. R.E.M. Tour Ends With A Bang

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. wrapped its fall North American tour Saturday (Oct. 11) with a show at Atlanta's Phillips Arena. Friday's penultimate concert in Raleigh, N.C., featured a surprise guest appearance by former dr R.E.M. wrapped its fall North American tour Saturday (Oct. 11) with a show at…

  18. Black Eyed Peas, Dido Rule U.K. Charts

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday (Oct. 12), as "Where Is the Love" by Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Polydor) started a sixth week at No. 1. It's now only a week The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday …

  19. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the…

  20. Stellastarr*

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While the likes of the White Stripes and the Strokes are busily mining '70s rock riffs and proto-punk sounds for a new generation of listeners, a second wave of new buzz bands—led by Hot Hot He While the likes of the White Stripes and the Strokes are busily mining '70s rock riffs…

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