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

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a near expert on the genre and guessing won&…

  2. BRAND NEW

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Currently out on the road with emo poster boy Chris Carrabba's band Dashboard Confessional, it's easy to lump Brand New in with that scene. And while it can't be a bad thing to be identified within su Currently out on the road with emo poster band Dashboard Confessional, it&…

  3. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere , Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 2. What Was I Thinkin' , Dierks Bentley 3. Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey's Song) , Buddy Jewell 4. Real Good Man , Tim McGraw 5. Tough Little Boys , Gary Allan Issue date: Oct.…

  4. In Reverie

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sensitive punks are so hot right now. First, Dashboard Confessional bows at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 amid critical raves. Sensitive punks are so hot right now. First, Dashboard Confessional bows at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 amid critical raves. Now, along comes the buzzed-about DreamWorks…

  5. Amazing Grace

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. No 100-piece orchestra this time ("Let It…

  6. Blood on the Tracks

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan's brilliant 1975 masterwork gets the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) 5.1 multichannel treatment here, to stunning effect. Bob Dylan's brilliant 1975 masterwork gets the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) 5.1 multichannel treatment here, to stunning effect. It truly is Dylan like…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you if you ran to the calendar to see what…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'," Clay Aiken, radio airplay, "Greatest Gainers" and his book series "Hottest Hot 100 Hits." DON'T FORGET ELVIS Dear Fred, How come you didn't mention anything in "Chart Beat"…

  9. R.E.M. Bolsters 'Best Of' With Bonus Disc

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. has finalized the track list for its upcoming Warner Bros. greatest-hits collection, "In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003." Due Oct. 28, the album is being released as a single-disc 18-track R.E.M. has finalized the track list for its upcoming Warner Bros. greatest-hits…

  10. 'Baby' Kicks 'Tailfeather' From Chart Roost

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul finally unseats "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The chart's fastest-growing track at radio for the With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring…

  11. Linkin Park Gets OK For Malaysia Gig

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park has received the government's permission to perform next month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- but the hard rock band won't be allowed to scream, jump around or wear shorts onstage. Linkin Park has received the government's permission to perform next month in Kuala…

  12. Billboard Bits: Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy!' As tipped here last week, Sting will play a free concert Oct. 7 in Chicago's Grant Park. The show will serve to herald the launch of American Express' new Blue Cash credit card. Guitarist Jonny Lang will open.…

  13. Missy Elliott Studying For Next 'Test'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although a number of high-profile guests have been attached to the project, the only confirmed artist is Jay-Z, who appears on the track "Wake Up." Missy Elliott is eyeing a Nov. 25 release for her next Elektra album , "This Is Not a Test." According to a spokesperson, the…

  14. The Who 'Hearing' New Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Years of discussion about a new studio album from the surviving members of the Who appears to be finally giving way to action. A post on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site reveals that he an Years of discussion about a new studio album from the surviving members of the Who…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  16. QOTSA, Distillers Head Down Under

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The shows will mark QOTSA's second trip down under in less than a year, following the group's January 2003 appearances at the annual Big Day Out festival. As tipped here in July, Queens Of The Stone Age will tour Australia early next year with the Distillers in tow. The trek begins…

  17. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Obie Trice's Eminem-produced debut, "Cheers" (Shady/Interscope). -- The self-titled Rykodisc debut album from the Fire Theft, featuring former Sunny Day Real Estate principals Jeremy Enigk, William…

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

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above most on my personal scale. Let's start…

  19. Tunes On TV

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 22 "Pyramid," Syndicated Featured Artists: Trace Adkins, the Go-Go's' Jane Wiedlin, Donny Osmond (host). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured…

  20. R. Kelly: 'I Wish People Could Just Know Me As A Person'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. R. Kelly's biggest hit was the inspirational, Grammy Award-winning "I Believe I Can Fly." But for his life outside music, the Chicago-based singer/songwriter/producer may be grounded for good. Kelly, whose given name is Robert…

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