1. Great Country Songs

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song and spent plenty of time atop the country charts, as well. Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song…

  2. Aerosmith, Kiss Set To Rock'N'Roll All Night

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Aerosmith and Kiss will embark on a co-headlining North American tour beginning in August and running through October, sources confirm. The tour of approximately 40 dates will be produced by Clear Cha Aerosmith and Kiss will embark on a co-headlining North American tour beginning in August…

  3. Will Smith Eyeing DreamWorks Deal?

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "multi-platform offer" from DreamWorks SKG, a source tells Billboard Bulletin. Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "multi-platform offer" from DreamWorks SKG,…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart achievments of Maurice Gibb and Aaliyah. IN MEMORIAM: Fans all over the world are mourning the passing of Maurice Gibb, who was just 53 when he died in a Miami Beach hospital on Jan. 12. While Gibb is primarily thought of as an artist, performing with his…

  6. Seals Taps Sturmer, Crowell For Help On New Disc

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country-pop artist Brady Seals' new album, "Thompson Street," due Feb. 25 from Image Entertainment, will feature songs co-written with Nashville singer/songwriter/producer Rodney Crowell and ex-Jellyf Country-pop artist Brady Seals' new album, "Thompson Street,"…

  7. Rancid, The Used Head Initial Warped Tour Lineup

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according to a tour spokesperson. Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according…

  8. Godsmack Out To Rock Naysayers On 'Faceless'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band's forthcoming third studio album "Faceless," comes from the group's perception of itself through the media. Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band&…

  9. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  10. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL/Beggars Banquet) Craig David (Wildstar…

  11. Epic/Legacy Shapes Up 'Mullets Rock!'

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets Rock!," a two-CD set due March 4. In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets…

  12. Girl Power Reigns On U.K. Charts

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Girls Aloud and Avril Lavigne made it another week of girl power on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Jan. 12). Girls Aloud's Polydor debut "The Sound of the Underground" racks up its fourth w Girls Aloud and Avril Lavigne made it another week of girl power on the new U…

  13. Ry Cooder's Cuban Era May Be Capped With New Sets

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'd hate to say this whole Cuban experience is at an end for me," Ry Cooder says. "But I can't see any way they're going to allow us to do it again. We just got in under the wire. It was a miraculous adventure, but…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality has the upper lobe of her left lung remo 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo…

  15. I Wanna Go There

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST On his inaugural J album, Tyrese returns to the old-school-rooted R&B he led with in 1998 à la the top 10 hit "Sweet Lady." Evidence of that can be heard on his current chart-climbing lead On his inaugural J album, Tyrese returns to the old-school-rooted R&B he led with in…

  16. Styx Snags Diverse Guests For 'Cyclorama'

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, comedy rock duo Tenacious D, actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton, and 1980s pop star John Waite have all lent their talents to "Cyclorama," the upcoming studio album Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, comedy rock duo Tenacious D, actor/musician…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Eminem and Norah Jones. YOU WIN SOME, YOU 'LOSE' SOME: Time to rewrite the chart history books. Eminem holds on to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for an 11th week, placing "Lose Yourself" (Shady…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2000 -…

  20. 'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywi Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25…

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