1. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. THE DEBATE CONTINUES Hi Fred, Two weeks ago, singles from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 & No. 2, respectively, with sales of 393…

  2. Saliva, P.O.D. Power 'Tomb Raider' Soundtrack

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead O'Connor are among the acts on the hard rock and electronica-fused soundtrack to "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead…

  3. Twisted Sister Cleans It Up For Kids

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT the '80s, Al and Tipper Gore accused them of endangering the morals of America's youth and undermining parental authority. Two decades later, the reunited Twisted Sister is playing New Jersey's two mo In the '80s, Al and Tipper Gore accused them of endangering the morals…

  4. Beyonce Dominates Billboard Charts

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100, as her "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z jumps 3-1 ends the two-week run of Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night." The cut is drawn fro Destiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1…

  5. Ask Billboard

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions on R.E.M., Madonna and Rancid TIME'S UP Hello Keith, I would like to know the track listing for R.E.M.'s greatest hits cd(s) that will be released later this year. I was startled to find out the period of hits covered begins in 1988! I…

  6. Rancid Takes 'Indestructible' To Warner Bros.

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. As previously reported , the veteran punk act has left its long-time home of Hellcat/Epitaph Records for the release of its forthcoming album, "Indestructible,"…

  7. Oak Ridge Boys Still Going Strong

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a day and age when music business success is often fleeting, the Oak Ridge Boys continue to enjoy an enviable and grounded career. In a day and age when music business success is often fleeting, the Oak Ridge Boys continue to enjoy an enviable and grounded career. The group has a new…

  8. Former Business Partner Suing 'P. Diddy'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A former business partner is suing Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, claiming the rapper threatened him with a baseball bat in 1996 and cheated him out of $25 million. A former business partner is suing Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, claiming the rapper threatened him with a baseball bat in…

  9. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

  10. Elder Wainwright 'Happy' On Sanctuary Debut

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songsmith Loudon Wainwright III will on Aug. 19 release "So Damn Happy," a live album recorded in January 2002 at Los Angeles' Largo club and the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, Calif. The disc is Veteran songsmith Loudon Wainwright III will on Aug. 19 release "So Damn…

  11. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Another batch of releases in Epic's ongoing AC/DC reissue campaign: "'74 Jailbreak," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Fly on the Wall," "Blow Up Your Video" and …

  12. Trailblazing Directors Celebrate Their 'Work'

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative music-video directors to come along in the past 10 years. So when the directors joined forces with Palm Pictur Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative…

  13. Amándote Otra Vez

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rogelio Martínez, the poster boy for new young artists in regional Mexican music, continues working the banda groove here, backed by the powerful 13-piece Banda Oro Sinaloense. Rogelio Martínez, the poster boy for new young artists in regional Mexican music, continues working the banda groove…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish takes home two of the most prestigious awards _ studio albu 2001 - Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde. Q&A WITH C&R Fred: I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the very enjoyable interviews you did with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Your…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  17. Louie Devito To Mix 'Ultra Dance 04'

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York-based DJ Louie Devito has signed on to mix the fourth volume in Ultra Records' Ultra.Dance CD compilation series. Devito is the top-selling non-hip-hop, beat-mixed compilation DJ in the U.S. New York-based DJ Louie Devito has signed on to mix the fourth volume in Ultra Records&…

  18. Townshend Raids Vaults, Speaks Out

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Who's Pete Townshend will release another live album as part of his "Signature" series within the next few weeks. The Who's Pete Townshend will release another live album as part of his "Signature" series within the next few weeks. According to the artist's…

  19. R.E.M. Revamps Tour Plans, Takes Requests

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The group, which kicked off its first world tour in four years June 21 in Utrecht, Holland, has added two dates and altered city and/or venue details for a handful of others on the North American leg Veteran modern rock act R.E.M. has made a few changes in its fall North American tour . The…

  20. Monica Creates A 'Storm' On The Billboard 200

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Monica lays claim the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with the debut of her third album, "After the Storm." In an overall slow sales week, the J Records set sold 185,000 copie R&B vocalist Monica lays claim the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week…

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