1. Bette ... Intimately

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Barry Manilow recalls waking from a dream earlier this year with Bette Midler on his mind. "It was the 1950s in my dream, and Bette was singing Rosemary Clooney songs," Manilow says with a smile. "Bette and I hadn't spoken in…

  2. CHART BEAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Bette Midler, Missy Elliott, Beyoncé, chart discussion and more. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Fred Bronson , Missy Elliott , Bette Midler …

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Missy Elliott, Alice Cooper and Beyoncé. THE RAITT STUFF: There's a connection between two albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week - a fragile connection, but a connection nevertheless. Bette Midler…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and invites the world to join them for free. The show is Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communicatio 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  5. OutKast Staves Off Four Top-10 Debuts

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT OutKast staves off four top-10 debuts on The Billboard 200 to remain at No. 1 for a second week with "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" (Arista). Despite a 54% drop from its first-week total, the album sold OutKast staves off four top-10 debuts on The Billboard 200 to remain at No. 1 for…

  6. Midler Launching 'Kiss My Brass' Tour

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler has set the first leg of her cheekily titled Kiss My Brass tour in support of her new album, "Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook." The jaunt will kick off Dec. 10 in Chicago Bette Midler has set the first leg of her cheekily titled Kiss My Brass tour in…

  7. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Atlantic's soundtrack to the film "School of Rock," featuring tracks from star Jack Black plus the Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, Cream and the Doors. -- A new album from singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett, "My…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New York. He is 87. Williams had a huge instrumental hit for Savoy Records in 1949 with "The Huckle-Buck," a honking rearrangeme 2002 - Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New…

  9. Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be released next month. "Face to Face," which Hooker was completing with his daughter Zakiya, is due Oct. 28. The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be…

  10. Ask Billboard

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jennifer Lopez, "Gypsy" and several "American Idol" contestants. THIS IS JENNY... NOW Hi Keith! I want to ask you about Jennifer Lopez's latest album, "This Is Me ... Then." How many copies has it sold in…

  11. Allman Brothers Look Back To Atlanta

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legacy/Epic Records has set a Oct. 21 release date for a new double-disc live album by the Allman Brothers Band, Billboard.com has learned. Legacy/Epic Records has set a Oct. 21 release date for a new double-disc live album by the Allman Brothers Band, Billboard.com has learned. "Live at…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D sings the praises of the coming digital download age. 1999 - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 2000 - The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 1999 - Geri…

  14. Ask Billboard

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' letters about "Queer As Folk," Dana Glover, and Bette Midler. 'FOLK' SALES Hi, I'm wondering how many copies the season three soundtrack to "Queer As Folk" were sold its first week, its current progress to date, and how…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls throughout the country, dies at the age of 55. A preliminary investigation determines that McC 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Kelly Clarkson and "American Idol," Dobie Gray, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and 50 Cent. GOLDEN IDOL: The Midas touch of "American Idol" continues, as the winners of the first and second seasons of the popular TV series debut at…

  20. Melissa Errico Adds New Colors With 'Blue Like That'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Melissa Errico always made a point not to make a record. For one thing, she simply did not have the time. At 18, while a freshman at Yale, the native New Yorker was cast in the national touring company of "Les Miserables", followed by…

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