1. Breaking & Entering

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Steve Burns and Broadcast. GET A CLUE: Those who have seen the Flaming Lips know that the group's live shows can feel like child's birthday party run amok, with sometimes dozens of fans donning…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's…

  3. Kiss 'Symphony' Hits The Big Screen

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with its Sept. 9 retail release by Kiss Records/Sanctuary, the DVD "Kiss Symphony" will be screened on the same day in 21 Regal Cinemas theaters throughout the U.S. In conjunction with its Sept. 9 retail release by Kiss Records/Sanctuary, the DVD "Kiss Symphony…

  4. Woman Sues 'P. Diddy' Over Restaurant Flap

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Queens, N.Y., woman has filed a lawsuit against hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for $5 million, claiming a bouncer at his Manhattan restaurant, Justin's, threw her to the ground and dragged her A Queens, N.Y., woman has filed a lawsuit against hip-hop mogul Sean "P.…

  5. Great White Tours For Club Fire Survivors

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Great White is continuing its club tour to benefit the victims and survivors of the Providence, R.I., club fire that killed 100 people during its February performance at the Station Nightclub. The Sta Great White is continuing its club tour to benefit the victims and survivors of the…

  6. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  7. The Tangled Web

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Musictoday.com, iTunes and Dashboard Confessional. LIVE FOR TODAY: The Internet has shortened lines of communication between artists and their fans. A lot of bands have used the Net to directly interact with their followers…

  8. No Stopping Blu On U.K. Chart

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) continues to repel all threats to its supremacy on the U.K. singles chart as it started a fourth week at No. 1. Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" (Bli Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul …

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

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 25-31, 2003. Love 'em or hate 'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are always at least interesting. Be it the outfits on the artists of the moment, the over the top performances or, let's face it, host…

  10. Matthews Whistles 'Winn-Dixie' Film Role

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews will make his major studio film acting debut in "Because of Winn-Dixie." Director Wayne Wang will direct the 20th Century Fox feature. Also in negotiations to join the cast of the dramed Dave Matthews will make his major studio film acting debut in "Because of…

  11. 112 Returns 'Hot & Wet'

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The journey 112 went on to reach its fourth album, "Hot & Wet," saw the Atlanta-based group come full-circle from Bad Boy to, well, Bad Boy. Bad Boy/Def Jam, to be exact. Members Mike, Slim, Q and Daron made news this past year…

  12. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige 'Life' And Times Mary J. Blige is jubilant, and it is evident on her sunny new Geffen album, "Love & Life." "This album is a celebration of life," says the R&B singer, whose previous sets often have been steeped in pain and heartbreak. "…

  13. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  14. Unclassified

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Sacred steel" virtuoso-turned-jam-band guitar deity Robert Randolph makes his big-time studio bow. "Sacred steel" virtuoso-turned-jam-band guitar deity Robert Randolph makes his big-time studio bow. As ever, Randolph's phenomenal steel chops, bred in the House of God…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters Veteran hip-hop producer Pete Rock is in the studio working on a new album, "Soul Survivor 2," for London-based BBE. Due in early 2004, the album will feature appearances by Talib Kweli, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Little Brother and Big…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  17. BRMC 'Takes On' All Comers On New Album

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usual Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001…

  19. Black Keys Unlock World Tour, New Single

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend most of the fall on a world tour in support of its Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness." Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend most of the fall on a world tour in support of its Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness.…

  20. Beyoncé, Jay-Z: 'Crazy' As Ever

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Crazy in Love." In its 15th week on the chart, "Crazy" once again fends off Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 2) an Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week…

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