1. 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.…

  2. 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…

  3. Beyoncé, Metallica Join MTV VMA Lineup

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held…

  4. Voodoo Fest Conjures Major Music Stars

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be on hand for New Orleans' fifth-annual Voodoo Music festival. More than 40 acts have been confirme Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul…

  5. Dulli's Twilight Singers Ripen On 'Blackberry'

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's future had already begun in the form of his Twilight Singers side project, which had released its Columbia debut "Twilight a When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's…

  6. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace, Robert Thompson). "The Parkers,"…

  7. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • The third album from pop vocalist Jessica Simpson, "In This Skin" (Columbia), featuring the single "Sweetest Sin." • Albums from rock acts the Star Spangles ("Bazooka!!!,"…

  8. Rolling Stones Catalog Hits Web

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones catalog is to be made immediately available for legitimate digital distribution for the first time. The Rolling Stones catalog is to be made immediately available for legitimate digital distribution for the first time. For a two-week exclusive period, the Rhapsody online…

  9. Cantrell, Cassidy Maintain U.K. Chart Control

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles crown this week was won by Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista), which tops the chart for the third week. A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles crown this week was won by Blu Cantrell&…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a "hunger fast" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

  11. This summer sees BjÖrk releasing a slew of

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This summer sees BjÖrk releasing a slew of DVDs, including "Royal Opera House" and "Vessel," which spotlight live performance footage from the artist's tours for "Vespertine" and "Debut," respe This summer sees Björk releasing a slew of DVDs,…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver tries to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which is carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour g 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour…

  13. Bad Boys Trio Hot On Beyoncé's 'Tailfeather'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 again this week, but she's starting to feel the heat of another fast-moving track. Burning up the chart i Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk…

  15. Ask Billboard

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Hootie & the Blowfish, Liz Phair and Olivia. HOWZ ABOUT HOOTIE? Hey Keith! Hootie & The Blowfish has been on tour for the past three months and I would like to know how many albums they have sold of their new self-titled CD. Thanks…

  16. Maroon5 Breaks Out Slowly But Surely

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After a year of promoting its J debut album, "Songs About Jane," Maroon5's lead single, "Harder to Breathe," is becoming a hit on mainstream top 40 radio. After a year of promoting its J debut album, "Songs About Jane," Maroon5's lead single, "…

  17. Blige Bundles New Album With Bonus DVD

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B superstar Mary J. Blige is offering fans behind-the-scenes glimpses of the making of her new album on a special DVD and clips featured on her official Web site. The 42-minute DVD will be bundl R&B superstar Mary J. Blige is offering fans behind-the-scenes glimpses of the making of…

  18. Two Men Sue 'P. Diddy' For $25M Each

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Two men have sued Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for $25 million each, claiming that a security team at the rap mogul's recording studio attacked them for no reason. Two men have sued Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for $25 million each, claiming that a security team at the rap mogul&…

  19. Hendrix Label Unearths Vintage Festival Cuts

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival, featuring performanc Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix…

  20. Paisley Enjoys His 'Celebrity' Status

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The view from the top can be quite sweet. Just ask Brad Paisley. Fueled by hit single "Celebrity" and a slot on Brooks & Dunn's successful Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour, Paisley's new album, "Mud on the Tires,…

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