1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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, "…

  4. 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…

  5. 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&…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 'Animals' And Live 'Cheese': Primus Regroups

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seminal alternative rock trio Primus is reuniting for the first time in four years. In October, the original lineup of the group -- bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LeLonde and drummer T Seminal alternative rock trio Primus is reuniting for the first time in four years. In…

  9. Cantrell, Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie Williams returned to the No. 1 berth on the album survey. Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) withstood the chal Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie…

  10. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck 'Little' Big Man "I was gonna make an eight-disc set, but Sony cut me down," banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck jokes of the triple-disc "Little Worlds," due this week from Columbia. The 27-track collection will also be pared down into a 10-track single-disc…

  11. 33TunesOnTV

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 11-17, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 11 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Thalía (also scheduled: Erin Brodie, Andy Richter). "VH1 All Access: Hot Mamas," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  12. 50 Cent On The Money At R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show, handed out last night (Aug. 8) in Miami Beach. Going in with a record-setting 10 nominations 50 Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to top new 2002 - Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- until this week. While songs like "I…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers. JUNIORS' SENIORS Fred, I was watching "American Juniors" on Aug. 5 where it was announced that all the songs from that night's show would be from the…

  16. Gay Acts Seek To Break Country Music Barrier

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists, but a colorful pack of wanna-be stars pulled out their best rustic twangs and wailing guitars yesterday (Aug. 7) to try to change America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists,…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000. 1998 - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd…

  18. Yellowcard Challenges Punk Norms

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Yellowcard's 2003 Warped Tour commitment winds down (its East Coast-only stint ends Sunday (Aug. 10) in Asbury Park, N.J.), singer/guitarist Ryan Key tells Billboard.com the hardest adjustment for As Yellowcard's 2003 Warped Tour commitment winds down (its East Coast-only stint…

  19. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard&…

  20. DeGraw Rides In On His 'Chariot'

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I view myself as 'everyman.' I just happen to write songs," 26-year-old Gavin DeGraw says. But any artist handpicked to be the latest protégé of RCA Music Group chairman Clive Davis is hardly ordinary. The New York-based…

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