1. CHART BEAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson's Report Includes Harry Connick Jr., Billy Ray Cyrus, Chart Discussion & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Includes Harry Connick Jr. , Fred Bronson , Billy Ray Cyrus …

  2. Pearl Jam Reels In 'Exclusive' Fish

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming film "Big Fish" will feature a new Pearl Jam song, "Man of the Hour." And while the album won't be released until Dec As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for…

  3. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  4. Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield Dies

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday (Nov. 5) in a Kalamazoo, Mich., hotel, police said. Hatfield, 63, was found in his hotel room by staffers a Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday…

  5. Calling Members Sue Each Other

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Calling bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood are suing the group's frontman Alex Band and guitarist Aaron Kamin for fraud, mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duty. The suit, filed last we The Calling bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood are suing the group's…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 3-9, 2003. It's a big week for country music with Wednesday night's 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards as the centerpiece. As you would expect, it's a pretty massive affair, held at…

  7. Out of Season

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Two of rock's most gifted impressionists, Portishead vocalist Beth Gibbons and former Talk Talk member Paul Webb (aka Rustin Man) join forces on this suitably ethereal collection. Two of rock's most gifted impressionists, Portishead vocalist Beth Gibbons and former Talk Talk member…

  8. . . . And Serenity

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sony's key classical catalog hit of last year wasn't produced by Sony Classical but rather Sony Legacy, the division responsible for state-of-the-art reissues of Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, Billie Ho Sony's key classical catalog hit of last year wasn't produced by Sony…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 2000 - Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 1999 - Mjuice.com lands an exclusive download of the new Third Eye Blind…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  11. Mills, Sobule, Riley Join 'Truth' Tour

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and Boots Riley of rap act the Coup will join select dates on the Tell Us the Truth tour, which kicks off Nov. 7 in Madison, Wis. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and Boots Riley of rap act the Coup will join…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Twilight Singers and Kill Hannah. TWILIGHT YEARS: The moody hard rock of the Afghan Whigs could be as misogynistic as it was masochistic, with leader Greg Dulli hating himself a little more with each…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine…

  14. Jackson Charity Single Finally Available

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made available today (Oct. 27) for download through the non-profit organization Music for Giving. Completed in 2001, recording of the sin The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made…

  15. Top Acts Rock 17th Bridge School Benefit

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his bandmates in Crosby, Stills & Nash this weekend (Oct. 25-26) outside San Francisco for the 17th annual Bridge S Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his…

  16. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; A double-disc DVD (Sofa Home Entertainment) chronicling the Beatles four appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including the group's iconoclastic maiden performance on Feb. 9, 1964. &#149; An…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus…

  18. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Judas Priest, Mark Kozelek

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Judas Priest, Mark Kozelek Pearl Jam has written a new song for the upcoming Tim Burton film "Big Fish," which opens Dec. 10 in select U.S. cities and Jan. 23 in wider release. The cut, "Man of the Hour," was debuted earlier this week at an acoustic…

  19. UPDATE: Harris Travels 'Mississippi To Mali'

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. His second set for the label, the album will…

  20. A Perfect Circle Honing Unity On The Road

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career, Jeordie Osborne White (aka Twiggy Ramirez) had a chance meeting last New Year's Eve with A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career,…

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