1. Billboard Bits: Dylan/Springsteen, Wallflowers, USO

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan joins Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band for the final show of their tour, Wallflowers keyboardist plans to distribute humanitarian aid in Nepal and Jessica Simpson and Wayne Newton w Bob Dylan was a surprise guest at Saturday's final show on Bruce Springsteen & the…

  2. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from rap outfit Boo Yaa TRIBE, "West Kosta Nostra" (Sarinjay), featuring guest spots from Eminem, B Real, Kurupt and Mack 10, among others. -- Wu-Tang Clan principal the RZA's "The Birth…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  5. Under the Moon

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Barbara Sfraga has tracked one of the most captivating jazz albums of the year with "Under the Moon." Her vocal work is consistently inventive and sure, and she demonstrates a distinctive fee Vocalist Barbara Sfraga has tracked one of the most captivating jazz albums of the…

  6. Live at Sin-é

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums remastered, repackaged and expanded to double-disc length (à la Universal's Deluxe Editions)&#x2014 Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Joss Stone, Arch Enemy and Brad Wolf. U.K. IDOL: In the era of "American Idol," it's easy to be skeptical of a vocalist like Joss Stone . The 16-year-old U.K.-born singer relies largely on…

  8. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond All The World's A 'Stage' Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil Diamond's career with the release this week of a six-disc boxed set. "Stages: Performances 1972-2002" will include five audio discs and a DVD. All…

  9. Wilson Embraces The 'Glamour'

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With her 1993 Blue Note album "Blue Light 'Til Dawn," Cassandra Wilson blazed a trail that inspired jazz vocalists to tap into the popular music they grew up with while also paying heed to earlier tra With her 1993 Blue Note album "Blue Light 'Til Dawn,"…

  10. Blood on the Tracks

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan's brilliant 1975 masterwork gets the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) 5.1 multichannel treatment here, to stunning effect. Bob Dylan's brilliant 1975 masterwork gets the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) 5.1 multichannel treatment here, to stunning effect. It truly is Dylan like…

  11. Costello Heads 'North' With Orchestrated Map

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded version of a Billboard magazine Elvis Costello piece that appears in the Oct. 4 issue that is exclusive to Billboard.com. Elvis Costello's new Deutsche Grammophon release "North" is not what anyone would call typical Costello. In sharp contrast to his last album,…

  12. Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Beth Hart feels like she has returned from the dead. "I've been in some dark, dark places, man. I was so terrified of becoming successful -- that people would see who I thought I was, as not good enough or strong enough," she says.…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God G 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to…

  14. Universal Digs Deeper Into Marley Vaults

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Among the future Bob Marley vault releases Universal Music Enterprises (UME) is pondering for 2004 and beyond are expanded, two-disc, "Deluxe Edition" versions of 1973's "Burnin' " and 1975's landmark Among the future Bob Marley vault releases Universal…

  15. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. 16 Biggest Hits , Johnny Cash 2. Parachutes , Coldplay 3. Legend , Bob Marley And The Wailers 4. Greatest Hits , Tim McGraw 5. Dark Side Of The Moon , Pink Floyd Issue date: Sept 27, 2003 News Bob Marley , Johnny Cash , Tim McGraw …

  16. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews 'Devil' In The Details Dave Matthews says he didn't know "what I was gonna do with all this" when he first began writing for his first project, "Some Devil," due this week from RCA. "And then it all started to fall together and get…

  17. Tunes On TV

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 22 "Pyramid," Syndicated Featured Artists: Trace Adkins, the Go-Go's' Jane Wiedlin, Donny Osmond (host). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured…

  18. Sweethearts of the Rodeo

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Released in 1968, "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" was a landmark album for the Byrds and rock music as a whole. Released in 1968, "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" was a landmark album for the Byrds and rock music as a whole. Underappreciated at the time, it has since been hailed for…

  19. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan A New Side Of Dylan With the release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the series are also presented, for the first time, in 5.1-channel surround…

  20. 2004 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Set

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle George Harrison, Prince, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne are among the nominees on the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot. Previous nominees back for another try include the Sex P Former Beatle George Harrison, Prince, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne are among the…

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