1. Duran Duran Readies 25th Anniversary Tour

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran is making good on plans to launch a 25th anniversary tour, its first with all five original members in almost 20 years. Duran Duran is making good on plans to launch a 25th anniversary tour, its first with all five original members in almost 20 years. The trek, which will hit…

  2. Peter, Paul & Mary 'Carry' Out New Box Set

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records will celebrate the career of legendary folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary Nov. 11 with two new releases -- a four-disc box set including previously unreleased tracks and an all-new studio Rhino Records will celebrate the career of legendary folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary Nov. 11…

  3. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Compiled For CD, DVD

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic's Nov. 18 release of "Number Ones," an 18-track CD or 15-track DVD, Billboard.com has learned. The album will include a brand new single, "O Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic&…

  4. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  5. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Speakerboxx/The Love Below , OutKast 2. Some Devil , Dave Matthews 3. Results May Vary , Limp Bizkit 4. The R in R&B Collection, Vol. 1 , R. Kelly 5. Cheers , Obie Trice Issue date: Oct. 11, 2003 News R. Kelly , Dave Matthews , Obie Trice …

  6. Diddy-Guided Da Band Faces Make-Or-Break

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash, pulling in a 2.1 rating (which equals 3 million viewers), according to Nielsen Media Research. When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash,…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2002 - At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at…

  8. Billboard Bits: Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire will provide the musical muscle for the upcoming Crown Royal Comedy Soul Festival, which will hit 20 U.S. markets beginning Nov. 13 in Atlanta. The shows will be hosted by comedian Bruce Bruce and will…

  9. Jack Johnson Hangs Ten With DVD, CD

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's also a veteran surfer and filmmaker. The artist's many passions come together in the film "Thicker Than Water," originally released in 2 Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's…

  10. Ben Harper Preps Live DVD, EP

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. The…

  11. OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "…

  12. Martina McBride Sets Winter Tour Plans

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma City. Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma…

  13. 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…

  14. Thursday's 'War' Rages On Island

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "lullaby of carbon monoxide" is inhaled under a crumbling New York skyline. The title track of the band's major label debut is full of 9/11-inspired imagery, but In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "…

  15. HOT RAP TRACKS

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 2. Get Low , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins 3. Right Thurr , Chingy 4. Damn! , YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 5. Into You , Fabolous Featuring Tamia Or Ashanti Issue date: Oct. 4,…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named be 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual…

  17. Billboard Bits: Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross A duet between Norah Jones and Dolly Parton will highlight the performance slate for the 37th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 5 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House and airing live on CBS. The duo will perform Parton's "The Grass Is…

  18. Missy, Tweet, Sean Paul Sweeten 'Honey'

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to "Honey," due Nov. 25. Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to "Honey,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale' In her first screen-acting gig in more than eight years, Liza Minnelli has been tapped to do a multi-episode guest arc on Fox's new comedy "Arrested Development." The Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV show, set to premiere Nov. 2…

  20. Wheat Makes Major-Label Jump

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Boston-based rock outfit Wheat will release its Aware/Columbia debut, "Per Second, Per Second, Per Second ... Every Second" on Nov. 4. The set was produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips) Boston-based rock outfit Wheat will release its Aware/Columbia debut, "Per…

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