1. Elton Books 3 Years In Vegas

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. John's engagement kicks off Feb. 13 in the theater, built to accom As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at…

  2. The Tangled Web

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Go-Kart Records, Jane's Addiction and Primus. REV IT UP: New York-based punk label Go-Kart Records will on Nov. 4 release an all-MP3 compilation. The two-disc set, which Go-Kart claims is one of the first of its kind…

  3. Vertical Horizon Ready To Reacquaint Fans With 'Go'

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Remember the group that sang "Everything You Want," one of the most-played songs at radio in 2000? RCA is counting on it. On Sept. 23, Vertical Horizon returned after a lengthy absence with "Go," a solid collection of catchy,…

  4. Roxio Reveals Details Of Retooled Napster

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Roxio yesterday (Oct. 9) said it plans to launch the new version of Napster on Oct. 29. The company also unveiled a new Napster-branded digital music player from Samsung Electronics, designed to go he Roxio yesterday (Oct. 9) said it plans to launch the new version of Napster on Oct. 29. The…

  5. Napster To Launch; MusicMatch Expands

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details of the service, built off the old Pressplay technology platform, were not disclosed. Roxio will unveil its new Napster music service today (Oct. 8) at an event in New York, Billboard Bulletin reports. Details of the service, built off the old Pressplay technology platform, were not…

  6. Bowie Gets Back To 'Reality'

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of credibility, David Bowie was already an icon of rock music and pop culture by the time the '80s were half over. Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of…

  7. 'Later' Sets Giants Loose On DVD

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland" is an anachronism. In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland"…

  8. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback Well-Built 'Road' It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road," due this week via Roadrunner. "Somewhere along the line, people turned…

  9. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan That's A 'Wrap' Gloria Estefan's new album, "Unwrapped," arrives this week from Sony Music. The set will be Estefan's first English-language studio album in nearly six years, and her most intimate album yet. Featuring duets with Chrissie Hynde…

  10. Q&A With Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the Oct. 7 release of "The Deepest End." The two-CD/DVD Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov&…

  11. Duff Debut Tops Album Chart

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen singer Hilary Duff, whose career has been built around Disney's "Lizzie McGuire" franchise, overtakes Mary J. Blige to grab the top spot on The Billboard 200. In its second week of release, Duff' Teen singer Hilary Duff, whose career has been built around Disney'…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Los Lonely Boys & The Weakerthans. NOT LONELY ANY MORE: Texas-based threesome Los Lonely Boys have released only one album, but the soulful guitar handiwork of Henry Garza displays a relaxed confidence…

  13. The Tangled Web

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: JamBase.com, BBC's Radio 1 and Jimmy Buffett. JAM-BAND BASE CAMP: "Go See Live Music!" That's the motto of online portal JamBase.com , which promotes the ever-growing scene of improvisational music…

  14. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket 'Move' The Crowd There's a good reason why the sweeping compositions on My Morning Jacket's ATO/RCA debut, "It Still Moves," conjure images of wide-open spaces and rolling green hills. Indeed, the quintet spent its formative years in Louisville…

  15. My Morning Jacket 'Moves' Ahead

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There's a good reason why the sweeping compositions on My Morning Jacket's ATO/RCA debut, "It Still Moves," conjure images of wide-open spaces and rolling green hills. Indeed, the quintet spent its fo There's a good reason why the sweeping compositions on My Morning…

  16. Built To Spill Opts For Tour Over New Album

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If Built To Spill fans attending the band's upcoming tour dates wonder why more new songs aren't being played, group leader Doug Martsch tells Billboard.com the reason comes down to the sweeter things If Built To Spill fans attending the band's upcoming tour dates wonder why…

  17. Alejandro Wants Us To Believe

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. From the second-story home studio in a corner of his waterfront Miami Beach home, Alejandro Sanz pauses a moment before clicking the "play" button on his computer. The song he is sharing, still unmastered, is called "Sandy a Orilla…

  18. Thrice Takes A Major-Label Ride

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. By the time the members of Southern California screamo outfit Thrice rolled into the Roxy early last year for their first gig at Los Angeles' fabled Sunset Strip club, they had already begun to make some serious noise on the major-label A…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Steve Burns and Broadcast. GET A CLUE: Those who have seen the Flaming Lips know that the group's live shows can feel like child's birthday party run amok, with sometimes dozens of fans donning…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore. ALL IN THE FAMILY: The music of Robert Randolph may have been born in a church, but the pedal steel guitar whiz is a direct disciple of the mid-1970s party funk…

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