1. Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be released next month. "Face to Face," which Hooker was completing with his daughter Zakiya, is due Oct. 28. The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be…

  2. Beyonce, Sean Paul Creep Closer To No. 1

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences…

  3. Spiritualized Enters 'Amazing' New Phase

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce admits, calling a recording that features 22 musicians "stripped down" seems a bit disingenuous. But "Amazing Grace" -- the group's first release under its new d As Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce admits, calling a recording…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis…

  5. Pixies To Reform In April?

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite next year. At deadline, rumors of a tour and a potential new studio album remain unconfirmed. The group's manager t A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite…

  6. Simon & Garfunkel Itinerary Taking Shape

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dates are currently set through a Dec. 3-5 stand at Madison Square Garden in the group's New York hometown. The itinerary for Simon & Garfunkel's Old Friends tour, announced yesterday (Sept. 9), is beginning to take shape. As previously reported , the trek kicks off Oct. 18 in…

  7. Bacharach, Isley Team For Album

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Isley Brothers principal Ronald Isley has linked with legendary songwriter/producer Burt Bacharach for an as-yet-untitled album, due Nov. 11 from DreamWorks. Two new compositions grace the set, which Isley Brothers principal Ronald Isley has linked with legendary songwriter/producer Burt…

  8. 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'…

  9. 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. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  10. 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…

  11. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere , Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 2. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems , Kenny Chesney 3. What Was I Thinkin' , Dierks Bentley 4. Real Good Man , Tim McGraw 5. Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey's Song) , Buddy Jewell…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett are the first confirmed performers for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The duo will open the Nov. 5 show with a rendition of their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."…

  13. 'Concert For George' To Hit Theaters, DVD

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Filmed in high definition and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, "A Concert for George" will be released worldwide on DVD in November, distributed internationally via ArenaPlex LLC. A film chronicling last fall's star-studded George Harrison tribute at London's Royal Albert…

  14. Lips, Ladies Highlight 'Christmas Too'

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk America has set a Nov. 4 release date for "Maybe This Christmas, Too," a holiday compilation album featuring tracks by the Flaming Lips, Barenaked Ladies and Dave Matthews Band, among others. Nettwerk America has set a Nov. 4 release date for "Maybe This Christmas, Too…

  15. Simon And Garfunkel Unveil Reunion Plans

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first major concert tour since 1983, due to kick off Oct. 18 at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit. The trek, As expected , Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first…

  16. Aaliyah's Parents Settle Plane Crash Suit

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The parents of R&B singer and actress Aaliyah have reached an undisclosed settlement in a negligence lawsuit over her death in a 2001 plane crash, family attorneys said. The parents of R&B singer and actress Aaliyah have reached an undisclosed settlement in a negligence lawsuit over…

  17. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Velvet Revolver & More

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Velvet Revolver, iTunes, Chemical Brothers Following a brisk pre-sale promotion that began on Friday and general ticket sales today (Sept. 8) for Oct. 1 and 3 shows , Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added a third show at New York's Shea Stadium. The Oct.…

  18. Lonestar Takes 'Front Porch' On The Road

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country quartet Lonestar will embark next month on the 22-city Acoustic on the Front Porch tour, set to kick off Oct. 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The group will be supporting its career-spanning disc "Great Country quartet Lonestar will embark next month on the 22-city Acoustic on the Front…

  19. Moore, Dion, Mya Join 'Women Rock' Benefit

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mandy Moore has signed on as the host of the fourth annual "Women Rock!" benefit for breast cancer research. Moore will also perform at the benefit alongside Celine Dion, Anastacia, Alison Krauss &amp Mandy Moore has signed on as the host of the fourth annual "Women Rock!…

  20. Columbia Preps Simon & Garfunkel 'Essentials'

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although it is unknown whether Simon & Garfunkel have any plans to record new material, there will be a new release to coincide with the group's reunion tour, to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 9). O Although it is unknown whether Simon & Garfunkel have any plans to record new…

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