1. THE TANGLED WEB

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Charity ticket auctions by such acts as Coldplay, and free music site Epitonic. /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  2. Live Takes Flight With 'Birds'

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Not only does Live's new Radioactive/MCA album "Birds of Pray" (due May 20) sonically hark back to the band's early days of guitar-driven power-pop, but it also shows Live performing with the same high level of energy with…

  3. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, Joe Jackson, Burning Spear

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, Joe Jackson, Burning Spear Coldplay's May 31 show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl will be broadcast live across the U.S. by Westwood One. The two-hour special is set to air on more than 150 stations, including WXRK New York and KROQ Los Angeles. The U.K. act will…

  4. Apple Service Tops Million First-Week Downloads

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer says its new digital music service, the iTunes Music Store, sold more than 1 million downloads in its first week. Apple Computer says its new digital music service, the iTunes Music Store, sold more than 1 million downloads in its first week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The…

  5. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Acclaimed folk/rock artist Richard Thompson's "The Old Kit Bag" (Cooking Vinyl/spinART). -- Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson's "On and On" (Universal). -- Canadian rock outfit New Pornographers…

  6. Billboard Bits: Skynyrd/Hagar, McCulloch, 'Finding Nemo'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sammy Hagar plan summer tour, Ian McCulloch to tour behind third solo album, and Thomas Newman marks his first animation score with 'Finding Nemo.' Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd and veteran rocker Sammy Hagar will team up for a summer tour kicking off July 19…

  7. Madonna Edged Out For No. 1 U.K. Debut

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick), which had led the way in midweek sales, was beaten to No. 1 by the incumbent chart-topper of th The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna&…

  8. Kathleen Edwards Slates Spring Tour

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in support of her Zoe/Rounder debut, "Failer." The tour will kick off May 15 in Indianapolis and stretch through a June 15 Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in…

  9. White Stripes, Room 5 Lead U.K. Charts Again

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (April 13). It was a quiet week that saw only one top-10 entry, "The Very Best of the Li The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears…

  10. The Remote Part

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Thanks to the 2001 release 100 Broken Mirrors, Scottish import Idlewild is already a cult hit in the U.S. Thanks to the 2001 release 100 Broken Mirrors, Scottish import Idlewild is already a cult hit in the U.S. But with its follow-up album The Remote Part, the rock band with a classic U.K.…

  11. Billboard Bits: Cold, Ron Sexsmith, Reach454

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Cold, Ron Sexsmith, Reach454 Modern rock outfit Cold has been added to this summer's rejuvenated Lollapalooza festival . The band will headline the second stage over 11 dates from July 23-Aug. 10, and join the performers on the main stage -- including Jane's Addiction,…

  12. Linkin Park, Room 5 Crash Into U.K. Charts

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) powered straight to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 30) to become the band's first chart-topping success in the territory. Britain also has a new Linkin Park's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) powered straight to…

  13. Virgin Pops Out Hits Compilation

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Virgin Records is set to unveil a new compilation series aimed at teens and tweens, "Got Hits!" The first release in the series, which is in the same vein as the hugely successful "NOW That's What I C Virgin Records is set to unveil a new compilation series aimed at teens…

  14. Gates, Jones Retain Hold On U.K. Charts

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively, published yesterday (March 22). Gates' "Spirit in the Sky" charity single for Comic Relief Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles…

  15. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  16. Aguilera, Jones Control U.K. Charts Again

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K. singles and album charts, released yesterday (March 9). Aguilera's "Beautiful" (RCA) notched a second week on top, as she Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K.…

  17. Poll Contradicts Grammys' Sales Influence

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music purchases of most consumers, according to a Billboard.com poll. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music…

  18. Knopfler Plans Tour, Duets Album

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North American tour in support of his third Warner Bros. solo set, "The Ragpicker's Dream." The outing launches June 26 in Portsmouth, Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North…

  19. Grammy Wave Carries Jones Back To No. 1

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's Grammy Awards propels her debut album, "Come Away With Me," back to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. In the week following the Grammy broadcast, A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner "American Idol" voting moves to a new niche as fans are being asked to select their choice for the poster to promote "From Justin to Kelly," an upcoming film featuring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, winner and…

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