1. The Darkness Envelops New York

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career tonight (Sept. 18) before a sold-out audience at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career tonight (Sept. 18) before a sold-out audience…

  2. Kylie Taking It 'Slow' On New Album

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will unveil her next studio album Nov. 17 internationally via Parlophone and Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol. The as-yet-untitled set's first single, "Slow," will be released commer Kylie Minogue will unveil her next studio album Nov. 17 internationally via…

  3. Out Hud, 2 Many DJ's Head Brooklyn Benefit

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beat-driven acts Out Hud, 2 Many DJ's, Radio 4, UNKLE and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura's Head Automatica and Handsome Boy Modeling School projects have signed on for an Oct. 4 concert at Brooklyn, N.Y Beat-driven acts Out Hud, 2 Many DJ's, Radio 4, UNKLE and Dan "…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New York. He is 87. Williams had a huge instrumental hit for Savoy Records in 1949 with "The Huckle-Buck," a honking rearrangeme 2002 - Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New…

  5. HOOBASTANK

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hoobastank's second album is done and due out Dec. 2 via Island, but it still has no name. "Everyday we go, 'OK, today's the day we will come up with a title,'" vocalist Doug Robb says while laughing. Hoobastank's second album is done and due out Dec. 2 via…

  6. Modest Mouse Album Pushed To Next Year

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has been pushed from its planned fall release date to 2004. Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has…

  7. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor The Long 'Shadow' In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due this week from Vanguard, the…

  8. Jane's Addiction 'Strays' Toward Gravity Games

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction is a last-minute addition to this year's Gravity Games and will to perform Sept. 12 at the fifth annual event in Cleveland. Also featuring Static X and Simple Plan, who will headline Jane's Addiction is a last-minute addition to this year's Gravity Games…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  10. Touring Acts Laying Low On Sept. 11 Anniversary

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours that will take the day off Sept. 11, in memory of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Still, some top acts will be pla Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours…

  11. The Tangled Web

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weekly column showcasing the Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: moe.down, Neil Young and Seal. FREE DOWN-MOE-DS: Jam band moe., whose fourth annual moe.down festival took place over the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend (Aug. 29-31) at the Snow Ridge Ski resort in…

  12. Injury Scotches Hoobastank Tour

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Hoobastank has pulled itself off the road due to an injury suffered by band member Dan Estrin. The guitarist needed surgery to remove a blood clot caused by a small fracture in his skull that Rock act Hoobastank has pulled itself off the road due to an injury suffered by band member…

  13. Ask Billboard

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about Placebo, Opeth and Dio. PLACEBOTIC Dear Keith, One of my favorite bands is Placebo. I was wondering if any of the group's four albums or any singles were released in the U.S. If yes, how did they fare? I don't remember seeing one of…

  14. Relieved Ben Lee Releases 'Hey You' In U.S.

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to buy cigarettes. The Australian-born artist found a cheerleader in Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, transforming the then unknow Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001…

  16. Black Keys Unlock World Tour, New Single

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend most of the fall on a world tour in support of its Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness." Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend most of the fall on a world tour in support of its Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness.…

  17. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow Metallica will cram into New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29 for a show open only to fans who will win tickets from local radio station WXRX (K-Rock). The station will begin distributing tickets Friday (Aug. 22). As previously…

  18. Voodoo Fest Conjures Major Music Stars

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be on hand for New Orleans' fifth-annual Voodoo Music festival. More than 40 acts have been confirme Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul…

  19. Blackout Nixes Scores Of Concerts

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Shows up and down the East Coast were affected to varying degrees because Ticketmaster's server The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated with Milan's Sept. 30 release of a four-disc boxed set, "io." The package will feature a disc of "Film Music" from such movies as "Once Upon a Time in…

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