1. Rolling Stones To Headline SARS Festival

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones and tenor Jose Carreras are among the headliners of a four-week government-sponsored music festival that will try to restore some glitz to SARS-battered Hong Kong. The Rolling Stones and tenor Jose Carreras are among the headliners of a four-week government-sponsored music…

  2. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual…

  3. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Underworld 'Under' The Influence Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland resurfaces on this week on Lakeshore's soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Perfect…

  4. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during the Grand Ole Opry's tribute to Minnie Pearl. The previous year's winner, Kathy Mattea, presents the award to Warin 2002 - Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award…

  6. Welcome to the Monkey House

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Overseas, in countries like Italy, the Dandy Warhols are superstars. Overseas, in countries like Italy, the Dandy Warhols are superstars. The group's last album, "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia"—which spawned the groovy international hit "Bohemian Like You"—went…

  7. Performance Spectacles Reign Over MTV's 20th VMAs

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With 14 of 21 awards given out during the three-hour broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall, performances ranging from pop to hip-hop to modern rock filled much of the show. The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards began with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Norwegian artists, Celia Cruz, Elton John and more with readers. IDOL, NORWEGIAN STYLE Hi Fred, I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I first bought "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" about 12 years ago. I want to tell you some chart…

  9. Lil' Kim, Jay-Z Top Source Awards Nods

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003. Both artists received nods in five categories, including album of the year for "La Bella Mafia" and "The Blueprin Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop…

  10. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Rapper Noreaga is labeled a fugitive by police who seek the missing artist in connection with an assault at a post-concert melee. The rapper arrives four hours late for a concert, and is 1998 - Rapper Noreaga is labeled a fugitive by police who seek the missing…

  12. 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…

  13. Vintage AC/DC Show Hits DVD

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Originally issued on VHS in 1992, the DVD will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pack with a 12-page color booklet. While AC/DC gets down to business on its next studio album , Epic has set a Nov. 11 release date for "Live at Donington," a two-hour DVD chronicling an Aug. 17, 1991, show…

  14. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon A Mighty 'Wind' Terminally ill singer/songwriter Warren Zevon gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due this week via Artemis, the album features contributions from Bruce…

  15. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  16. CHART BEAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and more, as well as chart discussion with readers. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Jay-Z , Hal David , Fred Bronson , Bacharach David …

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  18. Velvet Revolver Loads Up With RCA

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum plus David Kushner of Suicidal As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots…

  19. Billboard Bits: Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest A new album by enigmatic singer/songwriter Tom Waits is on the Anti Records release schedule. No details are available about the set, which is tentatively slated for a March 2004 release. If it comes to fruition, the set will be Waits'…

  20. Bowie Enjoys Live 'Reality' Check

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An admittedly nervous David Bowie previewed his forthcoming ISO/Columbia effort, "Reality," in a tiny upstate New York club last night (Aug. 19), playing the balance of the new set as well as such cla An admittedly nervous David Bowie previewed his forthcoming ISO/Columbia effort, …

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