1. Jewel Extends Acoustic Tour

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New shows begin Nov. 21 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and wrap Dec. 2 in Long Beach, Calif. Jewel has extended an acoustic tour that began in late September with 11 new West Coast dates. As previously reported , the artist was forced to cancel a full-band outing after the sudden death of bass…

  2. Black Eyed Peas, Dido Rule U.K. Charts

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday (Oct. 12), as "Where Is the Love" by Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Polydor) started a sixth week at No. 1. It's now only a week The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday …

  3. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the…

  4. Jimi Plays Berkeley

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Since acquiring the rights to his prodigious recorded output in 1995, surviving relatives of guitarist/composer Jimi Hendrix have issued and reissued an abundance of titles. Since acquiring the rights to his prodigious recorded output in 1995, surviving relatives of guitarist/composer Jimi…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  6. Top Acts Lining Up For Cash Memorial

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Hank Williams Jr. are among those confirmed to take part in a memorial musical tribute to Johnny Cash. The event will be held Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, th Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Hank Williams Jr. are among those confirmed to take part…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  8. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy members Kelsi, Kassidy and Kristyn Osborn make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The trio performs their hit "Little Goodbyes." 1999 - Shedaisy members Kelsi, Kassidy and Kristyn Osborn make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The trio performs…

  10. Run-D.M.C. Preps 'Ultimate' Hits CD, DVD

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), legendary rap act Run-D.M.C. will be celebrated Oct. 28 with "Ultimate Run-D.M.C." The Arista two-disc CD-and-DVD set f Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell),…

  11. Billboard Bits: MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger MTV has given the green light to second seasons of "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," starring Snoop Dogg, and "Newlyweds," which chronicles the private life of pop singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. New seasons of both shows will begin…

  12. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tupac Shakur Tupac Lives Again The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) is being honored with yet another release, a remix album helmed by his friend and label head Suge Knight. "Death Row Presents 2Pac Nu-Mixx Klazzics" is due this…

  13. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule In Too 'Deep' Three years after the death of founding bassist Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the release this week of "The Deepest End" (ATO), a two-CD/DVD package documenting the band's six…

  14. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from rap outfit Boo Yaa TRIBE, "West Kosta Nostra" (Sarinjay), featuring guest spots from Eminem, B Real, Kurupt and Mack 10, among others. -- Wu-Tang Clan principal the RZA's "The Birth…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2002 - At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at…

  18. P.O.D. 'Pays' Back Fans With Video-Game Bonus

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The bonus disc will contain a version of the Playstation 2 game Amplitude, which allows users to recreate the song using its individual tracks. The first 1 million copies of P.O.D.'s next studio album will come packaged with a second disc housing a Playstation 2 videogame, with which…

  19. Rapper C-Murder Convicted Of Murder

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Relatives of C-Murder,…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Joss Stone, Arch Enemy and Brad Wolf. U.K. IDOL: In the era of "American Idol," it's easy to be skeptical of a vocalist like Joss Stone . The 16-year-old U.K.-born singer relies largely on…

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