1. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  2. Alabama Tour Fares Well

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For country supergroup Alabama, parting is indeed sweet sorrow. The sweetness is to the tune of $15 million in box office grosses before the tour even hits its stride. Billed as Alabama's Farewell tour, the 40-city trek ends in mid-November.…

  3. The Tangled Web

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit. JUST A PLAYER: Started in 1999 by Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Okayplayer.com has evolved into one of the Internet's largest hip-hop communities. Okayplayer has…

  4. Phair Play: Liz Indulges In The Major Label Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long ago the artist was fighting to get off the label. A critic's darling from the start, Capitol had expected the photogenic Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long…

  5. Matthews Gets 'Personal' On 'Some Devil'

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews tells Billboard.com that his recently completed solo debut reveals a side of the singer/songwriter that his fans have not yet seen. Matthews says "Some Devil," due Sept. 23 on RCA, inclu Dave Matthews tells Billboard.com that, in many ways, his recently completed solo…

  6. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boys 'Boys' Will Be Boys Sean "P. Diddy" Combs likes to think big. So when the entertainment mogul decided to relaunch his Bad Boy Records with new distributing partner Universal Records, he determined that it would be with an album that he predicts will be "the…

  7. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Macy Gray 'Being' There Raspy voiced R&B artist Macy Gray returns this week with her third Epic studio album, "The Trouble With Being Myself." It's the follow-up to Gray's 2001 set "The Id," which debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and has sold…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to drummer Ginger Fish's bout with mononucleosis. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to drummer…

  9. Shadows and Light

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mitchell, a 1995 Billboard Century Award honoree and multi-Grammy Award winner, has influenced many artists. Mitchell, a 1995 Billboard Century Award honoree and multi-Grammy Award winner, has influenced many artists. And her 1979 concert at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, Shadows and Light,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA Limp Bizkit will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series. The concert will be the fourth live…

  11. Judas Priest Reunites With Halford

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Judas Priest will reteam with estranged lead singer Rob Halford for a new album and tour in 2004, marking the veteran British heavy metal band's 30th anniversary. It's been more than a dozen years sin Judas Priest will reteam with estranged lead singer Rob Halford for a new album…

  12. Waylon Tribute Bumped To August

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT RCA's Waylon Jennings tribute album, "I've Always Been Crazy," will be released Aug. 19. RCA's Waylon Jennings tribute album, "I've Always Been Crazy," will be released Aug. 19 after being bumped from its original April date. As previously reported ,…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2001 - Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock…

  15. Home Video, Film Projects On Tap For Aerosmith

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its forthcoming album for a possible home video release. Meanwhile, lead guitarist Joe Perry has contributed score music to the Small Planet P Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its…

  16. Billboard Bits: Stewart, Marley, Frampton

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second Rod Stewart greatest hits album due, Bob Marley home videos combined and expanded on DVD and Peter Frampton plans a U.S. tour. The latter half of Rod Stewart's career will be surveyed on "Encore: The Very Best Of - Vol. 2." Due Aug. 26 from Warner Special Markets, the…

  17. Malin, Adams Prepare To Give The Finger

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The debut release by the Finger, Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin's not-so-secret punk band, will arrive in the U.S. Sept. 23 on One Little Indian Records. The debut release by the Finger, Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin's not-so-secret punk band, will arrive in the U.S. Sept. 23 on One Little…

  18. VH1 Turns Zevon 'Inside Out'

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. As tipped here last month, Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. The program will chronicle the veteran singer…

  19. Ask Billboard

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about reissues, the Ataris and Mick Jagger. WORTH THE "RE" INVESTMENT Hello Keith, I heard "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is being remastered and re-released as a double CD with bonus tracks on July 29. A couple of months ago,…

  20. Hanson Sets Acoustic August

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brotherly pop band Hanson, which parted ways with Island Def Jam earlier this year, has set a summer North American acoustic tour. At the shows, the group will unveil a number of songs slated for its Brotherly pop band Hanson, which parted ways with Island Def Jam earlier this year, has set a…

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