1. Costello Plans 'North' Bonuses, Performances

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The title track of Elvis Costello's upcoming release "North" won't be included on the CD. The title track of Elvis Costello's upcoming release "North" won't be included on the CD. Instead, purchasers of the album will receive a personal identification…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Neville and Clay Aiken. AT LONG LAST, 'LOVE': The Geffen label issued its first album in 1980. Now, 23 years later, the imprint claims the No.…

  3. 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…

  4. ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box." A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The…

  5. Peaches Seeks Sexual Equality On New Disc

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With only one album under her faux-leather white belt -- "The Teaches of Peaches" -- novel performer Peaches has given new meaning to the phrase "women in rock." Salacious tracks like "F*** the Pain Away" and "…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the fo 2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's…

  7. Juanes Tops Latin Grammys With Five Wins

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five awards at the fourth-annual Latin Grammy Awards, held last night (Sept. 3) at the AmericanAirlines Arena in M Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five…

  8. Mavericks Slate U.S., U.K. Tour

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country/rock act the Mavericks has confirmed an initial list of U.S. and U.K. tour dates. The Raul Malo-led group will kick off its stateside leg Sept. 17 in Nashville. Reunited country/rock act the Mavericks has confirmed an initial list of U.S. and U.K. tour dates. The Raul Malo…

  9. Update: Strokes, Kings Of Leon Team For Tour

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Just as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts in their formative days, the acclaimed New York quintet is continuing the tradition. The Strokes will bring Just as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts…

  10. Timberlake, Aguilera Notch Triple Platinum

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. The…

  11. Folk Vet Lightfoot Praises 'Beautiful' Tribute

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's foremost folk troubadour of the past four decades pronounces himself "delighted" about the upcoming album release "Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot." "I love this tribute," Lightfoot tells…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show.…

  13. Oakenfold Builds 'Great Wall' Of Remixes

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of remixes for "Perfecto Presents ... Paul Oakenfold: Great Wall," due Sept. 30 from Warner Bros. The set features Oakenfold's own Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of…

  14. Guster Sets Off For Headlining Tour

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The pop/rock band has dates scheduled into early November in support of its fourth alb Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington…

  15. RZA, Isaac Hayes Fit 'Bill' Soundtrack

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first volume of Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Kill Bill." The first half of the film, which is being released in two parts, will Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first…

  16. Timberlake Ties Up Tasty McDonald's Deal

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has signed a multi-tiered sponsorship deal with McDonald's. The alliance is tied to the restaurant chain's new worldwide marketing campaign, which launches this month. Timberlake wil Justin Timberlake has signed a multi-tiered sponsorship deal with McDonald's.…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tracy Byrd and wife Michelle welcome their third child, a son, into the world. 2002 - Tracy Byrd and wife Michelle welcome their third child, a son, into the world. 2002 - Russian Space Agency officials terminate Lance Bass' space flight training because his…

  18. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini As first tipped here in July, Aerosmith will headline the National Football League kick-off event Thursday (Sept. 4) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The veteran rock act joins previously announced performers Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and…

  19. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 'Own' Terms Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usually overflowing while driving…

  20. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week: -- An album of B-sides and remixes from U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton, "The Other Side of Daybreak" (Heavenly/Astralwerks). -- Danish rock act the Raveonettes' "Chain Gang of Love" (Columbia). -- A DVD…

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