1. Beyoncé, Jay-Z: 'Crazy' As Ever

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Crazy in Love." In its 15th week on the chart, "Crazy" once again fends off Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 2) an Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week…

  2. Ruben, Clay Set Fall Release Dates

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The American Idols have once again moved the release dates for their debut albums. Ruben Studdard, the winner of the second season contest on the Fox series "American Idol," has set a Nov. 11 release The American Idols have once again moved the release dates for their debut albums.…

  3. Aaron Neville Explores The 'Nature' Of Standards

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Anyone who recalls Aaron Neville's rendition of "Star Dust" on Rob Wasserman's 1989 album "Duets" or Neville's cover of "These Foolish Things" on his own 1993 collection "The Grand Tour"…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>U2 shoots a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," in the French seaside tow of Eze. The clip, which stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid, films from 6 a 2002 - U2 shoots a video for its new single, "…

  5. Great White, Club Owners Fined In R.I. Fire

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legal experts say the move could bolster lawsuits filed after the Feb. 20 blaze, which killed 100 people and injured nearly 200 others. Six months after a deadly nightclub fire during a Great White concert in West Warwick, R.I., the band and the club's owners were fined nearly $100,000…

  6. 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…

  7. Motorhead Goes 'Stone Deaf' With Box

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The output of legendary metal act Motorhead will be celebrated Oct. 7 with the Metal-Is/Sanctuary release of the five-CD box set "Stone Deaf Forever!" The first Motorhead-approved box set, "Stone Deaf The output of legendary metal act Motorhead will be celebrated Oct. 7 with…

  8. Strummer/Cash Duet On Marley Classic

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will appear on late Clash frontman Joe Strummer's final solo album is one of two likely to see daylight by the end of the year. The other features St The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will…

  9. Beyoncé, Metallica Join MTV VMA Lineup

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held…

  10. Simpson Reveals Her New 'Skin'

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the music world has been listening to Jessica Simpson since the late 1990s, never has it had the chance to truly hear her. The pop songbird seeks to change that with the Aug. 19 release of her third Columbia album, "In This Skin."…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  12. Billboard Bits: Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers Singer/songwriter Howie Day will release his second album, "Stop All the World Now," Oct. 7 via Epic. Produced by Youth (The Verve, Crowded House), the 11-track collection was recorded in London. The first single will be "Perfect…

  13. Third 'Totally Country' Disc Packs In Hits

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by contemporary country icons such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes and Lonestar fill the forthcoming compilation "Totally Country 3." Tracks by contemporary country icons such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes and Lonestar fill the…

  14. 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…

  15. Classic Dylan Titles Get Sonic Upgrade

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the seri With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD…

  16. Probe Continues In R.I. Club-Fire Case

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The grand jury investigation into the Providence, R.I., club fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert in February is still under way, and -- despite published reports to the contrary - The grand jury investigation into the Providence, R.I., club fire that killed 100 people…

  17. Weezer Getting Personal On New Album

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The next Weezer album may include some of the most personal songs frontman Rivers Cuomo has written to date. The next Weezer album may include some of the most personal songs frontman Rivers Cuomo has written to date. Producer Rick Rubin, who has been doing preproduction on the set for months…

  18. The Tangled Web

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Ben Folds and Phish. 'SPEED' SELLS: Singer/songwriter Ben Folds is taking advantage of the current state of the recording industry to step outside of its normal parameters and release a series of EPs this year…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," wh 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in…

  20. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

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