1. Metallica To Rock New Year In Vegas

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica will ring in 2004 with a concert at the Joint in Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel. Metallica will ring in 2004 with a concert at the Joint in Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel. Tickets for the show, announced on the band's official Web site , will go on sale Saturday (Sept. 27)…

  2. R.E.M. Bolsters 'Best Of' With Bonus Disc

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. has finalized the track list for its upcoming Warner Bros. greatest-hits collection, "In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003." Due Oct. 28, the album is being released as a single-disc 18-track R.E.M. has finalized the track list for its upcoming Warner Bros. greatest-hits…

  3. Sirius Buys More Time For N.Y.'s Bottom Line

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In an 11th-hour reprieve for venerated New York nightclub the Bottom Line, a judge in New York City Civil Court yesterday (Sept. 24) ordered a 30-day adjournment to eviction proceedings initiated by t In an 11th-hour reprieve for venerated New York nightclub the Bottom Line, a judge in New…

  4. Wilco, Dashboard Take It To The 'Bridge'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Dashboard Confessional, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson, Incubus and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have been added to the lineup for the 17th Bridge School Benefit concert. Wilco, Dashboard Confessional, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson, Incubus and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have…

  5. Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Beth Hart feels like she has returned from the dead. "I've been in some dark, dark places, man. I was so terrified of becoming successful -- that people would see who I thought I was, as not good enough or strong enough," she says.…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God G 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to…

  7. Billboard Bits: Grammys, moe., Ray Charles

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Grammys, moe., Ray Charles The 46th annual Grammy Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The event will be broadcast live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the West Coast). Nominees will be announced Dec. 4. The scheduling…

  8. Acts Team Up For Nokia Tour

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 20-date trek will feature the All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Ozomatli and Diffuser playing theaters and larger clubs in North America through an Oct. 28 finale in Seattle. Four bands will hit the road together on the month-long Nokia Unwired Tour , which kicks off Oct. 2 in Toronto.…

  9. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in…

  10. Jane's Addiction Dusts Off Documentary

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Jane's Addiction documentary "Three Days" will finally see North American release on DVD Oct. 7 via Sanctuary, four years after debuting at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jane's Addiction documentary "Three Days" will finally see North…

  11. Ask Billboard

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Cyndi Lauper, Def Leppard and Bruce Springsteen. SHE'S SO UNUSUAL Dear Keith, I have read that Cyndi Lauper will have a new CD out on Daylight/Epic by year's end. I was curious what her sales were for her SoundScan era releases (…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pretty Girls Make Graves and Felix da Housecat. PRETTY GIRLS ON THE MOVE: The name of the song that opens the second effort from Pretty Girls Make Graves is "Something Bigger, Something Brighter."…

  13. Dido's New Lease On 'Life'

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dido Armstrong's breathless journey is reflected in the title of her much-awaited new album, "Life for Rent" (Arista/BMG). She has gone from hopeful singer/songwriter to budding superstar, thanks to worldwide sales of 12 million…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62, sang with Cass Elliott in folk trio the Big Three. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy!' As tipped here last week, Sting will play a free concert Oct. 7 in Chicago's Grant Park. The show will serve to herald the launch of American Express' new Blue Cash credit card. Guitarist Jonny Lang will open.…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  17. QOTSA, Distillers Head Down Under

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The shows will mark QOTSA's second trip down under in less than a year, following the group's January 2003 appearances at the annual Big Day Out festival. As tipped here in July, Queens Of The Stone Age will tour Australia early next year with the Distillers in tow. The trek begins…

  18. Cher Special Nabs Three Emmys

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Cher - The Farewell Tour," an NBC special that has aired twice in the past six months, won three Emmy Awards last night (Sept. 21) in Los Angeles. Only the outstanding variety, music or comedy specia "Cher - The Farewell Tour," an NBC special that has aired twice in the…

  19. Cash Takes Top Americana Honors

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards Friday at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and…

  20. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback Well-Built 'Road' It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road," due this week via Roadrunner. "Somewhere along the line, people turned…

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