1. Gary Allan Couldn't 'Care' Less About Chart Success

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Although he's from Orange County, Gary Allan isn't your typical blue-eyed surfer from Southern California. This wave rider has a top-5 single on the country charts, and instead of sunglasses, his eyes are frequently shaded by a well…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy The Chemical Brothers will play spin at DJ dates next month in conjunction with the CD/DVD retrospective "Singles 93-03," due Sept. 30 from Astralwerks. The group will play Oct. 18 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Oct. 21 at…

  4. Artists, Industry React To Cash's Death

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep sadness. As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Los Lonely Boys & The Weakerthans. NOT LONELY ANY MORE: Texas-based threesome Los Lonely Boys have released only one album, but the soulful guitar handiwork of Henry Garza displays a relaxed confidence…

  6. 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.…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that leader Michael Franti would grow into a sort of…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

  9. Gray, Morcheeba To Rock Trafalgar Square

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter David Gray and electronic/pop act Morcheeba will play a free concert to 10,000 fans in London's Trafalgar Square later this month to mark a recent revamp of the world famous home of Singer/songwriter David Gray and electronic/pop act Morcheeba will play a free concert…

  10. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  11. Paisley Enjoys His 'Celebrity' Status

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The view from the top can be quite sweet. Just ask Brad Paisley. Fueled by hit single "Celebrity" and a slot on Brooks & Dunn's successful Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour, Paisley's new album, "Mud on the Tires,…

  12. Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean island nation's third highest honor, according to a list of national award winners published yesterday (Aug. 7). Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean…

  13. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, STIFLE, Sepultura

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, STIFLE, Sepultura 50 Cent and Good Charlotte have joined Coldplay and Christina Aguilera as confirmed performers for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, to be broadcast live Aug. 28 from New York's Radio City Music Hall. P. Diddy, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Redman,…

  14. Tina, Phil In 'Great Spirits' On Soundtrack

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tina Turner and Phil Collins have signed on to record music for Walt Disney Pictures' "Brother Bear." Turner will perform "Great Spirits" as the opening song of the animated film's soundtrack, due Oct Tina Turner and Phil Collins have signed on to record music…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    July 23, 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: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ALTO HITS NEW HIGH: Singer/songwriter James Grundler…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its skeleton mascot "Vic Rattlehead" _ is unsuitable for the nation's youth, Malaysian authorities ban veteran metal act Megadeth from 2001 - Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its…

  17. 20 Corridos Inolvidables

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fonovisa kicks off its new Herencia Musical (Musical Heritage) series with a collection of corridos by norteÑo icons Los Tigres del Norte. Fonovisa kicks off its new Herencia Musical (Musical Heritage) series with a collection of corridos by norteño icons Los Tigres del Norte. Although…

  18. Buddy Guy Conjures Intimacy On Acoustic Set

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues legend Buddy Guy. Why, record after record, was Guy chasing crossover success? He seemed to be toiling away, tryi A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues…

  19. Breaking And Entering

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Drive-By Truckers, Mogwai, Yonder Mountain String Band A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. KEEP ON TRUCKIN': A little-known cult act two…

  20. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Another batch of releases in Epic's ongoing AC/DC reissue campaign: "'74 Jailbreak," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Fly on the Wall," "Blow Up Your Video" and …

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