1. Top Acts Shoulder 'Burden' Soundtrack

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits and David Gray contribute songs to the soundtrack for "Our Burden Is Light," due Jan. 13 via Madacy. The film, the score for which was penned by Foo Fighter Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits and David Gray contribute songs to the…

  2. Virgin Preps Boatload Of Bowie Reissues

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Records will this winter reissue a number of David Bowie releases, including "Black Tie White Noise," the 1989 box set "Sound + Vision" and remastered versions of "Scary Monsters," "Ziggy Stard Virgin Records will this winter reissue a number of David…

  3. Crystal Method Replenishes 'Legion'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based electronic/dance duo the Crystal Method will release its third album, "Legion of Boom," Jan. 13 via V2 Records. Later this month, the band embarks on a six-show DJ tour to debut some Los Angeles-based electronic/dance duo the Crystal Method will release its third…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  5. Phantom Planet Prepares New Album, Tour

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based pop quintet Phantom Planet will take to the road later this month for a five-week tour of the U.S., during which it will debut songs from its forthcoming self-titled album, due Jan. Los Angeles-based pop quintet Phantom Planet will take to the road later this month for a…

  6. Matthews To Tour With Famous 'Friends'

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews is taking a few friends out on tour this winter, but they aren't his colleagues in Dave Matthews Band. Instead, the singer/songwriter will hit the road with longtime sideman Tim Reynolds Dave Matthews is taking a few friends out on tour this winter, but they aren't his…

  7. Billboard Bits: Dylan/Springsteen, Wallflowers, USO

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan joins Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band for the final show of their tour, Wallflowers keyboardist plans to distribute humanitarian aid in Nepal and Jessica Simpson and Wayne Newton w Bob Dylan was a surprise guest at Saturday's final show on Bruce Springsteen & the…

  8. Supreme Court Won't Hear Beach Boy Suit

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court today (Oct. 6) refused to hear an appeal from a founding member of the Beach Boys, who fought a court order preventing him from using the famous name in his touring band. The 9th U.S The Supreme Court today (Oct. 6) refused to hear an appeal from a founding member of the…

  9. Diana Ross DWI Trial Postponed Again

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Tucson, Ariz., drunken driving trial of singer Diana Ross has been postponed again. Originally set for Sept. 9 and then Dec. 9, the trial has now been moved to Jan. 14. The Tucson, Ariz., drunken driving trial of singer Diana Ross has been postponed again. Originally set for Sept. 9 and…

  10. Midler Launching 'Kiss My Brass' Tour

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler has set the first leg of her cheekily titled Kiss My Brass tour in support of her new album, "Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook." The jaunt will kick off Dec. 10 in Chicago Bette Midler has set the first leg of her cheekily titled Kiss My Brass tour in…

  11. Peter, Paul & Mary 'Carry' Out New Box Set

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records will celebrate the career of legendary folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary Nov. 11 with two new releases -- a four-disc box set including previously unreleased tracks and an all-new studio Rhino Records will celebrate the career of legendary folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary Nov. 11…

  12. Rapper C-Murder Convicted Of Murder

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Relatives of C-Murder,…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named be 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual…

  14. Air Fires Up 'Talkie Walkie'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT French electronica duo Air will release its next studio album, "Talkie Walkie," Jan. 27 via Astralwerks. French electronica duo Air will release its next studio album, "Talkie Walkie," Jan. 27 via Astralwerks. The album re-teams the group with producer Nigel Godrich, who…

  15. Aussie Big Day Out Sets Star-Packed Lineup

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature the Strokes, A Perfect Circle, the Flaming Lips, the Dandy Warhols and the Mars Volta alongside previously a The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature…

  16. Strait Into 2004: Country Star Sets Tour

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Strait is getting a jump on the new year with confirmation of an early 2004 U.S. tour. Although the full itinerary for the arena jaunt has not yet been revealed, the country superstar expects t George Strait is getting a jump on the new year with confirmation of an early 2004 U.S. tour…

  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. Starsailor Breaks 'Silence' In January

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomore Capitol album "Silence Is Easy." A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomore Capitol album "Silence Is Easy,"…

  19. Bowie Tour Hits North America In December

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie's A Reality tour will arrive in North America Dec. 6 in Atlantic City, N.J., and wrap Feb. 5 in Phoenix. As previously reported, the trek -- Bowie's most extensive in more than a decade -- David Bowie's A Reality tour will arrive in North America Dec. 6 in Atlantic…

  20. Billboard Bits: Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo As first tipped here in June, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will on Tuesday (Sept. 8) announce their first tour since 1994. It appears that the trek will play North American arenas this fall, as Garfunkel is due to begin a string of solo…

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