1. With retail bins overflowing with releases

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With retail bins overflowing with releases directly and indirectly associated with the Martin Scorsese-produced "The Blues" series of films on PBS, some attention should be reserved for this fall's ot With retail bins overflowing with releases directly and indirectly associated…

  2. Live at Sin-é

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums remastered, repackaged and expanded to double-disc length (à la Universal's Deluxe Editions)&#x2014 Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums…

  3. Revive

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to deliver," it should not be taken lightly. Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to…

  4. 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…

  5. Television Plugs Back In

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The catalog of seminal New York rock act Television will be upgraded this fall with new editions of the albums "Marquee Moon" and "Adventure," plus the first official release of the oft-bootlegged con The catalog of seminal New York rock act Television will be upgraded…

  6. O

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dublin-born songwriter Damien Rice's debut album has already received a warm stateside welcome as an import. Dublin-born songwriter Damien Rice's debut album has already received a warm stateside welcome as an import. The response is not surprising: Rice's striking,…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany. 1999 - The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing…

  9. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  10. Buckley, Byrds Launch Legacy Reissue Series

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several revered recordings, in step with Universal Music Enterprises' (UME) revered "Deluxe Editions." Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  12. Jazz/Soul Legend Nina Simone Dies

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa. Jazz great Nina Simone died today(April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70.…

  13. Buckley Estate Working On Sin-È Set

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yet another Jeff Buckley release is set to emerge from the late singer/songwriter's archives, according to posts on his official Web site. Yet another Jeff Buckley release is set to emerge from the late singer/songwriter's archives, according to posts on his official Web site by his…

  14. The "Grace" EPs

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My Sweetheart, The Drunk) and live anthology Mystery White Boy, the most astute tack for presenting the late Jeff Buckley's musical testament wou RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My…

  15. Billboard Bits: Eat The Day, McClinton, 'Harry Potter'

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Eat The Day's search for a singer, Delbert McClinton's ninth annual music cruise, and the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack." Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is making progress on his new group Eat The Day's…

  16. Songs to No One: 1991-1992

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Since Jeff Buckley's tragic death at age 30 in 1997, Columbia has offered balm to his still-devoted fans via the two-disc studio work-in-progress Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk) and the excelle Since Jeff Buckley's tragic death at age 30 in 1997, Columbia has offered balm to…

  17. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a quick impact across the Billboard singles…

  18. Borland's New Band To Audition Singers

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT First Limp Bizkit held nationwide auditions to replace guitarist Wes Borland, but apparently never settled on a winner. Now, Borland is holding auditions to find a vocalist for his post-Bizkit band Ea First Limp Bizkit held nationwide auditions to replace guitarist Wes Borland, but apparently…

  19. Buckley EPs Unearthed For Box Set

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The excavation of late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley's recorded output continues Nov. 26 with Columbia's release of the five-disc box set "The Grace EPs." The box will feature five EPs created in con The excavation of late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley's recorded…

  20. A Rush of Blood to the Head

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's 2000 debut, Parachutes, earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for a young band still so beholden to its influences (Jeff Coldplay's 2000 debut, Parachutes, earned critical raves for…

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