1. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from rap outfit Boo Yaa TRIBE, "West Kosta Nostra" (Sarinjay), featuring guest spots from Eminem, B Real, Kurupt and Mack 10, among others. -- Wu-Tang Clan principal the RZA's "The Birth…

  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. Clay Aiken 'Measures' Up On RCA Debut

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In June, Aiken sat down with Billboard's Fred Bronson for a lengthy interview about his experiences on "American Idol." Last week they met up again, to discuss Aiken's debut CD track-by-track in a con It would be difficult to find anyone in the U.S. who has not heard of…

  4. Leona Naess

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The eponymous title of Leona Naess' third album reinforces her stated sense of it being more like a first one. The eponymous title of Leona Naess' third album reinforces her stated sense of it being more like a first one. The sweetly melancholic set is surely more solid overall than…

  5. The Jealous Kind

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Knight's follow-up to "Pretty Good Guy" (2001) is a return to country music's dark side, with spare, unobtrusive instrumentation. Chris Knight's follow-up to "Pretty Good Guy" (2001) is a return to country music's dark side, with spare,…

  6. 5

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After the serene meditative moods of previous album "Spiritual Spiritual," B-Tribe (aka Claus Zundel/The Brave) drops the double-exposure titles and slightly—but just—increases the tempo After the serene meditative moods of previous album "Spiritual Spiritual," B-Tribe …

  7. The Long Road

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Go ahead and pick on Nickelback. Go ahead and pick on Nickelback. Sure, they may churn out slick, near-grunge rock with hooks a mile wide, but is that so wrong? With its previous album, the multi-million-selling "Silver Side Up," the band hit the commercial jackpot, thanks to…

  8. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT OutKast multiplies music lovers' pleasures with its first double album, featuring a solo CD set from both Big Boi and AndrÉ 3000. OutKast multiplies music lovers' pleasures with its first double album, featuring a solo CD set from both Big Boi and André 3000. "The Love Below,…

  9. Del McCoury Band Leads Bluegrass Awards

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 2) in Louisville, Ky. The group took home the entertainer of the year award for the eighth The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards…

  10. Plant Travels To 'Timbuktu' And Back

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to capitalize further on the summer success of Led Zeppelin's "How the West Was Won" CD and the accompanying DVD "Led Zeppelin," Atlantic Records is releasing "Sixty Six to Timbuktu," a two-CD Hoping to capitalize further on the summer success of Led…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Metallica, Clay Aiken, Erykah Badu, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. METALLICA'S METAL (AND CLAY AIKEN, TOO) Dear Mr. Bronson, My husband and I have a debate going. He says that Metallica's "black" album went double-platinum in 12 days and I am…

  12. Judge Blocks Band's Florida Suicide Show

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A judge yesterday (Oct. 2) barred a rock band from holding an onstage suicide that its leader vows will occur this weekend during a performance to be broadcast over the Internet. A judge yesterday (Oct. 2) barred a rock band from holding an onstage suicide that its leader vows will occur this…

  13. Ice Cube To Heat Up 'XXX' Sequel

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cube has landed the starring role in the "XXX" sequel. Director Rob Cohen has also opted out of the sequel to the 2002 action film about an extreme athlete-turned-s With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cube has landed the starring role in the "…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  15. Philadelphia Plans R&B Hall Of Fame

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music mogul and Grammy-winning songwriter Kenneth Gamble has assembled a team to develop a proposal for a museum devoted to rhythm & blues music in Philadelphia. Music mogul and Grammy-winning songwriter Kenneth Gamble has assembled a team to develop a proposal for a museum devoted to…

  16. 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…

  17. Wyclef Rallies For Immigrant Rights

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean is slated to appear at a rally for immigrant workers rights Saturday (Oct. 4) in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York. The former Fugees member's set is part of an event celebrating t Wyclef Jean is slated to appear at a rally for immigrant workers rights Saturday (Oct.…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2002 - At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at…

  19. OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Joss Stone, Arch Enemy and Brad Wolf. U.K. IDOL: In the era of "American Idol," it's easy to be skeptical of a vocalist like Joss Stone . The 16-year-old U.K.-born singer relies largely on…

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