1. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  2. Gallowsbird's Bark

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On their debut album, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Fiery Furnaces—led by commanding singer/guitarist Eleanor Friedberger and ably backed by her pianist/ drummer sibling Matthew—do not deal i On their debut album, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Fiery Furnaces—led by commanding singer/guitarist Eleanor…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Clay Aiken, Ludacris, Shawna and Sheryl Crow. FOR GOOD 'MEASURE': Exactly six months after Kelly Clarkson debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Thankful," "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken enters the chart…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Clay Aiken, downloads and his latest book with readers. WHEN HE'S 64 Hi Fred, Did you notice that 40 years ago this week on Billboard's Top LPs chart (Oct. 19, 1963), Barbra Streisand was No. 8 with "The Second Barbra…

  5. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  6. Billboard Bits: Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill The Rolling Stones and retail chain Best Buy are throwing a party Oct. 29 in New York to celebrate the release of the band's four-DVD set " Four Flicks ," which Best Buy is selling exclusively at least through the end of the…

  7. 'Essential' Springsteen, Live DVD Due

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three-disc best of audio collection and a two-disc live DVD. The career-spanning audio set, "The Essential Bruce Sprin Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three…

  8. Adams Readies Avalanche Of Material

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release over the next few months. And, as Adams paints it, it all comes as a result of disagreements he had with his l A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release…

  9. Ask Billboard

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Elvis Presley, TLC and Tyrese. KING OF COUNTRY? Dear Keith, Last year "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, where it is still in the top-30. So why is "2nd to None"…

  10. Top Indie Acts Set 'Haikus' To Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Steve Wynn and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb are among the acts that have leant their vocals to "16 Haiku & Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Corgan/Blindside, Beck, Farm Aid

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Corgan/Blindside, Beck, Farm Aid Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has contributed guitar to a song on Swedish rock band Blindside's forthcoming album. "Billy Corgan heard a song, flipped out, and asked if he could play guitar on the record," the band&…

  12. Elton Books 3 Years In Vegas

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. John's engagement kicks off Feb. 13 in the theater, built to accom As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London. 2002 - For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid wasteland of pop culture, the 1980s were chock…

  15. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart 'Song' Sung Blue total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second J Records collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great American Songbook"…

  16. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officer 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 198 2001 - Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town…

  19. Nelly Blends Old With New On 'Derrty Versions'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due Nov. 25 via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat fr Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da…

  20. Stages—Performances 1970-2002

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you cannot get enough of Neil Diamond live—and arenas everywhere are filled with people who cannot—this six-disc live set should help. If you cannot get enough of Neil Diamond live—and arenas everywhere are filled with people who cannot—this six-disc live set should help. The first two…

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