1. Britney Marks AOL's 100th 'First Listen'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The single will serve as a milestone for the "First Listen" program, as it is the 100th track streamed in its 21-month existence. A stream of Britney Spears' new single , "Me Against the Music" featuring Madonna, is available today (Oct. 3) to AOL members as part of…

  2. The Offspring Taps New Drummer

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT California punk act the Offspring has named former Rocket From The Crypt stickman Atom Willard as the drummer for its upcoming fall tour, with dates to be announced. California punk act the Offspring has named former Rocket From The Crypt stickman Atom Willard as the drummer for its upcoming…

  3. Love's 'Sweetheart' Bumped To 2004

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The release of Courtney Love's debut Virgin album, "American Sweetheart," has been bumped to 2004. Originally due Oct. 28, the set has been moved to Feb. 10 to allow for finishing touches to be applie The release of Courtney Love's debut Virgin album, "American…

  4. 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…

  5. TOP HEATSEEKERS

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. Un Dia Normal , Juanes 2. It Still Moves , My Morning Jacket 3. Welcome Interstate Managers , Fountains Of Wayne 4. No Es Lo Mismo , Alejandro Sanz 5. For The Ride Home , Josh Kelley Issue date: Sept 27, 2003 News Juanes , Josh Kelley , Alejandro Sanz …

  6. A Perfect Circle Plans Round Of Shows

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act A Perfect Circle will kick off a fall tour with a Halloween show (Oct. 31) in San Antonio, Texas. Modern rock act A Perfect Circle will kick off a fall tour with a Halloween show (Oct. 31) in San Antonio, Texas. So far 11 dates have been confirmed, in addition to a Nov. 2 stop…

  7. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Velvet Revolver & More

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Velvet Revolver, iTunes, Chemical Brothers Following a brisk pre-sale promotion that began on Friday and general ticket sales today (Sept. 8) for Oct. 1 and 3 shows , Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added a third show at New York's Shea Stadium. The Oct.…

  8. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  9. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Underworld 'Under' The Influence Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland resurfaces on this week on Lakeshore's soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Perfect…

  10. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  11. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The CD/DVD package "Cher Live: Farewell Tour" (Rhino). -- Former "Lizzy McGuire" star Hilary Duff's "Metamorphosis" (Walt Disney). -- A solo album from Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "…

  12. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  13. Modern Rock Mainstays Descend Into 'Underworld'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to…

  14. 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…

  15. 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. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Billy Talent , Josh Turner , Sarai …

  16. Billboard Bits: ODB, Smash Mouth, Spain

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on ODB, Smash Mouth, Spain Recently paroled rap iconoclast Ol' Dirty Bastard is the first subject of VH1's new series "InsideOUT," which debuts Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the cable music channel. Contrary to previous reports , an episode featuring Warren Zevon will…

  17. QOTSA Rocking The Road Through January

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age have extended their touring plans with a series of North American club dates, beginning Sept. 28 in Montreal and wrapping with an Oct. 30 Halloween show in Santa Barbara, Calif Queens Of The Stone Age have extended their touring plans with a series of North American…

  18. Stinson Sets Solo Dates With The Figgs

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run. As expected , Tommy Stinson will hit road next month for a U.S. club tour with the Figgs. The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run.…

  19. Country Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Though record sales and airplay have not always reflected it, Marty Stuart has released some of the most stylish and creative country albums of the past decade. Though record sales and airplay have not always reflected it, Marty Stuart has released some of the most stylish and creative…

  20. Courtney Love Signs With Virgin

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Courtney Love has signed a three-record deal with Virgin. The first fruit of the deal will be the Oct. 28 release of the album "America's Sweetheart," Billboard exclus As first tipped here last month, Courtney Love has signed a three-record deal…

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