1. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Jackson/McBride, Rolling Stones Christina Aguilera has canceled the final two dates on a nine-show tour of the U.K. and Ireland, citing acute bronchitis. Aguilera's illness comes just days after she hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh, taking with…

  2. Good Life

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wilson and her 19-voice ensemble return with their first offering since their 2000 debut. Wilson and her 19-voice ensemble return with their first offering since their 2000 debut. While "Good Life" showcases the act's deft knack for instant musical accessibility and state-of…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Stills, the Rapture and Hieroglyphics. IN MOTION: Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have became the hipster bands of choice by making 1980s-influenced rock cool again. Both acts place a heavy…

  4. THE NATIONAL

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet&…

  5. Whitney Makes A Holiday 'Wish'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released Nov. 18 via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Littl Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One…

  6. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Punk Box 'Punk' You Up Rhino Records is this week releasing a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the punk movement. "Ever Get the Feeling You've Been Cheated?: The '70s Punk Rebellion" features tunes from the full gamut of the era's punk…

  7. 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…

  8. Who Needs Love

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Want to escape new-millennium stress and be transported back to the mellow, club-crawling grooves of the '70s? Pop in this glorious musical time machine. Want to escape new-millennium stress and be transported back to the mellow, club-crawling grooves of the '70s? Pop in this…

  9. Bette ... Intimately

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Barry Manilow recalls waking from a dream earlier this year with Bette Midler on his mind. "It was the 1950s in my dream, and Bette was singing Rosemary Clooney songs," Manilow says with a smile. "Bette and I hadn't spoken in…

  10. Results May Vary

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Results may vary from listening to Limp Bizkit's fourth album, indeed. Most likely, those results will not be joy or elation, though. Results may vary from listening to Limp Bizkit's fourth album, indeed. Most likely, those results will not be joy or elation, though. Rap/metal has…

  11. 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…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 6-12, 2003. By now you should have had your fill of "The Blues" (if not, order the seven-DVD series via PBS.org ). Although it'll be hard to top last week's rich musical programming, the vast…

  13. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

  14. 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…

  15. Martina McBride Sets Winter Tour Plans

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma City. Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma…

  16. Wilson Embraces The 'Glamour'

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With her 1993 Blue Note album "Blue Light 'Til Dawn," Cassandra Wilson blazed a trail that inspired jazz vocalists to tap into the popular music they grew up with while also paying heed to earlier tra With her 1993 Blue Note album "Blue Light 'Til Dawn,"…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy!' As tipped here last week, Sting will play a free concert Oct. 7 in Chicago's Grant Park. The show will serve to herald the launch of American Express' new Blue Cash credit card. Guitarist Jonny Lang will open.…

  19. Australian Icon Slim Dusty Dies

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Australian country music icon Slim Dusty died today (Sept. 19) in Sydney at the age of 76, after a two-year battle with cancer. His signature tune, 1957's "The Pub With No Beer," was a top-10 hit in t Australian country music icon Slim Dusty died today (Sept. 19) in Sydney at…

  20. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blind Boys Of Alabama 'Tell' Me About It The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due this week via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vocal group's first holiday…

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