1. Dizzee Rascal Takes U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal was awarded the U.K.'s 2003 Mercury Music Prize at a ceremony tonight (Sept. 9) in London. The 18-year-old MC/producer's debut, "Boy In Da Corner," was released in July by XL Recordings Dizzee Rascal was awarded the U.K.'s 2003 Mercury Music Prize at a…

  2. Mexican Fans Can't Bank On Concert Tickets

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Abusive and outrageous are just some of the terms Mexican concertgoers have used to describe what they consider elitist presale ticketing practices that literally take them to the bank. Abusive and outrageous are just some of the terms Mexican concertgoers have used to describe what they…

  3. Lonestar Takes 'Front Porch' On The Road

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country quartet Lonestar will embark next month on the 22-city Acoustic on the Front Porch tour, set to kick off Oct. 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The group will be supporting its career-spanning disc "Great Country quartet Lonestar will embark next month on the 22-city Acoustic on the Front…

  4. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets back to normal this week and that means new…

  5. 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:…

  6. Jury Selection Opens In C-Murder Trial

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. The charges against the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, stem from the shooting death…

  7. Series Gears Classical To Infant 'Playful Minds'

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The children's music arena has been awash with classical recordings aimed at parents of newborns since a much-publicized late 1990s book "The Mozart Effect" claimed that infants' intelligence could be The children's music arena has been awash with classical recordings…

  8. Rush Live CD, DVD Pushed To October

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rush live CD/DVD "Rush in Rio" has been pushed from its original Sept. 23 release date to Oct. 21. The Rush live CD/DVD "Rush in Rio" has been pushed from its original Sept. 23 release date to Oct. 21. As previously reported , the sets chronicle a Nov. 23, 2002, show…

  9. Beanie Sigel Cleared To Attend Treatment

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jailed rapper Beanie Sigel can attend a residential treatment program for substance abuse and anger management while awaiting his federal drug and weapons trial, a federal judge ruled. Jailed rapper Beanie Sigel can attend a residential treatment program for substance abuse and anger…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Neville and Clay Aiken. AT LONG LAST, 'LOVE': The Geffen label issued its first album in 1980. Now, 23 years later, the imprint claims the No.…

  11. Juanes Tops Latin Grammys With Five Wins

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five awards at the fourth-annual Latin Grammy Awards, held last night (Sept. 3) at the AmericanAirlines Arena in M Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five…

  12. Marilyn Manson Civil Trial Starts

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wearing a black suit and gray tie, Marilyn Manson listened in a St. Paul, Minn., federal court as jury selection began Tuesday in a civil lawsuit filed by a concert security guard. Wearing a black suit and gray tie, Marilyn Manson listened in a St. Paul, Minn., federal court as jury selection…

  13. Coldplay Compiling Live CD, DVD

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Just as Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Capitol) re-enters the top-10 of The Billboard 200 a year after its release, the U.K. group has set a Nov. 11 release for the CD/DVD "Coldplay Live 20 Just as Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Capitol…

  14. Folk Vet Lightfoot Praises 'Beautiful' Tribute

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's foremost folk troubadour of the past four decades pronounces himself "delighted" about the upcoming album release "Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot." "I love this tribute," Lightfoot tells…

  15. Oakenfold Builds 'Great Wall' Of Remixes

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of remixes for "Perfecto Presents ... Paul Oakenfold: Great Wall," due Sept. 30 from Warner Bros. The set features Oakenfold's own Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of…

  16. Springsteen Tour To End At Shea

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's year-plus world tour in support of "The Rising" will come to a close at Shea Stadium in New York. Two shows -- Oct. 1 and 3 have been confirmed, with as man Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's year-plus world tour in…

  17. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini As first tipped here in July, Aerosmith will headline the National Football League kick-off event Thursday (Sept. 4) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The veteran rock act joins previously announced performers Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and…

  18. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual…

  19. Elton, Darkness Lead U.K. Charts

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has achieved only the third solo No. 1 of his 32-year U.K. chart career, with a song recorded 26 years ago. Elton John has achieved only the third solo No. 1 of his 32-year U.K. chart career, with a song recorded 26 years ago. "Are You Ready for Love," released on the…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Amy Grant, Sting, Seal, Nelly, P. Diddy, Murphy Lee, Tyrone Davis, the Isley Brothers and Johnnie Taylor. GRANTED: Amy Grant debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart with her new CD, "Simple Things" (Word/Curb).…

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