1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, Madonna, Britney Spears and Clay Aiken with readers. 'BABY' LOVE Hello Fred: I enjoyed your recent "Chart Beat Bonus" item about No. 1 songs with titles beginning with the word "Baby." I would add an honorable mention to the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Cash, Voodoo, Minor Threat

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Cash Tribute, Voodoo, Minor Threat The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium will be aired five days later on country-music cable station CMT. The two-hour edited broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile, Rodney Crowell, Marty…

  3. Kylie Shows Off Her 'Body Language'

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue has finalized the track list for her new album, "Body Language." As previously reported, the set is due Nov. 17 internationally via Parlophone and Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol. Kylie Minogue has finalized the track list for her new album, "Body Language.…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions' Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's Oct. 16, 2002, concert in Barcelona will be released on DVD Nov. 18 via Columbia. No additional information is available about the DVD, although prominent Springsteen fan site…

  7. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company's classic rock favorite "Feel Like Makin' Love" as the first single from his new album . The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock's cover is due to hit U.S.…

  8. Billboard Bits: Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross A duet between Norah Jones and Dolly Parton will highlight the performance slate for the 37th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 5 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House and airing live on CBS. The duo will perform Parton's "The Grass Is…

  9. Billboard Bits: Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale' In her first screen-acting gig in more than eight years, Liza Minnelli has been tapped to do a multi-episode guest arc on Fox's new comedy "Arrested Development." The Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV show, set to premiere Nov. 2…

  10. Billboard Bits: CMJ, Crosby/Nash, 'Road To Voodoo'

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMJ, Crosby/Nash, 'Road To Voodoo' My Morning Jacket, Black Box Recorder, Killing Joke, the New Deal, the Fever and VHS Or Beta will perform at the kick-off concert for the 2003 CMJ Music Marathon. The show will be held Oct. 22 on multiple floors at New York's Webster…

  11. Patty Griffin Stays Busy With Tours, New Album

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When it came down to deciding whether or not to join Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin and Dar Williams on this fall's Songwriter tour, Patty Griffin tells Billboard.com there was very little hesita When it came down to deciding whether or not to join Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn…

  12. Billboard Bits: Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy The Chemical Brothers will play spin at DJ dates next month in conjunction with the CD/DVD retrospective "Singles 93-03," due Sept. 30 from Astralwerks. The group will play Oct. 18 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Oct. 21 at…

  13. Billboard Bits: Cash, Crahan, Anastacia, Savage

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Cash, Crahan, Anastacia, Savage A funeral was held today (Sept. 15) for Johnny Cash, who died Friday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville of complications from diabetes resulting in respiratory failure. A private service and burial took place at the Hendersonville Funeral Home in his…

  14. Billboard Bits: Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth The Beatles' Apple Corps company has sued Apple Computer for breach of contract. In an action filed in early July in London's High Court, Apple Corps claims that the computer maker's iPod portable player and iTunes Music Store…

  15. Billboard Bits: Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora Singer/songwriter Michelle Branch has lined up a fall tour in support of her sophomore Maverick album, "Hotel Paper." The trek begins Oct. 2 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and will wrap Oct. 29 in Oshkosh, Wis. Afterward, Branch has five…

  16. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope Elton John, Sugar Ray, In Bloom and Wilson Phillips will be among the performers at "Brian Wilson and Friends," a benefit concert for the Carl Wilson Foundation, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event is set for Oct. 16 at UCLA's Royce Hall…

  17. Billboard Bits: Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo As first tipped here in June, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will on Tuesday (Sept. 8) announce their first tour since 1994. It appears that the trek will play North American arenas this fall, as Garfunkel is due to begin a string of solo…

  18. Billboard Bits: Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson Following a bidding war, Brand New has signed to DreamWorks, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rock group's "Deja Entendu," issued in June on Triple Crown/Razor & Tie, has sold 104,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen…

  19. Billboard Bits: Missy Elliott, Texas Music, Gibbons

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Missy Elliott, Texas Music, Gibbons Fresh off winning video of the year and best hip-hop video for "Work It" last night (Aug. 28) at the MTV Video Music Awards, Missy Elliott is continuing work on her fifth studio album. The as-yet-untitled set is due in November via The…

  20. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has joined the lineup of Healing the Divide - A Benefit Concert for Peace and Reconciliation. Set for Sept. 21 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the event will also feature performances by Hamza El…

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