1. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band…

  2. Update: Belle & Sebastian's New 'Catastrophe'

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Scottish rock ensemble Belle & Sebastian will release a new studio album, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress," Oct. 7 via.. Updating a story first posted here Friday (Aug. 1), Scottish rock ensemble Belle & Sebastian will release a new studio album, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress,…

  3. Billboard Bits: AC/DC, McCartney/Sting, Setzer

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on AC/DC, McCartney/Sting, Setzer Fresh from its appearance at the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit concert this week, hard rock act AC/DC plans to have a new album finished "by the end of the year," guitarist Angus Young tells Billboard.com. "I'd love to get…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  5. Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith, the band's former guitarist, Ace Frehley, wants to make certain that fans know he won't be a part of the tour, and that he's hard With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith , the…

  6. 'Kidz' Titles Bring Pop Songs To Youngsters

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Not quite karaoke and not quite artist albums, several CDs aimed at the children's music market are delivering pop hits sung by fellow kids. Independent label Razor & Tie has developed the concept Not quite karaoke and not quite artist albums, several CDs aimed at the children's…

  7. Television Pondering Studio Work

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seminal New York rock act Television is pondering a return to the recording studio, guitarist Richard Lloyd tells Billboard.com. Seminal New York rock act Television is pondering a return to the recording studio, guitarist Richard Lloyd tells Billboard.com. Although Television has not…

  8. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the world. The global call is being spearheaded by…

  9. Pop Stars Gather At The Net For 'Kids' Day'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Slated for Aug. 23 at the USTA National Tennis Center…

  10. MODERN ROCK TRACKS

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. Faint , Linkin Park 2. Just Because , Jane's Addiction 3. The Boys Of Summer , The Ataris 4. Seven Nation Army , The White Stripes 5. Send The Pain Below , Chevelle Issue date: Aug. 9, 2003 News …

  11. 'Crazy' Beyoncé Stops Chingy 'Right Thurr'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A surge in airplay sends Chingy's "Right Thurr" further up Billboard's Hot 100, but its quest for No. 1 remains thwarted by Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z. "Crazy in Love" continues it A surge in airplay sends Chingy's "Right…

  12. Legendary Producer Sam Phillips Dies

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him sing songs for his mother, has died. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him…

  13. Stones, AC/DC Rock Toronto Benefit

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than 450,000 fans turned out last night (July 30) in Toronto for the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit at Downsview Park, aimed at boosting the city's sagging economy in the wake of the S More than 450,000 fans turned out last night (July 30) in Toronto for the Molson…

  14. Super Furry Animals Exercise 'Power'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "You have to mix it up a bit," says Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. "We always want to try out different ways of playing our music." "You have to mix it up a bit," says Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. "We always want to try out different…

  15. 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…

  16. 'Bad Boys' Still Good On The Chart

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from Mya and Jane's Addiction and the latest volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series weren't able to dislodge the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack from the top spot on The Billboard 20 New albums from Mya and Jane's Addiction and the…

  17. Rhino 'Feeling' Punk On Four-Disc Set

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records will on Oct. 28 release a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the '70s punk movement. Rhino Records will on Oct. 28 release a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the '70s punk movement. "Ever Get the Feeling You've Been…

  18. New Album A 'Go' For Vertical Horizon

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vertical Horizon returns Sept. 23 with its new studio album, "Go." The set is the RCA rock act's first since its 2000 major-label breakthrough, "Everything You Want." Produced by John Shanks, the 12-t Vertical Horizon returns Sept. 23 with its new studio album, "…

  19. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. FROM HARVARD TO BET…

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