1. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  2. Rush Roars Back To 'Rio'

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Canadian rock trio Rush will release the triple-disc live album and double-disc DVD "Rush in Rio" in September. Anthem/Atlantic is eyeing a Sept. 23 release for the album. A spokesperson for C Veteran Canadian rock trio Rush will release the triple-disc live album and double…

  3. Earle's 'American' Heading To CD, DVD

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Steve Earle's upcoming live album, a companion piece to an Earle documentary being released this fall. Details have emerged on Steve Earle's upcoming live album, a companion piece to an Earle documentary being released this fall. As previously reported ,…

  4. Beyonce's 'Crazy' Stays On Top

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its lock on two of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Si Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its…

  5. 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…

  6. LIVE REVIEWS

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blood Brothers in Worcester, Dream Theater & Queensryche in Wilmington and more. /bb/reviews/index.jsp News …

  7. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With S 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned…

  8. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

  9. 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.…

  10. Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for N Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, …

  11. Breaking & Entering

    July 23, 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: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ALTO HITS NEW HIGH: Singer/songwriter James Grundler…

  12. BREAKING & ENTERING

    July 23, 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: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Scotty Emerick , Paloalto Emerick …

  13. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its skeleton mascot "Vic Rattlehead" _ is unsuitable for the nation's youth, Malaysian authorities ban veteran metal act Megadeth from 2001 - Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its…

  14. Springsteen Tour Heads West

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Newly added into the middle of the Boss' itinerary is his first show in San Francisco since 1978 and his first ever at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's U.S. summer stadium tour has expanded with two dates on the West Coast. Newly added…

  15. Coldplay, Radiohead Top Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay and Radiohead lead the shortlist of nominations for the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, to be handed out Sept. 9 in London. Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" and Radiohead's "Hai Albums by Coldplay and Radiohead lead the shortlist of…

  16. McDonald's 'Motown' A Tribute To Classic R&B

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Michael McDonald. After departing the major-label arena several years ago, he has found his way back home again: to a major label, to the music that marked his childhood and early adult years and, most…

  17. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. My Front Porch Looking In , Lonestar 2. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 3. Beer For My Horses , Toby Keith Duet With Willie Nelson 4. Celebrity , Brad Paisley 5. Stay Gone , Jimmy Wayne Issue date: July 26, 2003 News Brad Paisley , Willie Nelson , Keith…

  18. Billboard Bits: WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper Wellwater Conspiracy, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam principal Matt Cameron and former Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, will release its self-titled fourth album Sept. 9 via Transdreamer/Megaforce. A spokesperson confirms that the group will be…

  19. Bow Wow Barks Support For Youth Computing

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event will be sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's…

  20. Super Furries, Grandaddy Team For Tour

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals, whose sixth album "Phantom Power" is due July 29 from XL/Beggars Group, will link with Modesto, Calif.-based rock outfit Grandaddy for a fall U.S. tour, due to kick Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals, whose sixth album "Phantom Power" is…

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