1. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Tough Little Boys , Gary Allan 2. Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me , Keith Urban 3. This One's For The Girls , Martina McBride 4. I Love This Bar , Toby Keith 5. I Melt , Rascal Flatts Issue date: Nov. 1, 2003 News Gary Allan , Keith Urban , Toby Keith ,…

  2. 'Shock'n Y'All' May Shock Some

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Toby Keith likes to have a little fun, and if he can get a rise out of you while he's at it -- even better. With a cast of characters including a mischievous Jesus, a few stoned roadies and a disillusioned music critic, Keith's fourth…

  3. A Perfect Circle Honing Unity On The Road

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career, Jeordie Osborne White (aka Twiggy Ramirez) had a chance meeting last New Year's Eve with A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career,…

  4. Friends, Peers Mourn Elliott Smith

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album Elliott Smith was working on throughout the last year of his life was an extraordinarily diverse effort that ranged from "phenomenal, experimental soundscapes to the most intimate guitar voc The album Elliott Smith was working on throughout the last year of his life was an…

  5. 'Love Actually' Brims With Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists…

  6. 'Essential' Springsteen, Live DVD Due

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three-disc best of audio collection and a two-disc live DVD. The career-spanning audio set, "The Essential Bruce Sprin Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three…

  7. Aiken 'Measures' Up At No. 1

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top position on The Billboard 200 this week with his debut album, "Measure of a Man." In its first week, the RCA set sold 613,000 copies in Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top…

  8. Adams Readies Avalanche Of Material

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release over the next few months. And, as Adams paints it, it all comes as a result of disagreements he had with his l A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release…

  9. Nickelback's Momentum Extends 'Road'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal tells Billboard.com that after the breakthrough success of "Silver Side Up," which included the hit single "How You Remind Me," the band wasted little time beginning wo Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal tells Billboard.com that after the…

  10. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rush Blame It On 'Rio' The Rush live CD/DVD "Rush in Rio" chronicles a Nov. 23, 2002, show at Rio's Maracana Stadium on the final night of the veteran Canadian rock trio's Vapor Trails tour. The CD will be released by Anthem/Atlantic, while the DVD will be issued…

  11. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart 'Song' Sung Blue total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second J Records collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great American Songbook"…

  12. Jay-Z Inc.

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Jay-Z, the end is just the beginning. The rapper/mogul has decided to retire as a recording artist after 10 years and more than 18 million albums sold. "I always had the dream of moving over to the business side," Jay-Z says in an…

  13. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  14. Saves The Day Revel 'In Reverie'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When Saves The Day went into the studio to record its fourth album, the New Jersey-based quartet was working for L.A.-based independent Vagrant Records. When the album was completed, the band found it When Saves The Day went into the studio to record its fourth album, the New Jersey-based…

  15. Doll Revolution

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On "Doll Revolution," the Bangles' first studio album in 15 years, all of the familiar elements are in place. On "Doll Revolution," the Bangles' first studio album in 15 years, all of the familiar elements are in place. All four members (Susanna Hoffs, Vicki…

  16. See If I Care

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan brought California cool to country music like no one since Dwight Yoakam, and while he has been consistently excellent, his dues-paying is starting to offer both commercial and artistic ret Gary Allan brought California cool to country music like no one since Dwight Yoakam, and…

  17. Jay-Z Swan Song Gets Special Friday Release

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is to have a rare Friday release Nov. 28 from Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. "We wanted to try something different," says Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles. "Everything [related t Jay-Z's " The Black Album ," which he says will…

  18. Simon & Garfunkel Open 'Old Friends' Tour

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel began to play "The Sound of Silence" midway through the kickoff of their Old Friends tour last night (Oct. 17) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., fans grew so frenzied it froze th When Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel began to play "The Sound of Silence"…

  19. Compilation Celebrates Big Star's 'Story'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have wondered about the show's theme and the music used to underline dramatic moments. In a program that seems to get most things right, period-wise, wh Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have…

  20. 'Baby Boy' Fends Off Singles Chart Challenges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of relinquishing its hold on the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The second chart-topper from Beyoncé's debut Columbia album, "Dan "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of…

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