1. Bowie Gets Back To 'Reality'

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of credibility, David Bowie was already an icon of rock music and pop culture by the time the '80s were half over. Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  3. Clay Aiken 'Measures' Up On RCA Debut

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In June, Aiken sat down with Billboard's Fred Bronson for a lengthy interview about his experiences on "American Idol." Last week they met up again, to discuss Aiken's debut CD track-by-track in a con It would be difficult to find anyone in the U.S. who has not heard of…

  4. Etudes for Piano, Vol. I, Nos. 1-10

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For all his stylistic constancy, Philip Glass has always been a mercurial composer in terms of quality. For all his stylistic constancy, Philip Glass has always been a mercurial composer in terms of quality. Some of his recent large-scale pieces have been truly awful, even as he has excelled…

  5. Live at Sin-é

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums remastered, repackaged and expanded to double-disc length (à la Universal's Deluxe Editions)&#x2014 Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums…

  6. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT OutKast multiplies music lovers' pleasures with its first double album, featuring a solo CD set from both Big Boi and AndrÉ 3000. OutKast multiplies music lovers' pleasures with its first double album, featuring a solo CD set from both Big Boi and André 3000. "The Love Below,…

  7. Del McCoury Band Leads Bluegrass Awards

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 2) in Louisville, Ky. The group took home the entertainer of the year award for the eighth The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards…

  8. Incubus Makes Its Own Bootlegs

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of acts such as Pearl Jam, the Dead and Phish, modern rock outfit Incubus has begun selling authorized bootlegs of its concerts. Following in the footsteps of acts such as Pearl Jam, the Dead and Phish, modern rock outfit Incubus has begun selling authorized…

  9. Queen Latifah Inks Multi-Faceted Deal

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah has signed a multimedia deal with production company Creative Battery, promoter AEG Live and Vector Recordings, Billboard reports exclusively in the Oct. 11, 2003, issue. The one-off dea Queen Latifah has signed a multimedia deal with production company Creative Battery,…

  10. Plant Travels To 'Timbuktu' And Back

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to capitalize further on the summer success of Led Zeppelin's "How the West Was Won" CD and the accompanying DVD "Led Zeppelin," Atlantic Records is releasing "Sixty Six to Timbuktu," a two-CD Hoping to capitalize further on the summer success of Led…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Metallica, Clay Aiken, Erykah Badu, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. METALLICA'S METAL (AND CLAY AIKEN, TOO) Dear Mr. Bronson, My husband and I have a debate going. He says that Metallica's "black" album went double-platinum in 12 days and I am…

  12. Judge Blocks Band's Florida Suicide Show

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A judge yesterday (Oct. 2) barred a rock band from holding an onstage suicide that its leader vows will occur this weekend during a performance to be broadcast over the Internet. A judge yesterday (Oct. 2) barred a rock band from holding an onstage suicide that its leader vows will occur this…

  13. Radiohead Wins, Scorns Top Q Award

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead (Oct. 2) won the "best act in the world today" award for the third-year running at the Q Awards in London. However, the band sent a silent video message to accept the accolade, pouring scorn Radiohead made it a hat-trick of wins yesterday (Oct. 2) when it won the "…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  15. Best Buy Gets Exclusive On Stones DVD

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have struck an exclusive deal with Minneapolis-based retailer Best Buy to carry the band's new "Four Flicks" DVD set, containing more than 50 songs and previously unreleased footage The Rolling Stones have struck an exclusive deal with Minneapolis-based…

  16. 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.…

  17. Peter, Paul & Mary 'Carry' Out New Box Set

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records will celebrate the career of legendary folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary Nov. 11 with two new releases -- a four-disc box set including previously unreleased tracks and an all-new studio Rhino Records will celebrate the career of legendary folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary Nov. 11…

  18. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  19. Motley Crue's Sixx Sues Over Shoe Ad

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission. Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his…

  20. Diddy-Guided Da Band Faces Make-Or-Break

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash, pulling in a 2.1 rating (which equals 3 million viewers), according to Nielsen Media Research. When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash,…

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