1. Tracy Byrd Cooks Up Something New

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new way. After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  3. VH1 To Celebrate Holidays With Kid Rock

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST VH1 is planning to celebrate this Christmas with an unlikely source of holiday cheer: Detroit-based rap/rocker Kid Rock. The cable music-video network has set a Dec. 14 airdate (9 p.m. ET) for "A Kid VH1 is planning to celebrate this Christmas with an unlikely source of holiday cheer:…

  4. Cash Tribute Added To CMA Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr. will take part in a tribute to Johnny Cash during the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Set for Nov Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr. will take…

  5. Big Stars To Rock Vibe Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to perform at the inaugural Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will be held Nov. 2 Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jingle Ball, Cash Tribute, t.A.T.u.

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on WHTZ New York's (Z100) Jingle Ball, the Johnny Cash Musical Tribute, and t.A.T.u. Jay Z, Beyoncé, matchbox twenty, Sean Paul, Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch are among the artists confirmed for New York radio station WHTZ's (Z100) annual Jingle Ball concert. The event…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. What to watch, what to watch? Read on McDuff and I'll tell you. Monday night, you've got your football. It's right in the title of ABC's "Monday Night Football," which…

  8. TunesOnTV

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 27 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Clint Black (also scheduled: Hayden Christensen) "VH1 All Access," VH1 Featured Artist: Mandy Moore. …

  9. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  10. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  11. Destiny's Child Slapped With Infringement Suit

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Destiny's Child, claiming that the group based its hit song "Survivor" on music he wrote. Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson has filed a $200 million…

  12. Indie Favorites Reborn As The Fire Theft

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having stormed the underground rock scene with its 1993 Sub Pop debut, "Diary," Seattle's Sunny Day Real Estate abruptly broke up two years later at the height of its popularity. The group re-formed in 1998 but splintered again in…

  13. Top Indie Acts Set 'Haikus' To Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Steve Wynn and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb are among the acts that have leant their vocals to "16 Haiku & Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo,…

  14. Friends Preserving Strummer Home Recordings

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT According to his former Mescaleros bandmate Martin Slattery, the ex-Clash frontman left behind reels upon reels of homemade recordings, some of which date back several years. Joe Strummer's recording career isn't likely to end with this week's Hellcat/Epitaph release of "…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London. 2002 - For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid wasteland of pop culture, the 1980s were chock…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Former Temptations Singer Sues Group, Label

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Temptations singer Barrington Henderson yesterday (Oct. 14) sued the famous soul group, its label, Motown Records, and group founder Otis Williams for allegedly failing to pay millions of dolla Former Temptations singer Barrington Henderson yesterday (Oct. 14) sued the famous soul…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after "Beautiful Day" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's "Kids" to take the top place on t 2000 - For the fourth time in its storied career,…

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