1. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia" commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King's passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com, 1997 - Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia"…

  2. Hoobastank Teases New Album With Club Tour

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a club and theater tour kicking off Aug. 20 in San Antonio. The run is scheduled through the end of September In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks Nickelback, the Donnas and 3 Doors Down are among the artists who have signed on for a new VH1 concert series, which has the working title "Live Tuesdays," Billboard.com has learned. The one hour-program will air Tuesdays…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan That 'Masked' Man Bob Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back catalog and covers of two traditional songs on Columbia's "Masked and Anonymous" soundtrack, due this week. Dylan has re-recorded "Cold Irons Bound" from his 1997…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis home of undetermined…

  9. Uncle Kracker Hits The Road

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later this week. The retro-leaning artist played one show in Las Vegas over the weekend, but will kick the tour into gear with a show Thursday (July 17) in Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later this week. The retro-leaning artist played…

  10. New Dylan Tracks Lead 'Masked' Soundtrack

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back catalog and covers of two traditional songs on Columbia's "Masked and Anonymous" soundtrack, due July 22. Dylan has re-recorded "Cold Ir Bob Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor and Clay Aiken. MUCH O' BLIGE: Mary J. Blige collects her 15th top-10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, as her latest song "Love at 1st Sight" (Geffen) leaps 19…

  12. Home Video, Film Projects On Tap For Aerosmith

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its forthcoming album for a possible home video release. Meanwhile, lead guitarist Joe Perry has contributed score music to the Small Planet P Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its…

  13. Jackson's 'Night And Day' Revisited, Revamped

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released July 29 by A&M/UME. The "deluxe edition" of the 1982 album has been digitally remastered from the original analog master tapes, and is expanded wi Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released…

  14. Rancid Takes 'Indestructible' To Warner Bros.

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. As previously reported , the veteran punk act has left its long-time home of Hellcat/Epitaph Records for the release of its forthcoming album, "Indestructible,"…

  15. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

  16. Modest Mouse Digs In On New Album

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse is eyeing a mid-to-late October release for its as-yet-untitled second album for Epic. The set was produced by Dennis Herring (Sparklehorse, Counting Crows) and recorded at Sweet Tea Stud Modest Mouse is eyeing a mid-to-late October release for its as-yet-untitled second album…

  17. Royal Academy of Reality

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. The Q's return to indie-label turf (after on-and-off…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in…

  20. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

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