1. Ask Billboard

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bob Seger, Donna Summer and Celine Dion. A SEGER 'MYSTERY' Keith, I'm really excited about Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's "Greatest Hits 2" hits coming out and I'm thrilled to see so many of his…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Stills, the Rapture and Hieroglyphics. IN MOTION: Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have became the hipster bands of choice by making 1980s-influenced rock cool again. Both acts place a heavy…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bruce/Fox, Taking Back Sunday, Fire Relief

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce/Fox, Taking Back Sunday, Fire Relief Bruce Springsteen and actor Michael J. Fox were among those who performed Saturday (Nov. 1) at the first of the two-night Light of Day concert in Asbury Park, N.J. Springsteen played with longtime friend Joe Grushecky and his band the…

  4. Slick Rick Likely To Be Freed

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Slick Rick is expected to be released from Immigration and Naturalization Service detention following a federal judge's ruling. Judge Kimba Wood on Friday reversed a 1997 Bureau of Immigration Rapper Slick Rick is expected to be released from Immigration and Naturalization Service…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Michael Jackson proves that he's "Invincible" in the U.K. as his Epic album "Invincible" goes straight to the top of the country's album chart, earning him his seventh British No. 1 albu 2001 - Michael Jackson proves that he's "…

  6. 45TunesOnTV

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 3-9, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 3 "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Uncle Kracker (also scheduled: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Close). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists:…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 3-9, 2003. It's a big week for country music with Wednesday night's 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards as the centerpiece. As you would expect, it's a pretty massive affair, held at…

  8. Timberlake Takes Tunes To NBA

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake has signed on to write the theme song for ABC's coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and will appear in the network's NBA promotional campaign, dubbed "Can't Get Eno Justin Timberlake has signed on to write the theme song for ABC's…

  9. UMG To Acquire DreamWorks Records

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has reached an agreement in principle to acquire DreamWorks Records from DreamWorks SKG for about $100 million. Universal Music Group has reached an agreement in principle to acquire DreamWorks Records from DreamWorks SKG for about $100 million, sources confirm to…

  10. 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…

  11. Timbaland To Lead 'World' Charity Remake

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Timbaland plans to revisit the USA For Africa charity project "We Are the World" to raise funds for worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs. The hip-hop artist/producer confirmed the plan Timbaland plans to revisit the USA For Africa charity project "We Are the…

  12. Mike Smith Still Hospitalized In London

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five continues to recover from a fall, but he still has a long way to go. His physician, Dr. Keith McKee, says Smith is paralyzed from the waist down and he has no Singer Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five continues to recover from a fall, but he still has a…

  13. Stones Scratch China Shows

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones have again failed in their decades-long quest to bring their rock'n'roll circus to China, announcing that efforts to arrange two shows there next month had proved "far more complica The Rolling Stones have again failed in their decades-long quest to bring…

  14. Elliott Smith Memorial Concert Planned

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beck, Bright Eyes and Beth Orton are among the artists who will perform Nov. 3 during a memorial concert for late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. Set for the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the e Beck, Bright Eyes and Beth Orton are among the artists who will perform Nov. 3 during a…

  15. Jackson Charity Single Finally Available

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made available today (Oct. 27) for download through the non-profit organization Music for Giving. Completed in 2001, recording of the sin The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made…

  16. ABBA's Fältskog Plans Solo Set

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog is putting the finishing touches on her first album in 16 years for release in March 2004. Basic recording of the album is finished, with final overdubs and tweaking neari ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog is putting the finishing touches on her first album in 16 years…

  17. 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…

  18. 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. …

  19. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. 'Time' I Had Some Time Alone R.E.M.'s best-of "In Time" (Warner Bros.) is available as a single-disc, a limited edition double-disc with rare tracks and a DVD featuring the band's music videos. In addition to two newly recorded songs, "Bad Day"…

  20. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Punk Box 'Punk' You Up Rhino Records is this week releasing a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the punk movement. "Ever Get the Feeling You've Been Cheated?: The '70s Punk Rebellion" features tunes from the full gamut of the era's punk…

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