1. Unstable

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Adema's self-titled debut went gold, thanks to the modern rock track "The Way You Like It" and the band's main-stage gig at the 2001-2002 Ozzfest. Adema's self-titled debut went gold, thanks to the modern rock track "The Way You Like It" and the band's…

  2. Make Me Better

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The former Sounds of Blackness frontwoman draws primarily on her inspirational roots here. The former Sounds of Blackness frontwoman draws primarily on her inspirational roots here. But in true Nesby fashion, she flavors the proceedings accordingly. Stirring in liberal dollops of R&B, hip…

  3. The Big Zane Theory

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Taking his cue from LL Cool J and Jay-Z, Zane refashions himself as an…

  4. The Charlie Brown Suite & Other Favorites

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-seven years after his death, Vince Guaraldi's musical contribution to the Charlie Brown animated TV specials remains a beloved and instantly recognizable sound. Twenty-seven years after his death, Vince Guaraldi's musical contribution to the Charlie Brown animated TV specials…

  5. As Cher's farewell tour winds down after more

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Cher's farewell tour winds down after more than one year on the road, the extravaganza arrives on DVD. As Cher's farewell tour winds down after more than one year on the road, the extravaganza arrives on DVD. But Cher being Cher, it is absolutely fitting that the set is augmented…

  6. Sincero

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is hard to be a heartthrob for more than a minute. It is hard to be a heartthrob for more than a minute. But Puerto Rican crooner Chayanne has managed to stay on top of the game for more than 10 years—thanks to a mix of extraordinary performance skills and good A&R. Yes, his new studio…

  7. Love & Life

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy. On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy." With this, her new studio…

  8. Billboard Bits: Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo As first tipped here in June, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will on Tuesday (Sept. 8) announce their first tour since 1994. It appears that the trek will play North American arenas this fall, as Garfunkel is due to begin a string of solo…

  9. Cher Signs U.S. Deal With Warner Bros.

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cher, who parted ways with Warner U.K. last year, has been picked up by Warner Bros. in the U.S. After Cher split with the U.K. company, the U.S. division continued to work songs from her 2002 studio Cher, who parted ways with Warner U.K. last year, has been picked up by Warner Bros. in the U…

  10. Costello Plans 'North' Bonuses, Performances

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The title track of Elvis Costello's upcoming release "North" won't be included on the CD. The title track of Elvis Costello's upcoming release "North" won't be included on the CD. Instead, purchasers of the album will receive a personal identification…

  11. Capitol Collects Duran Duran's 'Greatest'

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While the original members of Duran Duran make progress on their first studio album since 1983's "Seven and the Ragged Tiger," Capitol has compiled the two-disc DVD video anthology "Greatest," due Nov While the original members of Duran Duran make progress on their…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Neville and Clay Aiken. AT LONG LAST, 'LOVE': The Geffen label issued its first album in 1980. Now, 23 years later, the imprint claims the No.…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  14. Touring Acts Laying Low On Sept. 11 Anniversary

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours that will take the day off Sept. 11, in memory of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Still, some top acts will be pla Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours…

  15. ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box." A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the fo 2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's…

  17. Big Star Compilation Boasts New Track

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a new best-of collection celebrating the career of Memphis-based power-pop icons Big Star. The set includes a newly recorded song, "Hot T Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a…

  18. Billboard Bits: Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson Following a bidding war, Brand New has signed to DreamWorks, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rock group's "Deja Entendu," issued in June on Triple Crown/Razor & Tie, has sold 104,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen…

  19. Timberlake, Aguilera Notch Triple Platinum

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. The…

  20. 'Tailfeathers' Still Shakin' Singles Chart

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad Boy/Universal) soundtrack cruises to a second-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100. However, Beyoncé is making another run towards the top. Th "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad…

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