1. Italian Tenor Franco Bonisolli Dies

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Franco Bonisolli, an Italian tenor who performed with the Vienna State Opera for decades, has died. He was 65. A spokesperson for the opera house said yesterday (Oct. 30) that Bonisolli died during th Franco Bonisolli, an Italian tenor who performed with the Vienna State Opera for decades,…

  2. Manson's Kansas City Show Cut Short

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police were called out to control a crowd of concertgoers unhappy after Marilyn Manson ended his Kansas City, Mo., show early when fans pushed down a barrier. Police were called out to control a crowd of concertgoers unhappy after Marilyn Manson ended his Kansas City, Mo., show early when…

  3. Different Strokes

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Strokes want it understood that despite their global fame, they are still a young band capable of the occasional misstep. "If we sold no records the first time, we obviously wouldn't be in this situation," frontman Julian…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," Britney Spears' tour kicks off in Washington, D. 2001 - Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to…

  5. Billboard Bits: Beatles, String Cheese, Lit

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Beatles, String Cheese, Lit Infinity Broadcasting has teamed with Apple Corps to present a premiere airing of "Let It Be...Naked," the new version of the Beatles' swan song. The album will be aired in its entirety Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. ET on Infinity stations in 35 major U…

  6. Mariah Carey Extends World Tour

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey has extended plans for her world tour, with new West Coast dates set through Dec. 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif. Mariah Carey has extended plans for her world tour, with new West Coast dates set through Dec. 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif. Beforehand, Carey will also visit Shanghai and Manila…

  7. Italian Tenor Franco Corelli Dies

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Franco Corelli, whose ringing tenor voice and matinee-idol looks made him one of the top opera stars of the 20th century, has died in Milan. Franco Corelli, whose ringing tenor voice and matinee-idol looks made him one of the top opera stars of the 20th century, has died in Milan. He was 82.…

  8. Billboard Bits: Chingy, Jam Master Jay, Weller

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Chingy DVD, Jam Master Jay vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of his death and Paul Weller's plans for an album of covers. Capitol will on Nov. 18 release a limited-edition of rapper Chingy's smash Capitol album "Jackpot," which has sold 1.1 million copies…

  9. 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…

  10. Famous Friends Give Pearl Jam A Lift

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam welcomed a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) at a benefit show in Santa Barbara, Calif. The group was joined by its former drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Ja Pearl Jam welcomed a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) in Santa…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Twilight Singers and Kill Hannah. TWILIGHT YEARS: The moody hard rock of the Afghan Whigs could be as misogynistic as it was masochistic, with leader Greg Dulli hating himself a little more with each…

  12. NBC Slates Thanksgiving Music Special Trio

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain and Harry Connick Jr. will star in separate musical specials slated to air during the week of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday (Nov. 27). Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain and Harry Connick Jr. will star in separate musical specials slated to air during the week…

  13. 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…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine…

  15. 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…

  16. Ween Plans European Tour, Live DVD

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ween has lined up a three-week European tour, kicking off Nov. 27 in Stockholm and wrapping Dec. 16 in Dublin. The group's North American trek in support of its latest Sanctuary album, "Quebec," hits Ween has lined up a three-week European tour, kicking off Nov. 27 in Stockholm…

  17. Whitney Makes A Holiday 'Wish'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released Nov. 18 via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Littl Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One…

  18. Old Fatman Scoop Track Tops U.K. Chart

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.'s new No. 1 single yesterday (Oct. 27). "Be Faithful" by Fatman Scoop, a rapper and broadcaster on radio station WQHT (Hot 97) A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.&…

  19. Top Acts Rock 17th Bridge School Benefit

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his bandmates in Crosby, Stills & Nash this weekend (Oct. 25-26) outside San Francisco for the 17th annual Bridge S Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his…

  20. 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…

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