1. Billboard Bits: Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky Although Jack Black is riding high on the success of his new film " School of Rock ," which was No. 1 in its first week in U.S. theaters, he says there are two roles he's really coveting. Black tells Billboard he'd love to play the…

  2. 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…

  3. London Venue To Host Country Series

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of its country music festivals "Beyond Nashville" in 2001 and "Further Beyond Nashville" last year, London's Barbican venue is planning "Way Beyond Nashville," a series of 30 con Following the success of its country music festivals …

  4. Cyrus Explores His Gospel 'Side'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I feel like I've gone full-circle in my life," Billy Ray Cyrus says of "The Other Side." Due Oct. 28 via Word Records/Warner Bros., is a return to his gospel heritage. It's a far cry from the days of "Achy…

  5. UMG, eBay Link For Online Store

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Signed guitars and handwritten lyrics by Bon Jovi, front-row tickets to Jay-Z's upcoming Madison Square Garden show and a personal drum lesson with Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal are among the items Signed guitars and handwritten lyrics by Bon Jovi, front-row tickets to Jay-Z's…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  7. Billboard Bits: Truth Hurts/Joi, Hendrix, 'Queer Eye'

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Truth Hurts/Joi, Hendrix, 'Queer Eye' R&B acts Truth Hurts and Joi are the first acts that have been signed to Raphael Saadiq's Pookie Entertainment label. Each artist is working on its label debut, expected sometime next year. Truth Hurts, who will now be known…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Missy Elliott, Alice Cooper and Beyoncé. THE RAITT STUFF: There's a connection between two albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week - a fragile connection, but a connection nevertheless. Bette Midler…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and invites the world to join them for free. The show is Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communicatio 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  10. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  11. Rice Nabs Shortlist Music Prize

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last night (Oct. 5), climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine other nominees a Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  13. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company's classic rock favorite "Feel Like Makin' Love" as the first single from his new album . The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock's cover is due to hit U.S.…

  14. OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "…

  15. Rapper C-Murder Convicted Of Murder

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Relatives of C-Murder,…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named be 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual…

  17. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as "Love Story (Where Do I Begin)," "Ebb Tide," "It's A 2000 - Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62, sang with Cass Elliott in folk trio the Big Three. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62,…

  20. Cash Takes Top Americana Honors

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards Friday at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and…

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