1. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks Metallica is the first act confirmed for the 2004 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off Jan. 16 in Auckland. Along the way, Metallica will play three separate headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Big Day…

  2. Pop Studs 'Ring' With Guest Appearances

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop has set a Sept. 30 release date for "Skull Ring," his latest Virgin album. Iggy Pop has set a Sept. 30 release date for "Skull Ring," his latest Virgin album, which as previously reported , will feature four songs recorded with original Stooges bandmates Ron…

  3. Billboard Bits: NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG NBC's 2003-2004 season schedule will include new concert specials from Elton John, Shania Twain, and Harry Connick Jr., Billboard reports in the May 31 issue. The telecasts are still untitled; dates and times are to be determined. John's one-hour…

  4. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Third Eye Blind You're So 'Vein' After enduring a four-year wait between recordings, the patience of Third Eye Blind loyalists will be rewarded this week when Elektra releases the group's new studio album, "Out of the Vein." Lead single "Blinded (When I See…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. 1999 - Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a…

  6. 50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on The Billboard 200 this week. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (Shady/Interscope) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week, wit 50 Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on…

  7. Third Eye Blind Links With Ebay For Spring Tour

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Third Eye Blind is launching a 20-date tour of small venues to preview its forthcoming album, "Out of the Vein," due May 13 from Elektra. Beginning April 7 in Toledo, Ohio, the band will hit venues th Third Eye Blind is launching a 20-date tour of small venues to preview its…

  8. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Allman Brothers Band 'Note' Perfect The Allman Brothers Band's "Hittin' the Note" is the veteran Southern rock combo's first studio album in more than eight years. Due this week on the band's own Peach Records imprint via Sanctuary, the set sports a…

  9. Billboard Bits: Third Eye Blind, 311, 'Nashville Star'

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Third Eye Blind, 311, 'Nashville Star' AOL Music's First Listen initiative will tomorrow (March 14) debut "Blinded (When I See You)," drawn from modern rock act Third Eye Blind's upcoming album, "Out of the Vein," due May 13 via Elektra. The cut…

  10. Bad Boy, Def Jam Come Together For 112

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records and the Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) have reached an agreement regarding their dispute over the signing of R&B group 112. The group, which left Bad Boy Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records and the Island Def Jam…

  11. Allman Bros. Lawsuit Over Lost Tapes Dismissed

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by the Allman Brothers Band, ruling that the veteran Southern rock act waited too long to sue Universal Music Group for the return of a decade A Los Angeles judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by the Allman Brothers Band,…

  12. Kenny Lattimore & Chante Moore: 'Lovers' On & Offstage

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Continuing a time-honored tradition of R&B duos that includes the couplings of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Peaches & Herb, and Rene & Angela, contemporary soul singers Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore celebrate love on "…

  13. Hot Product

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Vince Gill, John Mayer, Kenny Lattimore/Chante Moore, and more. That 'Thing' He Does After years of working with producer Tony Brown, Vince Gill decided to produce his new MCA album, "Next Big Thing," on his own. "I didn't want politics…

  14. Allman Bros. 'Hit The Note' On New Album

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band has set a March 18 release date for "Hittin' the Note," its first studio album in more than eight years. The set is the veteran southern rock group's first with independent la The Allman Brothers Band has set a March 18 release date for "…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - "Deep Purple In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paul Mann,…

  16. Har Mar Superstar: Soul From An Unlikely Source

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few artists personify the spirit of the independent music world as well as Har Mar Superstar. In fact, only the indie world could create this musical mass of contradiction. He's a chubby white guy from Minnesota who likes to merge disco…

  17. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…

  18. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

  19. Prince Tour Produces Live Box Set

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic R&B artist Prince is preparing to grace fans with a three-disc document of his spring North American One Nite Alone tour. "One Nite Alone... Live" will initially be available to members Enigmatic R&B artist Prince is preparing to grace fans with a three-disc…

  20. Trail Of Dead Plays Middle Child On QOTSA Trek

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nothing comes easy for Texas rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, who are now on a North American tour sandwiched between headliner Queens Of The Stone Age and up-and-coming outfit B Nothing comes easy for Texas rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, who are…

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