1. Saves The Day Revel 'In Reverie'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When Saves The Day went into the studio to record its fourth album, the New Jersey-based quartet was working for L.A.-based independent Vagrant Records. When the album was completed, the band found it When Saves The Day went into the studio to record its fourth album, the New Jersey-based…

  2. Top Acts Shoulder 'Burden' Soundtrack

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits and David Gray contribute songs to the soundtrack for "Our Burden Is Light," due Jan. 13 via Madacy. The film, the score for which was penned by Foo Fighter Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits and David Gray contribute songs to the…

  3. Mann Finds New Tracks For 'Lost'

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will rerelease her 2002 album "Lost in Space" (SuperEgo) Nov. 18 as a two-CD set with 10 new tracks and a video clip. Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will rerelease her 2002 album "Lost in Space" (SuperEgo) Nov. 18 as a two-CD set with 10 new…

  4. New, Live Songs Fill Matchbox's 'EP'

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Five rare tracks join the previously unreleased "Suffer Me" on matchbox twenty's "EP," due Nov. 11 via Atlantic. The release also sports five live cuts ("You're So Real," "Hand Me Down," "Long Day," " Five rare tracks join the…

  5. 'Baby Boy' Fends Off Singles Chart Challenges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of relinquishing its hold on the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The second chart-topper from Beyoncé's debut Columbia album, "Dan "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of…

  6. Trick Daddy Faces Trial On Drug Charges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Trick Daddy will go to trial in December in Miami on drug possession, assault and weapons charges and will remain under house arrest until then, a judge ruled yesterday (Oct. 15). Rapper Trick Daddy will go to trial in December in Miami on drug possession, assault and weapons charges…

  7. Ask Billboard

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Flaming Lips, Bette Midler and Mandy Moore. IT'S ON HIS FLAMING LIPS Keith, There's this VH1 commercial [that] features a song that has the lines "Do you realize? / That you have the most beautiful face?" Do you…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: YahZarah, Finger Eleven and Matchbook Romance. BACK-UP NO MORE: R&B singer YahZarah was settling in for dorm life at North Carolina Central University when she was drafted by neo-soul staple Erykah Badu.…

  9. No Doubt Firms Up November Bonanza

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A video for "It's My Life" has been shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle. Interscope has penciled in a Nov. 25 release for a bonanza of No Doubt items. As previously reported , the group will issue "Singles 1992-2003," augmented with a cover of Talk Talk's…

  10. J. Lo Gets 'Reel' On DVD/EP

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On Nov. 18, Epic will release "The Reel Me," an EP featuring the new song "Baby I Love U" and an accompanying DVD with 17 of the artist' Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On…

  11. Blues in the Blood

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As the Year of the Blues wanes, it is more than appropriate to hear from Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters, especially when what he has to offer is the best album of his career. As the Year of the Blues wanes, it is more than appropriate to hear from Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters,…

  12. 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…

  13. Beyonce's 'Baby' Stays Strong On Charts

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a third week in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a fourth on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The next three sp Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a…

  14. Badly Drawn Boy Sketches U.S. Tour

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT English singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name: Damon Gough) will saddle up for a three-week acoustic run of U.S. cities in November, in anticipation of his in-progress fourth studio album. English singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name: Damon Gough) will saddle up for a three…

  15. Diverse Acts Interpret Collins For 'Brother Bear'

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Along with the songs he performs, Phil Collins sees his compositions recorded by several diverse artists on Walt Disney's "Brother Bear" soundtrack. Along with the songs he performs, Phil Collins sees his compositions recorded by several diverse artists on Walt Disney's …

  16. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  17. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from rap outfit Boo Yaa TRIBE, "West Kosta Nostra" (Sarinjay), featuring guest spots from Eminem, B Real, Kurupt and Mack 10, among others. -- Wu-Tang Clan principal the RZA's "The Birth…

  18. Clay Aiken 'Measures' Up On RCA Debut

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In June, Aiken sat down with Billboard's Fred Bronson for a lengthy interview about his experiences on "American Idol." Last week they met up again, to discuss Aiken's debut CD track-by-track in a con It would be difficult to find anyone in the U.S. who has not heard of…

  19. The Jealous Kind

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Knight's follow-up to "Pretty Good Guy" (2001) is a return to country music's dark side, with spare, unobtrusive instrumentation. Chris Knight's follow-up to "Pretty Good Guy" (2001) is a return to country music's dark side, with spare,…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Metallica, Clay Aiken, Erykah Badu, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. METALLICA'S METAL (AND CLAY AIKEN, TOO) Dear Mr. Bronson, My husband and I have a debate going. He says that Metallica's "black" album went double-platinum in 12 days and I am…

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