1. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with "All That You Can't Leave Behind," pocketing an eighth No. 1 on that survey and denying Blur its fifth in the process. 2000 - U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with "All That You Can't…

  2. Buffett Surprises At Illinois Restaurant

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST On the surface, it seemed as far from Margaritaville as you could get -- a crowded Chicago suburb on an evening laden with cold winds, thick fog and a steady drizzle. On the surface, it seemed as far from Margaritaville as you could get -- a crowded Chicago suburb on an evening laden with…

  3. Top Artists Team To 'Save The Children'

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have donated songs to a new compilation aimed at raising funds for Save the Children. Included on the set, due Nov. Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have…

  4. The Tangled Web

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Digital Sales & Yesology. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS: Digital tracks are outselling physical singles by a growing margin, a sign that consumers are increasingly embracing the brave new world of Internet downloading…

  5. Tenacious D Going Hungry

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would begin a 45-day hunger strike at 5 p.m. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would begin a 45-day hunger strike at 5 p.m. In a…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  7. 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…

  8. P. Diddy Vows To Probe Sweatshop Claims

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said he will investigate allegations of worker mistreatment at a Honduran factory that supplies garments for his Sean John clothing line. His vow came in response Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said he will investigate…

  9. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, Hilary Duff, Incredible Moses Leroy

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Puddle Of Mudd contest, a Hilary Duff DVD and an Incredible Moses Leroy tour. Hard-rock act Puddle Of Mudd, whose sophomore album, "Life on Display," will be released Nov. 25 through Flawless/Geffen Records, is giving fans a chance to join the band on tour for a week.…

  10. Hype TV Baring All For '04 Debut

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A new premium cable channel looking to launch will charge subscribers for hip-hop music videos and programming without censoring nudity or profanity. Hype TV, an acronym for Hot Young People's Enterta A new premium cable channel looking to launch will charge subscribers for hip-hop music…

  11. P. Diddy Accused Of Using Sweatshop Labor

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Sean John clothing line is under scrutiny from a workers' rights group for allegedly using laborers from a Honduran sweatshop. The director of the anti-sweatshop Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Sean John clothing…

  12. TunesOnTV

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 27 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Clint Black (also scheduled: Hayden Christensen) "VH1 All Access," VH1 Featured Artist: Mandy Moore. …

  13. IMA ROBOT

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The roots of Ima Robot can be found in a beat box. The roots of Ima Robot can be found in a beat box. "I was into hip-hop a lot and messin' around with beats," singer Alex Ebert tells Billboard.com. "I wanted to record a demo and wanted someone to play guitar on it and I…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  15. The Kids Are Alright (Special Edition)

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More a collage than a documentary, Jeff Stein's 1979 film about the Who, "The Kids Are Alright," is one of the finest rock movies of all time. More a collage than a documentary, Jeff Stein's 1979 film about the Who, "The Kids Are Alright," is one of the finest…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus…

  17. Aiken 'Measures' Up At No. 1

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top position on The Billboard 200 this week with his debut album, "Measure of a Man." In its first week, the RCA set sold 613,000 copies in Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top…

  18. Top Indie Acts Set 'Haikus' To Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Steve Wynn and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb are among the acts that have leant their vocals to "16 Haiku & Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo,…

  19. Bono, Beyonce Rock For AIDS Awareness

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of the devastating impact of AIDS/HIV in Africa. Part of the campaign is a Nov. 29 concert at Greenpoint Stadiu Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of…

  20. CD, DVD Capture DMB's Night In The 'Park'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band's recent free concert in Central Park is coming to CD and DVD. As first tipped here this summer, Dave Matthews Band's recent free concert in Central Park is coming to CD and DVD. "The Central Park Concert" will be released as a triple-disc CD and double…

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