1. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  2. Compilation Celebrates Big Star's 'Story'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have wondered about the show's theme and the music used to underline dramatic moments. In a program that seems to get most things right, period-wise, wh Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have…

  3. Ludacris Scores First No. 1 Album

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris earns his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam set, "Chicken & Beer." U.S. sales of the album topped 429,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily placin Ludacris earns his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 13-19, 2003. Like it or not, Clay Aiken is a hot property. It may not be you that loves the skinny Southern "American Idol" runner-up's smooth vocals, but it's an easy bet that someone you know…

  5. Bette ... Intimately

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Barry Manilow recalls waking from a dream earlier this year with Bette Midler on his mind. "It was the 1950s in my dream, and Bette was singing Rosemary Clooney songs," Manilow says with a smile. "Bette and I hadn't spoken in…

  6. Tunes On TV

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 13-19, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 13 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan (also scheduled: Daryl Hannah). "Primetime Monday," ABC Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Buddy Jewell…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of…

  8. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Rock The Vote, Jawbreaker

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Weezer, Rock The Vote, Jawbreaker The release of an expanded edition of Weezer's 1994 self-titled Geffen debut and a comprehensive DVD has been pushed to next year, according to the band's official Web site . The items were tentatively expected during the holiday season but…

  9. Gary Allan Couldn't 'Care' Less About Chart Success

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Although he's from Orange County, Gary Allan isn't your typical blue-eyed surfer from Southern California. This wave rider has a top-5 single on the country charts, and instead of sunglasses, his eyes are frequently shaded by a well…

  10. Marques Houston Readies Elektra Debut

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Emerging R&B singer Marques Houston, late of 1990s group IMx (aka Immature), will release his solo debut, "MH," Oct. 21 on T.U.G./Elektra Records. Lead single "Clubbin'" featuring Joe Budden and P Emerging R&B singer Marques Houston, late of 1990s group IMx …

  11. Wonder, Bennett Guest On Lauper Set

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett add their talents to Cyndi Lauper's forthcoming album, "At Last." Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett add their talents to Cyndi Lauper's forthcoming album, "At Last." As first revealed here , the album is a collection of classic songs,…

  12. Dave Matthews Goes Solo

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dave Matthews seems to be perpetually in motion, but even he is never sure of his course. That's the only way he can explain his first solo project. It happened by accident earlier this year during a break from his band in what began as a…

  13. 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…

  14. Dannii Minogue Ponders The 'X-Factor'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is not easy growing up in the shadow of a more famous sibling, but Dannii Minogue is doing just fine. Released earlier this year, her fourth international album, "Neon Nights," has been certified g It is not easy growing up in the shadow of a more famous sibling, but Dannii…

  15. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  16. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  17. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mild 2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79.…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury dies at this home in Vida, Ore., after a lengthy illness. He is 62. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury dies at this home in Vida, Ore., after a lengthy illness. He is 62. 2001 - Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel perform at an…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you if you ran to the calendar to see what…

  20. 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…

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