1. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan. 2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan…

  2. Liza Minnelli Sued For Spousal Abuse

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday (Oct. 21) for $10 million in damages for spousal abuse, saying she attacked him in drunken rages, leaving him with an "unrel Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday …

  3. Destiny's Child Slapped With Infringement Suit

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Destiny's Child, claiming that the group based its hit song "Survivor" on music he wrote. Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson has filed a $200 million…

  4. Adams Readies Avalanche Of Material

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release over the next few months. And, as Adams paints it, it all comes as a result of disagreements he had with his l A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release…

  5. Ask Billboard

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Elvis Presley, TLC and Tyrese. KING OF COUNTRY? Dear Keith, Last year "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, where it is still in the top-30. So why is "2nd to None"…

  6. Indie Favorites Reborn As The Fire Theft

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having stormed the underground rock scene with its 1993 Sub Pop debut, "Diary," Seattle's Sunny Day Real Estate abruptly broke up two years later at the height of its popularity. The group re-formed in 1998 but splintered again in…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a…

  8. OutKast, Shania To Play VH1's 'Big' Show

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT OutKast, Shania Twain, Pharrell, matchbox twenty and Kid Rock will perform at VH1's "Big in '03" comedy/variety show celebration of the year in pop culture. The show will be taped Nov. 20 at Los Angel OutKast, Shania Twain, Pharrell, matchbox twenty and Kid Rock will…

  9. J. Lo To Appear On Sister's Talk Show

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will appear "occasionally" on a daytime talk show she's co-producing -- but you'll see her sister Lynda every day. Jennifer Lopez will appear "occasionally" on a daytime talk show she's co-producing -- but you'll see her sister Lynda…

  10. The Tangled Web

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Go-Kart Records, Jane's Addiction and Primus. REV IT UP: New York-based punk label Go-Kart Records will on Nov. 4 release an all-MP3 compilation. The two-disc set, which Go-Kart claims is one of the first of its kind…

  11. Donna Summer's 'Journey'

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The fall season may be here, but it appears that a return of Summer is just around the corner. It all begins with a new greatest-hits collection, "The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer" (UTV/Mercury/UM), and the enduring artist&…

  12. Jamiroquai Soundtracks 'Late Night'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. Due Nov. 4, the…

  13. Nickelback's Momentum Extends 'Road'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal tells Billboard.com that after the breakthrough success of "Silver Side Up," which included the hit single "How You Remind Me," the band wasted little time beginning wo Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal tells Billboard.com that after the…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid wasteland of pop culture, the 1980s were chock…

  15. RIAA Notifies More Legal Targets

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The move fulfills the pledge the trade group made to Sens. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) at a recent hearing on peer-to-peer piracy. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has begun sending notification letters to individuals allegedly distributing copyrighted…

  16. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eagles Fly Like An 'Eagle' Legendary California rock act the Eagles will be celebrated with a two-disc retrospective, "Eagles -- The Very Best Of," due this week from Warner Strategic Marketing. The 33-track set will include a newly recorded single, "Hole in the World…

  17. Jay-Z Inc.

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Jay-Z, the end is just the beginning. The rapper/mogul has decided to retire as a recording artist after 10 years and more than 18 million albums sold. "I always had the dream of moving over to the business side," Jay-Z says in an…

  18. 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…

  19. Roc's Young Gunz To Fire In January

    October 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Roc-A-Fella flagship artist Jay-Z planning to retire after the release of his next record, his label will look to its Young Gunz to keep the flame alive. The Philadelphia-based hip-hop duo will r With Roc-A-Fella flagship artist Jay-Z planning to retire after the release of his next…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 198 2001 - Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town…

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