1. 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.…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after "Beautiful Day" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's "Kids" to take the top place on t 2000 - For the fourth time in its storied career,…

  3. Stones Say Hong Kong Shows Will Go Ahead

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next month, even though the local promoters announced last week they had withdrawn their offer to the British gr In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next…

  4. THE TANGLED WEB

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related issues and destinations. This week: Independent labels selling downloads and Stock and Roll. /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  5. The Tangled Web

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related issues and destinations. This week: Independent labels selling downloads and Stock and Roll. INDIES IN THE MIX: The new, legitimate Napster digital music store is set to launch later this month, and will initially be stocked with 500,000-plus…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  7. ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. Some Oklahoma kids formed a band. Then, they released an album on the independent Doghouse label, home to such acts as the Get Up Kids,…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the…

  10. Ima Robot

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ever imagine what it might sound like if the Jetsons threw a house party? Apparently, Ima Robot has. Ever imagine what it might sound like if the Jetsons threw a house party? Apparently, Ima Robot has. Its debut album is an imaginative mix of retro and futuristic elements. Facets of new wave,…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  12. Hong Kong Withdraws Offer To Rolling Stones

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The American Chamber of Commerce and a government-funded investment promotion unit have withdrawn an offer to the Rolling Stones to perform at a pop festival in Hong Kong, amid criticism that the vete The American Chamber of Commerce and a government-funded investment promotion unit have…

  13. Barenaked Ladies Endure Misspelling, Hit The Road

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart jokingly tells Billboard.com that heads better roll at their label Reprise, which mistakenly printed early versions of the band's new disc, "Everything to Every Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart jokingly tells Billboard.com…

  14. STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends an A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set,…

  15. Earle, Bragg, Morello Set Tour Plans

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The trek begins Nov. 7-8 at the National Conference on Media Reform in Madison, Wis., and will wrap Nov. 24 in Washington, D.C. Dates have been unveiled for the politically minded Tell Us the Truth Tour, which, as first reported here , will feature Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  17. Kiss/Aerosmith Tour Sets Fall Dates

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The trek, which rolls into Phoenix tonight (Oct. 8), is now slated to wrap Dec. 20 in Fresno, Calif. As first tipped here this summer, Kiss and Aerosmith have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Phoenix tonight (Oct. 8), is now slated to…

  18. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock and Give Up The Ghost. DIRTY PEACHES: There's an element of performance art in the sex-obsessed electro-rap of Peaches. In concert she dresses like a Hooters waitress trapped in 1984…

  20. Run-D.M.C. Preps 'Ultimate' Hits CD, DVD

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), legendary rap act Run-D.M.C. will be celebrated Oct. 28 with "Ultimate Run-D.M.C." The Arista two-disc CD-and-DVD set f Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell),…

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