1. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

  2. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions' Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's Oct. 16, 2002, concert in Barcelona will be released on DVD Nov. 18 via Columbia. No additional information is available about the DVD, although prominent Springsteen fan site…

  3. 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…

  4. Original Primus Lineup Readies Theater Tour

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Primus last toured four years ago. If you count how long it has been since the San Francisco band hit the road with its original band members, it's seven. But fans have not forgotten the avant-garde a Primus last toured four years ago. If you count how long it has been since the San…

  5. Best Buy Gets Exclusive On Stones DVD

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have struck an exclusive deal with Minneapolis-based retailer Best Buy to carry the band's new "Four Flicks" DVD set, containing more than 50 songs and previously unreleased footage The Rolling Stones have struck an exclusive deal with Minneapolis-based…

  6. Philadelphia Plans R&B Hall Of Fame

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music mogul and Grammy-winning songwriter Kenneth Gamble has assembled a team to develop a proposal for a museum devoted to rhythm & blues music in Philadelphia. Music mogul and Grammy-winning songwriter Kenneth Gamble has assembled a team to develop a proposal for a museum devoted to…

  7. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company's classic rock favorite "Feel Like Makin' Love" as the first single from his new album . The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock's cover is due to hit U.S.…

  8. Billboard Bits: Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Crown Royal, Microsoft, Memphis Bleek The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire will provide the musical muscle for the upcoming Crown Royal Comedy Soul Festival, which will hit 20 U.S. markets beginning Nov. 13 in Atlanta. The shows will be hosted by comedian Bruce Bruce and will…

  9. Breaking & Entering

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Joss Stone, Arch Enemy and Brad Wolf. U.K. IDOL: In the era of "American Idol," it's easy to be skeptical of a vocalist like Joss Stone . The 16-year-old U.K.-born singer relies largely on…

  10. Thursday's 'War' Rages On Island

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "lullaby of carbon monoxide" is inhaled under a crumbling New York skyline. The title track of the band's major label debut is full of 9/11-inspired imagery, but In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "…

  11. Billboard Bits: Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross A duet between Norah Jones and Dolly Parton will highlight the performance slate for the 37th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 5 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House and airing live on CBS. The duo will perform Parton's "The Grass Is…

  12. Weiland Launches New Record Label

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has formed his own record label, Softdrive Records. In a joint venture with Interscope, the imprint launches Oct. 14 with the release of "Tell Them Hi," the Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has formed his own record label,…

  13. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  14. Erykah Badu Cuts 'Underground' Distinctly Her Way

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One thing hasn't changed since Erykah Badu first grooved into crossover success in 1997: The singer/songwriter does things her way. And that includes musical messages pulsating throughout her fourth project, the EP "Worldwide…

  15. 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 …

  16. BRAND NEW

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Currently out on the road with emo poster boy Chris Carrabba's band Dashboard Confessional, it's easy to lump Brand New in with that scene. And while it can't be a bad thing to be identified within su Currently out on the road with emo poster band Dashboard Confessional, it&…

  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. Mescalero

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT That lil' ol' band from Texas delivers another satisfying serving of rock'n'roll comfort food. That lil' ol' band from Texas delivers another satisfying serving of rock'n'roll comfort food. Three decades on, its now techno-enhanced brand of border blues…

  19. World Wide Underground

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Erykah Badu has always marched to the beat of her own drummer. Erykah Badu has always marched to the beat of her own drummer. With her latest set, "World Wide Underground," she continues to do so with a little help from some drum programming. Best-described as a mini-album, the…

  20. On Your Way Home

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT During the past decade or so, few country artists have been as consistently excellent as Patty Loveless. During the past decade or so, few country artists have been as consistently excellent as Patty Loveless. After paying homage to her bluegrass roots, Loveless now opts for a more stone…

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