1. 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…

  2. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Strokes Make 'Room' In what is one of the most anticipated albums of the year, the Strokes return this week with their sophomore RCA salvo, "Room on Fire." First single "12:51" is off to a good start, having debuted at a career-best No. 7 on the U.K. singles…

  3. 'Shock'n Y'All' May Shock Some

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Toby Keith likes to have a little fun, and if he can get a rise out of you while he's at it -- even better. With a cast of characters including a mischievous Jesus, a few stoned roadies and a disillusioned music critic, Keith's fourth…

  4. A Perfect Circle Honing Unity On The Road

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career, Jeordie Osborne White (aka Twiggy Ramirez) had a chance meeting last New Year's Eve with A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career,…

  5. Friends, Peers Mourn Elliott Smith

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album Elliott Smith was working on throughout the last year of his life was an extraordinarily diverse effort that ranged from "phenomenal, experimental soundscapes to the most intimate guitar voc The album Elliott Smith was working on throughout the last year of his life was an…

  6. Vedder's Staley Tribute No Longer 'Lost'

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A song Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wrote about Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley on the day of his death will be released on "Lost Dogs," the group's upcoming double-disc rarities collection. A song Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wrote about Alice In Chains frontman…

  7. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  8. Billboard Bits: Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Daz Dillinger, Urge Overkill The Rolling Stones and retail chain Best Buy are throwing a party Oct. 29 in New York to celebrate the release of the band's four-DVD set " Four Flicks ," which Best Buy is selling exclusively at least through the end of the…

  9. Rare Phair, Yorn Tracks Hit The 'Trampoline'

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previously unreleased and rare songs from the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers, Chris Stills and Semisonic's Dan Wilson appear on the second compilation from Los Angeles. Previously unreleased and rare songs from the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers, Chris…

  10. 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…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Atmosphere, Jet and Pine Mountain Railroad. NEW TERRITORY: Minneapolis rap duo Atmosphere has gotten a lot of mileage out of not signing with a major label. The hip-hop act has built a strong underground…

  12. Judge Warns Weiland To Stay Off Drugs

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Pasadena, Calif., judge yesterday (Oct. 20) allowed former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland to remain free while he tries to kick a persistent drug habit, but warned him that could chan A Pasadena, Calif., judge yesterday (Oct. 20) allowed former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer…

  13. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies 'Everything' Here Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart jokes that heads better roll at their label Reprise, which mistakenly printed early versions of the band's new disc, "Everything to Everyone," as "Everything for Everyone." "…

  14. 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…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officer 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant…

  16. TOP HEATSEEKERS

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. The Room's Too Cold , The Early November 2. Subject , Dwele 3. Saxophonic , Dave Koz 4. Welcome Interstate Managers , Fountains Of Wayne 5. The Soul Sessions (EP) , Joss Stone Issue date: Oct. 25, 2003 News Dave Koz , Joss Stone , Dwele …

  17. This Day in Music

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing career made a spectacular comeback with her 2000 release, "Paulina," is the big winner at the third annual El Premio de la Gente Ritmo Lat 2001 - Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing career made a…

  18. 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…

  19. Bruce Recovering From Liver Transplant

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant surgery. Following the successful Sept. 19 procedure, the musician's body rejected the new organ, and infection an Former Cream member Jack Bruce is recovering from complications from liver transplant…

  20. Snoop, Warren G. Hit The 'Streets'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the forthcoming Vybe Squad/Koch Entertainment soundtrack to the Activision video game "True Crime: Streets of L.A." The songs are f New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the…

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