1. Strummer/Cash Duet On Marley Classic

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will appear on late Clash frontman Joe Strummer's final solo album is one of two likely to see daylight by the end of the year. The other features St The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore. ALL IN THE FAMILY: The music of Robert Randolph may have been born in a church, but the pedal steel guitar whiz is a direct disciple of the mid-1970s party funk…

  3. Voodoo Fest Conjures Major Music Stars

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be on hand for New Orleans' fifth-annual Voodoo Music festival. More than 40 acts have been confirme Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul…

  4. Classic Dylan Titles Get Sonic Upgrade

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the seri With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD…

  5. The Tangled Web

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Ben Folds and Phish. 'SPEED' SELLS: Singer/songwriter Ben Folds is taking advantage of the current state of the recording industry to step outside of its normal parameters and release a series of EPs this year…

  6. Dulli's Twilight Singers Ripen On 'Blackberry'

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's future had already begun in the form of his Twilight Singers side project, which had released its Columbia debut "Twilight a When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's…

  7. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 18-24, 2003. How about that blackout for ya? Well, the power's back on and the TV's glowing again, so life is getting back to normal. Now settle into that easy chair and look to the box for some musical…

  8. DVD Captures Beatles' 'Ed Sullivan' Gigs

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new two-DVD collection, "The Ed Sullivan Show Featuring the Beatles," has been set for an Oct. 28 release. A new two-DVD collection, "The Ed Sullivan Show Featuring the Beatles," has been set for an Oct. 28 release, Billboard Bulletin reports. The four-hour Sofa Home…

  9. Twain To Take 'Up!' On The Road

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shania Twain will tour North America this fall, Billboard.com has learned. Due to be officially announced tomorrow (Aug. 19), the trek will kick off the tour Sept. 25 in Hamilton, Ont., and is schedul Shania Twain will tour North America this fall, Billboard.com has learned. Due to be…

  10. Weiland Gets Three Years Probation

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges. Weiland wi Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  12. Rolling Stones Catalog Hits Web

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones catalog is to be made immediately available for legitimate digital distribution for the first time. The Rolling Stones catalog is to be made immediately available for legitimate digital distribution for the first time. For a two-week exclusive period, the Rhapsody online…

  13. Cantrell, Cassidy Maintain U.K. Chart Control

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles crown this week was won by Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista), which tops the chart for the third week. A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles crown this week was won by Blu Cantrell&…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  15. Soul Serenade

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Derek Trucks recorded this album with his band in two sessions (one in 1999, the other in 2000). Derek Trucks recorded this album with his band in two sessions (one in 1999, the other in 2000). It is a more laid-back project than "Joyful Noise," the band's 2002 debut for…

  16. In Love in Vain

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While pop aficionados will best remember Frank Stallone for his 1983 top 10 aerobic workout hit "Far From Over," the singer is determined to update the chart books with "In Love in Vain," a lush colle While pop aficionados will best remember Frank Stallone for his 1983 top…

  17. Diana—Deluxe Edition

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The now-classic, disco-fied, chart-topping "diana" arrived in the spring of 1980; it spawned two smash singles: "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out." What many may not realize is this: The released albu The now-classic, disco-fied, chart-topping "diana…

  18. Bad Girls—Deluxe Edition

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. It is fitting then…

  19. Sail Away

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Broadway likes its leading ladies to sound—how should we put it?—unique. Broadway likes its leading ladies to sound—how should we put it?—unique. None today matches Elaine Stritch, the gravelly voiced grand dame who retook Manhattan in last year's one-woman show "At Liberty."…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver tries to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which is carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour g 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour…

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