1. Latin Acts Celebrate 'Viva Los Dodgers'

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alexandre Pires and Pilar Montenegro are among the performers lined up for Sunday's (Aug. 31) sixth Viva Los Dodgers festival in Los Angeles. Alexandre Pires and Pilar Montenegro are among the performers lined up for Sunday's (Aug. 31) sixth Viva Los Dodgers festival in Los Angeles.…

  2. Epic Unearths Rage Live CD, DVD

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine's final shows are the subject of the upcoming "Live at the Olympic Auditorium" CD and DVD, due Nov. 18 via Epic. Rage Against The Machine's final shows are the subject of the upcoming "Live at the Olympic Auditorium" CD and DVD, due Nov.…

  3. Little Black Dress & Other Stories

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Celsi…

  4. XXX (30 Años)

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mexican ranchera singer/songwriter JosÉ Alfredo JimÉnez authored some of the most beloved standards in mariachi ranchera repertoire, including "El Rey," "Si Nos Dejan" and "Te Solte la R Mexican ranchera singer/songwriter José Alfredo Jiménez authored some of the most…

  5. Trace Adkins Joining Grand Ole Opry

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins will be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry cast this weekend, the first new member in two years. Adkins, 41, was hardly the picture of cool the first time he performed on the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins will be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry cast this weekend, the first new…

  6. BRMC 'Takes On' All Comers On New Album

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usual Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same…

  7. 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…

  8. KROQ To Host '80s 'Invasion'

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. While Los Angeles station KROQ's 2002 Inland Invasion concert was defiantly punk-themed, this year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. Set for Sept. 20 at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion in…

  9. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph Tracy Chapman, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano and Ben Taylor are among those who will take part in the upcoming We the Planet outing. Billed as "a nationwide tour of activism, discussion and music," the CLIF Bar-sponsored U.S…

  10. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young 'Green' On Red The story of a fictional family living in a fictional town, Neil Young's new Reprise album "Greendale" touches on drugs, murder, media intrusion and corporate corruption. It is classic Young, and it's certainly more enjoyable and easier…

  11. 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…

  12. Billboard Bits: Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Ennio Morricone, Head Automatica, Dr. John Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated with Milan's Sept. 30 release of a four-disc boxed set, "io." The package will feature a disc of "Film Music" from such movies as "Once Upon a Time in…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  14. 33TunesOnTV

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 11-17, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 11 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Thalía (also scheduled: Erin Brodie, Andy Richter). "VH1 All Access: Hot Mamas," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  15. Lil' Beethoven

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The brothers Mael—Ron (he of the dazzling orchestral maneuvers) and Russell (he of the stylish operatic vocals)—who record as Sparks, have been creating musical magic for three decades. The brothers Mael—Ron (he of the dazzling orchestral maneuvers) and Russell (he of the stylish operatic…

  16. Billboard Bits: Westerberg, Saadiq, Moorer

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul Westerberg, Saadiq, Allison Moorer Paul Westerberg has reactivated his Grandpaboy alter ego for a new studio album. "Dead Man Shake" will be released Oct. 7 via Fat Possum. The former Replacements frontman's 2002 Vagrant debut, "Stereo," was bundled with…

  17. L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties Rescheduled

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The much-beleaguered L.A. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival is now slated to take place in early November, according to a post on the event's ... The much-beleaguered L.A. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival is now slated to take place in…

  18. Doors Revisit 'L.A. Woman,' Head To Paris

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have something special in mind for their Aug. 24 performance at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y. The group, touring under the name Doors 21st Century Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have something special in mind for…

  19. Quincy Jones Aiding L.A. New Year's Show

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer Quincy Jones will help organize the first-ever Legends of Los Angeles Pop concert, to be held on New Year's Eve at the open-air County Mall area in downtown Los Angeles, with the ne Legendary producer Quincy Jones will help organize the first-ever Legends of Los…

  20. Ruben Allegedly Paid To Wear Jerseys On 'Idol'

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to wear the company's bright jerseys on "American Idol," despite a ban by the program on such deals. Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to…

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