1. Modest Mouse Album Pushed To Next Year

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has been pushed from its planned fall release date to 2004. Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has…

  2. TMBG Documentary Heads To DVD

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock duo They Might Be Giants, is being readied for release on DVD. Plexifilm, in a An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses sales certifications and figures, MercyMe and Reba McEntire with readers. MISLED? Fred, Could you please explain why RIAA and Billboard post artists with gold and platinum record sales that haven't actually reached these plateaus? I read that you post numbers for…

  4. Bon Jovi 'Feels Right' On Acoustic Set

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will on Nov. 4 release "This Left Feels Right," featuring acoustic reinterpretations of the band's greatest hits, as well as two new songs. Bon Jovi will on Nov. 4 release "This Left Feels Right," featuring acoustic reinterpretations of the band's…

  5. Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill healt American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis…

  7. Corgan Unveils The Poet Inside

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and current Zwan leader Billy Corgan will present a multimedia poetry performance Sept. 17 in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and current Zwan leader Billy Corgan will present a…

  8. Pixies To Reform In April?

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite next year. At deadline, rumors of a tour and a potential new studio album remain unconfirmed. The group's manager t A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite…

  9. Bacharach, Isley Team For Album

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Isley Brothers principal Ronald Isley has linked with legendary songwriter/producer Burt Bacharach for an as-yet-untitled album, due Nov. 11 from DreamWorks. Two new compositions grace the set, which Isley Brothers principal Ronald Isley has linked with legendary songwriter/producer Burt…

  10. Talking Heads Pop Out Of Box

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records/Warner Archives has set a Nov. 11 release date for "Once in a Lifetime," a box set condensing the career of punk/pop iconoclasts Talking Heads. The three-CD, one-DVD set was compiled wit Rhino Records/Warner Archives has set a Nov. 11 release date for "Once in a…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Los Lonely Boys & The Weakerthans. NOT LONELY ANY MORE: Texas-based threesome Los Lonely Boys have released only one album, but the soulful guitar handiwork of Henry Garza displays a relaxed confidence…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle…

  13. Billboard Bits: Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett are the first confirmed performers for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The duo will open the Nov. 5 show with a rendition of their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."…

  14. 'Concert For George' To Hit Theaters, DVD

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Filmed in high definition and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, "A Concert for George" will be released worldwide on DVD in November, distributed internationally via ArenaPlex LLC. A film chronicling last fall's star-studded George Harrison tribute at London's Royal Albert…

  15. Simon And Garfunkel Unveil Reunion Plans

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first major concert tour since 1983, due to kick off Oct. 18 at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit. The trek, As expected , Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first…

  16. Marilyn Manson Cleared In Battery Suit

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A St. Paul, Minn., jury ruled yesterday (Sept. 8) against a security guard who accused Marilyn Manson of battery at a concert three years ago. A St. Paul, Minn., jury ruled yesterday (Sept. 8) against a security guard who accused Marilyn Manson of battery at a concert three years ago. David…

  17. Six Labels Later, Anthony Hamilton Debuts

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Very few artists can say that it has taken them almost 11 years to release their debut album -- and still smile about it. Having been signed to a host of different labels (Uptown, MCA, Harrell Entertainment, Soulife and Atlantic), Anthony…

  18. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Velvet Revolver & More

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Velvet Revolver, iTunes, Chemical Brothers Following a brisk pre-sale promotion that began on Friday and general ticket sales today (Sept. 8) for Oct. 1 and 3 shows , Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added a third show at New York's Shea Stadium. The Oct.…

  19. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  20. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seal 'Seal' Away British vocalist Seal returns this week with "Seal IV," his first Warner Bros. album in five years. The set's first single, "Waiting for You," debuted at No. 16 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart and is No. 39 in its second week on…

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