1. EMI Plunders Catalog For Box Sets

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Marketing will celebrate the work of Al Green, Glen Campbell and Nat King Cole with four-disc box sets to be issued over the next two months through EMI-associated labels. EMI Music Marketing will celebrate the work of Al Green, Glen Campbell and Nat King Cole with four-disc box…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the death is ruled accidental. He is 57. 2002 - The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and…

  3. There's No Good in Goodbye

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Listening to this CD is like being back in contact with an old friend. Listening to this CD is like being back in contact with an old friend. Before his untimely passing in 2000, veteran R&B singer Johnnie Taylor ("Who's Making Love," "Disco Lady") still reigned…

  4. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 2. Wave On Wave , Pat Green 3. Unleashed , Toby Keith 4. From There To Here: Greatest Hits , Lonestar 5. Greatest Hits Collection, Volume 1 , Trace Adkins Issue date: Aug. 2, 2003 News Toby Keith , Trace Adkins , Pat Green …

  5. Top Stars Have 'American Dreams'

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will continue its tradition of casting pop stars as 1960s artists in the show's second season. Already lined up to appear in upcoming episodes are R& NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will…

  6. Beyonce's 'Crazy' Stays On Top

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its lock on two of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Si Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its…

  7. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

  8. Stinson Sets Solo Dates With The Figgs

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run. As expected , Tommy Stinson will hit road next month for a U.S. club tour with the Figgs. The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run.…

  9. Weezer Toiling On Numerous Projects

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's working schedule. After releasing only two albums during its first seven years of existence, the band dropped the Geffen sets Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's…

  10. Dial M for Monkey

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The second album for Bonobo (Simon Green), besides being quite short at slightly more than 40 minutes, is a world-wise blend of lullabies. The second album for Bonobo (Simon Green), besides being quite short at slightly more than 40 minutes, is a world-wise blend of lullabies. Utilizing the…

  11. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  12. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny…

  13. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks Metallica is the first act confirmed for the 2004 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off Jan. 16 in Auckland. Along the way, Metallica will play three separate headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Big Day…

  14. Floetry, Badu Lead Lady Of Soul Nominations

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, to be handed out Aug. 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Erykah Badu, Heather Headley and With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady…

  15. Neil Young Surveys 'Greendale'

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album, "Greendale." The 10-song set chronicles the life and times of the Green family, residents of the fictional town from which the album t Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album , "Greendale…

  16. Avril Plugs Into iTunes

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen pop/rock sensation Avril Lavigne is offering a five-track live EP for paid download exclusively through Apple's iTunes Music Store, beginning today (July 15). The cuts, "Sk8er Boi," "Nobody's Foo Teen pop/rock sensation Avril Lavigne is offering a five-track live…

  17. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Keith Murray's "He's Keith Murray" (Def Jam). -- "May 3 03 State College," a triple-disc live album chronicling the longest show of Pearl Jam's career (Epic). -- The self-titled debut…

  18. Ashanti Returns To No. 1 With 'Chapter II'

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Little more than a year after her self-titled debut bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Ashanti scores her second chart-topper with "Chapter II." The Murder Inc./Def Jam album sold 326,000 copies in Little more than a year after her self-titled debut bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard…

  19. Green Seeks Continued Major Label Success

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At a time when many artists are leaving the major-label system to put out their albums independently, Pat Green has gone the opposite route. After releasing six successful independent albums, Green signed with New York-based Republic/Universal…

  20. Soft Spot

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The substantial degree of traditional and alt-country influence among New York singer/songwriters and groups is illustrated by Clem Snide's fourth full-length release. The substantial degree of traditional and alt-country influence among New York singer/songwriters and groups is…

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