1. Acts Salute Jennings At Red River Fest

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will feature like-minded musicians honoring legendary outlaw Waylon Jennings as best they know how: by playing music The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will…

  2. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  3. Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is also its first to top The Billboard 200. "Star Trak Presents... Clones" sold 249,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is…

  4. Ivy's Chase Forms New Label, Goes Solo

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ivy's Andy Chase knows a thing or two about record labels. After all, his band has recorded for about a half-dozen of them in its decade-long career. Ivy's Andy Chase knows a thing or two about record labels. After all, his band has recorded for about a half-dozen of them in its…

  5. Rossdale Gets A Kick Out Of Solo, Film Work

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale is laying the groundwork for his solo debut album. The artist recently logged studio time in Los Angeles, recording three songs with former Helmet guitarist Page Hamilton Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale is laying the groundwork for his solo debut album. The artist…

  6. Carson Daly's Label Readies Releases

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment, the record label started by MTV personality Carson Daly and former Loud Records executive VP Jonathan Rifkind, has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Caroline Records D 456 Entertainment, the record label started by MTV personality Carson Daly and former Loud…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release "Imagination." The suit is file 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. A Q&A With 50 Cent

    August 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Gunplay and drug dealing are common topics in rap songs, but not every rapper has personal experience living the thug life. 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson July 6, 1976, in South Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., was raised by his grandparents after his mother…

  11. Ian Is Muse For Sci-Fi Collection

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans of Janis Ian have always appreciated the storytelling aspect of her songs. Now 30 fans of the renowned singer/songwriter -- who are also top science fiction writers -- have teamed for "Stars," a collection of original sci-fi…

  12. Top Acts Get In Gear With NASCAR

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group (WMG) has forged a cross-promotional alliance with Chevrolet to plug its acts at NASCAR events, Billboard Bulletin reports. Under the deal, images of select WMG acts will be feature Warner Music Group (WMG) has forged a cross-promotional alliance with Chevrolet to plug its…

  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. Rap Industry Probe Suspect Cuts Plea Deal

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A rap industry insider has quietly cut a plea deal with New York authorities investigating alleged ties between music label Murder Inc. and the city's violent drug trade. A rap industry insider has quietly cut a plea deal with New York authorities investigating alleged ties between music…

  15. Austin Music Fest Gets Five Year Extension

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although its second edition is still a little more than a month away, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will be around for at least another five years. Although its second edition is still a little more than a month away, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will be around for at least…

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

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 11-17, 2003. Although back-to-school is looming on the horizon, there's still some summer sun and fun left. And, musically speaking, things are pretty hot on television, too. Guys have some pretty base needs and…

  17. Man in the Air

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kurt Elling is one of the truly innovative vocalists in mainstream jazz today. Kurt Elling is one of the truly innovative vocalists in mainstream jazz today. "Man in the Air" showcases one of Elling's most distinctive talents, that of setting lyrics to jazz instrumental solos.…

  18. Artists Add New Voice To Children's Books

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seeking a crossover of a different kind, top recording artists Madonna and LeAnn Rimes are about to invade the children's book market. "Artists are starting to realize how important the children's aud Seeking a crossover of a different kind, top recording artists Madonna and…

  19. Van Morrison Signs With Blue Note

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records will announce today (Aug. 7) that it has signed Van Morrison to a multi-album global deal. Blue Note Records will announce today (Aug. 7) that it has signed Van Morrison to a multi-album global deal, Billboard Bulletin reports. His self-produced album "What's Wrong…

  20. String Cheese Incident Sues Ticketmaster

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Colorado-based jam band String Cheese Incident filed suit against Ticketmaster yesterday (Aug. 6) in federal court in Denver, charging the No. 1 concert ticket retailer had tried to cut off direct tic Colorado-based jam band String Cheese Incident filed suit against Ticketmaster yesterday …

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