1. Nashville Matriarch June Carter Cash Dies

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville yesterday (May 15) after complications from heart surgery. She was 73. Her family, including her husband, was at Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  3. Madonna's 'Life' Easily Debuts At No. 1

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following a No. 1 debut in the U.K., Madonna's "American Life" opens on top of The Billboard 200. The Maverick/Warner Bros. album sold 241,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, according to Nielse Following a No. 1 debut in the U.K., Madonna's "American Life"…

  4. Kathleen Edwards Slates Spring Tour

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in support of her Zoe/Rounder debut, "Failer." The tour will kick off May 15 in Indianapolis and stretch through a June 15 Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in…

  5. One Step Forward

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With its 1999 debut, Princesses Nubiennes (Nubian Princesses), French sisters in song Les Nubians watched their engaging French-language R&B/hip-hop take mainstream root in the U.S.—proving With its 1999 debut, Princesses Nubiennes (Nubian Princesses), French sisters in song Les Nubians…

  6. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

  7. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor,…

  8. A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitm Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of…

  9. Les Nubians Take 'One Step Forward'

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Four years ago, the French duo Les Nubians put an international spin on R&B with "Princesses Nubiennes" (Nubian Princesses), their debut. Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart return with "One Step Forward," their sophomore…

  10. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). -- The 12th installment in the "NOW…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  12. Lollapalooza To Kick Off July 3

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New Yo The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in…

  13. South By Southwest Diary: Day Four

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Four Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  14. ZZ Top, Nugent Crack Open A Cold One

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Th ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2001 - Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2000 - Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current…

  16. The Datsuns

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yes, here comes another "it" band banging out post-punk garage. Yes, here comes another "it" band banging out post-punk garage. Fortunately, the Datsuns don't deserve any groans for this, because they deliver some brash, fun material on their North American major…

  17. Jones, Charles Set For Montreal Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline the 24th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, one of the world's largest musical gatherings, according to organiz Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline…

  18. Ozzfest Gears Up For Another Summer Run

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest 2003, which kicks off its eighth edition June 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas. F As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest…

  19. Artists Salute Dylan's Inspirational Albums

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two of Bob Dylan's inspirational albums. "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" will pay homage to 1979's "Slow Train Coming" an Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two…

  20. Biker Boyz

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Artists from the worlds of hip-hop and rock come together to celebrate the fast-paced life of motorcycle gangs on this soundtrack. Artists from the worlds of hip-hop and rock come together to celebrate the fast-paced life of motorcycle gangs on this soundtrack. Redman leads off the set with…

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