1. Gov't Mule Names New Bassist

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the death of founding member Allen Woody, Andy Hess has been named permanent bass player for Gov't Mule. The new lineup begins a fall tour Oct. 3 in Austin, Texas. Hess, who has reco Three years after the death of founding member Allen Woody, Andy Hess has been named…

  2. Home

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Who would have thought that nearly 20 years into its career, Simply Red would score its first No. Who would have thought that nearly 20 years into its career, Simply Red would score its first No. 1 Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit? With its new single, "Sunrise," the group has done…

  3. Nice

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third full U.S. The third full U.S. release for Japan girl group duo Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura obviously takes inspiration from late-period Beatles, as the cover art respectfully evokes John and Yoko's notorious bed-in for peace. But the charming set blasts off with "Planet…

  4. Heavier Things

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years after its release. John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years…

  5. Artists, Industry React To Cash's Death

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep sadness. As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep…

  6. Nickelback Ready To Hit 'The Long Road'

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is due Sept. 23 via Roadrunner, will embark the following month on a headlining U.S. tour, with Trapt and Three Days Grace in tow. Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be released next month. "Face to Face," which Hooker was completing with his daughter Zakiya, is due Oct. 28. The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be…

  10. 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…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while 2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope Elton John, Sugar Ray, In Bloom and Wilson Phillips will be among the performers at "Brian Wilson and Friends," a benefit concert for the Carl Wilson Foundation, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event is set for Oct. 16 at UCLA's Royce Hall…

  14. Cale Gets On With It

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There are few rock artists who, at 61, can headline a stage for up-and-coming talent at a major U.K. festival. But that was where John Cale found himself this summer: on the "New Stage" at the Glastonbury Festival, one of a string of…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. '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…

  18. Twain Tops Canada's Country Music Awards

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four honors, Shania Twain was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, presented last night (Sept. 8) at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Twain won for top female, top al With four honors, Shania Twain was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards,…

  19. The Tangled Web

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: JamBase.com, BBC's Radio 1 and Jimmy Buffett. JAM-BAND BASE CAMP: "Go See Live Music!" That's the motto of online portal JamBase.com , which promotes the ever-growing scene of improvisational music…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2002 - Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country…

Pages