1. Johnny Cash Memorial Planned

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A public memorial service for Johnny Cash has been set for Nov. 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The venue is the former home of the Grand Ole Opry and where the country music legend hosted a prime A public memorial service for Johnny Cash has been set for Nov. 12 at Nashville's…

  2. 'Baby' Kicks 'Tailfeather' From Chart Roost

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul finally unseats "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The chart's fastest-growing track at radio for the With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring…

  3. Coldplay Nabs Four Q Award Nominations

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four nods, including a mention in the best act in the world category, Coldplay heads the nominations for this year's Q Awards. With four nods, including a mention in the best act in the world category, Coldplay heads the nominations for this year's Q Awards. The British band is…

  4. THE BILLBOARD 200

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Grand Champ , DMX 2. Thirteenth Step , A Perfect Circle 3. World Wide Underground , Erykah Badu 4. Heavier Things , John Mayer 5. Metamorphosis , Hilary Duff Issue date: Oct. 4, 2003 News Hilary Duff , Erykah Badu , John Mayer …

  5. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God G 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to…

  6. Love's 'Sweetheart' Bumped To 2004

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The release of Courtney Love's debut Virgin album, "American Sweetheart," has been bumped to 2004. Originally due Oct. 28, the set has been moved to Feb. 10 to allow for finishing touches to be applie The release of Courtney Love's debut Virgin album, "American…

  7. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in…

  8. Dido's New Lease On 'Life'

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dido Armstrong's breathless journey is reflected in the title of her much-awaited new album, "Life for Rent" (Arista/BMG). She has gone from hopeful singer/songwriter to budding superstar, thanks to worldwide sales of 12 million…

  9. Universal Digs Deeper Into Marley Vaults

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Among the future Bob Marley vault releases Universal Music Enterprises (UME) is pondering for 2004 and beyond are expanded, two-disc, "Deluxe Edition" versions of 1973's "Burnin' " and 1975's landmark Among the future Bob Marley vault releases Universal…

  10. Security Company Sues Fred Durst

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst has been sued by the St. Paul, Minn.-based security company that employed a guard who Durst allegedly kicked in the head during a 1999 concert there. Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst has been sued by the St. Paul, Minn.-based security company that employed a guard…

  11. Goodrem Tops ARIA Awards Noms

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem leads the field for the 17th annual Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, with 10 nominations. The awards will be presented Oct. 21 at the Sydney Superd Singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem leads the field for the 17th annual Australian Record…

  12. The Who 'Hearing' New Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Years of discussion about a new studio album from the surviving members of the Who appears to be finally giving way to action. A post on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site reveals that he an Years of discussion about a new studio album from the surviving members of the Who…

  13. 'Born To Run' Tops Zagat Music Survey

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's 1975 breakthrough album "Born To Run" (Columbia) ranks No. 1 on the most popular albums list in Zagat Survey's first Music Guide. Bruce Springsteen's 1975 breakthrough album "Born To Run" (Columbia) ranks No. 1 on the most popular albums…

  14. Diversity Is Always In Oakenfold's Mix

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. England's Paul Oakenfold wears several hats in the dance/electronic music landscape. He is a label owner (Perfecto Records), a recording artist for Madonna's Maverick imprint ("Bunkka"), a film composer ("Swordfish")…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  16. Bonnaroo Recalled On CD, DVD

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The audio set "Live From Bonnaroo" and the DVD "270 Miles From Graceland - Bonnaroo 2003" will be issued Oct. 21 via Sanctuary. As eclectic as the festival itself, a two-disc CD release and a DVD commemorating this year's second Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester,…

  17. 'Imagine' License Plate Proposed In Florida

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's "Imagine" is inspiring a proposal for a Florida license plate. Michael Towner, 44, a longtime Beatles fan, is leading a campaign to have Florida add an "Imagine" specialty tag to help ra John Lennon's "Imagine" is inspiring a proposal for…

  18. Starsailor Breaks 'Silence' In January

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomore Capitol album "Silence Is Easy." A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomore Capitol album "Silence Is Easy,"…

  19. Britney, Metallica To Perform At AMAs

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears, Metallica, Alan Jackson, Ashanti and Hilary Duff are the first artists confirmed to perform on the 31st American Music Awards. The event will be held Nov. 16 at the Shrine Auditorium i Britney Spears, Metallica, Alan Jackson, Ashanti and Hilary Duff are the first artists…

  20. Cash Takes Top Americana Honors

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards Friday at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and…

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