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. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using his name again. The singer says the reason for switching back is because his publishing contract with Warner/Chappe 2000 - The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using…

  3. Black Eyed Peas Join Justin/Christina Tour

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop outfit Black Eyed Peas, now a quartet thanks to the addition of female vocalist Fergie, have joined Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's Justified and Stripped tour as the opening act. Hip-hop outfit Black Eyed Peas, now a quartet thanks to the addition of female vocalist…

  4. Ween Signs With Sanctuary

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album. Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album, " Quebec ," on July 22. Guitarist Dean Ween (real name: Mickey Melchiondo) last month…

  5. Paul 'Busy' Fending Off 50 Cent's 'Questions'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week. Even so, the reggae-influenced track still has its work cut out for it as 50 Cent's "21 Questions" is close behind at No. 2, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard&…

  6. Judge Won't Bar Use Of Doors Name

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A judge tentatively declined Monday to issue a temporary restraining order barring the Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger from using the band's name on their concert tour, but withheld a fin A judge tentatively declined Monday to issue a temporary restraining order barring the…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot to death in the township of Claremont, near Durban, South Africa. She is 49. Her husband is shot in the arm in th 2002 - Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot…

  8. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback The ongoing postponement of Limp Bizkit's next Flip/Interscope album has forced the group to back out of five European festival dates next month. As previously reported , "Panty Sniffer," due Sept. 8, will feature new guitarist Mike…

  9. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Best group: B2K Clipse Floetry Mary Mary…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has contributed the new song "A Man for All Seasons" to Decca's "Johnny English" soundtrack. Due July 15, the set also features several tracks by female string quartet Bond, one by…

  11. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "…

  12. Hawk's 'HuckJam' Returns In Fall

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall. The action sports/music outing will kick off Oct. 2 in Vancouver and visit 28 cities before closing Nov. 16 in Tampa, Fl Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall.…

  13. MODERN ROCK TRACKS

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. Like A Stone , Audioslave 2. Somewhere I Belong , Linkin Park 3. Bring Me To Life , Evanescence Featuring Paul McCoy 4. Headstrong , Trapt 5. Seven Nation Army , The White Stripes News Paul McCoy …

  14. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  15. Appeals Court Revives Parks/Outkast Suit

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court in Detroit today (May 12) revived a lawsuit by civil rights icon Rosa Parks against the rap group Outkast over a song that uses her name for its title. A federal judge in Detro A federal appeals court in Detroit today (May 12) revived a lawsuit by civil rights icon…

  16. McDonald Recharges With 'Motown' Set

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal Music International, returned to active chart service in the U.K. yesterday (May 11) as his album "Michael McDonal Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal…

  17. R.E.M. Begins Rehearsals With New Drummer

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for its upcoming world tour, and according to a post by frontman Michael Stipe on the group's official Web site, the band has already rehearsed 70 songs. The tou R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for its upcoming world tour , and according to a…

  18. 'Hairspray' Leads Tony Nominees

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to lead the field for the 57th annual Tony Awards. Dance musical "Movin' Out," based on the songs of Billy Joel, earned 10 nods. Both will compete fo Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to…

  19. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson 'Age' Before Beauty Marilyn Manson's new Interscope album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque," arrives this week. The set, produced by Manson and Tim Skold, is led by the single "mOBSCENE." Says Manson, "This album is about expression. The…

  20. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; Modern rock act Cold's "Year of the Spider" (Flip/Geffen), featuring a guest shot from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. &#149; The various artists collection "It'll Come To You: The Songs…

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