1. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Moby, American Music Club

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Moby, American Music Club Kid Rock is mixing his next Lava/Atlantic studio album, due this fall. The first single from the as-yet-untitled set will go to U.S. radio outlets in early September, to be followed by a world tour. Rock is producing the album, which is the follow…

  3. 'Wildwood Flower': June's Final Bloom

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via Dualtone Records. Produced by John Carter Cash, her son by fellow country music legend Johnny Cash, "Wildwood Flower" was completed jus June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via…

  4. Pantera Gets 'Vulgar' On Best-Of

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elektra/Rhino has set a Sept. 23 release date for "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!," a career overview of the renowned Texan metal group. Elektra/Rhino has set a Sept. 23 release date for "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great…

  5. Boxed Set Celebrates Diamond's 'Stages'

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil Diamond's career with the Sept. 30 release of a six-disc boxed set, Billboard.com has learned. "Stages: Performances 1972- Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil…

  6. Ray Charles Postpones Concerts

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles has postponed a slate of upcoming concert dates due to acute hip discomfort, which he is having treated in Los Angeles, according to a spokesperson. Ray Charles has postponed a slate of upcoming concert dates due to acute hip discomfort, which he is having treated in Los Angeles,…

  7. Capitol Counts On Javier

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Following Capitol Records' success with Chingy's "Right Thurr," the label is banking on another newcomer, Javier, to help it reclaim a sizable share of the black music market. Under the direction of Priority/Capitol VP/urban…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

  9. Britney, Blige To Rock NFL Kick-Off

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are on board for a Sept. 4 free concert at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to kick off the 2003 National Football League season, Billboard.com has learned. Orga Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are on board for a Sept. 4 free concert at the National…

  10. Pearl Jam Eyes More Live Releases

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam recently wrapped its Riot Act world tour, but a host of live releases are on tap for the coming months. Pearl Jam recently wrapped its Riot Act world tour, but a host of live releases are on tap for the coming months. On Sept. 16, the band will release complete concerts from July 8…

  11. Sundance Turns On The 'Hi-Fi'

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday nights in October, with two back-to-back series, "Docs That Rock" and "Sonic Cinema" branded as "Hi-Fi Fridays." The former is a series of The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday…

  12. Hot Product

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Joe Jackson / Marvin Gaye Is A New 'Night' What You 'Want'? Universal this week re-releases two classic albums in expanded form, beginning with Joe Jackson's "Night and Day." The New York-inspired "Night and Day" reached No. 4 on Billboard's…

  13. Bedingfield Bounces Beyonce On U.K. Charts

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT English pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield ended Beyonce's three-week reign on the U.K. singles chart as "Never Gonna Leave Your Side" (Polydor) went straight to No. 1. The Destiny's Child star' English pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield ended Beyonce'…

  14. Hot Product

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; The DreamWorks debut from R&B duo JS, "Ice Cream," featuring contributions from R. Kelly and Ronald Isley. &#149; "2," the first Elektra album in six years from LSG, comprised of…

  15. Hanson Takes To The Clubs

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted the the magazine for Billboard.com. This isn't your little sister's Hanson. Three years have passed since the once-premiere kiddie pop group performed live and released an album. Next month, the Hanson brothers will embark on a tour specifically to promote that they are…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology. 2002 - Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an…

  17. Madonna Producing Rock-Themed Comedy

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will executive produce the romantic comedy "She Rocks" for Maverick Films, starring Amanda Peet ("The Whole Nine Yards," "Identity"). The script was penned by filmmaker Amie Steir, who will ma Madonna will executive produce the romantic comedy "She…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the death is ruled accidental. He is 57. 2002 - The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and…

  19. New York City

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "New York City" collects four tunes written by little-known New York songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Peter Malick and a pair of covers (Sam Maghett's "All Your Love" and Bob Dylan's "Heart of Mine") rec "New York City" collects four tunes…

  20. Love and Pain

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Produced by the artist, along with Calum MacColl (Kirsty's brother) and Martyn Madden (Shriekback), "Love and Pain" lovingly draws from a variety of musical forces: blues, pop, rock, jazz, soul and el Produced by the artist, along with Calum MacColl (Kirsty's brother) and…

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