1. 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…

  2. The Strokes Flesh Out Fall Tour Plans

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A nine-date European tour will get underway Dec. 1 in Glasgow, with a more extensive itinerary to follow next year. The Strokes continue to expand their fall tour slate . Sixteen North American dates are on tap with Kings Of Leon, beginning Oct. 9-10 in Upper Darby, Pa., and including an Oct.…

  3. 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…

  4. Mexican Fans Can't Bank On Concert Tickets

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Abusive and outrageous are just some of the terms Mexican concertgoers have used to describe what they consider elitist presale ticketing practices that literally take them to the bank. Abusive and outrageous are just some of the terms Mexican concertgoers have used to describe what they…

  5. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Velvet Revolver & More

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Velvet Revolver, iTunes, Chemical Brothers Following a brisk pre-sale promotion that began on Friday and general ticket sales today (Sept. 8) for Oct. 1 and 3 shows , Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added a third show at New York's Shea Stadium. The Oct.…

  6. Capitol Collects Duran Duran's 'Greatest'

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While the original members of Duran Duran make progress on their first studio album since 1983's "Seven and the Ragged Tiger," Capitol has compiled the two-disc DVD video anthology "Greatest," due Nov While the original members of Duran Duran make progress on their…

  7. Classic Cuts Power 'School Of Rock' Soundtrack

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Cream lead the lineup for the "School of Rock" soundtrack, due Sept. 30 via Atlantic. Classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Cream lead the lineup for the "School of Rock" soundtrack, due Sept. 30…

  8. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 'Own' Terms Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usually overflowing while driving…

  9. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  10. Welcome to the Monkey House

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Overseas, in countries like Italy, the Dandy Warhols are superstars. Overseas, in countries like Italy, the Dandy Warhols are superstars. The group's last album, "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia"—which spawned the groovy international hit "Bohemian Like You"—went…

  11. Fancy Blue

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On her debut album, Tywanna Jo Baskette stakes out terrain among idiosyncratic singer/songwriters like Jane Siberry, Sam Phillips and Nick Drake. On her debut album, Tywanna Jo Baskette stakes out terrain among idiosyncratic singer/songwriters like Jane Siberry, Sam Phillips and Nick Drake.…

  12. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  13. Thrice Takes A Major-Label Ride

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. By the time the members of Southern California screamo outfit Thrice rolled into the Roxy early last year for their first gig at Los Angeles' fabled Sunset Strip club, they had already begun to make some serious noise on the major-label A…

  14. BRMC 'Takes On' All Comers On New Album

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usual Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same…

  15. Black Keys Unlock World Tour, New Single

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend most of the fall on a world tour in support of its Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness." Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend most of the fall on a world tour in support of its Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness.…

  16. Simpson Reveals Her New 'Skin'

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the music world has been listening to Jessica Simpson since the late 1990s, never has it had the chance to truly hear her. The pop songbird seeks to change that with the Aug. 19 release of her third Columbia album, "In This Skin."…

  17. Master P, Romeo Sitcom Bows Next Month

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Romeo!," the sitcom starring rap mogul Master P and his 13-year-old rapper/son Lil' Romeo, will premiere Sept. 13 on Nickelodeon. "Romeo!," the sitcom starring rap mogul Master P and his 13-year-old rapper/son Lil' Romeo, will premiere Sept. 13 on Nickelodeon.…

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 18-24, 2003. How about that blackout for ya? Well, the power's back on and the TV's glowing again, so life is getting back to normal. Now settle into that easy chair and look to the box for some musical…

  19. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace, Robert Thompson). "The Parkers,"…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a "hunger fast" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

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