1. Billboard Bits: Cash, Crahan, Anastacia, Savage

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Cash, Crahan, Anastacia, Savage A funeral was held today (Sept. 15) for Johnny Cash, who died Friday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville of complications from diabetes resulting in respiratory failure. A private service and burial took place at the Hendersonville Funeral Home in his…

  2. Exile on Blues St.

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With producer Randy Labbe at the helm, Telarc blues artists take on the Stones' "Exile on Main St." The results are, for the most part, satisfying. With producer Randy Labbe at the helm, Telarc blues artists take on the Stones' "Exile on Main St." The results are…

  3. Bow Wow To Play Teen 'Prez'

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bow Wow will make a run for the presidency as the star of the Columbia Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment film "Mr. Prez." Bow Wow will make a run for the presidency as the star of the Columbia Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment film "Mr. Prez." The film will be directed by…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  8. Hip-Hop Legal Roundup: 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's security guards roughed him up and commandeered his vehicle after a March concert. The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's…

  9. Acts Salute Jennings At Red River Fest

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will feature like-minded musicians honoring legendary outlaw Waylon Jennings as best they know how: by playing music The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will…

  10. 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.…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2002 - Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with…

  12. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  14. Little Black Dress & Other Stories

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Celsi…

  15. Rare Croce Cuts Collected On CD, DVD

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. A CD, "Jim Croce…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" columns on the Internet, so thanks for all the…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  18. Third 'Totally Country' Disc Packs In Hits

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by contemporary country icons such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes and Lonestar fill the forthcoming compilation "Totally Country 3." Tracks by contemporary country icons such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes and Lonestar fill the…

  19. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  20. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

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