1. There's No Good in Goodbye

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Listening to this CD is like being back in contact with an old friend. Listening to this CD is like being back in contact with an old friend. Before his untimely passing in 2000, veteran R&B singer Johnnie Taylor ("Who's Making Love," "Disco Lady") still reigned…

  2. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 2. Wave On Wave , Pat Green 3. Unleashed , Toby Keith 4. From There To Here: Greatest Hits , Lonestar 5. Greatest Hits Collection, Volume 1 , Trace Adkins Issue date: Aug. 2, 2003 News Toby Keith , Trace Adkins , Pat Green …

  3. Top Stars Have 'American Dreams'

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will continue its tradition of casting pop stars as 1960s artists in the show's second season. Already lined up to appear in upcoming episodes are R& NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will…

  4. Lost Highway Takes To The Airwaves

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lost Highway Records in Nashville is to kick off a nationally syndicated radio show in late August. The "Lost Highway Radio Show," syndicated by Jones Radio Networks, will feature one artist per hour- Lost Highway Records in Nashville is to kick off a nationally syndicated radio…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed…

  6. Beyonce's 'Crazy' Stays On Top

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its lock on two of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Si Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its…

  7. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

  8. Stinson Sets Solo Dates With The Figgs

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run. As expected , Tommy Stinson will hit road next month for a U.S. club tour with the Figgs. The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run.…

  9. Weezer Toiling On Numerous Projects

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's working schedule. After releasing only two albums during its first seven years of existence, the band dropped the Geffen sets Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's…

  10. Billboard Bits: WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper Wellwater Conspiracy, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam principal Matt Cameron and former Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, will release its self-titled fourth album Sept. 9 via Transdreamer/Megaforce. A spokesperson confirms that the group will be…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He is 34. 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He…

  12. Dial M for Monkey

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The second album for Bonobo (Simon Green), besides being quite short at slightly more than 40 minutes, is a world-wise blend of lullabies. The second album for Bonobo (Simon Green), besides being quite short at slightly more than 40 minutes, is a world-wise blend of lullabies. Utilizing the…

  13. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  14. 'Kids Are Alright' To Hit DVD

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Who's classic 1979 rockumentary "The Kids Are Alright" will make its DVD debut Sept. 30 in a release from Pioneer Entertainment, Billboard reports in its July 26 issue. The title, which comes at a The Who's classic 1979 rockumentary "The Kids Are Alright"…

  15. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny…

  16. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks Metallica is the first act confirmed for the 2004 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off Jan. 16 in Auckland. Along the way, Metallica will play three separate headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Big Day…

  17. Floetry, Badu Lead Lady Of Soul Nominations

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, to be handed out Aug. 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Erykah Badu, Heather Headley and With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady…

  18. Neil Young Surveys 'Greendale'

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album, "Greendale." The 10-song set chronicles the life and times of the Green family, residents of the fictional town from which the album t Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album , "Greendale…

  19. Avril Plugs Into iTunes

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen pop/rock sensation Avril Lavigne is offering a five-track live EP for paid download exclusively through Apple's iTunes Music Store, beginning today (July 15). The cuts, "Sk8er Boi," "Nobody's Foo Teen pop/rock sensation Avril Lavigne is offering a five-track live…

  20. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Keith Murray's "He's Keith Murray" (Def Jam). -- "May 3 03 State College," a triple-disc live album chronicling the longest show of Pearl Jam's career (Epic). -- The self-titled debut…

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