1. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act's rise to popularity, while the audio…

  2. Sisqo Arrested For Shooting At Car

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Sisqo was arrested last week after he allegedly shot at a car from the front porch of his home and resisted arrest, Baltimore County, Md., police said. R&B singer Sisqo was arrested last week after he allegedly shot at a car from the front porch of his home and resisted…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Reba McEntire, older artists and the charts and ABBA with readers. FROM NASHVILLE WITH LOVE I was reading "Chart Beat Chat" and read the question posed to you about Reba McEntire's new single. With all respect, I must correct you. You said that her last…

  4. Prosecutor Says C-Murder Shot La. Teen

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the prosecutor in the murder trial of C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller). A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the…

  5. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. What Was I Thinkin' , Dierks Bentley 2. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere , Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 3. Real Good Man , Tim McGraw 4. Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey's Song) , Buddy Jewell 5. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems , Kenny Chesney…

  6. Actor/Musician Sheb Wooley Dies

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who also recorded the pop novelty song "The Purple People Eater," died yesterday (Sept. 16) in Nashville. He was 82. Wooley had suffered from Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who…

  7. Mayer Carries 'Heavy' Straight To No. 1

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer scores his first No. 1 album with "Heavier Things," as the Aware/Columbia set debuts atop The Billboard 200 with first week sales of 316,500 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundSc John Mayer scores his first No. 1 album with "Heavier Things," as the…

  8. U2 Heads 'Home' On DVD

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Sept. 1, 2001, concert at Ireland's Slane Castle is the basis for the upcoming DVD release "U2 Go Home." Due Nov. 18 via Interscope, the title finds the band performing 19 songs in front of more tha A Sept. 1, 2001, concert at Ireland's Slane Castle is the basis for the…

  9. Breaking & Entering

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & The Last Emperor. REBEL YELL: The fuzz-tone guitars of San Francisco trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club found a receptive audience overseas. Not terribly surprising, since the…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. 2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at…

  11. Billboard Bits: Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy The Chemical Brothers will play spin at DJ dates next month in conjunction with the CD/DVD retrospective "Singles 93-03," due Sept. 30 from Astralwerks. The group will play Oct. 18 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Oct. 21 at…

  12. Cash Family Support Boosts Children's Charity

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The SOS Children's Villages-USA charity has seen a wave of interest since the death of Johnny Cash. The organization, which provides homes for at-risk children around the world, was named by the Cash The SOS Children's Villages-USA charity has seen a wave of interest since the death…

  13. Earle, Bragg, Morello Demand 'Truth'

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Political singer/songwriters Steve Earle and Billy Bragg will join ex-Rage Against The Machine/current Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello next month for the Tell Us the Truth tour. Political singer/songwriters Steve Earle and Billy Bragg will join ex-Rage Against The Machine/current Audioslave…

  14. 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…

  15. Westerberg Looks Forward To 'Folker'

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "It's done," the artist reveals to Billboard.com. "It's mastered and ready to go." While an onslaught of new Paul Westerberg material is still a month away from release, the Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter is already looking ahead to his next "official…

  16. DVD Bolsters Sabbath Retrospective

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A DVD of consisting of rare performance footage will round out a nine-disc Black Sabbath collection due out for the holiday season. A DVD of consisting of rare performance footage will round out a nine-disc Black Sabbath collection due out for the holiday season. The bulk of "Black Box:…

  17. Tough Love

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If he were on a major label, he would surely be hailed as "the next big thing." That said, consider Ed Hamell (aka Hamell on Trial) the next "little big man." A genuinely funny guy with a social consc If he were on a major label, he would surely be hailed as "the next…

  18. Fate's Right Hand

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Throughout the course of a storied career, Rodney Crowell has pretty much done it all: singer/songwriter, hired-gun musician, country hitmaker; the list goes on. Throughout the course of a storied career, Rodney Crowell has pretty much done it all: singer/songwriter, hired-gun musician,…

  19. Artists, Industry React To Cash's Death

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep sadness. As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep…

  20. Bon Jovi 'Feels Right' On Acoustic Set

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will on Nov. 4 release "This Left Feels Right," featuring acoustic reinterpretations of the band's greatest hits, as well as two new songs. Bon Jovi will on Nov. 4 release "This Left Feels Right," featuring acoustic reinterpretations of the band's…

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