1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses sales certifications and figures, MercyMe and Reba McEntire with readers. MISLED? Fred, Could you please explain why RIAA and Billboard post artists with gold and platinum record sales that haven't actually reached these plateaus? I read that you post numbers for…

  4. Big Easy Promoting Music

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans is launching a major program designed to promote the city's musical heritage, support local musicians and squash local CD piracy. The initiative will be announced today (Sept. 12) by Mayor New Orleans is launching a major program designed to promote the city's musical…

  5. Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be released next month. "Face to Face," which Hooker was completing with his daughter Zakiya, is due Oct. 28. The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be…

  6. Deepest Musical Note Detected In Outer Space

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Who knew: big black holes sing bass. One particularly monstrous black hole has probably been humming B flat for billions of years, but at a pitch no human could hear, let alone sing, astronomers revea Who knew: big black holes sing bass. One particularly monstrous black hole has probably been…

  7. Pixies To Reform In April?

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite next year. At deadline, rumors of a tour and a potential new studio album remain unconfirmed. The group's manager t A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite…

  8. Coldplay Members Lobby For Free Trade

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid gathering of the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday (Sept. 9) in Cancun, Mexico, when he delivered the so Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle…

  10. Twain Tops Canada's Country Music Awards

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four honors, Shania Twain was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, presented last night (Sept. 8) at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Twain won for top female, top al With four honors, Shania Twain was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards,…

  11. 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…

  12. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  13. Black Eyes Peas Soar To U.K. No. 1

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "Permission To Land" (Must Destroy), Britain's new No. 1 single is Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (Polydor). While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "…

  14. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- An array of new albums from veteran rock acts: Frank Black and the Catholics' "Show Me Your Tears" (spinART); Spiritualized's "Amazing Grace" (Sanctuary); a self-titled effort from the…

  15. John Mayer Gets Heavy

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When John Mayer accepted the Grammy Award for best male pop vocal performance in February, besting such veteran singer/songwriters as Sting and James Taylor, he declared, "This is very, very fast and I promise to catch up." He moves one…

  16. Revive

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to deliver," it should not be taken lightly. Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to…

  17. The Big Zane Theory

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Taking his cue from LL Cool J and Jay-Z, Zane refashions himself as an…

  18. Restless

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Owning a crystal-clear tremolo and a real star quality, Sara Evans has already broken through at radio and seems poised to take things even further. Owning a crystal-clear tremolo and a real star quality, Sara Evans has already broken through at radio and seems poised to take things even…

  19. 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.…

  20. Touring Acts Laying Low On Sept. 11 Anniversary

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours that will take the day off Sept. 11, in memory of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Still, some top acts will be pla Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours…

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