1. Q&A With Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the Oct. 7 release of "The Deepest End." The two-CD/DVD Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov&…

  2. Timberlake, Rock Among AMA Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock are among the artists who received multiple nominations for the 31st annual American Music Awards (AMAs), to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and b Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock are among the artists who received multiple nominations…

  3. 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…

  4. 2003 AMA Awards Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. POP/ROCK Favorite Male Artist Clay Aiken Kid Rock…

  5. Cigar Maker Sues P. Diddy

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' love of cigars has put him in a cloud of legal trouble. Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' love of cigars has put him in a cloud of legal trouble. A boutique cigar maker claims a videographer trespassed at its Miami factory, filmed…

  6. Newman And Piano Tackle His 'Songbook'

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On "The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1," due Sept. 30 on Nonesuch Records, Randy Newman recreates 18 works spanning his 33-year career. On "The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1," due Sept. 30 on Nonesuch Records, Randy Newman recreates 18 works spanning his 33-year career. But…

  7. 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…

  8. Spears' Live Set Surprises Vegas

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Partygoers hit the jackpot at the Palms in Las Vegas early yesterday (Sept. 14) morning when Britney Spears hit the stage unexpectedly. Partygoers hit the jackpot at the Palms in Las Vegas early yesterday (Sept. 14) morning when Britney Spears hit the stage unexpectedly. Accompanied by a…

  9. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin 'Happy' Go Lucky Aretha Franklin returns to music stores this week with "So Damn Happy," her first Arista studio album since 1998's "A Rose Is Still a Rose." That set debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and…

  10. 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…

  11. Drankin' Patnaz

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. The Atlanta-based duo's current single, "Damn," is one of the…

  12. Goodnight, Thank You, You've Been a Lovely Audience

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hinged largely on the material from O'Connor's 2002 album of traditional Irish songs, "Sean-Nós Nua," this 150-minute DVD is a fitting farewell from the singer, who retired from music in July. Hinged largely on the material from O'Connor's 2002 album of…

  13. Wooden Leather

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been laughed at. A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Beyonce, Sean Paul Creep Closer To No. 1

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences…

  20. 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…

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