1. Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for N Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, …

  2. Junior Senior, A U.K. Hit, Moves 'Beat' Across Pond

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Danish duo Junior Senior is still reeling from the fact that its first single, the smile-cracking "Move Your Feet," recently spent nine weeks in the top-10 of the U.K. singles chart -- including a rare six weeks in the top-5. In the…

  3. Costello Reissues Explode With Bonus Tracks

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back catalog will continue with a staggering expansion of three early 1980s albums. Due Sept. 9 are two-disc versions of 1980's "Get Happy," 1981's "Trust" and 1983 Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back…

  4. P. Diddy Wants To Own NYC NBA Team

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wants to purchase the New York Knicks. The hip-hop/fashion mogul and devout fan of Gotham's National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise proclaimed his interest during an appe Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wants to purchase the New York Knicks. The…

  5. Cake, Cheap Trick Deliver 'Unlimited Sunshine'

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cake and Cheap Trick will headline the second annual Unlimited Sunshine tour, kicking off Sept. 2 in Atlanta. The 14-date North American trek will also feature Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers, t Cake and Cheap Trick will headline the second annual Unlimited Sunshine tour, kicking off…

  6. Bowie Steps Back Into 'Reality'

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last month, David Bowie will release his next studio album, "Reality," Sept. 16 via ISO/Columbia. Like its 2002 predecessor, "Heathen," the new set was co-produced by Bowie and As first reported here last month, David Bowie will release his next…

  7. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  8. Gloria Gets Personal

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Reinvention is often seen as essential for longevity in pop music. But for Gloria Estefan, the more things change, the more her personal life and public persona seem to stay the same. It's a paradox that has allowed Estefan to remain…

  9. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The 13th installment in the compilation series "NOW That's What I Call Music" (UME). -- New albums from modern rock acts Eve 6 ("It's All in Your Head," RCA) and Thrice ("The Artist in…

  10. Music Industry Wins Appoval Of Subpoenas

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has issued at least 871 federal subpoenas against computer users this month suspected of illegally sharing music files on the Internet, with roughly 75 new subpoenas being approved The music industry has issued at least 871 federal subpoenas against computer users this…

  11. Secret Conversation

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nashville's newest Christian indie label, Perpetual Entertainment, bows with a winning project from Charles Billingsley. Nashville's newest Christian indie label, Perpetual Entertainment, bows with a winning project from Charles Billingsley. The big-voiced artist has a solid track…

  12. Special One

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Cheap Trick's recipe has been immutable for nearly 30 years, and it still goes down tasty on the Illinois band's latest release, issued on its…

  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. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Brooks & Dunn, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, Trapt, Thalia and the Rolling Stones. TWO FOR THE 'ROAD': Will "Red Dirt Road" (Arista) by Brooks & Dunn become the duo's 18th No. 1 hit on…

  15. Simmons Plans Birmingham Hip-Hop Summit

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Russell Simmons will stage a Hip-Hop Summit Aug. 1-3 in Birmingham, Ala., the epicenter of the 1960s civil rights movement. The event will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Bi Rap impresario Russell Simmons will stage a Hip-Hop Summit Aug. 1-3 in Birmingham, Ala., the…

  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. Beyoncé, Jay-Z Go Chart 'Crazy'

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z has extended its reign on Billboard's singles charts. Not only is the cut No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the third-straight week, but it also ends the five-wee Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z has extended its…

  18. Eminem Raps With Boo Yaa Tribe

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the song "911" with veteran rap outfit Boo Yaa Tribe which will appear on the latter's upcoming album, "West Kosta Nostra." "Hip-hop is in a state of 911 Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the…

  19. Billboard Bits: SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game The July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto Concert , headlined by the Rolling Stones, will see tickets capped at 500,000. The show, designed to help the city's sagging tourism and hospitality sectors after the stigma from SARS (Severe…

  20. Incarceration To Keep Sigel Off The Road

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered held without bond yesterday (July 15) in Philadelphia, pending trial on a federal weapons charge. Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered…

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