1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Duff Debut Tops Album Chart

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen singer Hilary Duff, whose career has been built around Disney's "Lizzie McGuire" franchise, overtakes Mary J. Blige to grab the top spot on The Billboard 200. In its second week of release, Duff' Teen singer Hilary Duff, whose career has been built around Disney'…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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:…

  18. 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 "…

  19. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor The Long 'Shadow' In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due this week from Vanguard, the…

  20. 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…

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