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    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Who would have thought that nearly 20 years into its career, Simply Red would score its first No. Who would have thought that nearly 20 years into its career, Simply Red would score its first No. 1 Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit? With its new single, "Sunrise," the group has done…

  2. Various Cash CD, Video Projects Due

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Purely coincidentally and unrelated to his death today (Sept. 12), several Johnny Cash audio and video projects will be released in the coming weeks. Purely coincidentally and unrelated to his death today (Sept. 12), several Johnny Cash audio and video projects will be released in the coming…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis…

  4. 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…

  5. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Velvet Revolver & More

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Velvet Revolver, iTunes, Chemical Brothers Following a brisk pre-sale promotion that began on Friday and general ticket sales today (Sept. 8) for Oct. 1 and 3 shows , Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added a third show at New York's Shea Stadium. The Oct.…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2001 - Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity…

  7. 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.…

  8. ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box." A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The…

  9. Folk Vet Lightfoot Praises 'Beautiful' Tribute

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's foremost folk troubadour of the past four decades pronounces himself "delighted" about the upcoming album release "Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot." "I love this tribute," Lightfoot tells…

  10. Guster Sets Off For Headlining Tour

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The pop/rock band has dates scheduled into early November in support of its fourth alb Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington…

  11. Colleges Move To Lessen Music File-Swapping

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Students arriving for fall classes at colleges across the country are facing technological hurdles and stern warnings aimed at ending swapping of music and movie files over high-speed campus Internet Students arriving for fall classes at colleges across the country are facing technological…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs 2001 - E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected…

  13. Meshell Jazzed Up For All-Star Verve Set

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Wallace Roney, Neal Evans and Layla Hathaway -- for a new alb Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra…

  14. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. Legend , Bob Marley And The Wailers 2. Metallica , Metallica 3. Parachutes , Coldplay 4. Greatest Hits 3 , Tim McGraw 5. Greatest Hits , Kenny Chesney Issue date: Aug. 30, 2003 News Bob Marley , Kenny Chesney , Tim McGraw …

  15. 'Better' Watch Out: Meat Loaf Returns

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Drama-drenched rocker Meat Loaf will release a new album, "Couldn't Have Said It Better," Sept. 23 in the U.S. on Sanctuary Records. The set, which has already been released in Europe, is his first al Drama-drenched rocker Meat Loaf will release a new album, "Couldn't…

  16. Studdard Lines Up Free Concerts

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will perform two free concerts in his native Alabama on behalf of a tax referendum backed by one of his biggest fans, Gov. Bob Riley. Second season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will perform two free concerts in…

  17. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon A Mighty 'Wind' Terminally ill singer/songwriter Warren Zevon gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due this week via Artemis, the album features contributions from Bruce…

  18. Greendale

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The story of a fictional family living in a fictional town, "Greendale" touches on shady cops, drugs, murder, media intrusion and corporate corruption. It is classic Neil Young. The story of a fictional family living in a fictional town, "Greendale" touches on shady cops,…

  19. Nelson's Kucinich Concerts Postponed

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The September fundraising concerts Willie Nelson had planned in support of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich have been postponed. The September fundraising concerts Willie Nelson had planned in support of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich have been postponed.…

  20. Velvet Revolver Loads Up With RCA

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum plus David Kushner of Suicidal As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots…

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