1. Rapper Mystikal Pleads Guilty To Battery

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mystikal pleaded guilty yesterday (June 26) to charges that he forced his hairstylist to perform sex acts on him and two bodyguards. Mystikal (real name: Michael Tyler) had been charged with ag Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal pleaded guilty yesterday (June 26) to charges that he…

  2. Cash Plays First Show Since Wife's Death

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash said it was difficult to be onstage without his wife, June Carter Cash, during his first public performance since her death. Cash made a surprise appearance Saturday night during the weekl Johnny Cash said it was difficult to be onstage without his wife, June Carter Cash, during…

  3. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  4. 'Aaron's Jukebox' Fires Up In July

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aaron Carter will launch his Aaron's Jukebox tour July 26 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. Fellow teen pop acts Jump5 and Play will join him on the tour. The U. S. leg of the outing will wra Aaron Carter will launch his Aaron's Jukebox tour July 26 at the Celebrity Theatre…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first…

  6. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews, NBA, Byrne/Sonic Youth

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews, NBA, Byrne/Sonic Youth Dave Matthews' solo debut, "Some Devil," will be released in late September by RCA, sources tell Billboard.com. Although longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds is known to have participated in sessions for the project, it is not known…

  7. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  8. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp 'Trouble' Afoot John Mellencamp's new Columbia covers album, "Trouble No More," is led by "To Washington," inspired by Woody Guthrie and the Carter Family but with new lyrics by Mellencamp. The song questions President George W. Bush's…

  9. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include…

  10. Sweet, Droge, And Mullins Blossom As The Thorns

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In joining together to form the Thorns -- a group focused entirely on three-part harmonies -- Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins do not seem to have created anything terribly groundbreaking. But as one listens to the trio sing in unison…

  11. Neville Gets Back To 'Nature'

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his interpretations of American standards. Due Aug. 26, "Nature Boy" is his first album under a new deal with Verve. The c Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his…

  12. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  13. Variations for Orchestra: Copland, Carter, Dallapiccola, Ives/Schuman

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT By dint of inspired leadership and a Rockefeller grant in the mid-1950s, the Louisville Orchestra realized an unparalleled project to commission and record more than 100 new compositions; most of thes By dint of inspired leadership and a Rockefeller grant in the mid-1950s, the Louisville…

  14. Mellencamp Sets New Album Track List

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More," due June 3 from Columbia. 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More,…

  15. Stars Mourn June Carter Cash

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As friends sang gospel and country music classics, June Carter Cash was mourned at funeral services yesterday (May 18) in Hendersonville, Tenn., not far from the home she shared with husband Johnny Ca As friends sang gospel and country music classics, June Carter Cash was mourned at funeral…

  16. Nashville Matriarch June Carter Cash Dies

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville yesterday (May 15) after complications from heart surgery. She was 73. Her family, including her husband, was at Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville…

  17. Billboard Bits: Treach; Deana Carter, Quetzal

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Treach; Deana Carter, Quetzal Naughty By Nature frontman Treach is at work on his solo debut, "Ogogly." According to a spokesperson, the artist is mulling major label offers but may release the set on Naughty By Nature's Nature Records imprint. Guests include Naughty By…

  18. June Carter Cash In Critical Condition

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country singer June Carter Cash, the wife and duet partner of Johnny Cash, was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday as a result of complications from heart surgery, according to their longtime Country singer June Carter Cash, the wife and duet partner of Johnny Cash, was hospitalized…

  19. Paganini: After a Dream

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her latest recording, Paganini: After a Dream, Regina Carter deftly navigates the…

  20. Concert To Celebrate Country's Best

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a concert celebrating the "100 Greatest Songs of Country Music." The June 4 show at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, will fea To coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a…

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