1. Jay-Z Inc.

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Jay-Z, the end is just the beginning. The rapper/mogul has decided to retire as a recording artist after 10 years and more than 18 million albums sold. "I always had the dream of moving over to the business side," Jay-Z says in an…

  2. Jay-Z Swan Song Gets Special Friday Release

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is to have a rare Friday release Nov. 28 from Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. "We wanted to try something different," says Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles. "Everything [related t Jay-Z's " The Black Album ," which he says will…

  3. Del McCoury Band Leads Bluegrass Awards

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 2) in Louisville, Ky. The group took home the entertainer of the year award for the eighth The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards…

  4. Wildwood Flower

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. This is an unequalled canon,…

  5. Robert Palmer Dies At Age 54

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Robert Palmer died today (Sept. 26) in Paris of a heart attack. He was 54. The singer was on a two-day break in Paris following a television recording session in Britain, his manager Mick Carter said Robert Palmer died today (Sept. 26) in Paris of a heart attack. He was 54. The singer was on…

  6. Johnny Cash Memorial Planned

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A public memorial service for Johnny Cash has been set for Nov. 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The venue is the former home of the Grand Ole Opry and where the country music legend hosted a prime A public memorial service for Johnny Cash has been set for Nov. 12 at Nashville's…

  7. Jane's Addiction Dusts Off Documentary

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Jane's Addiction documentary "Three Days" will finally see North American release on DVD Oct. 7 via Sanctuary, four years after debuting at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jane's Addiction documentary "Three Days" will finally see North…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pretty Girls Make Graves and Felix da Housecat. PRETTY GIRLS ON THE MOVE: The name of the song that opens the second effort from Pretty Girls Make Graves is "Something Bigger, Something Brighter."…

  9. Cash Takes Top Americana Honors

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards Friday at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and…

  10. Jay-Z Plans NYC Benefit Concert

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will headline a benefit concert this fall in New York. The Nov. 25 multi-artist event at Madison Square Garden will benefit the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and the Shawn Carter Scholars Jay-Z will headline a benefit concert this fall in New York. The Nov. 25 multi-artist event…

  11. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Sting, Samsung/Napster, Cash

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Sting, Samsung/Napster, Cash The video for R.E.M.'s new song "Bad Day" will premiere tomorrow (Sept. 19) at 7 p.m. ET on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" show. In the Tim Hope-directed clip, group members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills appear…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  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. Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill healt American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while 2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York…

  18. 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…

  19. It's Just the Night

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is good to be the king. And that is precisely what Del McCoury—backed by arguably the most formidable bluegrass outfit in existence—remains. It is good to be the king. And that is precisely what Del McCoury—backed by arguably the most formidable bluegrass outfit in existence—remains. These…

  20. Cash Hospitalized, Can't Attend VMAs

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash's plans to attend the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) in New York were scuttled by his hospitalization in Nashville for an unspecified stomach ailment. Johnny Cash's plans to attend the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) in New York were scuttled by his…

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