1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. The Mavericks Enter New Territory

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Mavericks may still be based in Nashville, but they have long since outgrown the musical constraints of the country format. The group will release its sixth studio album and its first for Sanctuary Records Sept. 23 in the U.S. and Sept. 22 in…

  4. Raveonettes Make 'Giant Leap' On New Album

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Raveonettes guitarist/songwriter Sune Rose Wagner tells Billboard.com that had it not been for a trip to Los Angeles in January 1999, the buzz-worthy Danish duo may never have appeared on the musical Raveonettes guitarist/songwriter Sune Rose Wagner tells Billboard.com that had it not been…

  5. Hip-Hop Legal Roundup: 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's security guards roughed him up and commandeered his vehicle after a March concert. The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2002 - Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with…

  7. Hendrix Berkeley Show Headed To CD, DVD

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Jimi Hendrix clearing house continues as Experience Hendrix/UME has set an Oct. 14 release date for the CD and limited-edition double-LP "The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Live At Berkeley (The Secon The Jimi Hendrix clearing house continues as Experience Hendrix/UME has set an Oct. 14…

  8. RAC Planning Benefit With Eagles, Chicks

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other acts may be added to the bill. Eagles member Don Henley is a founding member of the RAC. The Eagles and Dixie Chicks will perform at a benefit concert for the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) on Oct. 12 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., Billboard Bulletin reports. Other acts may…

  9. Midnight

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Diane Schuur has teamed with composer Barry Manilow and his co-writer Eddie Arkin for this, her third album for Concord. Vocalist Diane Schuur has teamed with composer Barry Manilow and his co-writer Eddie Arkin for this, her third album for Concord. "Midnight" is very well…

  10. Maná Takes 'Revolución' On U.S. Tour

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Maná will launch a month-long U.S. tour this fall. The Mexican rock act will kick off the run Oct. 1 in San Diego and play 15 dates around the country before an Oct. 30 finale in Las Vegas. Maná will launch a month-long U.S. tour this fall. The Mexican rock act will kick off the run Oct. 1 in…

  11. Motorhead Goes 'Stone Deaf' With Box

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The output of legendary metal act Motorhead will be celebrated Oct. 7 with the Metal-Is/Sanctuary release of the five-CD box set "Stone Deaf Forever!" The first Motorhead-approved box set, "Stone Deaf The output of legendary metal act Motorhead will be celebrated Oct. 7 with…

  12. The Tangled Web

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Ben Folds and Phish. 'SPEED' SELLS: Singer/songwriter Ben Folds is taking advantage of the current state of the recording industry to step outside of its normal parameters and release a series of EPs this year…

  13. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance music artists, and who has the most number…

  15. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  16. Beyonce Tunes Lead 'Temptations' Soundtrack

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting Temptations," due Sept. 9 from Sony Music Soundtrax. A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting…

  17. Hendrix Label Unearths Vintage Festival Cuts

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival, featuring performanc Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band…

  19. Billboard Bits: Westerberg, Saadiq, Moorer

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul Westerberg, Saadiq, Allison Moorer Paul Westerberg has reactivated his Grandpaboy alter ego for a new studio album. "Dead Man Shake" will be released Oct. 7 via Fat Possum. The former Replacements frontman's 2002 Vagrant debut, "Stereo," was bundled with…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he…

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