1. Cantrell, Coral Scale U.K. Charts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I.-born R&B singer whose only previous U.K. hit topped out at No. 12, has Britain's new No. 1 single. "Breathe," featuring Sean Paul (Arista), went straight to the Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I.-born R&B singer whose only previous U.K…

  2. Simple Pleasures

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson have renewed their occasional collaboration that began with the 1984 album "The Two of Us." Lewis and Wilson gravitated toward the melodicism of pop Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson have renewed their occasional…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band…

  4. Billboard Bits: AC/DC, McCartney/Sting, Setzer

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on AC/DC, McCartney/Sting, Setzer Fresh from its appearance at the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit concert this week, hard rock act AC/DC plans to have a new album finished "by the end of the year," guitarist Angus Young tells Billboard.com. "I'd love to get…

  5. Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith, the band's former guitarist, Ace Frehley, wants to make certain that fans know he won't be a part of the tour, and that he's hard With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith , the…

  6. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the world. The global call is being spearheaded by…

  7. EMI Plunders Catalog For Box Sets

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Marketing will celebrate the work of Al Green, Glen Campbell and Nat King Cole with four-disc box sets to be issued over the next two months through EMI-associated labels. EMI Music Marketing will celebrate the work of Al Green, Glen Campbell and Nat King Cole with four-disc box…

  8. Nelson Schedules Kucinich Fundraisers

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson has scheduled three fundraising concerts for Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. As promised , Willie Nelson has scheduled three fundraising concerts for Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. The shows are set for Sept. 1 in Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 6…

  9. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth 2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series…

  11. Pantera Gets 'Vulgar' On Best-Of

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elektra/Rhino has set a Sept. 23 release date for "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!," a career overview of the renowned Texan metal group. Elektra/Rhino has set a Sept. 23 release date for "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great…

  12. Sean Paul Busted For Profanity

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Sean Paul has been charged with using profanity during a performance last week at Montego Bay, Jamaica's Reggae Sumfest. Rapper Sean Paul has been charged with using profanity during a performance last week at Montego Bay, Jamaica's Reggae Sumfest. Paul's performance…

  13. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 28-Aug 3, 2003. This week has something for everyone. It seems no matter where you flip the channel, you'll land on an interesting musical diversion. PBS is the place to be to give a little alt-county fuel to…

  14. Tunes On TV

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 28-Aug. 3, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 28 "VH1 All Access: Oh Winona!" VH1 Featured Artists: Beck, Foo Fighters, Rhett Miller, Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, Dave Pirner, Jimmy Fallon, Evan Dando. "Making the Video,…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  16. Billboard Bits: SARS Benefit, Bon Jovi, Weller, Edgefest

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS Benefit, Bon Jovi, Weller, Edgefest More last-minute changes have been made to the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, set for Wednesday (July 30). Originally slated to begin at 1:30 p.m., the show at Downsview Park will now start at noon to provide more time for artists…

  17. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best Video Of The Year 50 Cent, "In Da Club" Johnny Cash, "Hurt" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work…

  18. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  19. Elliott 'Works' Up Eight MTV VMA Nominations

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Missy Elliott leads the field with eight nominations for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be handed out Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Elliott's "Work It" clip is up for video of the Missy Elliott leads the field with eight nominations for the 2003 MTV…

  20. Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for N Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, …

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