1. Seal Reconnects With 'IV'

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Seal's first self-titled album, which was released in 1991, has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. His second album, 1994's "Seal," sold 3.3 million. His third album, 1998's "Human…

  2. The Wind

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon is dying of cancer, and everyone knows it. Warren Zevon is dying of cancer, and everyone knows it. "The Wind" is an intimate insight into that most personal of experiences and an Andy Kaufman-like jab at the Grim Reaper. Would you expect anything less from a guy who has…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that leader Michael Franti would grow into a sort of…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>U2 shoots a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," in the French seaside tow of Eze. The clip, which stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid, films from 6 a 2002 - U2 shoots a video for its new single, "…

  5. 2Pac Lives Again On Death Row Remix Set

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) will be honored with yet another release, a remix album helmed by his friend and label head Suge Knight. "De The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac…

  6. Ian Is Muse For Sci-Fi Collection

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans of Janis Ian have always appreciated the storytelling aspect of her songs. Now 30 fans of the renowned singer/songwriter -- who are also top science fiction writers -- have teamed for "Stars," a collection of original sci-fi…

  7. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wynonna The 'World' Don't Want Us Country star Wynonna returns this week with a new studio album, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," Aug. 12 through Curb Records. Produced by the artist and Dann Huff (Faith Hill, Jewel), the album is the result of a period of…

  8. Tina, Phil In 'Great Spirits' On Soundtrack

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tina Turner and Phil Collins have signed on to record music for Walt Disney Pictures' "Brother Bear." Turner will perform "Great Spirits" as the opening song of the animated film's soundtrack, due Oct Tina Turner and Phil Collins have signed on to record music…

  9. The Tangled Web

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: N.A.G., Z100 and Pearl Jam. ALL MIXED UP: : While much of the talk about peer-to-peer file-sharing technology has centered around the swapping and downloading of illicit digital music files, New York-based artist/composer…

  10. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom to two to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in April. 2001 - Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom…

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

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fireworks to observe. The main attraction won&…

  13. Wayne Turns Hard-Knock Life Into Memorable Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After years of churning out slick, scrubbed, media-schooled cowboys, country music is favoring another style -- male artists with grit and substance who have led real lives. Among the artists leading that charge is Jimmy Wayne, whose self-titled…

  14. Beck Readies 'Jeff,' Tours With B.B.

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock guitar wizard Jeff Beck will on July 22 issue his latest Epic studio album, "Jeff." Rock guitar wizard Jeff Beck will on July 22 issue his latest Epic studio album, "Jeff," and will support its release on the summer's 12th annual B.B. King Music Festival tour.…

  15. Wynonna Prescribes 'Love' For World's Ills

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country star Wynonna will release a new studio album, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," Aug. 12 through Curb Records. Produced by the artist and Dann Huff (Faith Hill, Jewel), the album is the resul Country star Wynonna will release a new studio album, "What the World Needs…

  16. Billboard Bits: Korn, B.B. King, Pearl Jam

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, B.B. King, Pearl Jam Korn has recorded a new song, "Did My Time," to be featured in the movie "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." The song will not be on the soundtrack to the Angelina Jolie-starring film, due to hit U.S. theaters July 25. However,…

  17. BRMC Revs Up New Album, Tour

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Psychedelic rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has wrapped its next album, "Take Them On, On Your Own." The 12-track set is due Aug. 18 in the U.K., Japan, Australia, and New Zealand via Virgin, Se Psychedelic rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has wrapped its next album, …

  18. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Death In Vegas 'Scorpio' Rising Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, return this week with the North American release of "Scorpio Rising" on Sanctuary Records. "Scorpio," Death In Vegas' first album since 1999's Time…

  19. Friends in the Can

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. The only remaining member from those days is…

  20. Bonnaroo NE Festival Canceled

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Bonnaroo NE festival, which was to feature the Dead, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan over the course of Aug. 8-10 at Enterprise Park in Riverhead, N.Y., has been canceled. The Field Day festival was sche The Bonnaroo NE festival, which was to feature the Dead, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan over the…

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