1. 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,…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  3. Co-Star Ludacris Leads 'Furious' Sequel Soundtrack

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In addition to his co-starring role in "2 Fast 2 Furious," rapper-turned-actor Ludacris turns out the soundtrack's first single, "Act a Fool." The track is No. 49 in its third week on Billboard's Hot In addition to his co-starring role in "2 Fast 2 Furious,…

  4. Nugent Gig Nixed Over Alleged Racial Slurs

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon (Mich.) Summer Celebration. Festival officials canceled his concert following an interview last week wit Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the…

  5. Manzarek: 21st Century Reunion Is One-Time Thing

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped fuel the summer of love and 31 years after the band's enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison died a mysterious death in Paris, keyboardist Ray Manzarek Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped…

  6. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival," VH1…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls throughout the country, dies at the age of 55. A preliminary investigation determines that McC 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs…

  8. Few rock acts enjoy as mythic a reputation as the

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Few rock acts enjoy as mythic a reputation as the Clash. And when just about every soul lucky enough to see the group live remarks, "They were the best band I ever saw, no one before or after ever com Few rock acts enjoy as mythic a reputation as the Clash. And when just about every soul…

  9. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, Joe Jackson, Burning Spear

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, Joe Jackson, Burning Spear Coldplay's May 31 show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl will be broadcast live across the U.S. by Westwood One. The two-hour special is set to air on more than 150 stations, including WXRK New York and KROQ Los Angeles. The U.K. act will…

  10. Diddy Relaunches Label With 'Bad Boys II'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will reactivate his Bad Boy Records label with the soundtrack to the film "Bad Boys II." Due July 15, the set is led by the Jay-Z single "La-La-La," and will boast cuts by 50 Cen Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will reactivate his Bad Boy…

  11. 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…

  12. Metal Mavens Schedule DVDs, Tour

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal scene. Both will release DVDs in July, shortly before hooking up with stalwart metal act Motorhead for a summer Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal…

  13. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "…

  14. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alkaline Trio Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio releases its next studio album, "Good Mourning," this week via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Los Angeles with producer Joe McGrath (Blink 182, R.L.…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Mia 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  16. Wicked Underground

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson, formerly of metal act Dokken, have reunited for 12 respectable cuts on Wicked Underground. Guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson, formerly of metal act Dokken, have reunited for 12 respectable cuts on Wicked Underground. As the album&…

  17. Blues on Blonde on Blonde

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concept at work here is Bob Dylan's songs interpreted by blues musicians. The concept at work here is Bob Dylan's songs interpreted by blues musicians. It's a solid idea—even an obvious one—and it's carried off in convincing fashion. Producer Randy Labbe put together a…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Darryl Worley and Burt Bacharach. SEVENTH FRAME: Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" (DreamWorks) continues its run atop Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks, making it the longest-running No. 1 of 2003, and one of the…

  20. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

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