1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope Elton John, Sugar Ray, In Bloom and Wilson Phillips will be among the performers at "Brian Wilson and Friends," a benefit concert for the Carl Wilson Foundation, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event is set for Oct. 16 at UCLA's Royce Hall…

  3. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere , Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 2. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems , Kenny Chesney 3. What Was I Thinkin' , Dierks Bentley 4. Real Good Man , Tim McGraw 5. Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey's Song) , Buddy Jewell…

  4. Moore, Dion, Mya Join 'Women Rock' Benefit

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mandy Moore has signed on as the host of the fourth annual "Women Rock!" benefit for breast cancer research. Moore will also perform at the benefit alongside Celine Dion, Anastacia, Alison Krauss &amp Mandy Moore has signed on as the host of the fourth annual "Women Rock!…

  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. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  7. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere , Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 2. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems , Kenny Chesney 3. What Was I Thinkin' , Dierks Bentley 4. Forever And For Always , Shania Twain 5. Real Good Man , Tim McGraw Issue date: Sept 6,…

  8. Widespread Panic To Grip U.S.

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard touring jam band Widespread Panic will travel the U.S. again this fall, with dates kicking off Sept. 24 in Bozeman, Mont. From its Northwest beginnings, the 21-city arena tour will travel across Hard touring jam band Widespread Panic will travel the U.S. again this fall, with dates…

  9. Meshell Jazzed Up For All-Star Verve Set

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Wallace Roney, Neal Evans and Layla Hathaway -- for a new alb Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra…

  10. Slayer Gulps Down Jagermeister Tour

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will be headlined by heavy metal group Slayer. The trek will kick off Oct. 8 in Minneapolis with Hatebreed and Arch Enemy as support acts. The third Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will be headlined by heavy metal group Slayer. The trek will kick off Oct. 8…

  11. Latin Acts Celebrate 'Viva Los Dodgers'

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alexandre Pires and Pilar Montenegro are among the performers lined up for Sunday's (Aug. 31) sixth Viva Los Dodgers festival in Los Angeles. Alexandre Pires and Pilar Montenegro are among the performers lined up for Sunday's (Aug. 31) sixth Viva Los Dodgers festival in Los Angeles.…

  12. Toby Keith Tops CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley and veteran artist Johnny Cash follow with four nominatio With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music…

  13. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  14. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. Legend , Bob Marley And The Wailers 2. Metallica , Metallica 3. Parachutes , Coldplay 4. Greatest Hits 3 , Tim McGraw 5. Greatest Hits , Kenny Chesney Issue date: Aug. 30, 2003 News Bob Marley , Kenny Chesney , Tim McGraw …

  15. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The CD/DVD package "Cher Live: Farewell Tour" (Rhino). -- Former "Lizzy McGuire" star Hilary Duff's "Metamorphosis" (Walt Disney). -- A solo album from Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  17. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Greatest Hits Volume II And Some Other Stuff , Alan Jackson 2. Unleashed , Toby Keith 3. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 4. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems , Kenny Chesney 5. Up! , Shania Twain Issue date: Aug. 30, 2003 News Toby Keith , Shania Twain , Kenny…

  18. Rare Croce Cuts Collected On CD, DVD

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. A CD, "Jim Croce…

  19. 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, "…

  20. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; The third album from pop vocalist Jessica Simpson, "In This Skin" (Columbia), featuring the single "Sweetest Sin." &#149; Albums from rock acts the Star Spangles ("Bazooka!!!,"…

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