1. Newman And Piano Tackle His 'Songbook'

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On "The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1," due Sept. 30 on Nonesuch Records, Randy Newman recreates 18 works spanning his 33-year career. On "The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1," due Sept. 30 on Nonesuch Records, Randy Newman recreates 18 works spanning his 33-year career. But…

  2. Billboard Bits: Cash, Crahan, Anastacia, Savage

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Cash, Crahan, Anastacia, Savage A funeral was held today (Sept. 15) for Johnny Cash, who died Friday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville of complications from diabetes resulting in respiratory failure. A private service and burial took place at the Hendersonville Funeral Home in his…

  3. Out Hud, 2 Many DJ's Head Brooklyn Benefit

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beat-driven acts Out Hud, 2 Many DJ's, Radio 4, UNKLE and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura's Head Automatica and Handsome Boy Modeling School projects have signed on for an Oct. 4 concert at Brooklyn, N.Y Beat-driven acts Out Hud, 2 Many DJ's, Radio 4, UNKLE and Dan "…

  4. Corgan Pulls Plug On Zwan

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins band Zwan has broken up, he told Chicago's WGN this morning (Sept. 15). "A couple of people asked me, 'Why didn't you tell anybody?' I'm sort of out of the period Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins band Zwan has…

  5. Kozelek Starts Fresh With Sun Kil Moon

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aside from the recent single "Duk Koo Kim," which appears on the album in an alternate form, "Ghosts" constitutes the release of Kozelek's first new music in nearly two years. Even though he got a hand from Red House Painters drummer Anthony Koustos in the studio,…

  6. For Nickelback, Success Rocks

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road." It's the most-anticipated global rock release of the year. The…

  7. 'Cookout' Sizzles With Latifah, Ja Rule, Eve

    September 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah is grilling up "The Cookout." Joining her in the Lance Rivera-directed Lions Gate Films project -- which Queen Latifah co-wrote with her Flavor Unit Films partner Shakim Compere -- is a Queen Latifah is grilling up "The Cookout." Joining her in the Lance…

  8. Gov't Mule Names New Bassist

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the death of founding member Allen Woody, Andy Hess has been named permanent bass player for Gov't Mule. The new lineup begins a fall tour Oct. 3 in Austin, Texas. Hess, who has reco Three years after the death of founding member Allen Woody, Andy Hess has been named…

  9. No Es Lo Mismo

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On his last studio album, "El Alma al Aire," Alejandro Sanz was guilty of meandering to a fault. On his last studio album, "El Alma al Aire," Alejandro Sanz was guilty of meandering to a fault. With his newest project, Sanz again takes his time to get to the point but…

  10. 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…

  11. Bon Jovi 'Feels Right' On Acoustic Set

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will on Nov. 4 release "This Left Feels Right," featuring acoustic reinterpretations of the band's greatest hits, as well as two new songs. Bon Jovi will on Nov. 4 release "This Left Feels Right," featuring acoustic reinterpretations of the band's…

  12. Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be released next month. "Face to Face," which Hooker was completing with his daughter Zakiya, is due Oct. 28. The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be…

  13. 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…

  14. No Doubt Plots Best-Of, DVD, Boxed Set

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although its members are busy with a variety of solo projects, No Doubt last week hit the studio with producer Nellee Hooper to record a cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" for inclusion on a forthcom Although its members are busy with a variety of solo projects, No Doubt…

  15. Corgan Unveils The Poet Inside

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and current Zwan leader Billy Corgan will present a multimedia poetry performance Sept. 17 in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and current Zwan leader Billy Corgan will present a…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  17. Beanie Sigel Cleared To Attend Treatment

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jailed rapper Beanie Sigel can attend a residential treatment program for substance abuse and anger management while awaiting his federal drug and weapons trial, a federal judge ruled. Jailed rapper Beanie Sigel can attend a residential treatment program for substance abuse and anger…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  19. Peaches Seeks Sexual Equality On New Disc

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With only one album under her faux-leather white belt -- "The Teaches of Peaches" -- novel performer Peaches has given new meaning to the phrase "women in rock." Salacious tracks like "F*** the Pain Away" and "…

  20. Folk Vet Lightfoot Praises 'Beautiful' Tribute

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's foremost folk troubadour of the past four decades pronounces himself "delighted" about the upcoming album release "Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot." "I love this tribute," Lightfoot tells…

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