1. The Tangled Web

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: MusicRebellion.com, the Dismememberment Plan and Brian Jonestown Massacre. REBELLION AT WHAT PRICE?: One of the biggest music news stories to break last week was the filing by the Recording Industry Association of America …

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street. 1998 - Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together…

  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. Madonna Launches Children's Book Abroad

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna reached out to a new generation of fans today (Sept. 15), launching her children's book "The English Roses" simultaneously in 100 countries and 30 languages in an unprecedented publishing blit Madonna reached out to a new generation of fans today (Sept. 15), launching…

  7. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan A New Side Of Dylan With the release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the series are also presented, for the first time, in 5.1-channel surround…

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

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 15-21, 2003. A new talk show hosted by Sharon Osbourne undoubtedly means more music on your TV, but don't freak out, cuz it won't be all Ozzy all the time! On the premiere episode, the syndicated show …

  9. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New York. He is 87. Williams had a huge instrumental hit for Savoy Records in 1949 with "The Huckle-Buck," a honking rearrangeme 2002 - Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New…

  10. Ultra.Dance 04

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Two of the most recognizable Two of the most recognizable dance brands have joined forces on "Ultra.Dance 04." DJ Louie DeVito is the craftsman behind the latest Ultra.Dance set, which is sure to sell even better than the past three editions. The two-disc affair boasts popular club…

  11. Goodnight, Thank You, You've Been a Lovely Audience

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hinged largely on the material from O'Connor's 2002 album of traditional Irish songs, "Sean-Nós Nua," this 150-minute DVD is a fitting farewell from the singer, who retired from music in July. Hinged largely on the material from O'Connor's 2002 album of…

  12. Heavier Things

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years after its release. John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years…

  13. Wooden Leather

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been laughed at. A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been…

  14. HOOBASTANK

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hoobastank's second album is done and due out Dec. 2 via Island, but it still has no name. "Everyday we go, 'OK, today's the day we will come up with a title,'" vocalist Doug Robb says while laughing. Hoobastank's second album is done and due out Dec. 2 via…

  15. Artists, Industry React To Cash's Death

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep sadness. As the news spread of Johnny Cash's death today (Sept. 12) at age 71, fellow artists and members of the music industry expressed deep…

  16. TMBG Documentary Heads To DVD

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock duo They Might Be Giants, is being readied for release on DVD. Plexifilm, in a An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Liz Phair, Stacie Orrico, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, Nelly, P. Diddy and 3 Doors Down. PHAIR GROUND: After almost nine years, Liz Phair has to give up her status as a one-hit wonder on Billboard's Hot 100. She was signed to Matador…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill healt American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville…

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