1. Stars Mourn June Carter Cash

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As friends sang gospel and country music classics, June Carter Cash was mourned at funeral services yesterday (May 18) in Hendersonville, Tenn., not far from the home she shared with husband Johnny Ca As friends sang gospel and country music classics, June Carter Cash was mourned at funeral…

  2. Kelly, Timberlake Top U.K. Charts

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts yesterday (May 18), with R. Kelly's "Ignition" starting a second week atop the singles chart and Justin Timberlake's "Justified" returning to N Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 19-25, 2003. It's a crazy week of music events on television. There's big names on stages from New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and the hardest thing will be picking which to watch. Country goes prime time on Wednesday as…

  4. 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…

  5. Birdland

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work from the '60s, you just might love this album. It features rerecordings of eight of their heyday hits (including "For Your Love," "Shapes of Things," an If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work…

  6. The story behind the unlikely love story of a

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The story behind the unlikely love story of a multi-millionaire (Hugh Grant) and an activist lawyer (Sandra Bullock) comes to life through this disc's explanatory extras. In addition to commentary fro The story behind the unlikely love story of a multi-millionaire (Hugh Grant) and an…

  7. If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action on the set of this Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks film, this two-disc set will be just the ticket. A detailed documentary begins as the cast a If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action on the set of this Leonardo…

  8. Plasma

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who can shine the spotlight, at separate times, on guitar, horns, keyboards, percussion, and piano—and avoid making a jumbling melodic mess of it all—must be heralded. Anyone who can shine the spotlight, at separate times, on guitar, horns, keyboards, percussion, and piano—and avoid…

  9. The Walk

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This talented family group has become one of the hottest tickets in the Southern gospel field. This talented family group has become one of the hottest tickets in the Southern gospel field. It attracts enthusiastic crowds in concert and dominates the airwaves on Southern gospel stations. Well…

  10. Riviera, Chicago

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn may or may not have received some help from his famous industry siblings, leading to some high-profile soundtrack placement and a heavily promoted major-label debut, but much of the guy's su Pete Yorn may or may not have received some help from his famous industry siblings,…

  11. Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Vol. 2

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If the sadly defunct H.O.R.D.E. If the sadly defunct H.O.R.D.E. festival was still hitting sheds in 2000, it might have sounded something like this two-disc live set, recorded that year at Gov't Mule/Allman Brothers Band guitarist/ vocalist Warren Haynes' annual Christmas jam in…

  12. CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Skater boys weren't anywhere near the stateside debut of Avril Lavigne's Try to Shut Me Up tour April 15 at the CSU Convocation Center. Skater boys weren't anywhere near the stateside debut of Avril Lavigne's Try to Shut Me Up tour April 15 at the CSU Convocation Center.…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" second season finalists, artists named "Hill," Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Yoko Ono, women on Billboar IDOLS SHATTER TWO MORE RECORDS Dear Fred, Here are a couple of…

  15. 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…

  16. Blur 'Think' Up North American Tour

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit Blur, whose seventh Virgin album, "Think Tank," debuted this week at No. 56 on The Billboard 200, is gearing up for a North American tour in support of the set. The group will play so U.K. rock outfit Blur, whose seventh Virgin album, "Think Tank," debuted…

  17. Chemical Bros. Turn 10 On CD/DVD

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronica act the Chemical Brothers will celebrate their 10-year anniversary in September with a double-disc retrospective album and a DVD. The duo is also playing two rare DJ dates tonight (Ma U.K. electronica act the Chemical Brothers will celebrate their 10-year anniversary in…

  18. Update: Mariah Revamping Tour, Album

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story posted here earlier this afternoon (May 16), Mariah Carey is completely revamping her North American tour plans. In addition, sources tell Billboard that Monarc/Island is planning to Updating a story posted earlier this afternoon (May 16), Mariah Carey is completely revamping…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fabolous, Ashanti & Tamia, Randy Travis, and TV soundtracks. 'YOU' OR SOMEONE LIKE 'YOU': Curiously, the conjunction "or" has been popping up a lot on the charts. The prime example is "Picture" by Kid Rock…

  20. Great White Forms Legal Defense Fund

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Great White, the rock band whose pyrotechnics appear to have sparked a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., has created a trust to help pay its legal bills. Great White, the rock band whose pyrotechnics appear to have sparked a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., has created…

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