1. Nashville Matriarch June Carter Cash Dies

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville yesterday (May 15) after complications from heart surgery. She was 73. Her family, including her husband, was at Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville…

  2. Newsted Makes Peace With Metallica Past

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously sharpened talent. Much like food and water, plugging in and jamming is unrivaled sustenance in his life. It was for this rea To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously…

  3. Bjork Hops Online For Rehearsal Webcast

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bjork will give fans a chance to see her rehearsals in a live Webcast tomorrow (May 16) at 1 p.m. ET. Bjork will give fans a chance to see her rehearsals in a live Webcast tomorrow (May 16) at 1 p.m. ET. The Webcast, hosted at bjork.tv , will be beamed from Reykjavik, Iceland's…

  4. Ween Signs With Sanctuary

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album. Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album, " Quebec ," on July 22. Guitarist Dean Ween (real name: Mickey Melchiondo) last month…

  5. Judge Won't Bar Use Of Doors Name

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A judge tentatively declined Monday to issue a temporary restraining order barring the Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger from using the band's name on their concert tour, but withheld a fin A judge tentatively declined Monday to issue a temporary restraining order barring the…

  6. Snoop, Method Man Come Aboard 'Soul Plane'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MGM urban comedy "Soul Plane" has been cleared for takeoff, with rappers-turned-actors Snoop Dogg and Method Man on board to star for director Jessy Terrero. The MGM urban comedy "Soul Plane" has been cleared for takeoff, with rappers-turned-actors Snoop Dogg and Method…

  7. 'Shout' It Out: Isley Bros. Return To No. 1

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers' "Body Kiss" gives the pair its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in nearly 30 years. The DreamWorks set sold slightly more than 150,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week at r The Isley Brothers' "Body Kiss" gives the pair its first No. 1…

  8. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback The ongoing postponement of Limp Bizkit's next Flip/Interscope album has forced the group to back out of five European festival dates next month. As previously reported , "Panty Sniffer," due Sept. 8, will feature new guitarist Mike…

  9. 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…

  10. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  11. Eminem Gets In The Video Game 'Mix'

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having already conquered the worlds of music and movies, rap star Eminem has his sights set on video games. The first title from his deal with Conspiracy Entertainment, "Mix TV Presents: Eminem," is e Having already conquered the worlds of music and movies, rap star Eminem has his…

  12. Feds Detail Murder Inc. Money Laundering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Multimillion-selling hip-hop label Murder Inc. wrote checks to a convicted drug kingpin's company in exchange for dirty cash, prosecutors say in a new complaint. Multimillion-selling hip-hop label Murder Inc. wrote checks to a convicted drug kingpin's company in exchange for dirty…

  13. Ask Billboard

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Brandy. BRING BACK BRITNEY! Hey Keith, How are you? I am a huge fan of Britney Spears. She's been out of the spotlight for a while now. I was just wondering if you have any information on the release of…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  15. Four Young Albums Make Jump To CD

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The four remaining Neil Young studio albums that have never been issued on CD will finally be unveiled in that format next month. "On the Beach," "American Stars 'N Bars," "Hawks & Doves," and "Re The four remaining Neil Young studio albums that…

  16. NYC's SummerStage Salutes The Blues

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New York's Central Park, will open with a weekend of blues-themed programming to coincide with the Congress-designated SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New…

  17. 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, "…

  18. Thompson Smiles Through Adversity On 'Kit Bag'

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For his new CD, "The Old Kit Bag," veteran troubadour Richard Thompson has taken a sidestep away from his signature sound. "It's basically a trio recording," he says. In addition to his own revered guitar work, Thompson…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  20. Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead yesterday (May 11) at his home in Ireland of unknown causes, his manager Ian Grant ha Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix…

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