Jackson Jurors May Have Mocked Witness

Jackson Jurors May Have Mocked Witness

Jurors in the Michael Jackson molestation case in Santa Maria, Calif., were apparently overheard laughing at a remark that might have been mocking a witness, although no court action was expected.
Guy, Tritt Bolster Jammys Lineup

Guy, Tritt Bolster Jammys Lineup

Buddy Guy, the Roots' ?uestlove, Travis Tritt and the Disco Biscuits have joined the lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards.
Pearl Jam Guitarist Rocks For Crohn's Benefit

Pearl Jam Guitarist Rocks For Crohn's Benefit

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will lead a Friday (April 8) benefit concert at Seattle's Showbox for the Northwest chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Working with the organization encouraged McCready to go public about his ongoing battle with the debilitating stomach disorder Crohn's in 2003, and he's been a vocal supporter of CCFA ever since.
Ashanti Tunes Up With The Muppets

Ashanti Tunes Up With The Muppets

Ashanti teams with a lovable cast of Muppets for three songs on the soundtrack to "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz," due May 17 via Walt Disney Records.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76.
McLachlan Mixing Up Set For Spring Tour

McLachlan Mixing Up Set For Spring Tour

Ready to begin her last leg of touring in support of the 2003 Arista album "Afterglow," Sarah McLachlan says she is planning to rework aspects of the set list. Among the additions being considered are back catalog gems "Good Enough" and "The Path of Thorns." The outing begins April 12 in Victoria, B.C., and will run through June.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about La Toya Jackson, Erasure and Madonna.
Solo Springsteen Ready To Tour

Solo Springsteen Ready To Tour

Bruce Springsteen will begin a solo acoustic tour April 25 in Detroit, in support of his upcoming Columbia album, "Devils & Dust." The first North American leg of the tour will play 2,500- to 5,000-seat theaters and theater configurations in arenas through May 20 in Boston, to be followed by a European run that begins May 24 in Dublin.

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