1. Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This three-disc compilation of Duke Ellington classics supersedes a similarly titled, sometimes harsh-sounding collection released in the early CD era and adds several fine alternate takes to the boun This three-disc compilation of Duke Ellington classics supersedes a similarly titled,…

  2. Evanescence Set Pulled From Christian Distribution

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Provident Music Distribution, the Christian distribution arm of Zomba, says it will no longer handle Wind-Up Records act Evanescence for the Christian retail market. Provident Music Distribution, the Christian distribution arm of Zomba, says it will no longer handle Wind-Up Records act…

  3. Update: Radiohead, Beasties To Headline Field Day

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the inaugural Field Day festival, set for June 7-8 at Enterprise Park in Calverton, Long Island, about 70 miles east As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the…

  4. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  5. Sony, Incubus Reach Settlement

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Incubus and its label, Sony Music Entertainment, have reached a settlement in a series of lawsuits over the band's contract. In a statement, the parties said only that they "have amica Modern rock act Incubus and its label, Sony Music Entertainment, have reached a…

  6. Heart Comes 'Alive' On New Disc

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of Love tour, a hometown gig at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, will be released as "Live in Seattle" in CD and SACD formats June 10 via A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of…

  7. Update: Incubus Bassist Out Of Band

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Incubus bassist Dirk Lance has left the California-based modern rock act, according to a post by singer Brandon Boyd on the band's official Web site. Incubus bassist Dirk Lance has left the California-based modern rock act, according to a post by singer Brandon Boyd on the band's…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo NE, Bon Jovi, Zappa/Loeb

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bonnaroo NE, Bon Jovi, Zappa/Loeb The Bonnaroo festival is expanding beyond its Tennessee roots. On Aug. 8-10, Bonnaroo NE will be held at Enterprise Park in Riverhead, New York, on the heels of the second, sold-out Bonnaroo, which is set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn. Lineup and…

  10. Diamonds on the Inside

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper's newest disc, Diamonds on the Inside, begins with the distant voices of musicians and producers bantering before the control room announces the recording process has begun. Ben Harper's newest disc, Diamonds on the Inside, begins with the distant voices of musicians and…

  11. Thompson Takes 'Old Kit Bag' On The Road

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour April 21 in Boulder, Colo. Scheduled dates last through a May 25 show in Groveland, Calif., with more expected. Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour April 21 in Boulder, Colo. Scheduled dates…

  12. 50 Cent Locked & Loaded At No. 1

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week, once again holding a relatively narrow lead over Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me." The rapper's Shady/Inter 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'…

  13. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include…

  14. Miramax Invites Lopez To 'Dance'

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star opposite Richard Gere in Miramax Films' "Shall We Dance?" -- a remake of the 1996 Japanese feature that Peter Chelsom will direct. Production is scheduled to Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star opposite Richard Gere in Miramax…

  15. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

  16. 'Inside' Edition

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper says he brought the same mindset into the studio for the recording of his fifth studio album, "Diamonds on the Inside," due this week from Virgin. "This record was a little bit different because I…

  17. Bonnaroo Adds Young, Lips, Emmylou

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, t The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young …

  18. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  19. Jones, Charles Set For Montreal Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline the 24th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, one of the world's largest musical gatherings, according to organiz Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline…

  20. Stars To Celebrate Steinway Anniversary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. Under the title "A Celebration of Music," the June 5-7 eve New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series…

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