1. UPDATE: SARS Scare Causes Branch Cancellation

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Citing concerns over the incidence of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in Toronto, singer Michelle Branch has canceled an upcoming tour date in Toronto. According to House of Blues Canada, Bra Citing concerns over the incidence of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in Toronto,…

  2. Rosanne Cash Returns After With 'Rules Of Travel'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I know big labels are dinosaurs and everything's changing," Rosanne Cash says, "but at the risk of sounding retro, I'm glad to be with Capitol." She's particularly grateful for the label's forbearance…

  3. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young of Chattanooga, Tenn., collapses and dies of an apparent overdose of the drug Ecstasy. 2002 - A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  6. Billboard Bits: SARS/Toronto, USO, Peggy Lee

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS affecting Toronto concerts, USO, Peggy Lee "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel & Elton John have canceled visits Monday (April 28) to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. At the city's Air Canada Centre, Joel…

  7. Eagles Nearing Completion Of New Album

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles are nearing completion on their first new studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," which spawned three top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. The Eagles are nearing completion on their first new studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," which spawned…

  8. Jazz Great Nina Simone Buried

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France today (April 25) to bid farewell to jazz singer Nina Simone. Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France…

  9. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place…

  10. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran…

  11. Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game. While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the…

  12. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  13. George Jones Celebrates Gospel

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Talk to George Jones these days and the country music icon readily admits he's a changed man. Following a near-fatal car accident in 1999, he gave up alcohol and cigarettes and rediscovered his faith in God. That spiritual renewal fuels…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Andrea Bocelli is honored for his outstanding contribution to music at the third Classical Brit Awards. 2002 - Andrea Bocelli is honored for his outstanding contribution to music at the third Classical Brit Awards. 1999 - Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rhett Akins,…

  15. Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love," and Buddy Holly's "Raining in My Heart," died today (April 22) at her home in Gatlinburg, Tenn., performing Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers'…

  16. Kiss, Aerosmith Tour Ready To Rock

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour, which will run from Aug. 2 in Hartford, Conn., to Oct. 18 in Devore, Calif. Modern rock act Saliva will support As expected , Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour,…

  17. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  18. Music From the NBC Television Series Crossing Jordan

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Helmed by T-Bone Burnett and Craig Street, the soundtrack to the music-intensive TV crime drama series gets ultra-hip artists to cover songs not necessarily associated with them—all with eerie Helmed by T-Bone Burnett and Craig Street, the soundtrack to the music-intensive TV crime drama…

  19. Aerosmith Looks To Standards For Blues Album

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording its much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. Blind Willie McT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin…

  20. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Joe Ely, Chantal Kreviazuk

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Radiohead eBay ticket auction, a new Joe Ely album, and a new Chantal Kreviazuk album and tour. A charity auction for two front-row tickets to a June Radiohead concert at New York's Beacon Theatre has been removed from online auction site eBay. A spokesperson for beneficiary…

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