1. Various soloists; Berlin Radio Symphony & Choir/Gerard Schwarz

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT One disappointment in the centenary celebrations for Kurt Weill's birth in 2000 was the lack of a recording for his long-lost Biblical pageant "The Eternal Road," particularly as the theatrical work w One disappointment in the centenary celebrations for Kurt Weill's birth…

  2. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Bon Jovi, Dylan Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Gary Allan, Terri Clark, Buddy Jewell, Joe Nichols, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and Darryl Worley will be among the performers on the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Nov. 5…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  4. Hilary Hahn, violin; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Kahane

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the 23-year-old Grammy Award winner's first release for Deutsche Grammophon, Hilary Hahn has returned to Bach, the subject of the violinist's lauded debut solo disc for Sony Classical in 1996. In the 23-year-old Grammy Award winner's first release for Deutsche Grammophon,…

  5. A Perfect Circle Plans Round Of Shows

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act A Perfect Circle will kick off a fall tour with a Halloween show (Oct. 31) in San Antonio, Texas. Modern rock act A Perfect Circle will kick off a fall tour with a Halloween show (Oct. 31) in San Antonio, Texas. So far 11 dates have been confirmed, in addition to a Nov. 2 stop…

  6. GBV Nails Down Boxed-Set Track List

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices has finalized the track list for the five-disc boxed set "Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere." Guided By Voices has finalized the track list for the five-disc boxed set "Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast…

  7. The Strokes Flesh Out Fall Tour Plans

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A nine-date European tour will get underway Dec. 1 in Glasgow, with a more extensive itinerary to follow next year. The Strokes continue to expand their fall tour slate . Sixteen North American dates are on tap with Kings Of Leon, beginning Oct. 9-10 in Upper Darby, Pa., and including an Oct.…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  9. Peaches Seeks Sexual Equality On New Disc

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With only one album under her faux-leather white belt -- "The Teaches of Peaches" -- novel performer Peaches has given new meaning to the phrase "women in rock." Salacious tracks like "F*** the Pain Away" and "…

  10. Bassist Tobias Exits Guided By Voices

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for unexplained reasons. On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for…

  11. Meshell Jazzed Up For All-Star Verve Set

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Wallace Roney, Neal Evans and Layla Hathaway -- for a new alb Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra…

  12. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  13. Maná Takes 'Revolución' On U.S. Tour

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Maná will launch a month-long U.S. tour this fall. The Mexican rock act will kick off the run Oct. 1 in San Diego and play 15 dates around the country before an Oct. 30 finale in Las Vegas. Maná will launch a month-long U.S. tour this fall. The Mexican rock act will kick off the run Oct. 1 in…

  14. KROQ To Host '80s 'Invasion'

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. While Los Angeles station KROQ's 2002 Inland Invasion concert was defiantly punk-themed, this year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. Set for Sept. 20 at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion in…

  15. Spiritualized Sets Live Dates

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. psychedelic rock act Spiritualized, whose fifth studio album... U.K. psychedelic rock act Spiritualized, whose fifth studio album " Amazing Grace " is due Sept. 9 from Spaceman/Sanctuary Records, have set a host of North American tour dates in October and November, following a…

  16. The Tangled Web

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Lulu.com, SongwriterUniverse and the Gospel Music Workshop of America. TO COLLABORATE, WITH LOVE : The Internet's defining characteristic is that it allows people to interact and communicate with others around the…

  17. Fall Tour Beckons Matchbox Twenty

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Melisma/Atlantic group matchbox twenty will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 24 in Tallahassee, Fla., and running through year's end. Beforehand, matchbox twenty will embark on a seven-da Melisma/Atlantic group matchbox twenty will tour North America this fall, beginning…

  18. 50 Cent Banks European Tour

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper 50 Cent will follow his North American Roc the Mic tour with a 15-date European trek. The arena dates begin Sept. 14 in Oberhausen, Germany, and wrap Oct. 8 in Manchester, England. This will be Rapper 50 Cent will follow his North American Roc the Mic tour with a 15-date European trek.…

  19. Ruben Allegedly Paid To Wear Jerseys On 'Idol'

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to wear the company's bright jerseys on "American Idol," despite a ban by the program on such deals. Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to…

  20. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the world. The global call is being spearheaded by…

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