1. Billboard Bits: Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers' 12th annual ELLA award on April 28 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The honor is presented "to singers whose contribution to the music world is equaled by his/her dedication to…

  2. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Man Group So Complicated The second album of music from performance art troupe the Blue Man Group, "The Complex," was executive produced by Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and will be released this week by Lava. The album sports the use of a host of invented instruments,…

  3. Courtney Love In Label Talks

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love is in talks for a label deal with EMI, V2, Sanctuary, and several other companies, according to Dave Lory, who has signed her for personal management in partnership with David Leach, his Courtney Love is in talks for a label deal with EMI, V2, Sanctuary, and several other…

  4. Ex-Gunners Still Searching For Singer

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "The Project" -- the yet-to-be-officially-christened group of original Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum -- is still auditioning singers, but there's some sti "The Project" -- the yet-to-be-officially-christened group of…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2002 - Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2001 - Joey…

  6. Bits: Pearl Jam, Jeffrey Osborne, Tom Russell

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Jeffrey Osborne, Tom Russell A rare Pearl Jam club show tomorrow (April 12) at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., will be available for cybercasting from RealNetworks for a 24-hour window beginning 3 p.m. PST Monday. Fans will need to download the RealOne player, which is…

  7. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  8. Phish Hooks Next Four Live Releases

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish has confirmed the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series through Elektra, due May 20. The shows for this batch -- 7/15/98 Portland, Ore.; 5/7/94 Dallas; 7/12/91 Keene, N.H.; and 12/ Phish has confirmed the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series through Elektra,…

  9. Musicians Get A Closeup At Tribeca Film Fest

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for the second annual Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place May 3-11 in the downtown New York neighborhood. Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the…

  11. Grohl Gets Behind Killing Joke's 'Axis'

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters frontman/rock drummer extraordinaire Dave Grohl is showing up everywhere -- his latest gig is as the drummer on the new Killing Joke album, Billboard reports in the April 12 issue. The pr Foo Fighters frontman/rock drummer extraordinaire Dave Grohl is showing up everywhere -- his…

  12. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack 'Face' The Music Godsmack frontman Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and new drummer Shannon Larkin (who replaced Tommy Stewart early last year) are building on two previous multi-platinum albums with the release this week of "Faceless" …

  13. Two Lefts Don't Make a Right. . .But Three Do

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Relient K makes a bold step forward with this third album that seamlessly blends thoroughly engaging pop rock melodies and a lively punk spirit. Relient K makes a bold step forward with this third album that seamlessly blends thoroughly engaging pop rock melodies and a lively punk spirit. The…

  14. Phish's Anastasio On The Road Again

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST As previously tipped here, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is heading out for a 10-date spring tour with his nine-piece band. As previously tipped here , Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is heading out for a 10-date spring tour with his nine-piece band. The outing will kick off May 26 with the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  16. Godsmack Has Fun With 'Faceless' Rap

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Although Republic/Universal rockers Godsmack titled its third recording "Faceless" -- to reference its self-perception of being rock'n'roll underdogs -- circumstances are aligning to put the foursome decidedly and permanently…

  17. Top Acts Plug In For 'Matrix Reloaded' Soundtrack

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST New tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and, as previously reported, P.O.D., will be featured on the double-disc soundtrack to the film "Matrix Reloaded," due May 6 from Maverick. New tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and, as previously reported , P.O.D…

  18. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart-related column profiling new artists on Billboard charts: Ms. Dynamite, Cat Power, Cody Chesnutt, and Cave In. Welcome to the first edition of Breaking & Entering, a weekly look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. Starting…

  20. Billboard Bits: Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn Country act Rascal Flatts will be the featured entertainment for CMT's spring break concert in Daytona Beach, Fla. The group will perform a free show April 12 on the beach that will be filmed by the cable channel for an hour-long broadcast…

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