1. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Salute To The Blues & More

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Salute To The Blues, and Black Eyed Peas Madonna will make her episodic television debut on NBC's "Will & Grace" in May. The network did not give details on the storyline of the episode. Madonna hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the '80s and…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2001 - As in…

  3. New Celine Album Due In March

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring. To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring. The diva's upcoming…

  4. Exies Explode With 'Inertia'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Angeles quartet the Exies entered the studio to record its major-label debut with one simple goal, according to lead singer Scott Stevens. "We wanted to make the best, most perfect record we could," he says of "Inertia,"…

  5. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work With little more than a week to go before Spitfire Pictures' "Masked & Anonymous," starring Bob Dylan, has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped in and acquired the North American…

  6. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  7. Steven Curtis Chapman Pushes Boundaries

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At a time when church-driven music dominates the Christian industry, and many of his peers are releasing praise and worship albums or hymns collections, Steven Curtis Chapman is boldly going where no one in contemporary Christian music has gone…

  8. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL/Beggars Banquet) Craig David (Wildstar…

  9. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boone, Bobby Brown, Busta Rhymes, Tisha Campbell…

  10. Adaptation

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mechanized grooves of doom from Fatboy Slim's remix of the main theme lead you into the psychotically twisted landscapes of Adaptation, Carter Burwell's hallucinogenic score to director Spike Jonze's Mechanized grooves of doom from Fatboy Slim's remix of the main theme…

  11. Dion Officially Added To Super Bowl Lineup

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed that Celine Dion will be on hand Jan. 26 in San Diego to perform "God Bless America" prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XXXVII. It won't be the first t The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed that Celine Dion will be on…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2000 -…

  14. Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  16. Billboard Bits: Sting, O-Town, Harold Arlen

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, O-Town, Harold Arlen Sting is rehearsing material for his next A&M/Interscope studio album at his studio in Tuscany, Italy. According to the artist's official Web site , a steady stream of unnamed guest artists have participated in the process. Recording for the as-yet…

  17. Bowie, Davies, Marley Set For Tibet House Benefit

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are among the performers confirmed for the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, Billboard.com has David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are…

  18. Yanni Slates Ambitious North American Tour

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58-city arena trek, his first tour in five years, will keep the artist on the road in North America through a J New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58…

  19. 2ask

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield fields readers' questions about 30 Seconds To Mars, Hoku, and Kelly Clarkson. LOVIN' LETO Keith, I love Jared Leto. His band 30 Seconds To Mars released an album this past summer. I went to their show this fall here in Ottawa, and I think they're really talented…

  20. Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with b Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re…

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