1. The Dead Plan 'Summer Getaway' With Winwood, Nelson

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return to tradition this summer, launching a two-leg tour North American tour. The first leg of the Dead Summer Geta The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return…

  2. Winwood Launches Label, New Album, Tour

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which he will release a new album, and plans to hit the road later this month. The artist's first album on his own Wincr Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which…

  3. Etta James Slates Tour, New Album

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The trek, which will hit a mix of clubs, theaters, and festivals through early July, gets underway in advance o Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The…

  4. B-Sides and Confessions Volume One

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jeff Black offers a Dualtone set here that at the very least lives up to the latter part of its title, with vivid spiritual/metaphysical imagery, passionate vocals, and big-picture t Singer/songwriter Jeff Black offers a Dualtone set here that at the very least lives up to…

  5. A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitm Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of…

  6. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be a commentary on the state of the music…

  7. Stones' China Shows Will Go On

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled, regardless of the war in Iraq and a deadly pneumonia outbreak in southern China, a source said today (March 21) The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo Girls Comedy rock duo Tenacious D has cut short its European tour in light of the war that has broken out in Iraq. The group canceled planned appearances this week in Sweden, including an appearance on the "Later with Luuk Show." In a…

  9. Reunited Mavericks Plan Album, Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of their first studio album in six years. The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of…

  10. Man Faces Murder Charge In Zapata's Death

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight extradition to Washington state. Jesus Mezquia, 48, who is being held without bail in Miami on first-degree m A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight…

  11. Lollapalooza To Kick Off July 3

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New Yo The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in…

  12. South By Southwest Diary: Day Four

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Four Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  13. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  15. Bluesman Earl Takes Spiritual Approach

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As with much of Ronnie Earl's music, his latest, "I Feel Like Goin' On," is largely instrumental, an anomaly in a genre where guitarists are generally paired with singers. Instead, Earl's emotion-laden guitar sings his…

  16. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston During an Asian swing on their ongoing Licks World Tour, the Rolling Stones will perform later this month for the first time in China and Thailand. The group will also stage its first performance at Budokan in Tokyo, traditionally a martial arts…

  17. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  18. Donnas Join Lollapalooza Mainstage

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Female rock quartet the Donnas have been added to the mainstage lineup for the revived Lollapalooza festival, which, as previously reported, will also feature Jane's Addiction, Queens Of The Stone Age Female rock quartet the Donnas have been added to the mainstage lineup for the revived…

  19. 50 Cent Rings Up No. 1 Single

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R. Kelly, but his single "In Da Club" claims the No. 1 post this week on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut knocks Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" fe 50 Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R.…

  20. Timberlake, t.A.T.u Hold U.K. No. 1s

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit Awards, which featured a guest appearance by Kylie Minogue, helped his "Justified" album (Jive) return to No.1 on yesterday's (Feb. 23) new U.K Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit…

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