1. Love and Pain

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Produced by the artist, along with Calum MacColl (Kirsty's brother) and Martyn Madden (Shriekback), "Love and Pain" lovingly draws from a variety of musical forces: blues, pop, rock, jazz, soul and el Produced by the artist, along with Calum MacColl (Kirsty's brother) and…

  2. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  3. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born Velvet Revolver, the new band featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, will likely release an EP in the coming months via…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Isr 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  6. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA Limp Bizkit will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series. The concert will be the fourth live…

  7. Mars Volta, Rapture Sign With Strummer

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Strummer Recordings, the Universal-distributed label run by former Capitol president Gary Gersh that was first announced last year. Strummer's first release, due June 24, is th Details have emerged on Strummer Recordings, the Universal-distributed label run by…

  8. Mariah Ditching 'Bells And Whistles' On Tour

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although Mariah Carey is downsizing her North American tour plans from arenas to theaters, her agent tells Billboard the move had nothing to do with lower-than-expected ticket sales. Although Mariah Carey is downsizing her North American tour plans from arenas to theaters, her agent tells…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  10. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alkaline Trio Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio releases its next studio album, "Good Mourning," this week via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Los Angeles with producer Joe McGrath (Blink 182, R.L.…

  11. Apple Service Tops Million First-Week Downloads

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer says its new digital music service, the iTunes Music Store, sold more than 1 million downloads in its first week. Apple Computer says its new digital music service, the iTunes Music Store, sold more than 1 million downloads in its first week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The…

  12. Soft Boys Splinter Again

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Robyn Hitchcock has departed from the Soft Boys again, exiting for the second time from the seminal alt-pop outfit he co-founded. The group, which reunited for the 2002 Matador studio album "Nextdoorl Robyn Hitchcock has departed from the Soft Boys again, exiting for the second time from…

  13. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji With the help of producer 7 Aurelius (Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys), Lou Reed has reworked his classic song "Walk on the Wild Side." The new version of the song, titled "Walk on the Wild Side (Georgie Joins the Army)," is available on…

  14. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  15. Billboard Bits: 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner "American Idol" voting moves to a new niche as fans are being asked to select their choice for the poster to promote "From Justin to Kelly," an upcoming film featuring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, winner and…

  16. R.I. Seeks To Quiz Owners In Club Blaze

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., the state attorney general said the nightclub owners have not answered questions from investigator A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West…

  17. Alkaline Trio Wraps 'Good Mourning'

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio will release its next studio album, "Good Mourning," May 13 via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio will release its next studio…

  18. Jay Boberg Resigns As MCA President

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be overseen by Interscope/Geffen/A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine. However, MCA will remain a "full-service, free-standing Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be…

  19. 50TunesOnTV

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 9 " The 2002 Billboard Music Awards ," Fox Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Cher, Faith Hill, Joe, Annie Lennox, LL Cool J, Master P, Nas, Run-DMC, Puff Daddy…

  20. Unwritten Law Signs With Lava

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. The California-based group's maiden release for Lava will…

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