1. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's life and music will be celebrated beginning June 7 in the late musician's hometown of Seattle, when the Jimi Hendrix gallery opens at the Experience Music Project (EMP). The exhibit is an expanded…

  2. Earth, Wind & Fire 'Promise' New Album, Tour

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, "The Promise," due May 20 on Kalimba Records. It's the first album of new studio material in six years for the band, which R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, …

  3. Kiss, Aerosmith Tour Ready To Rock

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour, which will run from Aug. 2 in Hartford, Conn., to Oct. 18 in Devore, Calif. Modern rock act Saliva will support As expected , Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour,…

  4. Madonna Edged Out For No. 1 U.K. Debut

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick), which had led the way in midweek sales, was beaten to No. 1 by the incumbent chart-topper of th The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna&…

  5. Fine Tuning

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An in-depth look at the musical highlights of the April 21-27, 2003, TV schedule. Madonna , Madonna, Madonna! It seems like she's going to be everywhere you look on TV this week, starting on Tuesday, the same day her new Maverick album, "American Life," is released. In the…

  6. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  7. Soulive

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski, Martin & Wood—have crossed over from the jazz world into the jam-band circu Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski,…

  8. CHART BEAT

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports and discusses charts with readers, and offers his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Fred Bronson …

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Peggy March and Beth. STILL FOLLOWING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: In 1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided single "Don't Be Cruel" \ "Hound Dog" set a record by remaining No. 1 for 11 weeks. That was the longest-running No. 1…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 50 Cent, Cher, coincidences, charity singles and albums, the Eagles, Celine Dion, and Madonna with readers. 50 CENT'S WORTH Fred, Quick question: Will 50 Cent's new DVD/CD combo get to chart on The Billboard 200? Just wondering if it would be treated as a…

  11. Skynyrd Guitarist Ready For The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in February, and will hit the road again with the band in June. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in…

  12. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge The upcoming Limp Bizkit album could be receiving yet another facelift, according to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site . Durst indicates that the group may scrap some or all of the 19 songs originally intended for…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

  14. 16ask

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, Amber, and Bon Jovi. IT TAKES TWO... 'IDOLS' Dear Keith, I am from Scotland and wonder if you could help. My wife would like a video or CD of a love song duet sung by Kelly Clarkston and Justin…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A weekly column taking a look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'…

  16. 'Rave' Drug Bill Is Passed In Congress

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A bill that could affect the dance music scene and potentially be extended to concert and club owners has passed in the Congress and been sent to the White House for President Bush's expected signatur A bill that could affect the dance music scene and potentially be extended to concert…

  17. R.I. Town Considers Nightclub Fire Memorial

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to decide if the site should be turned into a memorial. Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to…

  18. Ween Cues Up 'Quebec'

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT called "quebec," but guitarist Dean Ween (real name: Mickey Melchiondo) says a few wrinkles still have to be ironed out before the 16-song set sees the light of day. Ween's highly anticipated next studio album will be called "quebec," but guitarist Dean Ween (real…

  19. Billboard Names New Editor In Chief

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has named award-winning journalist Keith Girard as editor in chief, effective April 21. Currently the editor of business weekly InvestmentNews, Girard has 25 years of experience at such prin Billboard has named award-winning journalist Keith Girard as editor in chief, effective…

  20. White Stripes, Room 5 Lead U.K. Charts Again

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (April 13). It was a quiet week that saw only one top-10 entry, "The Very Best of the Li The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears…

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