1. Jury Clears Tommy Lee In Boy's Drowning

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool, rejecting a $10 million wrongful death claim by t A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility…

  2. TOP INTERNET ALBUM SALES

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. World Without Tears , Lucinda Williams 2. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones 3. The Best Of James Taylor , James Taylor 4. The Very Best Of Cher , Cher 5. To Whom It May Concern , Lisa Marie Presley News Lisa Marie Presley , Norah Jones , James Taylor , Lucinda…

  3. 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…

  4. Godsmack Takes 'Faceless' Straight To No. 1

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "Faceless," and leads the charge of seven top-20 entries on the album chart. The Universal album sold 269,000 copies in the U.S., accordi Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "…

  5. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

  8. Mother Testifies In Tommy Lee Drowning Suit

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool testified yesterday (April 9) she would have insisted he bring his water wings if she'd known there would be swimming at a b The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool…

  9. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

  10. K-Ci, JoJo Free After Tax Evasion Arrest

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B crooners K-Ci and JoJo are free on bail after being arrested on tax evasion charges. The brothers, who built their career as part of the early 1990s group Jodeci, were released yesterday (Apri R&B crooners K-Ci and JoJo are free on bail after being arrested on tax evasion charges.…

  11. 2003 Juno Awards Winners

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Juno Awards winners list. Here are the winners of the 32nd annual Juno Awards, presented April 6 at the Corel Centre in Canada's capitol region of Ottawa-Gatineau: Single of the year: "Complicated," Avril Lavigne (Arista/BMG) Album of the year: "Let Go," Avril…

  12. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The debut album from Lisa Marie Presley, "To Whom It May Concern" (Capitol). -- U.K. experimental electronic duo Autechre's "Draft 7.30" (Warp). -- Actor Russell Crowe's latest album…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.…

  14. 26 Mixes for Cash

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is nothing if not prolific, but the Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is nothing if not prolific, but the girth of the double-disc collection 26 Mixes for Cash may be imposing even to hardcore fans. Compiling remixes James was commissioned to create…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock…

  16. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will open Sept. 12 with a two-week festival…

  17. Eclectic Artists Dig Into 'Holes' Soundtrack

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shaggy, Moby, Fiction Plane, and Eagle-Eye Cherry are among the artists who have contributed songs to the soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures' "Holes," based on the popular book of the same name. Due A Shaggy, Moby, Fiction Plane, and Eagle-Eye Cherry are among the artists who…

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo NE, Bon Jovi, Zappa/Loeb

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bonnaroo NE, Bon Jovi, Zappa/Loeb The Bonnaroo festival is expanding beyond its Tennessee roots. On Aug. 8-10, Bonnaroo NE will be held at Enterprise Park in Riverhead, New York, on the heels of the second, sold-out Bonnaroo, which is set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn. Lineup and…

  20. 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…

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