1. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate Smash Hits" (Arista), featuring songs…

  2. Billboard Bits: NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG NBC's 2003-2004 season schedule will include new concert specials from Elton John, Shania Twain, and Harry Connick Jr., Billboard reports in the May 31 issue. The telecasts are still untitled; dates and times are to be determined. John's one-hour…

  3. Jackson Ordered Back To Indy In Three Weeks

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a deposition the pop star missed after he was briefly hospitalized because of illness. An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a…

  4. Michael Jackson Hospitalized Briefly

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized briefly yesterday (May 21) after falling ill on the same day he was scheduled to give a deposition in a copyright lawsuit. The artist was hospitalized in Indi Pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized briefly yesterday (May 21) after falling ill on…

  5. Hot Product

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish Fresh Phish Phish has hooked the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series, due this week from Elektra. The shows for this batch -- 7/15/98 Portland, Ore.; 5/7/94 Dallas; 7/12/91 Keene, N.H.; and 12/29/94 Providence, R.I. -- were chosen by bassist Mike Gordon, who employed an…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot to death in the township of Claremont, near Durban, South Africa. She is 49. Her husband is shot in the arm in th 2002 - Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot…

  7. Billboard Bits: Memorial Day, Anastasio, Suede

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Memorial Day, Anastasio, Suede Country act Lonestar, soprano Renee Fleming, inspirational singer Yolanda Adams, and the National Symphony Orchestra will appear at the annual National Memorial Day Concert on May 25 in Washington, D.C. The performances on the west lawn of the Capitol…

  8. Pearl Jam Tour Spawns DVD, More Shows

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has quietly begun selling a DVD of its Dec. 6 concert at Seattle's Showbox club at shows on its current North American tour. Pearl Jam has quietly begun selling a DVD of its Dec. 6 concert at Seattle's Showbox club at shows on its current North American tour . A…

  9. Exclusive: Strokes Part Ways With Godrich

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes have parted ways with producer Nigel Godrich after a trial period of sessions intended for the group's second RCA album, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The band will return to the s The Strokes have parted ways with producer Nigel Godrich after a trial period of…

  10. Billboard Bits: SARS/Toronto, USO, Peggy Lee

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS affecting Toronto concerts, USO, Peggy Lee "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel & Elton John have canceled visits Monday (April 28) to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. At the city's Air Canada Centre, Joel…

  11. Phish Hooks Next Four Live Releases

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish has confirmed the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series through Elektra, due May 20. The shows for this batch -- 7/15/98 Portland, Ore.; 5/7/94 Dallas; 7/12/91 Keene, N.H.; and 12/ Phish has confirmed the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series through Elektra,…

  12. Stars On 'Peace' Set For War Child Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the performers contributing material to a new album, "Peace Songs," that will benefit a Canadian charity for children who are vict Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the…

  13. Phish Announces Summer Tour, 'It' Event

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3 at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. The revered Vermont-based jam band previously held its Great Went Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with the It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3…

  14. Run the Earth…Watch the Sky

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chris Rice's sixth offering in as many years continues to confirm his presence as one of Christian music's foremost and most successful singer/ songwriters. Chris Rice's sixth offering in as many years continues to confirm his presence as one of Christian music's foremost…

  15. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle Rap/rock act Limp Bizkit is set to take part in World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) upcoming "WrestleMania XIX." To be held for March 30 at SAFECO Field in Seattle, the event will feature a performance by the Fred Durst-led band…

  16. Bonnaroo Adds Young, Lips, Emmylou

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, t The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young …

  17. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of melanoma at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2002 - Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of melanoma at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2001 - Bruce Cockburn is inducted into the Canadian…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Fox Network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch," in which the members of 'N Sync ad 2001 - The Fox Network's hit animated series …

  20. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean ""Puffy"" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. J 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a…

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