1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I've followed the Billboard charts in…

  2. Steve Wariner 'Steals' His Chance At Freedom

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the release of his new album, "Steal Another Day," Steve Wariner joins the ranks of country artists who have taken control of their careers by establishing their own labels. "It's a great challenge," Wariner admits…

  3. 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…

  4. Billboard Bits: Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young joined the Rolling Stones for a cover of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" last night (Feb. 18) during the encore of the latter's show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. The show, the…

  5. 8ask

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, and Madonna. 'AMERICAN' MAN IN BLACK Keith, I see that Johnny Cash's "American IV: The Man Comes Around" is holding up pretty well on the country charts. How well did the first three "…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Brad Paisley joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. 2001 - Brad Paisley joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. 1999 - More than 9.1 million viewers tune in to the Brit Awards broadcast on the U.K.'s ITV commercial network. 1998 - Do-it-yourself singer/songwriter…

  8. 7ask

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, Kelly Rowland, and Limp Bizkit. BUZZIN' 'BOUT THE QUEEN BEE Hello, I love the new Lil' Kim song "The Jump Off," and I can't wait until she releases her new album. I was wondering how many albums…

  9. Hot Product

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Vince Gill, John Mayer, Kenny Lattimore/Chante Moore, and more. That 'Thing' He Does After years of working with producer Tony Brown, Vince Gill decided to produce his new MCA album, "Next Big Thing," on his own. "I didn't want politics…

  10. The Raven

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST A wildly ambitious theatrical project revolving around the words of Edgar Allan Poe, Lou Reed's The Raven often falters distressingly in this double-disc audio presentation; overall, though, the recor A wildly ambitious theatrical project revolving around the words of Edgar Allan Poe,…

  11. Another Loaded Lineup For Fan Fair

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8 in Nashville, with hundreds of artists planning to play more than 40 hours worth of concerts at venues throu The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8…

  12. 6ask

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and Daniel Bedingfield. J-A-N-E-T Hi Keith, I've heard from various sources that Janet Jackson was going to make another album this year. Do you know if that's true and if so, do you know when…

  13. 'Next Big Thing' For Gill Is A New Album, Tour

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Vince Gill may be a veteran country artist, but if you believe the title of his forthcoming MCA Nashville album, he's the "Next Big Thing." He'll be hitting the road to support the album, which is due Feb. 11 from the label.…

  14. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hit songwriter John Jarrad dies in Nashville of respiratory failure. He is 47. Jarrad wrote 11 No. 1 records. His hit songs include John Anderson's "Money In The Bank," BlackHawk's "I Su 2001 - Hit songwriter John Jarrad dies in Nashville of…

  17. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez Sources say Metallica is in the process of putting together another stadium metalfest package similar to 2000's Summer Sanitarium tour. Metallica last toured in 2000, taking in $40.5 million from only 20 shows, about a dozen of which were Summer…

  18. Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project undertaken by Lou Reed in a recording career that now spans four decades. The new Sire/Reprise album by the former lynchpin of the Velve By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project…

  19. 5ask

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Duran Duran, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Mariah Carey. ARE THEY IN RIO? Hi Keith, I remember reading in Billboard back in 2001 that the original members of the 1980s pop band Duran Duran were working on a reunion CD. It is now 2003, and it…

  20. Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony i Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish…

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