1. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Roots 'Point' Taken On its sixth studio set, "The Tipping Point," Philadelphia-based quartet the Roots -- drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist Leonard Hubbard-- returns to hip-hop basics. An homage to Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap, "…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Four Tet and Memento. MAKING THE ROUNDS: Fitting somewhere between DJ Shadow and Miles Davis, Kieren Hebden's solo project Four Tet is a virtual jazz band, incorporating all sorts of odd rhythms and…

  3. Mississippi to Mali

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Inspired by his participation in Inspired by his participation in Martin Scorsese's PBS series, "The Blues," Corey Harris—no stranger to musical eclecticism—cut part of the tracks for this album in Mississippi and the rest in the West African nation of Mali. Harris is, of…

  4. UPDATE: Harris Travels 'Mississippi To Mali'

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. His second set for the label, the album will…

  5. Diddy-Guided Da Band Faces Make-Or-Break

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash, pulling in a 2.1 rating (which equals 3 million viewers), according to Nielsen Media Research. When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash,…

  6. Orton Walks On The 'Other Side'

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton will on Sept. 2 release "The Other Side of Daybreak," a collection of B-sides, remixes, live tracks and covers. U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton will on Sept. 2 release "The Other Side of Daybreak," a collection of B-sides, remixes, live…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band…

  8. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  9. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  10. Rounds

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet mastermind Kieran Hebden has staked out a unique cranny in electronic music. Four Tet mastermind Kieran Hebden has staked out a unique cranny in electronic music. In Hebden's world, elegantly plucked stringed instruments nestle up against sampled rhythms and homespun sound…

  11. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mavericks

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Essence Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mavericks. Beyonce Knowles, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott are among the performers confirmed for the 16th Annual Essence Awards. Set for June 6 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, the event will also feature performances by…

  12. Trance Classics

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. For others, classical arrangements punctuated by stabbing basslines are essential. Whatever,…

  13. Haynes, Thompson Join Folks Fest

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls are among the latest acts confirmed to appear at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. The 13th annual three-day event Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls…

  14. Reunited Mavericks Plan Album, Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of their first studio album in six years. The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of…

  15. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  16. Jackson To Release Video Of Journalist

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV documentary about the King of Pop, showing the reporter praising Jackson's skills as a parent. Jackson last week Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV…

  17. Billboard Bits: Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits Initial pressings of Joe Jackson's upcoming album, "Volume 4," will include a bonus six-track live disc of old favorites. Recorded in September during a brief U.K. tour with the reunited Joe Jackson Band, the disc will feature the classics …

  18. Zombie's '1,000 Corpses' Emerges In April

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses" is finally slated to open April 11 in the U.S., with the accompanying soundtrack available March 18. Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses"…

  19. 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…

  20. New Moby, Fuel, Nickelback Cuts Lead 'Daredevil'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated film "Daredevil," due Feb. 4 from Wind-Up Records. The 20-track collection boasts all fresh material, includin New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly…

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