1. 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…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  3. Taylor 'Best Of' Offers New Song

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST The new song "Bittersweet" is among 19 classic tracks on the forthcoming collection "The Best of James Taylor." Due April 8 from Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM), the set collects material recorded ov The new song "Bittersweet" is among 19 classic tracks on the…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards. 2002 - Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  6. Protesters Destroy Dixie Chicks CDs

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Using a 33,000-pound tractor to obliterate compact discs and other items, a few hundred protesters in Bossier City, La., referring to themselves as backers of U.S. President George Bush and Barksdale Using a 33,000-pound tractor to obliterate compact discs and other items, a few hundred…

  7. Skaggs Goes Live On 'Charleston Music Hall'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from Billboard magazine. Ricky Skaggs' only live album to date has been "Live in London," a 1985 Epic set recorded at the height of his country chart success. But with the March 25 release of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall" on his Lyric Street…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2002 - More than a quarter-century after its release as a double…

  9. The Coral

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST This whey-faced sextet (the eldest is 21) from Northern England notched immediate attention when its self-titled debut scored a 2002 Mercury Music Prize nomination. This whey-faced sextet (the eldest is 21) from Northern England notched immediate attention when its self-titled debut scored a…

  10. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  11. Billboard Bits: Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur Iggy Pop will reunite with the Stooges for the first time in 28 years on the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 26-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Pop will be backed by original Stooges Ron…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2001 - Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2000 - Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a Nashville area hospital. Corrina weighs 7 lbs. 9 1/4 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. 2001 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a…

  15. Fountains Of Wayne Ink With S-Curve

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve Records which will be crowned with the June 3 release of the group's third album, "Welcome Interstate Managers." Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve…

  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. Phoenix, Witherspoon Set For Cash Biopic

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line," a Johnny Cash biopic to be directed by James Mangold. Phoenix is set to star as the country music legend, while Witherspoon wi Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line,"…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, is arrested for allegedly…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  20. International Affairs V2.0

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer/musician/DJ Vikter Duplaix adds another musical guise to his impressive rÉsumÉ (Jill Scott, King Britt, Jaguar) with this solo debut. Songwriter/producer/musician/DJ Vikter Duplaix adds another musical guise to his impressive résumé (Jill Scott, King Britt, Jaguar) with…

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