1. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Remy Zero appears on the season finale of the WB series "Smallville." The show, centered around the adventures of the teenaged Clark Kent/Superman, features the band's "S 2002 - Modern rock act Remy Zero appears on the season…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million…

  4. Rules of Travel

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The intelligence and grace of Rosanne Cash has been largely absent of late on the country landscape, and for that reason alone, new material from her is welcome. The intelligence and grace of Rosanne Cash has been largely absent of late on the country landscape, and for that reason alone, new…

  5. Soulive

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski, Martin & Wood—have crossed over from the jazz world into the jam-band circu Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski,…

  6. Say You Will

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). Drummer…

  7. Vega Takes 'Best' On The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of "Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega," the veteran singer/songwriter will hit the road next week in the U.S. The run will kick In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of …

  8. Skynyrd Guitarist Ready For The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in February, and will hit the road again with the band in June. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school. Bryan is a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison 2002 - Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted…

  10. Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who…

  11. Richard Ashcroft Focuses On Warmth, Hope

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Richard Ashcroft's second solo album, "Human Conditions," is a spiritual work that the former frontman for the Verve says grew out of the fabric of his recent life. Ashcroft explains, "The main ingredient would be the…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A weekly column taking a look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra. 2001 - 63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String…

  14. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, Doors, Madonna

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Shania Twain, the Doors, Madonna Shania Twain was in London last night (April 14) to announce her only European date of the year. She'll play a large-scale, one-off show July 12 at London's Hyde Park. A portion of the proceeds from tickets, which went on sale this morning,…

  15. Braxton To Join Broadway's 'Aida'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Toni Braxton is set to return to Broadway in the title role of Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" starting June 30. Contrary to reports that Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams would be t R&B star Toni Braxton is set to return to Broadway in the title…

  16. Police Probe Alleged Sharon Osbourne Fight

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Police are investigating an alleged fight between Sharon Osbourne and a Hollywood agent in a restaurant, a Los Angeles police department spokesperson said. The incident occurred last Thursday at Koi J Police are investigating an alleged fight between Sharon Osbourne and a Hollywood agent in a…

  17. Aretha To 'Sing Her History' On Final Tour

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B legend Aretha Franklin has confirmed that her 2003 tour will be the last such full-scale endeavor of her career. The tour will carry the moniker Aretha Sings Her Musical History and is expecte R&B legend Aretha Franklin has confirmed that her 2003 tour will be the last such full…

  18. Billboard Names New Editor In Chief

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has named award-winning journalist Keith Girard as editor in chief, effective April 21. Currently the editor of business weekly InvestmentNews, Girard has 25 years of experience at such prin Billboard has named award-winning journalist Keith Girard as editor in chief, effective…

  19. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac 'Will' Power On "Say You Will," due this week from Reprise, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks have collaborated together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since 1987's "Tango in the Night." Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John…

  20. Fine Tuning

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at music television highlights for the week of April 14-20, 2003. "American Idol" fans will want to stay up for NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Monday as inaugural season winner Kelly Clarkson will perform and likely sit down with Jay for a chat about her…

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