1. Top Acts Plug In For 'Matrix Reloaded' Soundtrack

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST New tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and, as previously reported, P.O.D., will be featured on the double-disc soundtrack to the film "Matrix Reloaded," due May 6 from Maverick. New tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and, as previously reported , P.O.D…

  2. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members 2000 - At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their…

  4. HOT PRODUCT

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Robbie Williams, the White Stripes, the Beatles, Wilco, and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Robbie Williams …

  5. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  6. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams The Great 'Escape' Around the globe, Robbie Williams is a household name. But in the U.S., it seems more is known about his revolutionary recording contract than the man and his music. Virgin Records is hoping to change that situation with the release this week of…

  7. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST White Stripes The Jack And Meg Show There is something comforting in the fact that the White Stripes recorded their new Third Man/V2 set, "Elephant," in 10 short days. Rushed recording stints are expected of nascent bands bereft of big budgets and label backing. But last year was a…

  8. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beatles Bigger And Better This week sees the long-awaited DVD release of "The Beatles Anthology" and the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart." The former includes the original eight episodes of the "Anthology" as well as 81 minutes of special…

  9. U Turn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. Easily one of the most recognizable voices in…

  10. Rosslyn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the erstwhile Peter Erskine Trio, veteran English pianist John Taylor rarely takes the spotlight under his own n A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the…

  11. One Heart

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST This is the album that Celine Dion should have offered upon emerging from her extended recording hiatus last year. This is the album that Celine Dion should have offered upon emerging from her extended recording hiatus last year. The relaxed, almost unassuming One Heart offers a well-measured…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  13. Fat Possum's Black Keys Get Their 'Freak' On

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after playing three sets at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it's not surprising to hear Black Keys vocalis A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after…

  14. HOT RAP TRACKS

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey featuring the Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  15. Costello, Sting Scale 'Cold Mountain'

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello and Sting have each written and will perform new tracks for the soundtrack to the film "Cold Mountain," due in September via producer T Bone Burnett's DMZ imprint through Columbia. Elvis Costello and Sting have each written and will perform new tracks for the…

  16. Great White To Play California Benefit

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The surviving members of Great White plan to perform together for the first time since the band's Feb. 20 concert in Rhode Island resulted in a nightclub fire that killed 99 people, including guitaris The surviving members of Great White plan to perform together for the first time since…

  17. A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitm Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of…

  18. Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sampled Voice Mail

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a California man claims that his life is in danger because the rapper used a phone message he left in a song tauntin In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in Orangeville, Ontario. He is 73. Koffman, who played flute, saxophone, and clarinet, released 30 albums in his 50-year career. 2001 - Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in…

  20. Billboard Bits: Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar Luther Vandross' next studio album, "Dance With My Father," will be released June 17 by J Records. Vandross self-produced the set, which features star-studded guest spots by the likes of Busta Rhymes, Beyonce Knowles, Stevie Wonder,…

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