1. Flaming Lips Go Cover Crazy On New EP

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Flaming Lips will on April 22 release a new EP led by the single "Fight Test," drawn from their latest Warner Bros. album "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots." The disc will be rounded out by covers The Flaming Lips will on April 22 release a new EP led by the single …

  2. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1…

  4. Week Of March 17-23, 2003

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music related TV highlights for March 17-23, 2003. The big name musical highlight of this week won't come until Sunday (March 23), when U2 and Paul Simon perform during the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony on ABC. Both are up for best song Oscars, U2 for "The Hands That Built…

  5. Billboard Bits: Goo Goo/Hootie, Sub Pop, Opry

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Goo Goo Dolls/Hootie and the Blowfish, Sub Pop, Opry Goo Goo Dolls and Hootie and the Blowfish have been added to the lineup for the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, which, as previously reported, will be held June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The new acts join…

  6. Lollapalooza To Kick Off July 3

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New Yo The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in…

  7. U2 Plans Oscar Performance

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards ceremony. Set for Sunday (March 23) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the event will be host U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the…

  8. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  9. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Buzzcocks Look Sharp It's not uncommon to see a punk band squeeze out several albums of sheer greatness and then break up while at the height of its energy, preferring to burn out in a blaze of glory rather than fade away into embarrassing obscurity. Manchester, England's the…

  10. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Spiritualized 'Complete' Control U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has collected a slew of rarities for the double-disc collection "The Complete Works Volume 1," due this week from Spaceman/Arista Records. The set will feature 24 tracks culled from singles, EPs,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. South By Southwest Diary: Day Four

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Four Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  14. Written in the Stars

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. The revelation,…

  15. The Power to Believe

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Entering its 35th year, venerable is a word you might apply to King Crimson. Entering its 35th year, venerable is a word you might apply to King Crimson. The innovative progressive unit has left its mark across contemporary music, influencing bands from Talking Heads to Tool. But the roaring,…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" 2001 - Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin.…

  17. 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…

  18. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  19. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Crowded House/Sixpence None The Richer, Kid Rock, and 50 Cent THEY HAVE A 'DREAM' : Sixteen years ago this week, the song "Don't Dream It's Over" took a six-point hike to No. 14 on the Hot 100. It was the first chart entry for Crowded House, an…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don't scroll down there now -- have a little…

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