1. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's life and music will be celebrated beginning June 7 in the late musician's hometown of Seattle, when the Jimi Hendrix gallery opens at the Experience Music Project (EMP). The exhibit is an expanded…

  3. Earth, Wind & Fire 'Promise' New Album, Tour

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, "The Promise," due May 20 on Kalimba Records. It's the first album of new studio material in six years for the band, which R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, …

  4. Galactic Teams With Automator For New Set

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans funk ensemble Galactic is recording a new full-length album and has enlisted producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to lend his talents in the studio. "Working with this band in New Orleans New Orleans funk ensemble Galactic is recording a new full-length album and…

  5. Kiss, Aerosmith Tour Ready To Rock

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour, which will run from Aug. 2 in Hartford, Conn., to Oct. 18 in Devore, Calif. Modern rock act Saliva will support As expected , Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour,…

  6. Madonna Edged Out For No. 1 U.K. Debut

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick), which had led the way in midweek sales, was beaten to No. 1 by the incumbent chart-topper of th The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna&…

  7. Fine Tuning

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An in-depth look at the musical highlights of the April 21-27, 2003, TV schedule. Madonna , Madonna, Madonna! It seems like she's going to be everywhere you look on TV this week, starting on Tuesday, the same day her new Maverick album, "American Life," is released. In the…

  8. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  9. Lucinda Williams Envisions 'World Without Tears'

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the longest time, it seemed that "prolific" was definitely not a word one could associate with alt-country songstress Lucinda Williams. Prior to the release of her exquisite 1998 breakthrough, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,"…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 …

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 50 Cent, Cher, coincidences, charity singles and albums, the Eagles, Celine Dion, and Madonna with readers. 50 CENT'S WORTH Fred, Quick question: Will 50 Cent's new DVD/CD combo get to chart on The Billboard 200? Just wondering if it would be treated as a…

  17. Oakenfold China Shows Go On Despite SARS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will take the stage as scheduled tonight (April 18) in Shanghai and tomorrow in Beijing, despite the threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that has forced the Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will take the stage as scheduled tonight (April 18) in Shanghai…

  18. 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…

  19. THE HOT 100

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Ignition , R. Kelly 3. Get Busy , Sean Paul 4. When I'm Gone , 3 Doors Down 5. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg News Nate Dogg , Sean Paul , R. Kelly …

  20. 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…

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