1. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra/Paul Hillier

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the most involving classical scores in recent years have been composed in the Baltics, and this beautifully produced anthology presents the best of the region's contemporary choral music&#x201 Some of the most involving classical scores in recent years have been composed in…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group suffers trauma to his leg when his motorcycle is struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan. 2002 - Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group suffers trauma to his leg when his…

  3. AC/DC Looking Ahead To New LP, Live Shows

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST After AC/DC fulfills its contract by delivering its next studio set to Elektra, the veteran rock act will make its subsequent two albums for Epic, guitarist Malcolm Young tells Billboard.com. The two- After AC/DC fulfills its contract by delivering its next studio set to Elektra, the veteran…

  4. Stars Crowd Stevie Wonder Tribute

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "Conception: An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder's Songs." The tribute set will feature 14 selections from Wonder's catalog re-envisioned by Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kid Rock and the state of commercial singles in the U.S., song titles with repeating words, theories about the No. 1 song of the year, and Canadian country artists. 'PICTURE' IT Howdy, Fred, Just wanted to let you know I appreciated your '…

  6. Fiction Plane Prepares For Takeoff

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids his age, he viewed his lessons as more of a chore than a means to a future musical career. Indeed, he might ha Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their property in Franklin, Tenn. While taking a solo run, he hits a tree head-on at a high speed and brea 2002 - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his…

  8. Another Loaded Lineup For Fan Fair

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8 in Nashville, with hundreds of artists planning to play more than 40 hours worth of concerts at venues throu The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8…

  9. Bon Jovi Eyes DVD, Rarities Collection

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the veteran New Jersey group has a few fan-friendly projects in the works that should see the light of day by the end of 2004. These are exciting times for the members of Bon Jovi. In addition to beginning a stateside arena tour Saturday (Feb. 8)…

  10. 6ask

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and Daniel Bedingfield. J-A-N-E-T Hi Keith, I've heard from various sources that Janet Jackson was going to make another album this year. Do you know if that's true and if so, do you know when…

  11. Love Blames 'Potty Mouth' For Arrest

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Musician/actress Courtney Love blamed her "potty mouth" after British police arrested her for verbally abusing cabin staff on a trans-Atlantic flight. Musician/actress Courtney Love blamed her "potty mouth" after British police arrested her for verbally abusing cabin staff…

  12. Densmore Sues Over New Doors Lineup

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count lawsuit against surviving original band members Ray Manzarek and Robert Krieger, among others. The suit revolves a John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count…

  13. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Webb, VP Records

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Springsteen, Webb, VP Records The previously reported benefit concert Bruce Springsteen will perform in Somerville, Mass., has grown. The Boss will perform a solo show Feb. 19 at the Somerville Theater in addition to the previously confirmed Feb. 20 event. An official statement…

  14. Whitney Houston's Father Dies

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early days of R&B, died Sunday (Feb. 2) after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was 82. Housto John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early…

  15. Courtney Love Arrested At London Airport

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) as she arrived at London's Heathrow airport on a trans-Atlantic flight. Love had been "verbally abusive" to cabin crew during a Virgin Former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) as she…

  16. Grammy Telecast Adds More Performers

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Multiple nominees Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, and the Dixie Chicks are the latest performers added to the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Also newly joining the bill for the Feb. 23 event at New York' Multiple nominees Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, and the Dixie Chicks are the latest…

  17. Phil Spector Posts $1 Million Bond

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed music producer Phil Spector was freed last night (Feb. 3) after posting $1 million bond. As previously reported, the 62-year-old was arrested early yesterday morning for investigation of mur Acclaimed music producer Phil Spector was freed last night (Feb. 3) after posting $1 million…

  18. Underworld Leads Ultra Festival Lineup

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Underworld leads a star-studded lineup for the fifth annual Ultra Music Festival, set for March 22 at Miami's Bayfront Park. The event will also sport performances from some of the biggest names in el Underworld leads a star-studded lineup for the fifth annual Ultra Music Festival, set…

  19. Billboard Bits: Common, Sister Hazel & More

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Common, Sister Hazel & More Common will soon be seen in a print ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Shot by photographer Ken Nahoum, the ad features the rapper about to eat a veggie burger and the tagline, "Think Before You Eat. Go Veg for Life."…

  20. John Doe Gets Simple On 'Dim Stars'

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his... While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his iMusic debut , "Dim Stars, Bright…

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