1. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  2. The Datsuns

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yes, here comes another "it" band banging out post-punk garage. Yes, here comes another "it" band banging out post-punk garage. Fortunately, the Datsuns don't deserve any groans for this, because they deliver some brash, fun material on their North American major…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeba 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston During an Asian swing on their ongoing Licks World Tour, the Rolling Stones will perform later this month for the first time in China and Thailand. The group will also stage its first performance at Budokan in Tokyo, traditionally a martial arts…

  5. Nightclub Fire Death Toll Reaches 99

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST The death toll in last month's deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., rose by one to 99 yesterday (March 6), when Mitchell Shubert, 39, died of his injuries. Shubert was a construction superinte The death toll in last month's deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., rose…

  6. Poll Contradicts Grammys' Sales Influence

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music purchases of most consumers, according to a Billboard.com poll. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music…

  7. Update: Zeppelin Lives Again On DVD, CD

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances by legendary U.K. hard rock act Led Zeppelin in its prime. The two-disc "Led Zeppelin DVD" and three-disc audio set Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances…

  8. Dismemberment Plan Eyes Final Tour, Remix Album

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already announced it will split later this year, the group is planning an extensive farewell tour as well as an album of Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already…

  9. Robinson, Jones Honored With Medal Of Arts

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been awarded the 2002 National Medal of Arts. The country and R&B greats were honored yesterday (March 6) by Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle, rushes him to Northcrest Medical Center. 2000 - Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Anthony Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has inked a deal with Hyperion Books to publish his memoir, "Scar Tissue." Due in the fall of 2004, the tome will cover Kiedis' battles with drug addiction plus tales from his life…

  12. Great White Tour Manager: Pyro Documents Destroyed

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Great White's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork outlining the band's general use of pyrotechnics, but he said all the documents specific to the show that led to a deadly ni Great White's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork…

  13. Fleetwood Mac Rolls Out Tour Itinerary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fleetwood Mac has confirmed 31 dates for its first tour since 1997. Fleetwood Mac has confirmed 31 dates for its first tour since 1997, beginning May 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets begin going on sale next weekend to the general public, but members of the band's fan club will be able to…

  14. Knopfler Plans Tour, Duets Album

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North American tour in support of his third Warner Bros. solo set, "The Ragpicker's Dream." The outing launches June 26 in Portsmouth, Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North…

  15. 50 Cent Keeps 'Club' At No. 1

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its lead on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week, once again besting Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J. Additionally, "In Da Club" hasn't loo 50 Cent's "In Da Club"…

  16. The Datsuns Bolster Their Rep On The Road

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If the essence of rock'n'roll is the live performance, then V2 Records freshmen the Datsuns are about as purebred as they come. The band's nonstop touring is sending the rockers around the world in a whirl of wailing guitars and…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  18. Grammy Wave Carries Jones Back To No. 1

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's Grammy Awards propels her debut album, "Come Away With Me," back to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. In the week following the Grammy broadcast, A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's…

  19. Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Over Club Fire

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R.I., club fire that killed 98 people and injured about twice as many. The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trauma Entertainment files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failure to deliver their next album. 1999 - Trauma Entertainment files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failure to deliver…

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