1. Cash Remains Hospitalized With Pneumonia

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST For more than two weeks, country legend Johnny Cash has been in Nashville's Baptist Hospital undergoing treatment for pneumonia, according to a hospital spokesperson. The 71-year-old artist was admitt For more than two weeks, country legend Johnny Cash has been in Nashville's…

  2. Raveonettes Relish Major Label Jump

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Denmark's the Raveonettes record all their songs in one key, limit themselves to three chords, and impose a strict time limit on each song of less than 180 seconds. The end result is a campy monster mash that falls somewhere between the…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  4. Phish Announces Summer Tour, 'It' Event

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3 at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. The revered Vermont-based jam band previously held its Great Went Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with the It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3…

  5. 'U Turn' Marks Crossroads For McKnight

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Love ballads are still his forte, but the edgier side of singer/songwriter/producer/musician Brian McKnight claims equal time on his sixth studio album, "U Turn." Arriving in stores March 25, the Motown/Universal release finds McKnight…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Sony Corp. unveils…

  7. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  8. Soul 'Survives' On Documentary Soundtrack

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only the Strong Survive," a "musical celebration of soul" from documentary filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. The 13-track collecti Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only…

  9. Fan Footage Revives Westerberg Tour DVD

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Footage provided by Paul Westerberg fans who videotaped shows on the ex-Replacements frontman's recent tour are providing the bulk of the material that will comprise "Come Feel Me Tremble," a Westerbe Footage provided by Paul Westerberg fans who videotaped shows on the ex…

  10. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion My 'Heart' To Yours There's a new driving force in Celine Dion's career. Her $10 million contract to become the face and vocal signature of DaimlerChrysler has prompted a new album, "One Heart," just a year after her high-profile return from a two…

  11. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park 'Meteora' Shower In what is one of the most highly anticipated sophomore albums in recent rock history, Linkin Park this week offers up the Warner Bros. set "Meteora." First single "Somewhere I Belong" is No. 2 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks…

  12. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

  13. Gates, Jones Retain Hold On U.K. Charts

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively, published yesterday (March 22). Gates' "Spirit in the Sky" charity single for Comic Relief Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles…

  14. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  15. No Holding Back

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The current love affair between dancehall reggae and hip-hop/ rap/ pop gets an added boost with this project by Jamaican hitmaker Wayne Wonder (neÉ Von Wayne Charles). The current love affair between dancehall reggae and hip-hop/ rap/ pop gets an added boost with this project by Jamaican…

  16. A Little Deeper

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the wake of 50 Cent, Interscope hopes to mine the same mainstream vein with another underground act—courtesy of North London. In the wake of 50 Cent, Interscope hopes to mine the same mainstream vein with another underground act—courtesy of North London. Having won Britain's…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's Range Rover when they stop him in Brooklyn for driving without license plates. 1999 - Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard&…

  18. Collins DVD Documentary Due

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will be released on DVD May 20 through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. First broadcast in November in the U.K., the film is a comprehensive ov The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomoplishments of Fleetwood Mac, the Clash, Nas, Swedish Eurovision hopefuls, and 50 Cent. RETURN OF THE MAC: The chart history of Fleetwood Mac stretches to a fourth decade, as the band returns to the Hot 100 with the paid download track "…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

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