1. Amor a Tres

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although girl group Aroma is ostensibly a regional Mexican band, its Although girl group Aroma is ostensibly a regional Mexican band, its South American influences (present through Paraguayan lead singer Techi) come through in cumbias whose feel is more Colombianized than your usual Mexican…

  2. The American Song-Poem Anthology

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Recall seeing those "songs-poems" ads in the back pages of supermarket tabloids? Ever wonder about the quality of material submitted, and for a fee, then recorded? If so, look no further than this col Recall seeing those "songs-poems" ads in the back pages of supermarket…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…

  5. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  6. 50 Cent Rings Up No. 1 Single

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R. Kelly, but his single "In Da Club" claims the No. 1 post this week on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut knocks Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" fe 50 Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R.…

  7. Grand Jury Opens R.I. Club Fire Probe

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few miles from the blackened ruins of the Station nightclub, about two dozen citizens will hear how the Feb. 20 tragedy unfolded -- from the pyrotechnic display that ignited the blaze to the crush o A few miles from the blackened ruins of the Station nightclub, about two dozen citizens will…

  8. Skynyrd's Rossington Recovers From Heart Surgery

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The guitarist underwent a successful bypass operation Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital after a routine screening fou Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Baby,' Uncle Tupelo, AOL/MusicNet

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Toby Keith will co-host the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Music Video Awards with actress Pamela Anderson. Keith will also perform during the show, set for April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Enterta Big Tymers member/Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

  11. Crusaders On A Mission Of 'Rural Renewal'

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "They're back." That slogan heralds the Crusaders' first new album in 20 years, "Rural Renewal." Set for release worldwide March 4, the PRA/Verve set features original members Joe Sample (keyboards), Wilton Felder …

  12. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  13. Great White Subpoenaed In Nightclub Fire Case

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will investigate the West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire that killed 97 people last week, authorities said. The Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will…

  14. Lennox To 'Bare' Self On New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "Bare," June 10 in the U.S. via J Records (a day earlier internationally through BMG). The artist will precede the release wi 2002 Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "…

  15. Bowie, Waits Among 'Artists For Literacy'

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a new disc benefiting the programs of San Francisco's Artists For Literacy organization. "Songs Inspired b David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have…

  16. Clay Walker Establishes MS Foundation

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Clay Walker is opening up about his personal battle against multiple sclerosis (MS) to help others living with the disease and to assist in finding a cure. Walker has founded the Band A Country artist Clay Walker is opening up about his personal battle against multiple…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Fox Network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch," in which the members of 'N Sync ad 2001 - The Fox Network's hit animated series …

  18. Former Petty Bassist Epstein Dies

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Howie Epstein, 47, former bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, died at a hospital in Santa Fe, N.M. late Sunday night. Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano says that while the cause of Epstei Howie Epstein, 47, former bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, died at a hospital…

  19. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  20. Backstage At The Grammys: All Hail Norah

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST On stage at last night's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards in New York, all eyes were on singer/songwriter Norah Jones, whose Blue Note album "Come Away With Me" was at the heart of eight awards. Backstage, it On stage at last night's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards in New York, all eyes…

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