1. Artists Take Stand Against Radio Deregulation

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Billboard Bulletin reports. The letter warns Powell that f A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell,…

  2. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Hotly tipped New York rock trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Interscope debut, "Fever To Tell." -- R&B vocalist Kelly Price's "Priceless" (Def Soul). -- Depeche Mode member Martin L. Gore's…

  3. Billboard Bits: SARS/Toronto, USO, Peggy Lee

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS affecting Toronto concerts, USO, Peggy Lee "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel & Elton John have canceled visits Monday (April 28) to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. At the city's Air Canada Centre, Joel…

  4. Clarkson Becomes A No. 1 'Idol' Again

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Thankful," the debut album from "American Idol" first season winner Kelly Clarkson, outsold new releases from 50 Cent, Fleetwood Mac, and Darryl Worley to bow on top of The Billboard 200. The RCA set "Thankful," the debut album from "American Idol"…

  5. 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…

  6. 16ask

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, Amber, and Bon Jovi. IT TAKES TWO... 'IDOLS' Dear Keith, I am from Scotland and wonder if you could help. My wife would like a video or CD of a love song duet sung by Kelly Clarkston and Justin…

  7. PJ Harvey Eyeing Festivals, Collaborations

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT PJ Harvey is confirmed for a handful of summer European festival appearances, beginning Aug. 16-17 at the V2003 festival in Stafford and Chelmsford, England. PJ Harvey is confirmed for a handful of summer European festival appearances, beginning Aug. 16-17 at the V2003 festival in Stafford…

  8. Kid's Choose Favorites With Nick

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B2K took the favorite music group award and thrilled the audience with a performance at Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Saturday's event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., fo B2K took the favorite music group award and thrilled the audience with a…

  9. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac 'Will' Power On "Say You Will," due this week from Reprise, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks have collaborated together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since 1987's "Tango in the Night." Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John…

  10. Tomahawk Proud Not To Fit In With 'Mit Gas'

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison tells Billboard.com that the band's sophomore Ipecac Recordings album, "Mit Gas," is the fruition of a focused and weathered outfit, which is in slight contrast to the Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison tells Billboard.com that the band's…

  11. Billboard Bits: Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No Premium cable channel Showtime's comedy "The Chris Isaak Show" is in production on its third season, which will find the star interacting with such musical guests as Michelle Branch, Gloria Estefan, Poison's Bret Michaels,…

  12. Queen Latifah To Host VH1 'Divas' Concert

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah will host VH1's annual "Divas" concert, which will air live May 22 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mary J. Blige, Jewel, and Chaka Khan are among the first artists confirmed to perform, Queen Latifah will host VH1's annual "Divas" concert, which…

  13. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

  14. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  15. Update: QOTSA Members Ready Side Projects

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Amid Queens Of The Stone Age's upcoming stints opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and appearing on the mainstage of Lollapalooza, the group's members are readying several side projects. Amid Queens Of The Stone Age's upcoming stints opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and…

  16. Blink, Simpson/Lachey, Abdul Eye MTV Shows

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blink-182, Paula Abdul, and newlywed couple Jessica Simpson and 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey are among the artists who will star in upcoming MTV reality programs. Blink-182, Paula Abdul, and newlywed couple Jessica Simpson and 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey are among the artists who will star…

  17. but one day. . .

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, and Scott Walker—was a brave, artful attempt to break out of her avant-cab Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  19. Backstreet Boys Put Next Album On Hold

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys have put their next studio album on hold, despite initial plans to begin work on the set this month. The Backstreet Boys have put their next studio album on hold, despite initial plans to begin work on the set this month. "As a group, we have decided not to record our…

  20. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Dandy Warhols, Juanes

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on White Stripes, Dandy Warhols, Juanes The White Stripes will overtake NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" next month for musical performances on four consecutive nights, according to a spokesperson. Beginning April 22, the Detroit rock duo will play a different…

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