1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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"…

  4. 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…

  5. Reports On R.I. Club Don't Mention Foam

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Town building and fire inspectors who visited the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., over the past three years never reported seeing highly flammable foam that was placed on the walls as soundpr Town building and fire inspectors who visited the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I.,…

  6. Matchbox Twenty, Sugar Ray Team For Tour

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for a North American tour, set to begin April 25 in New Orleans and last through a July 6 finale in Raleigh, N. Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for…

  7. Ashanti, B2K, Musiq Snag Soul Train Awards Pairs

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winners at Saturday's (March 1) 17th annual Soul Train Awards, tying with two honors each. Ashanti won best R&B/soul single, female and best R&B/soul album Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winners at Saturday's (March 1) 17th annual…

  8. Global

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST At the dawning of 2002, German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk received word that all rights of his own productions, which for years had been associated with German imprint MFS, had reverted back to him. At the dawning of 2002, German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk received word that all rights of his own…

  9. 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…

  10. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  11. 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.…

  12. R. Kelly's 'Chocolate Factory' Produces No. 1 Debut

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST A string of sexual allegations failed to turn U.S. music consumers away from R. Kelly's latest album, as "Chocolate Factory" sold an impressive 532,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and put A string of sexual allegations failed to turn U.S. music consumers away from R…

  13. Foundation Established To Assist R.I. Fire Victims

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST A charity fund has been founded in memory of Great White guitarist Ty Longley, who died in last week's West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire that claimed the lives of 96 others and hospitalized more than A charity fund has been founded in memory of Great White guitarist Ty Longley, who died…

  14. 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…

  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. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes becomes available for free download exclusively from e-tailer Musicmaker.com. 2000 - A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should…

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