1. Steely Dan Confirms First Tour In Three Years

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y. Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping…

  2. HOT RAP TRACKS

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  3. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lucinda Williams/Jayhawks A pair of roots rock veterans, Lucinda Williams and the Jayhawks, release new albums this week for Lost Highway. Williams' "World Without Tears" is the follow-up to 2001's "Essence," which debuted at No. 28 on The Billboard 200. The set…

  4. 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. "…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  6. Three Singles Charts Remain In 50 Cent's 'Club'

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard's singles charts, holding onto No. 1 on the Hot 100, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and the Hot Rap Tracks tally. Taken f 50 Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard…

  7. Edwin Starr Dies In England

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his home near Nottingham, England, his manager, Lilian Kyle, confirmed. He was 61. Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his home near Nottingham, England, his manager,…

  8. Lucinda Salutes Westerberg, Pairs With Young

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg proved to be a rather substantial influence on lauded singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams' new Lost Highway set... Former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg proved to be a rather substantial influence on lauded singer/songwriter Lucinda…

  9. Former Oasis Drummer Loses Court Challenge

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Oasis drummer Anthony McCarroll today (April 1) failed in a London Court of Appeal challenge to his earlier defeat in a High Court damages case, in which he claimed negligence against the band Former Oasis drummer Anthony McCarroll today (April 1) failed in a London Court of Appeal…

  10. Stars On 'Peace' Set For War Child Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the performers contributing material to a new album, "Peace Songs," that will benefit a Canadian charity for children who are vict Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the…

  11. Top Acts Plug In For 'Matrix Reloaded' Soundtrack

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST New tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and, as previously reported, P.O.D., will be featured on the double-disc soundtrack to the film "Matrix Reloaded," due May 6 from Maverick. New tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and, as previously reported , P.O.D…

  12. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  13. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beatles Bigger And Better This week sees the long-awaited DVD release of "The Beatles Anthology" and the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart." The former includes the original eight episodes of the "Anthology" as well as 81 minutes of special…

  14. HOT RAP TRACKS

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey featuring the Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  15. Great White To Play California Benefit

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The surviving members of Great White plan to perform together for the first time since the band's Feb. 20 concert in Rhode Island resulted in a nightclub fire that killed 99 people, including guitaris The surviving members of Great White plan to perform together for the first time since…

  16. 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…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in Orangeville, Ontario. He is 73. Koffman, who played flute, saxophone, and clarinet, released 30 albums in his 50-year career. 2001 - Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in…

  18. Billboard Bits: Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar Luther Vandross' next studio album, "Dance With My Father," will be released June 17 by J Records. Vandross self-produced the set, which features star-studded guest spots by the likes of Busta Rhymes, Beyonce Knowles, Stevie Wonder,…

  19. 50 Cent Keeps 'Club' Up On Top

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As reported yesterday, his Shady/Interscope set is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 a fifth non-consecutive week, while his single "I 50 Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As…

  20. 50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on The Billboard 200 this week. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (Shady/Interscope) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week, wit 50 Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on…

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