1. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks. 2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 50 Cent, Cher, coincidences, charity singles and albums, the Eagles, Celine Dion, and Madonna with readers. 50 CENT'S WORTH Fred, Quick question: Will 50 Cent's new DVD/CD combo get to chart on The Billboard 200? Just wondering if it would be treated as a…

  3. Buzzcocks Taking 'Inventory' Of Singles

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT pioneers the Buzzcocks will be celebrated June 10 by EMI/Capitol with the release of "Buzzcocks: Inventory -- Singles Box Set." The set will collect the group's 14 singles recorded for EMI, from its f Punk pioneers the Buzzcocks will be celebrated June 10 by EMI/Capitol with…

  4. Dead, Dylan Go On The Road Again

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer Getaway Tour, set to kick off July 29 in a yet-to-be-announced location. The two acts last hit the road together in 1987 o The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer…

  5. White Stripes, Room 5 Lead U.K. Charts Again

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (April 13). It was a quiet week that saw only one top-10 entry, "The Very Best of the Li The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears…

  6. Top Stars Line Up For Japanese Festivals

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, the Strokes, Travis, Puddle Of Mudd, Blur, Blink 182, and New Found Glory are scheduled to play Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, to be held Aug. 2-3 in Tokyo and Osaka. Other bands on the bil Radiohead, the Strokes, Travis, Puddle Of Mudd, Blur, Blink 182, and New Found Glory…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

  8. 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…

  9. 2003 Juno Awards Winners

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Juno Awards winners list. Here are the winners of the 32nd annual Juno Awards, presented April 6 at the Corel Centre in Canada's capitol region of Ottawa-Gatineau: Single of the year: "Complicated," Avril Lavigne (Arista/BMG) Album of the year: "Let Go," Avril…

  10. 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. "…

  11. '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…

  12. The Dead Plan 'Summer Getaway' With Winwood, Nelson

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return to tradition this summer, launching a two-leg tour North American tour. The first leg of the Dead Summer Geta The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return…

  13. Winwood Launches Label, New Album, Tour

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which he will release a new album, and plans to hit the road later this month. The artist's first album on his own Wincr Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which…

  14. 'Antenna' Continues Cave In Evolution

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like so many bands that reach the pinnacle of popularity in the rock underground, when Boston-based prog-metal outfit Cave In signed with a major label recently, there was certainly a feeling that some fans might protest. And while that may…

  15. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  16. Billboard Bits: Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn Country act Rascal Flatts will be the featured entertainment for CMT's spring break concert in Daytona Beach, Fla. The group will perform a free show April 12 on the beach that will be filmed by the cable channel for an hour-long broadcast…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of Madonna, Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey, Darryl Worley, and Eminem. 'AMERICAN' WOMAN: Madonna's 49th chart entry on Billboard's Hot 100, "American Life" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), debuts at No. 90. Only two…

  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. Dion's 'New Day' Opens In Las Vegas

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST "What you see is real. I am really that high," Dion said happily after flying to the rafters in the premier performance. Celine Dion opened a three-year gig in the new $95 million Colosseum theater last night (March 25) at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, literally flying as she…

  20. Sex Pistols 'Certain' For U.S. Summer Dates

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this summer in America and Japan. Although no dates or venues have been announced, Los Angeles punk band Flogging Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this…

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