1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses artist's nationalities, chart records, an alleged attempt to inflate airplay data, and original songs from soundtracks that have reached No. 1. DON'T FORGET THIS 'GROOVE' Hi Fred, Although I've been following your online section on Billboard.com…

  2. Warped Tour Rolls Out Itinerary

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The itinerary for the ninth annual Vans Warped Tour has been unveiled, and will, as previously reported, kick off June 19 in Boise, Idaho. The itinerary for the ninth annual Vans Warped Tour has been unveiled, and will, as previously reported , kick off June 19 in Boise, Idaho. The trek, for…

  3. Copeland, Magic Slim Lead W.C. Handy Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Fellow veterans Solomon Burke, W.C. Clark, and Charlie M Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the…

  4. Tortoise, Malkmus, Donnas Set For Noise Pop

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tortoise, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, the Donnas, Cat Power, Calexico, Hot Rod Circuit, Trans Am, Dead Moon, the Pattern, Folk Implosion, the Dirtbombs, the Go, No Knife, Smog, and a reunited Cam Tortoise, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, the Donnas, Cat Power, Calexico, Hot Rod Circuit,…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  6. Rancid, The Used Head Initial Warped Tour Lineup

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according to a tour spokesperson. Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 1999 - Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother…

  8. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  9. Chesney Extends 'Margaritas' Tour

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Kenny Chesney has tacked on a slew of dates to his upcoming Margaritas & Senoritas tour, set to kick off Jan. 16 in Tupelo, Miss. In addition to previously announced dates that ran th Country star Kenny Chesney has tacked on a slew of dates to his upcoming Margaritas &…

  10. Yanni Slates Ambitious North American Tour

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58-city arena trek, his first tour in five years, will keep the artist on the road in North America through a J New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58…

  11. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  12. Billboard Bits: Charlie Hunter, Tom McRae, Cutting Crew

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Charlie Hunter, Tom McRae, Cutting Crew Progressive jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter has set a March 25 release for his ninth album, "Right Now Move." The set will be his first for Ropeadope Records after releasing seven albums through Blue Note. Breaking away from his earlier…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery,…

  14. 1TunesOnTV

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 30, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 30 "Shania: In Her Own Words," VH1 Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: David…

  15. Punk Legend Joe Strummer Dies

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band The Clash, died yesterday (Dec. 22) at his home in Broomfield, England. He was 50. The British Broadcasting Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band…

  16. Performers, Schedule Set For South By Southwest

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music-industry festival South By Southwest, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  18. David Lee Roth Sues Van Halen

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Lee Roth has filed suit against Warner Bros. Records and his former bandmates in Van Halen, claiming he was underpaid royalties, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to the suit -- filed Wednes David Lee Roth has filed suit against Warner Bros. Records and his former bandmates in Van…

  19. Jackson Limps To Court With Spider Bite

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday (Dec. 3) with a bandaged and swollen foot to testify in a lawsuit that alleges he failed to follow through wit Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday …

  20. Van Dyk Spins 'Global' Collection

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "Global," a double-disc collection spanning his decade-long career. The Mute set will feature an audio CD with 11 restructured "hits" f Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "…

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