1. Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Say 'YES New York'

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New York," a 15-track collection due June 3 from Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice Records. The album kicks off with a previo New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.…

  3. 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…

  4. Mayer Flies With Crows For Summer Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour this summer. As tipped here last month , recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour…

  5. Billboard Bits: Ashanti/Lonestar, Bravo, Dee Dee Ramone

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ashanti/Lonestar, Bravo, Dee Dee Ramone R&B star Ashanti will give a private concert tonight (April 3) at the Huntington Townhouse in Huntington, Long Island. The audience will be made up of invited parents and spouses of U.S. military personnel in Iraq; Ashanti's Def Jam…

  6. 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…

  7. A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitm Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of…

  8. 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…

  9. Fabolous Faces New Weapons Possession Charge

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $2…

  10. Cracker Preps Two New Albums

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act Cracker will release a new studio album, "Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou?," on May 6 through Pitch-A-Tent Records. The follow up to 2002's "Forever" is the first of two new records Veteran modern rock act Cracker will release a new studio album, …

  11. Good Charlotte Prepares For Honda Civic Tour

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST After having performed on the last two Vans Warped Tour outings, Good Charlotte guitarist Billy tells Billboard.com the upcoming Honda Civic Tour, which also features co-headliners New Found Glory as After having performed on the last two Vans Warped Tour outings, Good Charlotte guitarist…

  12. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

  13. Chinatown

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian trio the Be Good Tanyas—Frazey Ford, Samantha Parton, and Trish Kelin—combine acoustic instrumentation, other-worldly harmonies, and impressive songwriting to create a sound uni Canadian trio the Be Good Tanyas—Frazey Ford, Samantha Parton, and Trish Kelin—combine acoustic…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins a Best…

  16. Top DJs Sign On For Dual Play Tour

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tiesto, Dieselboy, Bad Boy Bill, and Noel Sanger have signed on for PlayStation2's Dual Play tour, which kicks off March 28 in Atlanta and will run through June 6 in San Francisco. Dieselboy and Bad B Tiesto, Dieselboy, Bad Boy Bill, and Noel Sanger have signed on for PlayStation2's…

  17. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest…

  18. South By Southwest Diary: Day Four

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Four Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 1999 - Honoring a roster of music artists that range…

  20. Eichendorff Lieder

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST This disc by hunky-but-serious Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair has been in the can for more than three years, reflecting the shrunken market for lieder recordings but not the expansive quality of This disc by hunky-but-serious Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair has been in the can for…

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