1. Piano Bar

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed French chanteuse Patricia Kaas makes her English-language debut, inspired by the upcoming film And Now . . . Acclaimed French chanteuse Patricia Kaas makes her English-language debut, inspired by the upcoming film And Now . . . Ladies and Gentlemen, in which she appears as a cabaret…

  2. Dr. Feelgood

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 14 years after its original release, MÖtley CrÜe's monster hit, Dr. Nearly 14 years after its original release, Mötley Crüe's monster hit, Dr. Feelgood, is being rereleased as part of Hip-O's reissue series on the band. A No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 in 1989,…

  3. Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This three-disc compilation of Duke Ellington classics supersedes a similarly titled, sometimes harsh-sounding collection released in the early CD era and adds several fine alternate takes to the boun This three-disc compilation of Duke Ellington classics supersedes a similarly titled,…

  4. Say You Will

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). Drummer…

  5. Summer Sun

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Never an easy band to pigeonhole, Yo La Tengo (YLT) has been quietly evolving from a lo-fi skronk rock outfit to an experimental indie pop ensemble during the course of recent years. Never an easy band to pigeonhole, Yo La Tengo (YLT) has been quietly evolving from a lo-fi skronk rock outfit…

  6. Lullaby for Liquid Pig

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/musician Lisa Germano is one of the most gifted, distinctive, and underrated artists of our time. Singer/songwriter/musician Lisa Germano is one of the most gifted, distinctive, and underrated artists of our time. After releasing a handful of stark full-lengths on U.K. indie…

  7. Aerosmith Looks To Standards For Blues Album

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording its much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. Blind Willie McT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin…

  8. 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…

  9. Skynyrd Guitarist Ready For The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in February, and will hit the road again with the band in June. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school. Bryan is a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison 2002 - Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted…

  11. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge The upcoming Limp Bizkit album could be receiving yet another facelift, according to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site . Durst indicates that the group may scrap some or all of the 19 songs originally intended for…

  12. 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…

  13. Radiohead NYC Gig To Air On MTV

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will warm-up for its June 7 headlining slot at Long Island's Field Day Festival with a show the night before at New York's Beacon Theatre. Radiohead will warm-up for its June 7 headlining slot at Long Island's Field Day Festival with a show the night before at New…

  14. Spears To Drop 'Stalking' Case

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she claimed had stalked her after lawyers for the two sides reached an agreement, a Los Angeles court spokesperson sai Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she…

  15. Idlewild Comes Into Its Own 'Part'

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For Scottish rogue act Idlewild, the U.K. commercial success of its third album, "The Remote Part" (released domestically March 25 by Capitol), allowed it to finally become more than just a cult favor For Scottish rogue act Idlewild, the U.K. commercial success of its third album, …

  16. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

  17. Godsmack Takes 'Faceless' Straight To No. 1

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "Faceless," and leads the charge of seven top-20 entries on the album chart. The Universal album sold 269,000 copies in the U.S., accordi Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "…

  18. String Cheese Incident Plans New Album, Live Dates

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio album. The as-yet-unnamed set was recorded over the past few months at the Record Plant in Sausalito, Calif., Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio…

  19. 16ask

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, Amber, and Bon Jovi. IT TAKES TWO... 'IDOLS' Dear Keith, I am from Scotland and wonder if you could help. My wife would like a video or CD of a love song duet sung by Kelly Clarkston and Justin…

  20. Evanescence Set Pulled From Christian Distribution

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Provident Music Distribution, the Christian distribution arm of Zomba, says it will no longer handle Wind-Up Records act Evanescence for the Christian retail market. Provident Music Distribution, the Christian distribution arm of Zomba, says it will no longer handle Wind-Up Records act…

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