1. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  2. Poll: Reaction To Nightclub Tragedies Spilt

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Of 2,636 voters in a recent Billboard.com poll, 56% admit that the fire that burned the Station in West Warwick, R.I., killing 99, and the mass exodus from E2 in Chicago that left 21 dead have changed Of 2,636 voters in a recent Billboard.com poll, 56% admit that the fire that burned the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Goo Goo/Hootie, Sub Pop, Opry

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Goo Goo Dolls/Hootie and the Blowfish, Sub Pop, Opry Goo Goo Dolls and Hootie and the Blowfish have been added to the lineup for the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, which, as previously reported, will be held June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The new acts join…

  4. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  5. 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…

  6. Mr. Cheeks 'Back Again' On New Album

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next Tuesday (March 18) on Universal Records. Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next…

  7. Billboard Bits: STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and his guitarist brother Dean have signed on to produce the next studio album for modern rock act Alien Ant Farm, due later this year via New Noize/DreamWorks Records. Pre-production on the follow up to the…

  8. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 10) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Police, the Clash, Elvis C Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  11. Great White Tour Manager: Pyro Documents Destroyed

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Great White's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork outlining the band's general use of pyrotechnics, but he said all the documents specific to the show that led to a deadly ni Great White's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork…

  12. Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Over Club Fire

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R.I., club fire that killed 98 people and injured about twice as many. The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R…

  13. Billboard Bits: Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers Melissa Etheridge and LeAnn Rimes have been added to the Watershed Four Festival, which, as previously reported , will be held Aug. 30-31 in Walkerton, Ontario. Etheridge will perform on the first night along with ZZ Top, Our Lady Peace, Merle…

  14. Reports On R.I. Club Don't Mention Foam

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Town building and fire inspectors who visited the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., over the past three years never reported seeing highly flammable foam that was placed on the walls as soundpr Town building and fire inspectors who visited the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I.,…

  15. Jennifer Hanson

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The parade of talented, photogenic female country singers seems to be never-ending, and they often seem to disappear from the commercial radar screen overnight. The parade of talented, photogenic female country singers seems to be never-ending, and they often seem to disappear from the…

  16. Trick Daddy Faces Assault Charges

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Trick Daddy is facing assault charges in Miami after witnesses told police he brandished a gun and threatened to kill a man during a dispute following a basketball game. Rapper Trick Daddy is facing assault charges in Miami after witnesses told police he brandished a gun and threatened…

  17. Great White Subpoenaed In Nightclub Fire Case

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will investigate the West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire that killed 97 people last week, authorities said. The Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will…

  18. R.I. Seeks To Quiz Owners In Club Blaze

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., the state attorney general said the nightclub owners have not answered questions from investigator A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West…

  19. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  20. Nightclub Disasters Lead To Inspections Countrywide

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fire inspectors descended on nightclubs across the nation over the weekend after two nightclub tragedies in the span of a week killed 118 people, some caught in a stampede and others burned to death i Fire inspectors descended on nightclubs across the nation over the weekend after two…

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