1. American Life

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual introspection and more on woman-in-the-mirror confrontation. Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual…

  2. Beacon Theatre, New York

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result ca It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production…

  3. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place…

  4. U.K. Pop Outfit S Club To Disband

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT British pop group S Club ended months of speculation yesterday (April 21) with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at end of May. The six remaining members of the band -- Rachel Ste British pop group S Club ended months of speculation yesterday (April 21) with the…

  5. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna 'American' Mind Unlike her two most recent collections, "Music" and "Ray of Light," the lyrical content of Madonna's "American Life" relies less on spiritual introspection and more on woman-in-the-mirror confrontation. Here, the artist…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra. 2001 - 63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String…

  10. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  11. Man Charged With Impersonating Slick Rick

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to cash his royalty checks. A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to…

  12. Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and Toby Keith wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie N It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and…

  13. Sugar Ray Cruises In 'Pursuit Of Leisure'

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop/rock combo Sugar Ray is finalizing the details for its fifth album, "In the Pursuit of Leisure," due June 3 from Atlantic. The set will be preceded by the single "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)," wh Pop/rock combo Sugar Ray is finalizing the details for its fifth…

  14. 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…

  15. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will open Sept. 12 with a two-week festival…

  16. Eclectic Artists Dig Into 'Holes' Soundtrack

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shaggy, Moby, Fiction Plane, and Eagle-Eye Cherry are among the artists who have contributed songs to the soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures' "Holes," based on the popular book of the same name. Due A Shaggy, Moby, Fiction Plane, and Eagle-Eye Cherry are among the artists who…

  17. Stars On 'Peace' Set For War Child Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the performers contributing material to a new album, "Peace Songs," that will benefit a Canadian charity for children who are vict Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members 2000 - At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their…

  19. Diamonds on the Inside

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper's newest disc, Diamonds on the Inside, begins with the distant voices of musicians and producers bantering before the control room announces the recording process has begun. Ben Harper's newest disc, Diamonds on the Inside, begins with the distant voices of musicians and…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

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