1. Foo Fighters Mapping Out U.S. Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Foo Fighters are lining up dates for a spring U.S. tour, set to begin April 10 in Bakersfield, Calif. Dates are set through April 30 in Washington, D.C., with many more expected to be added. The Foo Fighters are lining up dates for a spring U.S. tour, set to begin April 10 in Bakersfield,…

  2. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  3. Lollapalooza To Kick Off July 3

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New Yo The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in…

  4. Sing the Sorrow

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Listening to the first minute of AFI's major-label debut, Sing the Sorrow, it's easy to imagine a terribly ominous and brooding horizon. Listening to the first minute of AFI's major-label debut, Sing the Sorrow, it's easy to imagine a terribly ominous and brooding horizon.…

  5. Billboard Bits: Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur Iggy Pop will reunite with the Stooges for the first time in 28 years on the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 26-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Pop will be backed by original Stooges Ron…

  6. Earth Day Rocks With Raitt, Cake, De La Soul

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The Planet, a music and activism festival set for April 20 (Earth Day) at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gat Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The…

  7. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street'

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street' Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will perform his first dance track, "Let's Get Ill," in tandem with vocalist Kelis on March 19 at the second DanceStar awards, to be handed out at Miami Beach's Lummus Park. Diddy'…

  8. Beasties Address War On Iraq In New Song

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap trio the Beastie Boys have made a new song, "In a World Gone Mad," available for free download from their official Web site. The cut, the first new Beasties song to be released in more tha Veteran rap trio the Beastie Boys have made a new song, "In a World Gone Mad,…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas with multiple facial fractures after being attacked by two men on South Padre Island. 2002 - Country artist Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas with multiple facial fractures after being…

  10. Fountains Of Wayne Ink With S-Curve

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve Records which will be crowned with the June 3 release of the group's third album, "Welcome Interstate Managers." Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, is arrested for allegedly…

  12. Rhythm, Love and Soul: The Sexiest Songs of R&B

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul music gets the romantic touch via this three-CD boxed set, a companion to the WQED Multimedia-produced, same-titled special airing on PBS stations this month. Soul music gets the romantic touch via this three-CD boxed set, a companion to the WQED Multimedia-produced, same-titled special…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston During an Asian swing on their ongoing Licks World Tour, the Rolling Stones will perform later this month for the first time in China and Thailand. The group will also stage its first performance at Budokan in Tokyo, traditionally a martial arts…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Stereophonics, Massive Attack, Christina Aquilera

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Stereophonics, Massive Attack, Christina Aguilera British modern rock act Stereophonics will release its next album, "You Gotta Go There To Come Back," May 19 internationally via V2. The album, produced by lead singer Kelly Jones with help from Jim Lowe (Feeder, Black Crowes…

  16. 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…

  17. Gabriel Plotting Summer U.S. Tour

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel will return to the U.S. this summer for another leg of his Growing Up tour. Peter Gabriel will return to the U.S. this summer for another leg of his Growing Up tour. A tentative routing posted on the artist's official Web site kicks off June 7 in Mountain View, Calif., and…

  18. At Long Last, Cat Power Returns With Originals

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has been three years since Chan Marshall, the one-woman mastermind behind Cat Power, released "The Covers Record," and closer to five since her last studio album of original material, "Moon Pix." Although the beguiling…

  19. Donnas Join Lollapalooza Mainstage

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Female rock quartet the Donnas have been added to the mainstage lineup for the revived Lollapalooza festival, which, as previously reported, will also feature Jane's Addiction, Queens Of The Stone Age Female rock quartet the Donnas have been added to the mainstage lineup for the revived…

  20. Norah, Christina Overtake U.K. Charts

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Exactly one year after it was released, Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Parlophone) hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 2). Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera ended t.A.T.u.'s fo Exactly one year after it was released, Norah Jones' "Come…

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