1. 2003 Latin Grammys Confirmed For Miami

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST As was widely expected, Miami has been confirmed as the site of the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be held Sept. 3 at American Airlines Arena. As was widely expected, Miami has been confirmed as the site of the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be held Sept. 3,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  3. 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…

  4. That's Right!

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST This disc is the 17th album for Roomful of Blues (ROB). This disc is the 17th album for Roomful of Blues (ROB). That in itself is quite an accomplishment, as is the fact that the band has been in continuous existence since Duke Robillard and Al Copley founded the group in 1967. The key to ROB…

  5. Built To Spill Recharges For Spring Tour

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act Built To Spill has confirmed a month-long spring tour, beginning May 9 in the group's Boise, Idaho, home base and wrapping with a June 3-4 stand in Vancouver. The group will al Veteran modern rock act Built To Spill has confirmed a month-long spring tour,…

  6. 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,…

  7. Kravitz, Armstrong Join Anti-War Chorus

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of musicians airing their anti-war sentiments in song. Each has made available a track for free download; an MP3 of Armstrong's Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of…

  8. Hendrix Family Organizing Tribute, Memorial

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST On the heels of Motown's Stevie Wonder tribute album, due Tuesday, comes word of a similar Jimi Hendrix salute helmed by the late guitarist's step-sister Janie. On the heels of Motown's Stevie Wonder tribute album , due Tuesday, comes word of a similar Jimi Hendrix salute…

  9. 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…

  10. Robinson, Jones Honored With Medal Of Arts

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been awarded the 2002 National Medal of Arts. The country and R&B greats were honored yesterday (March 6) by Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been…

  11. Fabolous Makes 'Street Dreams' A Reality

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On the verge of releasing his second disc, "Street Dreams," Fabolous seems unfazed by the thought of a sophomore jinx: The Brooklyn, N.Y., native looks set to repeat the success of his debut, "Ghetto Fabolous," with the Desert…

  12. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  13. Sanz Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference Q&A

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Latin star Alejandro Sanz will sit down for a one-on-one interview at the 14th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, set for May 5-8 in Miami Beach. The May 7 interview will be conducted by Billboa Latin star Alejandro Sanz will sit down for a one-on-one interview at the 14th annual…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  16. Historic Beach Boys Concert Comes Home

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys will be released on CD March 4 from Eagle Records, with a DVD/VHS release to follow later in the month. "Good Timin' -- Live at Knebworth, England 1980" documents the A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys will be released on CD March 4 from Eagle…

  17. Hot Product

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from R. Kelly, Cat Power, AC/DC, Ministry, and more. 'Factory' Showroom In the wake of several release date changes and amid the ongoing controversy over child pornography allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly returns this week with his latest Jive album, …

  18. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  19. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  20. Let's Stay Together

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arguably one of the greatest soul singers of any generation, Al Green's syrupy sweet voice has served as an inspiration for many an artist. Arguably one of the greatest soul singers of any generation, Al Green's syrupy sweet voice has served as an inspiration for many an artist.…

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