1. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, Doors, Madonna

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Shania Twain, the Doors, Madonna Shania Twain was in London last night (April 14) to announce her only European date of the year. She'll play a large-scale, one-off show July 12 at London's Hyde Park. A portion of the proceeds from tickets, which went on sale this morning,…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on t 2001 - A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies…

  3. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack 'Face' The Music Godsmack frontman Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and new drummer Shannon Larkin (who replaced Tommy Stewart early last year) are building on two previous multi-platinum albums with the release this week of "Faceless" …

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. Godsmack Has Fun With 'Faceless' Rap

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Although Republic/Universal rockers Godsmack titled its third recording "Faceless" -- to reference its self-perception of being rock'n'roll underdogs -- circumstances are aligning to put the foursome decidedly and permanently…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. The Essential Sly & the Family Stone

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST For too many years, Sly & the Family Stone fans have had to content themselves with the landmark group's 1970 greatest-hits compilation. For too many years, Sly & the Family Stone fans have had to content themselves with the landmark group's 1970 greatest-hits compilation.…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. Week Of March 24-30

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music related TV highlights for the week of March 24-30, 2003. If you like superstar divas and big, lavish productions (and really, who doesn't?), then we've got something very special in store. Along with a new album ("One Heart," Epic), this week will see the opening of…

  14. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  16. Stewart Readying Second Standards Set

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart has said he wanted to make an album like "It Had to Be You ... The Great American Songbook" for a long time, but he will not have to wait long to offer up its sequel. Thanks to the success Rod Stewart has said he wanted to make an album like "It Had to Be You ...…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" 2001 - Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin.…

  18. Copeland: No Police Reunion In The Offing

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although he says the members of the Police felt "really terrific" playing together in public for the first time in 18 years on Monday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, drummer Stew Although he says the members of the Police felt "really terrific"…

  19. 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…

  20. Stewart Copeland Sues Surviving Doors

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the…

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