1. Styx Snags Diverse Guests For 'Cyclorama'

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, comedy rock duo Tenacious D, actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton, and 1980s pop star John Waite have all lent their talents to "Cyclorama," the upcoming studio album Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, comedy rock duo Tenacious D, actor/musician…

  2. QOTSA To Spend Spring On The Road

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed an extensive slate of tour dates that will take the band to the Far East, Down Under, and across the U.S. Hard rock outfit Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed an extensive slate of tour dates that will take the band to the Far East,…

  3. Film Composer Ron Goodwin Dies At 77

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines," and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," has died at 77, his wife, H Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie…

  4. Backstreet Boy Carter Hits Solo Road

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, whose Jive solo debut "Now or Never" was released last fall, will be hitting the road in February for his first solo performance outing. Beginning Feb. 17 in Pittston, Pa., Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, whose Jive solo debut "Now or Never" was…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  6. Hopeville Tour Grows Another Leg

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie McClurkin, is set to kick off a second leg on Monday (Jan. 13) in Stockton, Calif., after a very successful initia Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie…

  7. Jay-Z Inks With Showtime For Concert Broadcast

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime. The show at the Mid South Coliseum will also feature other artists from the Roc-A-Fella label family, as well as special Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime.…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits with her husband of 15 months. In a statement, the singer says she intends to "remain good friends" with husband Jimmy Gulzar, whom she met on t 2000 - Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits…

  9. Toad Sets Path For February Jaunt

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has solidified its 24-date U.S. reunion tour, set to kick off Feb. 4 in Anaheim, Calif. Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has solidified its 24-date U.S. reunion tour, set to kick off Feb. 4 in Anaheim, Calif. The previously tipped…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean ""Puffy"" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. J 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a…

  11. Billboard Bits: Crow/Goo Goo Dolls, Supergrass, Yahoo!

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls performing at the annual NHL All-Star Game, Supergrass heading to the U.S. for a handful of tour dates, and how some music stars ranked among the most sear Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls have signed on to perform at the annual National Hockey…

  12. Cult Fave Jellyfish Feted By Box Set

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A year ago, listening to Bruce Brodeen outline his plans to fete early-1990s power-pop act Jellyfish might have left one thinking the Not Lame Recordings chief was a tad insane. At the time, he was taking out a second mortgage on the equity of he…

  13. '80s Rockers Return To The Road

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S. package tours early in the New Year. The first will boast a lineup of Styx, Kansas, and John Waite, while th Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S.…

  14. Crazy Town Rides 'Darkhorse' On The Road

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its latest Columbia album, "Darkhorse," with a short West Coast trek kicking off Jan. 7 in Phoenix. The tour will comprise Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the ""MTV Unplugged"" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues ""Jay-Z Unplugged."" 2001 - Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from…

  17. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The…

  18. Jane's Addiction Go 'Hypersonic'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio album, "Hypersonic," and plans to release it early next summer via Warner Bros. The disc is the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritua Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio…

  19. Blue Gets Help From Elton For U.K. No. 1

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period provided male pop-R&B quartet Blue with its third U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Dec. 15). "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" (Inno One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period…

  20. Charmbracelet

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST The title of Mariah Carey's new album (her first from her new Island Def Jam-distributed Monarc label) recalls simpler, more innocent times. RELEASE DATE: Dec. 3 The title of Mariah Carey's new album (her first from her new Island Def Jam-distributed Monarc label) recalls simpler,…

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