1. John Doe Gets Simple On 'Dim Stars'

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his... While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his iMusic debut , "Dim Stars, Bright…

  2. Universal Breathes New Life Into Crue Classics

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises (UME) has inked an exclusive deal with Motley Crue to rerelease the group's catalog in the U.S., bolstered with bonus tracks. Universal Music Enterprises (UME) has inked an exclusive deal with Motley Crue to rerelease the group's catalog in the U.S.,…

  3. Sotheby's Sues Michael Jackson

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sotheby's filed a lawsuit Friday against pop superstar Michael Jackson, who the auction house claims has yet to pay nearly $1.4 million dollars for two 19th century paintings he purchased last October Sotheby's filed a lawsuit Friday against pop superstar Michael Jackson, who the…

  4. Clinton Plans Stones Concert Appearance

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former President Bill Clinton plans to appear at this week's free Rolling Stones concert to raise awareness about global warming. Former President Bill Clinton plans to appear at this week's free Rolling Stones concert to raise awareness about global warming. Clinton, who sported…

  5. Protagonistas de la Musica

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Already a top five hit, the first album from the Telemundo network's reality/talent show features all 14 contestants singing covers of songs popularized by a wide array of artists. Already a top five hit, the first album from the Telemundo network's reality/talent show features all…

  6. Believe

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Since he first cracked the top 40 in 1966 with "Tell It Like It Is" (a No. 1 R&B hit; top five on the Hot 100), Aaron Neville's gossamer tenor has been one of nature's great wonders. And on his se Since he first cracked the top 40 in 1966 with "Tell It Like It Is…

  7. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez Sources say Metallica is in the process of putting together another stadium metalfest package similar to 2000's Summer Sanitarium tour. Metallica last toured in 2000, taking in $40.5 million from only 20 shows, about a dozen of which were Summer…

  8. Yo La Tengo Shines Up 'Summer' Songs

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yo La Tengo will release the follow-up to 2000's "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out" April 8 via Matador. In contrast to last year's moody instrumental set "The Sounds of the Sounds of the Sci Yo La Tengo will release the follow-up to 2000's "And…

  9. Noted DJs Team Up In Triple Threat

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Invisibl Skratch Piklz principals Apollo and Shortkut are teamed with fellow DJ Vinroc in the trio Triple Threat, whose debut album, "Many Styles," is due March 3 from Fat Beats. The album will be sup Invisibl Skratch Piklz principals Apollo and Shortkut are teamed with fellow DJ…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart acheivements of Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, B2K, and Kid Rock. 'HAVE' AND THE HAVE-NOTS: There were a lot of contenders for the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 this week, more than in most weeks. "Bump, Bump, Bump" (T.U.G.…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

  12. Toad Reunion Relies On Tour Success

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Expectations are high for Toad the Wet Sprocket's national reunion tour, especially given that there are low expectations of the band staying together for the long-term. After testing the touring waters by opening a few times for Counting…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  14. Lucinda Williams Sets European Tour

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. The trek will come on the…

  15. AOL Music Exposes Lucy Woodward

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Up and coming artist Lucy Woodward is thankful to have the power of America Online (AOL) on her side. In a little more than two months, the online community's AOL Music channel has served more than ha Up and coming artist Lucy Woodward is thankful to have the power of America Online (AOL…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  17. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  18. Bon Jovi, Goos Suit Up For Woods' 'Tiger Jam'

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Golf superstar Tiger Woods' sixth annual Tiger Jam benefit concert has snagged headliners Bon Jovi and the Goo Goo Dolls for the event, set for April 19 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. Golf superstar Tiger Woods' sixth annual Tiger Jam benefit concert has snagged…

  19. Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony i Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish…

  20. KaZaA Strikes Back At Entertainment Industry

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The owners of the KaZaA file-sharing network are suing the movie and recording industries, claiming that they don't understand the digital age and are monopolizing entertainment. The owners of the KaZaA file-sharing network are suing the movie and recording industries, claiming that they…

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