1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D next month at the organization's 10th annual awards ceremony. On Feb. 22 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, M Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing C 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam &…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from…

  12. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More U.K. modern rock act Coldplay will close down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. Sunday (Jan. 26) for a free performance that will be broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." The show will air live at…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses artist's nationalities, chart records, an alleged attempt to inflate airplay data, and original songs from soundtracks that have reached No. 1. DON'T FORGET THIS 'GROOVE' Hi Fred, Although I've been following your online section on Billboard.com…

  14. Billboard Bits: Sundance, Foo Fighters, Springsteen

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sundance, Foo Fighters, Springsteen A star-studded crowd turned out last night (Jan. 22) at Harry O's in Park City, Utah, to watch Beck, Ben Lee, and DJ Z-Trip serenade an HBO party as part of the annual Sundance Film Festival. Beck's mostly acoustic set eventually gave way…

  15. Pearl Jam Unveils North American Tour Plans

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will kick off its 2003 North American tour April 1 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. As previously reported, the 48-date trek will play a mix of arenas and amphitheatres and is scheduled to wra Pearl Jam will kick off its 2003 North American tour April 1 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.…

  16. B2K, P. Diddy 'Bump' To No. 1

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances its way to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 thanks to a major spike in radio airplay. The single moves up one notch to end the 12-week run of Eminem's B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances…

  17. Update: Bobby Brown's Sentence Reduced

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bobby Brown will not have to serve the remainder of an eight-day jail sentence for drunken driving after he is discharged from an Atlanta hospital, police said today (Jan. 22). Brown, the husband of p Bobby Brown will not have to serve the remainder of an eight-day jail sentence for drunken…

  18. Jagermeister Tour To Kick Off In March

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST A full itinerary has been announced for the second Jagermeister tour, which, as previously reported, will feature co-headliners Saliva and hed(pe), as well as Breaking Benjamin, Systematic, and Stereo A full itinerary has been announced for the second Jagermeister tour, which, as previously…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Nine Inch Nails makes its first ever instore signing appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. 2002 - Nine Inch Nails makes its first ever instore signing appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. 1999 - Hal B. Cook…

  20. Sparta, Glassjaw Strap In For SnoCore

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows a Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's…

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