1. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young of Chattanooga, Tenn., collapses and dies of an apparent overdose of the drug Ecstasy. 2002 - A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young…

  2. Anthology

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Earlier compilations have paid tribute to Los Angeles—bred quintet the Whispers, established in 1964 and fronted by smooth—singing twins Walter & Wallace "Scotty" Scott. Earlier compilations have paid tribute to Los Angeles—bred quintet the Whispers, established in 1964 and…

  3. The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is tough not to be jealous of Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' 22-year-old frontman. During the second of two recent shows in Los Angeles, Oberst spectacularly described in song the beautiful but oftenti It is tough not to be jealous of Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' 22-year-old frontman.…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  5. Christina Aguilera Plans European Tour

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will take a month-long break after her Justified and Stripped tour with Justin Timberlake before beginning her first extensive European trek. Christina Aguilera will take a month-long break after her Justified and Stripped tour with Justin Timberlake before beginning her…

  6. Morrison Kin Sue New Doors

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against original band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger, among ot The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11…

  7. Mariah Carey Tour Takes Flight

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan. The North American segment of the 47-date Charmbracelet World Tour begins July 18 at the Sullivan Arena in Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan.…

  8. Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game. While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the…

  9. George Jones Celebrates Gospel

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Talk to George Jones these days and the country music icon readily admits he's a changed man. Following a near-fatal car accident in 1999, he gave up alcohol and cigarettes and rediscovered his faith in God. That spiritual renewal fuels…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is…

  11. Branch Checks In To 'Hotel Paper'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, whose sophomore album "Hotel Paper," is due June 24 on Maverick Records, will take to the road for a brief tour prior to the set's release, sponsored by hair products manufacturer The Michelle Branch, whose sophomore album "Hotel Paper," is due June…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard's charts. This week: The Black Keys, Kathleen Edwards, Finch, and Liam Lynch. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'll take a look at…

  13. Tricky Shows His 'Vulnerable' Side

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ever evolving U.K.-based hip-hop/electronica artist Tricky has set a June 17 release date for his seventh studio album, "Vulnerable." The set will be released worldwide on the artist's own Brown Punk Ever evolving U.K.-based hip-hop/electronica artist Tricky has set a June 17…

  14. Earth, Wind & Fire 'Promise' New Album, Tour

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, "The Promise," due May 20 on Kalimba Records. It's the first album of new studio material in six years for the band, which R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, …

  15. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  16. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Have You Forgotten? , Darryl Worley 2. Big Star , Kenny Chesney 3. That'd Be Alright , Alan Jackson 4. She's My Kind Of Rain , Tim McGraw 5. Concrete Angel , Martina McBride News Kenny Chesney , Martina McBride , Alan Jackson , Darryl Worley , Tim…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million…

  18. Hopes & Dreams

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Lynne wears her heart on her harp strings with music full of romance and a yearning for a simpler, more innocent time. Lisa Lynne wears her heart on her harp strings with music full of romance and a yearning for a simpler, more innocent time. A former heavy metal bass player, including a…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks. 2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is…

  20. NBC Has Eye On 'Fame' Seekers

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT First there was "Fame" the 1980 movie, the music from which won Oscars for best original song ("Fame") and best original score. Then there was "Fame" the TV drama, which ran from 1982 to 1987, and fea First there was "Fame" the 1980 movie, the music…

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