1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot 100 are back on the chart, thanks to a…

  2. Seeger Re-Records Anti-War Track

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger has recorded a new version of his Vietnam War-era protest song, "Bring Them Home." With new verses written by Seeger and Appleseed Recordings founder Jim Musselman, t Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger has recorded a new version of his Vietnam War…

  3. Billboard Bits: Metallica, SARS, Amy Grant

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, SARS, Amy Grant Members of Aerosmith, Blink-182, Linkin Park, and Staind have been added to the festivities of MTV's Metallica "mtvICON" special. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Travis Barker from Blink-182, Lisa Marie Presley, Aaron Lewis and Mike…

  4. Mariah, Britney, More Added To 'Zootopia'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, and Jewel have been added as performers for New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert, set for June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, and Jewel have been added as performers…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. 1999 - Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a…

  6. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Mo 'Next' Up Lil' Mo has been through a lot since the 2001 release of her first album, "Based on a True Story," and its hit single, "Superwoman Pt. II." Just as the album arrived in stores, an unknown assailant hit her over the head with a…

  7. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish Thicker Than Water Elektra Records this week taps into "Plasma," a double live album featuring performances by Phish's Trey Anastasio and his band recorded on their summer and fall 2002 tours. The album's release will coincide with a short spring tour by Anastasio…

  8. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran…

  9. Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert, they found themselves advocating their old cause in a unique political middle ground between the U.S. and Chi When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert,…

  10. 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…

  11. Jam Bands Mine 'Red Rocks' Compilation

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Denver area's renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the subject and benefactor of a new CD compilation to be distributed through Best Buy. The Denver area's renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the subject and benefactor of a new CD compilation to be distributed through Best Buy. All…

  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. The Jayhawks Return To Their Roots

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like so many artists, Jayhawks frontman Gary Louris doesn't spend much time listening to his own albums after they're finished. Yet, as the father of a 3-and-a-half year-old boy -- who, as Louris laughingly puts it, is "totally…

  14. The Tangled Web

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weekly online column keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: Madonna music previews, the Webby Awards, and 3 Doors Down's videos for " Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launched with the recent redesign…

  15. Jazz/Soul Legend Nina Simone Dies

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa. Jazz great Nina Simone died today(April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70.…

  16. Gwen Stefani Mulling Solo, Film Projects

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While No Doubt enjoys a break after intense touring activity in support of its 2001 Interscope album, "Rock Steady," frontwoman Gwen Stefani is busying herself with a variety of endeavors. "I have bee While No Doubt enjoys a break after intense touring activity in support of…

  17. Newsted Energized For Ozzfest Double Duty

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Double duty wasn't necessarily what new Voivod member (and recently announced Ozzy Osbourne bassist) Jason Newsted had in mind when he left Metallica over two years ago, but that's exactly what he'll Double duty wasn't necessarily what new Voivod member (and recently…

  18. Lucinda Williams Envisions 'World Without Tears'

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the longest time, it seemed that "prolific" was definitely not a word one could associate with alt-country songstress Lucinda Williams. Prior to the release of her exquisite 1998 breakthrough, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,"…

  19. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna 'American' Mind Unlike her two most recent collections, "Music" and "Ray of Light," the lyrical content of Madonna's "American Life" relies less on spiritual introspection and more on woman-in-the-mirror confrontation. Here, the artist…

  20. Day I Forgot

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Pete Yorn's rightly celebrated 2001 debut, musicforthemorningafter, might be happy to learn that not much has changed on his follow-up. Fans of Pete Yorn's rightly celebrated 2001 debut, musicforthemorningafter, might be happy to learn that not much has changed on his follow…

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