1. Can You See the Music

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The sonically smart music collages created by DJ Me DJ You owe much to the sounds of Beck, Deee-Lite, and Fantastic Plastic Machine, with folky soundbites and funky sensations beating as one seamless The sonically smart music collages created by DJ Me DJ You owe much to the sounds of Beck,…

  2. . . . Ay Corazón

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST In his latest outing, singer/songwriter Francisco CÉspedes delves further into the jazzier, acoustic-minded, and sometimes experimental direction he attempted on his previous album, Dónd In his latest outing, singer/songwriter Francisco Céspedes delves further into the jazzier, acoustic…

  3. Ziriguiboom: The Now Sound of Brazil

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved itself to be a leading source for modern-age Brazilian music, introducing artists l At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved…

  4. Youth Oriented

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST This is Happy Apple's fifth release. This is Happy Apple's fifth release. A relatively young, Minneapolis-based, jazz trio that has garnered a notable following in Europe, Happy Apple is reminiscent of the more widely celebrated Medeski, Martin, and Wood in their free-form approach…

  5. Sophie Daneman, soprano; Noemi Kiss, mezzo; Academy of Ancient Music; Choir of New College, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite dying at age 26 of tuberculosis, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi managed to create an enduring masterpiece: his Stabat Mater, the subject of dozens of recordings. Despite dying at age 26 of tuberculosis, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi managed to create an enduring masterpiece: his Stabat…

  6. Illumination

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chronic trailblazer and former driving force behind legendary bands the Jam and Style Council, Paul Weller returns with his sixth solo album. Chronic trailblazer and former driving force behind legendary bands the Jam and Style Council, Paul Weller returns with his sixth solo album.…

  7. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Salute To The Blues & More

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Salute To The Blues, and Black Eyed Peas Madonna will make her episodic television debut on NBC's "Will & Grace" in May. The network did not give details on the storyline of the episode. Madonna hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the '80s and…

  8. Will Smith Eyeing DreamWorks Deal?

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "multi-platform offer" from DreamWorks SKG, a source tells Billboard Bulletin. Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "multi-platform offer" from DreamWorks SKG,…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  10. Blu Cantrell Is Back With 'Breathe'

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In 2001, Blu Cantrell scored immediate success with the Dallas Austin-written and -produced single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)." The quirky, jazzy anthem for scorned women spent two weeks at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 and…

  11. Matthews, Reynolds Set Acoustic Jaunt

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting March 19 at the Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting…

  12. Har Mar Superstar: Soul From An Unlikely Source

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few artists personify the spirit of the independent music world as well as Har Mar Superstar. In fact, only the indie world could create this musical mass of contradiction. He's a chubby white guy from Minnesota who likes to merge disco…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp "We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones" will finally see release Feb. 11 via DV8/Columbia. As previously reported , the oft-delayed set will feature the New York punk band's songs covered by the likes of Pearl Jam's…

  14. Norah Jones Sails 'Away' To No. 1

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following news of the artist's five Grammy nominations last week, Norah Jones' debut Blue Note/Capitol album "Come Away With Me" takes over the top of The Billboard 200 after 46 weeks on the chart. Wh Following news of the artist's five Grammy nominations last week,…

  15. Godsmack Out To Rock Naysayers On 'Faceless'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band's forthcoming third studio album "Faceless," comes from the group's perception of itself through the media. Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band&…

  16. John Mayer Preps For 'Any Given Thursday'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will on Feb. 11 unveil "Any Given Thursday," a Columbia/Aware DVD/VHS and double-CD document of a Sept. 12, 2002, concert a Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will…

  17. 3ask

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. DRIVING WITH CELINE Hi, I heard a dance re-make of the Roy Orbison/Cyndi Lauper song "I Drove All Night" the other day. It was by Celine Dion. Is…

  18. Rich Robinson Looks Ahead With Hookah Brown

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus, guitarist Rich Robinson has spent the past several months working with a new band, Hookah Brown. The group, which is rounded out by form With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus , guitarist Rich…

  19. Exies Explode With 'Inertia'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Angeles quartet the Exies entered the studio to record its major-label debut with one simple goal, according to lead singer Scott Stevens. "We wanted to make the best, most perfect record we could," he says of "Inertia,"…

  20. Amos Expands U.S. Tour Plans

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos has scheduled a slate of 12 eastern U.S. winter tour dates that extend a previously announced stand at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The tour kicks off Feb. 19 in Boca Raton, Fla., and n Tori Amos has scheduled a slate of 12 eastern U.S. winter tour dates that extend a…

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