1. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The first new album in seven years from Steve Winwood, "Almost Time" (Wincraft). -- Trip-hop pioneer Tricky's "Vulnerable" (Brown Punk/Sanctuary). -- Southern-leaning rock act Drive-By Truckers&…

  2. Dylan On The Road Again This Summer

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary singer/songwriter and his band will play 12 dates in the Northwest and California before hooking up with the Dead Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary…

  3. Billboard Bits: MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, and Sam Roberts are among the performers confirmed for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards. The June 22 event at the music network's Toronto headquarters will also feature performances…

  4. Loveless Readies New Album

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your Way Home." As has been the case with the most of her albums, her husband, Emory Gordy Jr., produced the set, which was recor Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your…

  5. 'moe.down' Drafts Flaming Lips

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival. Slated for Aug. 29-31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, N.Y., the event will also feature Rusted Root a Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival…

  6. Ask Billboard

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless. THE GOLD STANDARD Hi, When I was looking this week's singles charts, I noticed some newly awarded gold singles. I understand how the American Idol Finalists single ("God…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at…

  8. Artists Line Up For R.I. Nightclub Fire Benefit

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billy Gilman and Phoebe Snow are among at least 15 acts that will perform during an April 22 benefit concert for victims and survivors of the West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire. Held at the Providence Billy Gilman and Phoebe Snow are among at least 15 acts that will perform during an April 22…

  9. Orrico Set For 'American Dreams'

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop artist Stacie Orrico has landed a part on an upcoming episode of the nostalgic NBC series "American Dreams." She'll have an acting role and sing the Angels' 1963 No. 1 Billboard single "My Boyfrie Pop artist Stacie Orrico has landed a part on an upcoming episode…

  10. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  11. Sparta Braves The Cold On SnoCore Tour

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El Paso-based Sparta for initially having reservations about co-headlining this year's annual SnoCore tour with Glassjaw. Drummer Tony Ha Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - "Deep Purple In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paul Mann,…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segme 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent…

  15. Queen Latifah Enters Reckless Driving Plea

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper/actress Queen Latifah (real name: Dana Elaine Owens) yesterday (Jan. 14) pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving to avoid facing trial on two charges of driving under the influence, Rapper/actress Queen Latifah (real name: Dana Elaine Owens) yesterday (Jan. 14) pleaded no…

  16. Billboard Bits: Idlewild, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Idlewild, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls Scottish rock quintet Idlewild's third album, "The Remote Part," will finally be released March 25 in North America by Capitol. The set, which was released last July in the U.K. and debuted at No. 3 on the U.K. album chart, is the…

  17. Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Nine shows currently make up her schedule, which is set through May 17 in…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness. He is 36. Petrucciani was the first French artist signed to EMI's Blue Note imprint, 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 1999 - Hank Snow, the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Dixie Chicks, SCI

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Dixie Chicks, SCI Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have added a pair of U.S. shows to their 2003 itinerary. On Feb. 28, the group will be one of the first to perform at the new Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., and on March 10 the Boss will also take his crew…

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