1. Beth Hart Looks To The 'Light'

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Beth Hart feels like she has returned from the dead. "I've been in some dark, dark places, man. I was so terrified of becoming successful -- that people would see who I thought I was, as not good enough or strong enough," she says.…

  2. It Still Moves

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine going on a road trip and searching for the perfect accompanying soundtrack. Imagine going on a road trip and searching for the perfect accompanying soundtrack. Popping in My Morning Jacket's "It Still Moves" would be a fine choice. The album combines classic rock, alt…

  3. Jury Selection Opens In C-Murder Trial

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. The charges against the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, stem from the shooting death…

  4. KROQ To Host '80s 'Invasion'

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. While Los Angeles station KROQ's 2002 Inland Invasion concert was defiantly punk-themed, this year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. Set for Sept. 20 at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion in…

  5. Godsmack Going Soft On Acoustic Album

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Godsmack will turn the tables on its loud guitar sound with an acoustic album due Nov. 18 via Universal. Hard rock outfit Godsmack will turn the tables on its loud guitar sound with an acoustic album due Nov. 18 via Universal. The group is recording the set in Hawaii, with…

  6. It's All in Your Head

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Where do you go next if you get a contract with a major label while you're still in high school and your first pair of albums go platinum and gold, respectively? Well, if you're Southern California tr Where do you go next if you get a contract with a major label while you're…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the death is ruled accidental. He is 57. 2002 - The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and…

  8. Gloria Gets Personal

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Reinvention is often seen as essential for longevity in pop music. But for Gloria Estefan, the more things change, the more her personal life and public persona seem to stay the same. It's a paradox that has allowed Estefan to remain…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2001 - Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock…

  11. Soft Spot

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The substantial degree of traditional and alt-country influence among New York singer/songwriters and groups is illustrated by Clem Snide's fourth full-length release. The substantial degree of traditional and alt-country influence among New York singer/songwriters and groups is…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fountains Of Wayne, Mest and Grandaddy. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. WAYNE'S WORLD: The peppy power-pop of New York-based quartet…

  13. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  14. 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&…

  15. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  16. Do You Party?

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. His genre-trouncing debut, Do You Party?, features stories of sex, drugs, and break-dancing set…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  18. The Gorge, George, Wash.

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Located 150 miles east of Seattle in central Washington, the outdoor Gorge Amphitheatre sits high on a rocky hill overlooking the gorge with the Columbia River flowing through, wowing even the bands c Located 150 miles east of Seattle in central Washington, the outdoor Gorge Amphitheatre sits…

  19. Pires Extends Global Reach

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The rise and rise of Alexandre Pires can be seen as a case study of many things: &#149; Breaking a new act in the U.S. Latin market. &#149; Successfully crossing over a Brazilian, Portuguese-speaking singer into the Spanish-language Latin…

  20. Kasem Surveys 30 Years Of Hits

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Between his duties as the host of the popular countdown radio show "American Top 40" and voicing the character Shaggy on a new run of "Scooby-Doo" cartoons, Casey Kasem has found time to helm a succes Between his duties as the host of the popular countdown radio show "…

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