1. Hong Kong Actor Leslie Cheung Dies

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, a pop singer and actor who played a homosexual Chinese opera singer who commits suicide in the Oscar-nominated "Farewell My Concubine," died yesterday (April 1) after leaping Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, a pop singer and actor who played a homosexual Chinese…

  2. Winwood Launches Label, New Album, Tour

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which he will release a new album, and plans to hit the road later this month. The artist's first album on his own Wincr Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which…

  3. TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUMS

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/electronic.jsp 1. 100th Window , Massive Attack 2. Ultra. Dance 03, Johnny Vicious 3. Original Pirate Material , The Streets 4. N.Y.C. Underground Party 5 , Louie DeVito 5. Bad Boy Joe , The Best Of Freestyle Megamix Vol. 3 News Johnny Vicious …

  4. Beastie Boys Sign On For Jam Master Jay Tribute

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys will perform April 25 at Las Vegas' House of Blues, in a show that will serve both as a tribute to slain Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay and a warm-up for the veteran rap trio's headlini The Beastie Boys will perform April 25 at Las Vegas' House of Blues, in a…

  5. Ms. Dynamite Tackles A Stateside Career

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. 2003 is already shaping up to be quite the year for British MC/singer Ms. Dynamite. She recently released her debut album, "A Little Deeper" in the U.S. via Interscope, made her U.S. TV debut on "Saturday Night Live," and is…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Jesse Stone dies in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is 97. Stone, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, helped define the rock so 1999 - Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of…

  7. James Brown Donates Concert Tix To Military

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul superstar James Brown donated 400 tickets to military personnel for his concert last night (March 29) in Houston. Brown said the free tickets for the show were intended to give a boost to militar Soul superstar James Brown donated 400 tickets to military personnel for his concert last…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart-related column profiling new artists on Billboard charts: Ms. Dynamite, Cat Power, Cody Chesnutt, and Cave In. Welcome to the first edition of Breaking & Entering, a weekly look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. Starting…

  9. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  10. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor,…

  11. Whip It On

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but basically what Danish duo Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner, aka the Raveonettes, do on Whip It On is rehash '60s guitar pop—from California surf It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but…

  12. Fat Possum's Black Keys Get Their 'Freak' On

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after playing three sets at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it's not surprising to hear Black Keys vocalis A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after…

  13. Backstreet Boys Put Next Album On Hold

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys have put their next studio album on hold, despite initial plans to begin work on the set this month. The Backstreet Boys have put their next studio album on hold, despite initial plans to begin work on the set this month. "As a group, we have decided not to record our…

  14. Puente Tribute Set For NYC

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April 21 with a star-studded event at New York's Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Actor Jimmy Smits will host "Rums of P The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April…

  15. Sex Pistols 'Certain' For U.S. Summer Dates

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this summer in America and Japan. Although no dates or venues have been announced, Los Angeles punk band Flogging Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this…

  16. Super Furry Animals Tap Into 'Phantom Power'

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals will return this summer with their sixth studio album, "Phantom Power," due July 15 in North America and a day earlier internationally from XL Recordings/Beggars Gro Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals will return this summer with their sixth studio…

  17. Kravitz, Armstrong Join Anti-War Chorus

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of musicians airing their anti-war sentiments in song. Each has made available a track for free download; an MP3 of Armstrong's Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of…

  18. 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…

  19. Duran Duran Boxes Up Singles

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST While Duran Duran continues to work on its forthcoming reunion album, Capitol has announced the release of a 13-disc box set to commemorate the band's singles. Due June 10, "The Singles Box 81-85" wil While Duran Duran continues to work on its forthcoming reunion album, Capitol…

  20. R.E.M. Unwraps 'The Final Straw'

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following the lead of the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp, and DJ Shadow and Zack de la Rocha, R.E.M. has posted a new anti-war song on its official Web site. Following the lead of the Beastie Boys , John Mellencamp , and DJ Shadow and Zack de la Rocha , R.E.M. has posted a new anti-war song on…

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