1. Madonna Edged Out For No. 1 U.K. Debut

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick), which had led the way in midweek sales, was beaten to No. 1 by the incumbent chart-topper of th The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna&…

  2. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new EP from the Flaming Lips, "Fight Test," featuring the title cut, two new songs, and covers of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Radiohead's "Knives Out,"…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks. 2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 50 Cent, Cher, coincidences, charity singles and albums, the Eagles, Celine Dion, and Madonna with readers. 50 CENT'S WORTH Fred, Quick question: Will 50 Cent's new DVD/CD combo get to chart on The Billboard 200? Just wondering if it would be treated as a…

  6. Skynyrd Guitarist Ready For The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in February, and will hit the road again with the band in June. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in…

  7. Jury Clears Tommy Lee In Boy's Drowning

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool, rejecting a $10 million wrongful death claim by t A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

  9. Faith Hill Turns The 'Lights' Down

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill will release her first live DVD, "When the Lights Go Down," May 6 via Warner Bros. The bulk of the release is drawn from Hill's NBC special of the same name, taped last September in Los Ang Faith Hill will release her first live DVD, "When the Lights Go Down,…

  10. 16ask

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, Amber, and Bon Jovi. IT TAKES TWO... 'IDOLS' Dear Keith, I am from Scotland and wonder if you could help. My wife would like a video or CD of a love song duet sung by Kelly Clarkston and Justin…

  11. Richard Ashcroft Focuses On Warmth, Hope

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Richard Ashcroft's second solo album, "Human Conditions," is a spiritual work that the former frontman for the Verve says grew out of the fabric of his recent life. Ashcroft explains, "The main ingredient would be the…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A weekly column taking a look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'…

  13. BREAKING & ENTERING

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard's charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Joe Budden , Lucy Woodward …

  14. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra. 2001 - 63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String…

  15. HEATSEEKERS

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. What It Is To Burn , Finch 2. Y Tenerte Otra Vez , Pepe Aguilar 3. Drunk Enough To Dance , Bowling For Soup 4. Tomorrow Come Today , BoySetsFire 5. Every Given Moment , Stereomud News Pepe Aguilar …

  16. Update: Radiohead, Beasties To Headline Field Day

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the inaugural Field Day festival, set for June 7-8 at Enterprise Park in Calverton, Long Island, about 70 miles east As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the…

  17. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  18. boomkatalog.one

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to pin down exactly what Boomkat's sound is. And that's not a bad thing, either. On its debut album, boomkatalog. It's hard to pin down exactly what Boomkat's sound is. And that's not a bad thing, either. On its debut album, boomkatalog.one, the brother…

  19. Genuine

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With their second major-label release, the Derailers stay true to their (admittedly well-rendered) retro package while evolving into a more accessible but nevertheless stylish presentation. With their second major-label release, the Derailers stay true to their (admittedly well-rendered)…

  20. Bits: Pearl Jam, Jeffrey Osborne, Tom Russell

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Jeffrey Osborne, Tom Russell A rare Pearl Jam club show tomorrow (April 12) at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., will be available for cybercasting from RealNetworks for a 24-hour window beginning 3 p.m. PST Monday. Fans will need to download the RealOne player, which is…

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