1. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  2. Durst Out Of The Picture On 'Dogtown'

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Fincher ("Panic Room," "Fight Club") will direct the skateboarding feature "Lords of Dogtown" for Columbia Pictures, which was initially slated to be directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst. David Fincher ("Panic Room," "Fight Club")…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from…

  4. Pain to Kill

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian songstress Terri Clark has successfully made the transition from country girrrl hitmaker to serious singer/songwriter without losing her considerable attitude or, for that matter, her commerc Canadian songstress Terri Clark has successfully made the transition from country girrrl…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplishments of Eminem, B2K and P. Diddy, "Chicago," and R.Kelly. 8 MILES DOWN: After a 12-week reign atop Billboard's Hot 100, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" (Shady/Interscope) makes a dramatic drop, down to No. 9. It's the…

  6. 'Ziggy Stardust' Leaps To DVD, CD

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie's former record label Virgin Records will on April 1 release "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars -- The Motion Picture" on DVD, as well as a two-CD soundtrack. The film, which was br David Bowie's former record label Virgin Records will on April 1 release…

  7. Top Hip-Hop Imprints Seeking New Homes

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bad Boy Entertainment chief Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is in talks to sign a distribution deal for his imprint with Universal Records, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. Bad Boy Entertainment chief Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is in talks to sign a distribution deal for his imprint with…

  8. B2K, P. Diddy 'Bump' To No. 1

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances its way to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 thanks to a major spike in radio airplay. The single moves up one notch to end the 12-week run of Eminem's B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances…

  9. Nate Dogg Gathers Eve, Snoop For New Album

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcoming self-titled Elektra album, due Feb. 25. The 15-song set will feature a number of high-profile guests, including Eve, Redman, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Xz Nate Dogg has finalized details for his forthcoming self-titled Elektra album, due Feb. 25.…

  10. Johnny Marr Steps Out Front With 'Boomslang'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Expanded from the magazine piece for Billboard.com. After leaving the Smiths in 1987, guitarist Johnny Marr spent the next decade-plus drifting from a host of intriguing, but largely under-the-radar projects. He provided a jolt of fresh creative energy to the The and Pet Shop Boys. He wrote…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

  12. Billboard Bits: Hip-Hop Festival, Adkins, Thorogood

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Hip-Hop Festival, Adkins, Thorogood Russell Simmons is organizing what he is dubbing the "Woodstock of hip-hop," to be staged in conjunction with the second Hip-Hop Summit. The Urban Hip-Hop Music Festival will be held April 12 at Atlanta's Turner Field and is expected…

  13. Diverse List Of Songs Get Erasure-fied

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British duo Erasure has been making music for 18 years. In the years since bandmates Andy Bell and Vince Clarke released their first album, "Wonderland" -- which spawned global hits like "Who Needs Love (Like That)" and "…

  14. Backstreet Boy Goes Broadway In 'Chicago'

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson made his Broadway debut yesterday (Jan. 20) joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer has taken the role slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane ("Titani Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson made his Broadway debut yesterday …

  15. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  16. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. 2002 - Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. 2001 - Pianist and conductor Stan Freeman…

  18. Millie

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Puerto Rican singer Millie's collection of assertive yet good-natured pop/rock tracks, peppered with a handful of standard romantic ballads, could be described as "feminism lite." This isn't meant to Puerto Rican singer Millie's collection of assertive yet good…

  19. 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…

  20. Great Country Songs

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song and spent plenty of time atop the country charts, as well. Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song…

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