1. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don't scroll down there now -- have a little…

  2. Mellencamp Unveils Anti-War Song

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site. John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site . The cut, inspired by…

  3. Stewart Copeland Sues Surviving Doors

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the…

  4. Chinese Government Censors Rolling Stones Set List

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Chinese government has ordered the Rolling Stones to ax four of their best-known hits from their landmark mainland shows next month. The band, which is scheduled to perform in Shanghai April 1 and The Chinese government has ordered the Rolling Stones to ax four of their best-known hits…

  5. Billboard Bits: STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and his guitarist brother Dean have signed on to produce the next studio album for modern rock act Alien Ant Farm, due later this year via New Noize/DreamWorks Records. Pre-production on the follow up to the…

  6. Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd Set For Town Fair

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd, and Sum 41 are among the acts confirmed for Rolling Rock's Town Fair IV, scheduled for July 26 at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd, and Sum 41 are among the acts confirmed for Rolling Rock's Town Fair IV, scheduled for July 26 at…

  7. Springsteen's Summer Tour Grows

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's summer tour continues to grow with the addition of stadium concerts in Foxboro, Mass., and Philadelphia. Tickets for the Aug. 1 show at Foxboro's Gillette Stadium and an Aug. 8 sto Bruce Springsteen's summer tour continues to grow with the addition of…

  8. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, is arrested for allegedly…

  10. You Are Free

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cat Power (Atlanta's Chan Marshall) returns with her sixth album, none Cat Power (Atlanta's Chan Marshall) returns with her sixth album, none too soon for her die-hard fans. The set also serves as a mature introduction for newcomers to her singular concoction of young, idiosyncratic…

  11. Jeannie Kendall

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits as part of the Kendalls, a duo that paired her with her late father, Royce. Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits…

  12. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston During an Asian swing on their ongoing Licks World Tour, the Rolling Stones will perform later this month for the first time in China and Thailand. The group will also stage its first performance at Budokan in Tokyo, traditionally a martial arts…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle, rushes him to Northcrest Medical Center. 2000 - Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Anthony Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has inked a deal with Hyperion Books to publish his memoir, "Scar Tissue." Due in the fall of 2004, the tome will cover Kiedis' battles with drug addiction plus tales from his life…

  15. Phish's Anastasio Donates 'Plasma'

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elektra Records has set an April 29 release date for "Plasma," a double live album featuring performances by Phish's Trey Anastasio and his band recorded on their summer and fall 2002 tours. The album Elektra Records has set an April 29 release date for "Plasma," a…

  16. Billboard Bits: Stereophonics, Massive Attack, Christina Aquilera

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Stereophonics, Massive Attack, Christina Aguilera British modern rock act Stereophonics will release its next album, "You Gotta Go There To Come Back," May 19 internationally via V2. The album, produced by lead singer Kelly Jones with help from Jim Lowe (Feeder, Black Crowes…

  17. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  18. Donnas Join Lollapalooza Mainstage

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Female rock quartet the Donnas have been added to the mainstage lineup for the revived Lollapalooza festival, which, as previously reported, will also feature Jane's Addiction, Queens Of The Stone Age Female rock quartet the Donnas have been added to the mainstage lineup for the revived…

  19. Harper Revels In Spontaneity On New Album

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com that he brought the same mindset into the studio for the recording of his fifth studio album, "Diamonds on the In Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com…

  20. AOL Takes 'Sessions' To MuchMusic USA

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST America Online Inc. and MuchMusic USA have signed a deal to move the popular broadband online music program "Sessions@AOL" from computers to televisions. While many companies are considering putting s America Online Inc. and MuchMusic USA have signed a deal to move the popular…

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