1. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include…

  2. Miramax Invites Lopez To 'Dance'

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star opposite Richard Gere in Miramax Films' "Shall We Dance?" -- a remake of the 1996 Japanese feature that Peter Chelsom will direct. Production is scheduled to Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star opposite Richard Gere in Miramax…

  3. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

  4. 'Inside' Edition

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper says he brought the same mindset into the studio for the recording of his fifth studio album, "Diamonds on the Inside," due this week from Virgin. "This record was a little bit different because I…

  5. Bonnaroo Adds Young, Lips, Emmylou

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, t The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young …

  6. 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,…

  7. Jones, Charles Set For Montreal Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline the 24th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, one of the world's largest musical gatherings, according to organiz Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline…

  8. Stars To Celebrate Steinway Anniversary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. Under the title "A Celebration of Music," the June 5-7 eve New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series…

  9. 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…

  10. Gallagher Guests On New Mississippi Allstars Set

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator in Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, who guests on the blues-rock combo's upcoming album, "Polaris." The Allstars' follow up to 2001's The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator…

  11. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  12. 09TunesOnTV

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 24-March 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 24 "Direct Effect," MTV Featured Artists: TLC, 50 Cent. "VH1 All Access: Real-Life Groupies," VH1 Featured Artists: Unwritten Law. "…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  14. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been added to the Joe Strummer/Clash tribute performance slated for Sunday's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards ceremony. As previously reported , Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and No Doubt's Tony…

  15. Harper, Johnson Make Touring Tag Team

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper and Jack Johnson will embark on a co-headlining summer tour of about 40 North American dates beginning in June, sources tell Billboard.com. The pair is expected to play venues ranging in si Ben Harper and Jack Johnson will embark on a co-headlining summer tour of about 40 North…

  16. Hot Product

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from R. Kelly, Cat Power, AC/DC, Ministry, and more. 'Factory' Showroom In the wake of several release date changes and amid the ongoing controversy over child pornography allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly returns this week with his latest Jive album, …

  17. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  18. Update: Beasties, Chili Peppers To Headline Coachella

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 26-27 in Indio, Calif. Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers…

  19. Dead, Panic Lead Eclectic Bonnaroo Lineup

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second annual Bonnaroo festival, set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on a plethora of acts, including headliners the Dead and Widespread Panic. Other confirmed acts include Sonic Y The second annual Bonnaroo festival , set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on…

  20. Billboard Bits: Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R.

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R. Robert Redford has been cast to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in "An Unfinished Life" for director Lasse Hallstrom, Miramax Films, and Revolution Studios. As previously reported , "Life" centers on a down-on-her-luck woman who…

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