1. Let's Stay Together

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arguably one of the greatest soul singers of any generation, Al Green's syrupy sweet voice has served as an inspiration for many an artist. Arguably one of the greatest soul singers of any generation, Al Green's syrupy sweet voice has served as an inspiration for many an artist.…

  2. Mary Star of the Sea

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billy Corgan is so intent upon differentiating Zwan from the sadly departed Smashing Pumpkins that he credits his performance on Mary Star of the Sea to the previously unknown "Billy Burke." It's a mo Billy Corgan is so intent upon differentiating Zwan from the sadly departed…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  4. 7ask

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, Kelly Rowland, and Limp Bizkit. BUZZIN' 'BOUT THE QUEEN BEE Hello, I love the new Lil' Kim song "The Jump Off," and I can't wait until she releases her new album. I was wondering how many albums…

  5. Sweet Honey In The Rock Celebrates 30th Year

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a return to a label that previously released five Sweet Honey in the Rock albums, Rhino-distributed Earthbeat! Records on Jan. 28 issued the venerable African-American female a cappella group's 30th-anniversary album, "The Women…

  6. Rockers Chip In For Injured Haden

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM Radio, will compose a double-seven inch single benefiting former That Dog violinist Petra Haden. Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM…

  7. Sparta Braves The Cold On SnoCore Tour

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El Paso-based Sparta for initially having reservations about co-headlining this year's annual SnoCore tour with Glassjaw. Drummer Tony Ha Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El…

  8. Jackson To Release Video Of Journalist

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV documentary about the King of Pop, showing the reporter praising Jackson's skills as a parent. Jackson last week Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV…

  9. The All-American Rejects

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST How does one consume an increasingly hip "buzz" band that's being touted for its allegedly steadfast un-hip stance? With caution, since a game of reverse psychology appears to be in-play. How does one consume an increasingly hip "buzz" band that's being touted…

  10. Let Go

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a four-year hiatus, New York trio Nada Surf returns with its third, and arguably best, studio effort. After a four-year hiatus, New York trio Nada Surf returns with its third, and arguably best, studio effort. With Let Go, frontman Matthew Caws has matured into an astute singer…

  11. Police: Spector Met Woman Hours Before Death

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of his hilltop home just hours after meeting her at the House of Blues nightclub on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip where s Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of…

  12. Whitney Houston's Father Dies

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early days of R&B, died Sunday (Feb. 2) after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was 82. Housto John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early…

  13. Dirt

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the realm of Texas-styled barroom blues-rock, Mark Selby has the makings of a major player. In the realm of Texas-styled barroom blues-rock, Mark Selby has the makings of a major player. But from the ambition ringing loudly throughout Dirt it's clear that the Oklahoma-born singer/…

  14. If They Knew This Was the End

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finally appearing seven years after it was first recorded, the Mendoza Line's "lost" debut, If They Knew This Was the End, is an attempt by the band to present a more cohesive portrait of its early ye Finally appearing seven years after it was first recorded, the Mendoza Line&…

  15. The Women Gather

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST This a capella choral group has been delighting listeners with its unique, uplifting brand of gospel-soul for the past 30 years. This a capella choral group has been delighting listeners with its unique, uplifting brand of gospel-soul for the past 30 years. The Women Gather shows that time…

  16. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez Sources say Metallica is in the process of putting together another stadium metalfest package similar to 2000's Summer Sanitarium tour. Metallica last toured in 2000, taking in $40.5 million from only 20 shows, about a dozen of which were Summer…

  17. Toad Reunion Relies On Tour Success

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Expectations are high for Toad the Wet Sprocket's national reunion tour, especially given that there are low expectations of the band staying together for the long-term. After testing the touring waters by opening a few times for Counting…

  18. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  19. Billboard Bits: Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil Melee Entertainment, a new firm founded by former Priority Records head Bryan Turner, has entered into a joint venture deal with DreamWorks Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Based in DreamWorks' Beverly Hills headquarters, Melee will initially focus on…

  20. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

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