1. White Stripes Stay Pure On 'Elephant'

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There is something comforting in the fact that Jack and Meg White recorded their fourth set, "Elephant" (due April 1 via Third Man/V2), in 10 short days at London's lo-fi Toe Rag Studios. While other major bands scramble to find…

  2. 'Chicago,' Eminem Score Oscars

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST The big screen musical "Chicago" was the big winner last night (March 23), taking six Oscars home from the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, including best picture. Among the Miramax The big screen musical "Chicago" was the big winner last night (March 23…

  3. Week Of March 24-30

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music related TV highlights for the week of March 24-30, 2003. If you like superstar divas and big, lavish productions (and really, who doesn't?), then we've got something very special in store. Along with a new album ("One Heart," Epic), this week will see the opening of…

  4. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  5. Holland Returns With More Big-Name Friends

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second…

  6. Celine 'Heart' Opens On 'A New Day'

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's a new driving force in Celine Dion's career. Her $10 million contract to become the face and vocal signature of DaimlerChrysler has prompted a new album, "One Heart," just a year after her high-profile return from a…

  7. Dirty Vegas Cleans Up At DanceStar Awards

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dirty Vegas was the big winner at the second annual DanceStar USA Awards, held last night (March 19) in Miami's South Beach. The Capitol act took home three nods for its hit "Days Go By": record of th Dirty Vegas was the big winner at the second annual DanceStar USA Awards,…

  8. 50 Cent Still Owns Singles Crown

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of Billboard's Hot 100, extending its reign to a fourth-straight week. The track held off R. Kelly's "Ignition," which continues to make gains at U.S. radio, but 50 Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of…

  9. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  10. 12ask

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jody Watley, and Journey. BY THE WAY... Keith, I just love the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, "By the Way." I was wondering how many copies that album has sold. Also, how many copies have all their…

  11. 50 Cent Locked & Loaded At No. 1

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week, once again holding a relatively narrow lead over Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me." The rapper's Shady/Inter 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'…

  12. Foo Fighters Mapping Out U.S. Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Foo Fighters are lining up dates for a spring U.S. tour, set to begin April 10 in Bakersfield, Calif. Dates are set through April 30 in Washington, D.C., with many more expected to be added. The Foo Fighters are lining up dates for a spring U.S. tour, set to begin April 10 in Bakersfield,…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  14. 2003 Tejano Music Awards Nominees

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tejano Music Awards Nominees SONG OF THE YEAR "El Dolor de tu Presencia," Jennifer Pena "Quiero Ser Viejo," Jay Perez "Suena," Intocable "Vanidosa," Bobby Pulido "Yo Te Voy a Amar," Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz MOST PROMISING BAND OF THE…

  15. Man Faces Murder Charge In Zapata's Death

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight extradition to Washington state. Jesus Mezquia, 48, who is being held without bail in Miami on first-degree m A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight…

  16. Hot Boys 'Burn' Up New Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' rap foursome the Hot Boys will release "Let 'Em Burn" March 25 via Cash Money/Universal. Led by the single "My Section," which was serviced to U.S. radio outlets earlier this month for ai New Orleans' rap foursome the Hot Boys will release "…

  17. Week Of March 17-23, 2003

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music related TV highlights for March 17-23, 2003. The big name musical highlight of this week won't come until Sunday (March 23), when U2 and Paul Simon perform during the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony on ABC. Both are up for best song Oscars, U2 for "The Hands That Built…

  18. Billboard Bits: Goo Goo/Hootie, Sub Pop, Opry

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Goo Goo Dolls/Hootie and the Blowfish, Sub Pop, Opry Goo Goo Dolls and Hootie and the Blowfish have been added to the lineup for the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, which, as previously reported, will be held June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The new acts join…

  19. Blige, Diddy Team Up For 'Love And Life'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who will executive producer her upcoming MCA album, "Love and Life." This is the first time the two have worked together since Blige's 1994 album Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs,…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2002 - More than a quarter-century after its release as a double…

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