1. Norah Jones 11 Songs Into Next Album

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning vocalist Norah Jones has recorded 11 songs for her next Blue Note album and hopes to release it in 2004. "When we were making it we were like, `Wow, this is a way different record! This As dreamlike as Norah Jones' past year has been, the Grammy-winning singer is…

  2. Wallflowers Grow Acoustic Tour

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following a handful of appearances on Midwest festival bills to open July, the Wallflowers will head west for a brief "semi-acoustic tour." Following a handful of appearances on Midwest festival bills to open July, the Wallflowers will head west for a brief "semi-acoustic tour,…

  3. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) "…

  4. Simmons Discusses Drug Laws With N.Y. Governor

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons met with New York's Gov. George Pataki to discuss revising the state's drug laws. Monday's two-hour meeting took place as indications point toward a relaxing of the laws, Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons met with New York's Gov. George Pataki to…

  5. Billboard Bits: MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, and Sam Roberts are among the performers confirmed for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards. The June 22 event at the music network's Toronto headquarters will also feature performances…

  6. London Fleadh Festival Called Off

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music-festival and venue promotion giant Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has pulled the plug on this year's Fleadh Festival in London, citing a dearth of bill-topping acts. U.K. music-festival and venue promotion giant Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has pulled the plug on this year…

  7. L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties Fest Postponed

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, originally set for June 20-22, has been postponed until the fall. A spokesperson says ticket sales had been "sluggish" for the alt The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews, NBA, Byrne/Sonic Youth

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews, NBA, Byrne/Sonic Youth Dave Matthews' solo debut, "Some Devil," will be released in late September by RCA, sources tell Billboard.com. Although longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds is known to have participated in sessions for the project, it is not known…

  9. Malkmus To Open Radiohead Summer Tour

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks will open the first leg of Radiohead's upcoming North American tour. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks will open the first leg of Radiohead's upcoming North American tour. The initial…

  10. Producer Mickie Most Dies At 64

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mickie Most, a music producer who helped craft the sound of the 1960s' British invasion, has died. He was 64. Most died of cancer on Friday at his home in north London, his family said. Mickie Most, a music producer who helped craft the sound of the 1960s' British invasion, has died…

  11. Fine Tuning

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look Music On Television This Week OK. We're facing a second week in a row without any "American Idol" competition. We're moving on. We're strong. Deep breaths... Any MTV live event is due to draw music folks, even if it is the MTV Movie Awards. On Thursday…

  12. Vicar St., Dublin

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June, Neil Young has been steadily weaving his way around Europe, playing solo acoustic shows in more intimate venue Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June,…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - Conductor Sir Simon…

  14. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya In an effort to thwart Internet piracy and capitalize on the success of its lead single, Columbia has pushed the release date for Beyonce Knowles' solo debut "Dangerously in Love" up from July 8 to June 24. As previously reported , the…

  15. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Below are the nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video Matthew Good, …

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Kenny G, Lisa Marie Presley, reggae, and airplay. BOOKENDS Hi Fred, Speaking of "Auld Lang Syne" by Kenny G in your column last week, did you ever notice that Kenny G had a song debut on the…

  17. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

  18. Stars Flock To Big-Screen Cole Porter Musical

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and R&B singer Vivian Green will appear in "Just One of Those Things," a big screen musical portrait of songwriter Col Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and…

  19. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Challengers

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock this week on three of Billboard's major singles charts. The song is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a second-straight week, and leads the Hot R&B/H 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock…

  20. Staind, Deftones Rock Billboard Album Chart

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week, extending the reign of rock on the album chart. Staind's "14 Shades of Gray" (Flip/Elektra) sold 221,000 copies in the U.S., New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week,…

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