1. Killer Mike Unleashes 'Monster'

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Rap is supposed to scare soccer moms," declares Killer Mike, whose debut, "Monster," is due March 11 via Aquemini/Columbia Records. The Atlanta-based MC, a protege of fellow Atlantans (and Aquemini proprietors) OutKast,…

  2. 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,…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  4. Original Cinema

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Original Cinema finds veteran smooth-jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra dabbling in a confluence of genres, including funk, Latin, and soul. Original Cinema finds veteran smooth-jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra dabbling in a confluence of genres, including funk, Latin, and soul. Not as jam-driven, or…

  5. Nightclub Fire Death Toll Reaches 99

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST The death toll in last month's deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., rose by one to 99 yesterday (March 6), when Mitchell Shubert, 39, died of his injuries. Shubert was a construction superinte The death toll in last month's deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., rose…

  6. Lil' Kim Seeks Audience Growth

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As female MCs go, Lil' Kim is one of the most prominent, with a following that taps into both urban and mainstream audiences. Even though she has amassed a huge fan base since she first came on the scene as a member of Junior M.A.F.I.A., Lil…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  8. 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…

  9. Fallen Artists' Mothers To Be Honored

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or tragic circumstances will be honored Tuesday (March 11) at a New York event staged by the Christopher Wallace Mem Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or…

  10. 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…

  11. Snoop Series Among New MTV Shows

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV has made reality shows a top priority for the network's new programming schedule airing this spring and summer. In addition to several non-music shows, the network is planning two new music-based MTV has made reality shows a top priority for the network's new programming…

  12. TRUSTcompany Set For Cutty Tour

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock act TRUSTcompany will headline the 5th annual Cutty Rock the Boat tour, due to kick off March 12 in Springfield, Mo., and wrap April 18 in Baton Rouge, La. Among the bands that will support Hard rock act TRUSTcompany will headline the 5th annual Cutty Rock the Boat tour, due to kick…

  13. Ashanti, B2K, Musiq Snag Soul Train Awards Pairs

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winners at Saturday's (March 1) 17th annual Soul Train Awards, tying with two honors each. Ashanti won best R&B/soul single, female and best R&B/soul album Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winners at Saturday's (March 1) 17th annual…

  14. The American Song-Poem Anthology

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Recall seeing those "songs-poems" ads in the back pages of supermarket tabloids? Ever wonder about the quality of material submitted, and for a fee, then recorded? If so, look no further than this col Recall seeing those "songs-poems" ads in the back pages of supermarket…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after…

  16. 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…

  17. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…

  19. Catalog Overhaul Celebrates AC/DC's 30th Year

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. AC/DC's iconic guitarist Angus Young finds himself cackling often while reflecting on his band's long history. Yet it's when he thinks back to the early 1990s -- when he says public opinion of the band slowly began to improve --…

  20. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

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