1. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Black Keys 'Freak' Of Nature For Akron, Ohio-based duo the Black Keys, their second album, "thickfreakness," is another helping of the group's decidedly retro blues/rock hybrid, augmented by covers of Junior Kimbrough's "Everywhere I Go" and Richard…

  2. Week of April 7-13

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7, 2003. Let's start the week off with some hot country music! Monday night on CMT we'll find out exactly who's the hottest on the "Flameworthy Music Video Awards." Videos by Faith Hill , Toby Keith , and Shania Twain are each…

  3. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

  4. Update: QOTSA Members Ready Side Projects

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Amid Queens Of The Stone Age's upcoming stints opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and appearing on the mainstage of Lollapalooza, the group's members are readying several side projects. Amid Queens Of The Stone Age's upcoming stints opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  6. Mayer Flies With Crows For Summer Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour this summer. As tipped here last month , recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour…

  7. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  8. Three Singles Charts Remain In 50 Cent's 'Club'

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard's singles charts, holding onto No. 1 on the Hot 100, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and the Hot Rap Tracks tally. Taken f 50 Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard…

  9. Nelson, Keith, Chesney Among ACM Performers

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are among the initial performers confirmed for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards show. Set for May 21 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are among the initial performers confirmed for…

  10. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Have You Forgotten? , Darryl Worley 2. Brokenheartsville , Joe Nichols 3. Big Star , Kenny Chesney 4. That'd Be Alright , Alan Jackson 5. She's My Kind Of Rain , Tim McGraw News Kenny Chesney , Alan Jackson , Joe Nichols , Darryl Worley , Tim McGraw…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t 2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate…

  12. 2003 Latin Grammys Confirmed For Miami

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST As was widely expected, Miami has been confirmed as the site of the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be held Sept. 3 at American Airlines Arena. As was widely expected, Miami has been confirmed as the site of the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be held Sept. 3,…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Jesse Stone dies in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is 97. Stone, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, helped define the rock so 1999 - Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of…

  15. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart-related column profiling new artists on Billboard charts: Ms. Dynamite, Cat Power, Cody Chesnutt, and Cave In. Welcome to the first edition of Breaking & Entering, a weekly look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. Starting…

  17. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams The Great 'Escape' Around the globe, Robbie Williams is a household name. But in the U.S., it seems more is known about his revolutionary recording contract than the man and his music. Virgin Records is hoping to change that situation with the release this week of…

  18. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST White Stripes The Jack And Meg Show There is something comforting in the fact that the White Stripes recorded their new Third Man/V2 set, "Elephant," in 10 short days. Rushed recording stints are expected of nascent bands bereft of big budgets and label backing. But last year was a…

  19. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor,…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of complications from an accident she suffered at her home the previous November. She is 93. 2002 - Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of complications from an…

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