1. Vega Takes 'Best' On The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of "Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega," the veteran singer/songwriter will hit the road next week in the U.S. The run will kick In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of …

  2. Skynyrd Guitarist Ready For The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in February, and will hit the road again with the band in June. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in…

  3. Jury Clears Tommy Lee In Boy's Drowning

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool, rejecting a $10 million wrongful death claim by t A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility…

  4. String Cheese Incident Plans New Album, Live Dates

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio album. The as-yet-unnamed set was recorded over the past few months at the Record Plant in Sausalito, Calif., Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio…

  5. Freelon, Cubanismo Set For San Jose Jazz Fest

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups Cubanismo and the Yellowjackets are among the acts booked for the 14th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A weekly column taking a look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'…

  7. 'Rave' Drug Bill Is Passed In Congress

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A bill that could affect the dance music scene and potentially be extended to concert and club owners has passed in the Congress and been sent to the White House for President Bush's expected signatur A bill that could affect the dance music scene and potentially be extended to concert…

  8. Dead, Dylan Go On The Road Again

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer Getaway Tour, set to kick off July 29 in a yet-to-be-announced location. The two acts last hit the road together in 1987 o The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer…

  9. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Country artist Jessica Andrews' "Now" (DreamWorks). -- A retrospective from singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, "Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection" (Mailboat/MCA). -- Reggae artist…

  10. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  12. Top Stars Line Up For Japanese Festivals

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, the Strokes, Travis, Puddle Of Mudd, Blur, Blink 182, and New Found Glory are scheduled to play Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, to be held Aug. 2-3 in Tokyo and Osaka. Other bands on the bil Radiohead, the Strokes, Travis, Puddle Of Mudd, Blur, Blink 182, and New Found Glory…

  13. Man Charged With Impersonating Slick Rick

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to cash his royalty checks. A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002…

  15. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  16. RI Club Owners Said To Promote Over Capacity

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Investigators have found a document that suggests the owners of a Rhode Island nightclub where 99 people died in a fire promoted its capacity well above the limit that night, according to attorneys re Investigators have found a document that suggests the owners of a Rhode Island nightclub…

  17. Mother Testifies In Tommy Lee Drowning Suit

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool testified yesterday (April 9) she would have insisted he bring his water wings if she'd known there would be swimming at a b The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool…

  18. Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and Toby Keith wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie N It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and…

  19. Tomahawk Proud Not To Fit In With 'Mit Gas'

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison tells Billboard.com that the band's sophomore Ipecac Recordings album, "Mit Gas," is the fruition of a focused and weathered outfit, which is in slight contrast to the Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison tells Billboard.com that the band's…

  20. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

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