1. Knopfler Plans Tour, Duets Album

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North American tour in support of his third Warner Bros. solo set, "The Ragpicker's Dream." The outing launches June 26 in Portsmouth, Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Matchbox Twenty, Sugar Ray Team For Tour

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for a North American tour, set to begin April 25 in New Orleans and last through a July 6 finale in Raleigh, N. Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international gr 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner "American Idol" voting moves to a new niche as fans are being asked to select their choice for the poster to promote "From Justin to Kelly," an upcoming film featuring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, winner and…

  9. 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…

  10. Two More New Tours For Linkin Park

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park has set dates for a pair of upcoming tours: the LP Underground tour, a March outing specifically for members of the group's fan club; and the Projekt Revolution 2003 tour, a package trek i Linkin Park has set dates for a pair of upcoming tours: the LP Underground tour, a…

  11. 'Suge' Knight Ordered Released from Jail

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles parole board yesterday (Feb. 25) ordered the release of rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, who has been in jail since a Dec. 23 arrest for associating with gang members. The board dro A Los Angeles parole board yesterday (Feb. 25) ordered the release of rap music…

  12. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  13. Billboard Bits: Download, Suwannee Bound, Howlin' Wolf

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on England's new Download Festival, Florida's inaugural Suwannee Bound festival, and a reissue of a classic Howlin' Wolf album. Limp Bizkit, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and the Deftones, are the initial acts confirmed for the inaugural Download Festival, slated for May…

  14. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  16. Billboard Bits: Lifehouse, Ziggy Marley, Camp Freddy

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Lifehouse, Ziggy Marley, Camp Freddy Lifehouse will hit the road March 15 on its first U.S. tour since the September release of its sophomore album, "Stanley Climbfall" (DreamWorks). The trek will also be the band's first with guitarist Sean Woolstenhulme, a former…

  17. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  18. Beck Takes 'Sea Change' Abroad

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beck has slated a spring international tour that will kick off March 15 in Brisbane, Australia, and wrap May 1 in Dublin. The artist has also confirmed a one-off performance tonight (Feb. 14) at the i Beck has slated a spring international tour that will kick off March 15 in Brisbane,…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Making the Band,' Hendrix & More

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Making the Band,' Hendrix & More The MTV reality series "Making the Band II," which last year chronicled the assembly of a new hip-hop group whose career will be guided by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, will return this spring with 10 new episodes. The show…

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