1. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  2. Hiatt Covers Collected, New Album To Follow

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi-artist tribute set due May 13 from Vanguard Records. "It'll Come to You - The Songs of John Hiatt" will feature 13 of the The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi…

  3. Raitt, Mayer To Play Songbirds Benefit

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt is teaming with John Mayer and other special guests for a benefit concert for the Songbird Foundation, set for April 26 at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. The all-acoustic show will raise funds Bonnie Raitt is teaming with John Mayer and other special guests for a benefit concert…

  4. Earth Day Rocks With Raitt, Cake, De La Soul

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The Planet, a music and activism festival set for April 20 (Earth Day) at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gat Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The…

  5. Rock Hall Welcomes Police, Clash, Costello

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, AC/DC, and the Righteous Brothers into the fold last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria H The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T An eclectic array of artists will induct this year's class of new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will induct the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist…

  7. Red Luck

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Patty Larkin has fashioned a mighty sequence of albums, dating back to Tango (1991). Patty Larkin has fashioned a mighty sequence of albums, dating back to Tango (1991). An absolutely stunning guitarist, easily on a par with Bonnie Raitt, Larkin matches her instrumental chops as a vocalist…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween Blues legend B.B. King joined jam-band juggernaut Phish on stage last night (Feb. 24) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. About 45 minutes into the concert, King was introduced and handed his trademark guitar, Lucille…

  10. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been added to the Joe Strummer/Clash tribute performance slated for Sunday's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards ceremony. As previously reported , Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and No Doubt's Tony…

  11. Big Apple Personalities To 'Host' Grammys

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature a traditional celebrity host as in past years. Instead, the event will feature a gaggle of Gotham-associated personal Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  13. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achivements of 50 Cent, t.A.T.u., Kelly Rowland, Kelly Osbourne, Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Ashanti, and the Dixie Chicks. ADDS UP TO TWO BUCKS: For three-and-a-half years, it looked like Queens, N.Y. rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) was destined to be a…

  15. T.A.T.U., Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Russian duo t.A.T.u. continued its conquest of the European charts yesterday (Feb. 2), as its single, "All the Things She Said" (Interscope/Polydor), debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. The track, which has Russian duo t.A.T.u. continued its conquest of the European charts yesterday (Feb.…

  16. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  17. Timberlake Solo Debut Hits U.K. No. 1

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's debut solo album "Justified" (Jive) ascended to No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 26) in its 12th week on the U.K. chart. Meanwhile David Sneddon, the Scottish winner of the BBC's pre-Christma Justin Timberlake's debut solo album "Justified" (Jive)…

  18. Sting, Raitt Join Super Bowl Line-Up

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting and Bonnie Raitt are the latest artists to be added to the Super Bowl XXXVII festivities in San Diego, set for Sunday (Jan. 26) at the city's Qualcomm Stadium. Although as yet unannounced by the Sting and Bonnie Raitt are the latest artists to be added to the Super Bowl XXXVII…

  19. B2K, P. Diddy 'Bump' To No. 1

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances its way to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 thanks to a major spike in radio airplay. The single moves up one notch to end the 12-week run of Eminem's B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

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