1. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

  3. Richard Ashcroft Focuses On Warmth, Hope

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Richard Ashcroft's second solo album, "Human Conditions," is a spiritual work that the former frontman for the Verve says grew out of the fabric of his recent life. Ashcroft explains, "The main ingredient would be the…

  4. R.I. Town Considers Nightclub Fire Memorial

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to decide if the site should be turned into a memorial. Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to…

  5. Sleeping With Ghosts

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the worldwide success of Black Market Music, famed British trio Placebo returns with its much-anticipated fourth studio effort. Three years after the worldwide success of Black Market Music, famed British trio Placebo returns with its much-anticipated fourth studio effort.…

  6. Something Fierce

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As its name implies, this rock quartet —led by singer/multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter Spencer Albee, formerly of Rustic Overtones—is a many-tentacled beast. As its name implies, this rock quartet —led by singer/multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter Spencer Albee, formerly of Rustic Overtones—is…

  7. Genuine

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With their second major-label release, the Derailers stay true to their (admittedly well-rendered) retro package while evolving into a more accessible but nevertheless stylish presentation. With their second major-label release, the Derailers stay true to their (admittedly well-rendered)…

  8. Shots Fired At Snoop Dogg, Bodyguards

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A shooting in Los Angeles last night (April 10) struck a convoy of cars, one of which was carrying rapper Snoop Dogg. Authorities said one of the musician's bodyguards was injured. Snoop Dogg was not A shooting in Los Angeles last night (April 10) struck a convoy of cars, one of which…

  9. 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…

  10. Heart Comes 'Alive' On New Disc

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of Love tour, a hometown gig at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, will be released as "Live in Seattle" in CD and SACD formats June 10 via A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of…

  11. Pavarotti, Bono To Sing For Iraqi Refugees

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti and U2 frontman Bono will team up on stage next month to raise funds to help Iraqis uprooted by the war, the United Nations refugee agency said today (April 8). Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti and U2 frontman Bono will team up on stage next month to raise funds…

  12. HOT RAP TRACKS

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  13. Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Say 'YES New York'

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New York," a 15-track collection due June 3 from Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice Records. The album kicks off with a previo New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New…

  14. Two Lefts Don't Make a Right. . .But Three Do

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Relient K makes a bold step forward with this third album that seamlessly blends thoroughly engaging pop rock melodies and a lively punk spirit. Relient K makes a bold step forward with this third album that seamlessly blends thoroughly engaging pop rock melodies and a lively punk spirit. The…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Crashes Chart At No. 1

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park's "Meteora" makes a crater-like impact on The Billboard 200, crashing onto the chart at No. 1. The Warner Bros. set sold 810,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the thi Linkin Park's "Meteora" makes a crater-like impact on The…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event at the former Spanish Formula 1 racing circuit in the southern sherry-producing city of Jerez de la Frontera. Mor 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event…

  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. U Turn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. Easily one of the most recognizable voices in…

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