1. 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…

  2. 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)…

  3. Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Has Lasting Chart Impact

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's "Meteora" maintains its No. 1 standing on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, despite a 67% drop in U.S. sales. The band's sophomore Warner Bros. album sold 265,000 copies, acc Linkin Park's "Meteora" maintains its No. 1 standing on…

  4. Musicians Get A Closeup At Tribeca Film Fest

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for the second annual Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place May 3-11 in the downtown New York neighborhood. Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for…

  5. Interscope Gets On Board With 50 Cent's Label

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent will sign and develop artists for release via G-Unit, the first of which will come from the rap trio of the same name, Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent…

  6. 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…

  7. Under the Influence

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST If digging in the crates to find rare grooves is an art form, then Rob Swift is a master artist. If digging in the crates to find rare grooves is an art form, then Rob Swift is a master artist. Swift, one-third of the X-ecutioners, follows in the footsteps of DJ Spooky, who launched the Under…

  8. Live at 12th & Porter

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based country rockers Trent Summar and company cranked it up at this hometown popular music room last December, and the results are predictably raucous. Nashville-based country rockers Trent Summar and company cranked it up at this hometown popular music room last December, and the…

  9. Alegría

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The road has been well-paved for Wayne Shorter's first studio album in eight years; the sax titan's new Verve set, Footprints Live!, justly earned critical acclaim last year, and a Blue Note two-disc The road has been well-paved for Wayne Shorter's first studio album in eight…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 'Antenna' Continues Cave In Evolution

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like so many bands that reach the pinnacle of popularity in the rock underground, when Boston-based prog-metal outfit Cave In signed with a major label recently, there was certainly a feeling that some fans might protest. And while that may…

  13. 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…

  14. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  15. Illuminated Audio

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The inspiration for this project is Ethiopian singer/songwriter Gigi's eponymous 2001 debut album. The inspiration for this project is Ethiopian singer/songwriter Gigi's eponymous 2001 debut album. Illuminated Audio is producer/mix guru Bill Laswell's mix translation of Gigi&…

  16. Rosslyn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the erstwhile Peter Erskine Trio, veteran English pianist John Taylor rarely takes the spotlight under his own n A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the…

  17. Buenos Hermanos

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All-Stars projects. The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena…

  18. HOT RAP TRACKS

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey featuring the Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  19. 50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on The Billboard 200 this week. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (Shady/Interscope) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week, wit 50 Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on…

  20. New Dashboard Confessional Album Due In July

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dashboard Confessional will issue "A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar," the follow-up to its 2001 disc "The Places You Have Come To Fear the Most" in July, Vagrant Records owner/president Rich Egan te Dashboard Confessional will issue "A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a…

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