1. Train Makes Bid For Longevity With Third Set

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In these troubled times, even platinum-plus bands like Train are expected to watch their pennies. But that is just fine with frontman Pat Monahan. "We did get hit with spending less on this album, but that's been happening to us from…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is 2002 - More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while…

  3. Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, collecting three trophies during the ceremony last night (May 22) at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre. Copeland's Alligator album Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  4. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  5. Live

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Good as he is, Charlie Robison has always seemed to convey his wiseass Texas rounder persona more effectively from the stage than in the studio, as this live set proves in spades. Good as he is, Charlie Robison has always seemed to convey his wiseass Texas rounder persona more effectively…

  6. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Hudson Fest; Nickelback The ongoing postponement of Limp Bizkit's next Flip/Interscope album has forced the group to back out of five European festival dates next month. As previously reported , "Panty Sniffer," due Sept. 8, will feature new guitarist Mike…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has contributed the new song "A Man for All Seasons" to Decca's "Johnny English" soundtrack. Due July 15, the set also features several tracks by female string quartet Bond, one by…

  9. NYC's SummerStage Salutes The Blues

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New York's Central Park, will open with a weekend of blues-themed programming to coincide with the Congress-designated SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New…

  10. Former Stone Bill Wyman Rolls On

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bill Wyman may no longer be a Rolling Stone but he still keeps himself busy. Apart from recording and touring with his band the Rhythm Kings, the former Stones bassist is now a documentary maker and p Bill Wyman may no longer be a Rolling Stone but he still keeps himself busy. Apart from…

  11. Chantal Kreviazuk Aims To 'Mean Something' In U.S.

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Kreviazuk" may not be the easiest name to elevate to household-word status, but the Canadian singer/songwriter who stands behind it spells out her mission in no uncertain terms: "People do different things to different types of…

  12. HOT RAP TRACKS

    May 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo 4. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad 5. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg…

  13. Billboard Bits: Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair Robbie Williams, Sean Paul, and comedian Mario Cantone have joined the lineup of a free concert May 9 at New York's Battery Park as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The Roots and Norah Jones were previously announced performers for the…

  14. Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and likeness to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" The Hellcat Pictures film was written a Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot 100 are back on the chart, thanks to a…

  16. Country Acts Celebrate Southern Baseball Tradition

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will celebrate minor league baseball and the 100th anniversary of the South Atlantic League (SAL) by taking part in the Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will…

  17. Billboard Bits: Avon, Appel Farm, Indigo Girls

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the inaugural Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Benefit Concert, the 15th annual Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, and the Indigo Girls, who will perform on a cruise for the lesbian co Singer/songwriters Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, and Fred Eaglesmith will perform at the…

  18. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  19. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES & TRACKS

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Feat. Nate Dogg 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Feat. The Flipmode Squad 4. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 5. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Feat. Mike…

  20. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

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