1. Ministry Of Sound Bows Download Program

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT London-based dance-music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) has begun offering almost 100,000 tracks for legitimate download from its Web site, Billboard Bulletin reports. MoS relaunched the site yesterday London-based dance-music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) has begun offering almost 100,000…

  2. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that…

  3. Eclectic Acts Rock Fourth Coachella Fest

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Drawing more than 30,000 to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth…

  4. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Mo 'Next' Up Lil' Mo has been through a lot since the 2001 release of her first album, "Based on a True Story," and its hit single, "Superwoman Pt. II." Just as the album arrived in stores, an unknown assailant hit her over the head with a…

  5. HEATSEEKERS

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. What It Is To Burn , Finch 2. Waiting For My Rocket To Come , Jason Mraz 3. Drunk Enough To Dance , Bowling For Soup 4. A Beautiful World , Thicke 5. Summer Sun , Yo La Tengo News Jason Mraz …

  6. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta,…

  7. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. Gossip Folks (Fatboy Slim Mixes) , Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Ludacris 2. Walking On Thin Ice (Remixes) , Ono 3. I'll Be There , Weekend Players 4. Shake It , Marascia 5. Love Is A Crime , Anastacia News Elliott Featuring , Fatboy Slim…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young of Chattanooga, Tenn., collapses and dies of an apparent overdose of the drug Ecstasy. 2002 - A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young…

  9. Anxiety Always

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Adult. is the married duo of singer Nicola Kuperus and musician Adam Lee Miller. Adult. is the married duo of singer Nicola Kuperus and musician Adam Lee Miller. The group has remixed many artists, including the Faint, while Kuperus has lent her vocals to the music of Chicks on Speed and…

  10. American Life

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual introspection and more on woman-in-the-mirror confrontation. Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Kelly Clarkson and "American Idol," Dobie Gray, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and 50 Cent. GOLDEN IDOL: The Midas touch of "American Idol" continues, as the winners of the first and second seasons of the popular TV series debut at…

  12. Billboard Latin Music Awards Add Performers

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Thalia, Alexandre Pires, and A.B. Quintanilla III & Kumbia Kings are among the latest performers added to the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony. Others who have signed on are Grupo Limite Thalia, Alexandre Pires, and A.B. Quintanilla III & Kumbia Kings are among the latest…

  13. Billboard Bits: SARS/Toronto, USO, Peggy Lee

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS affecting Toronto concerts, USO, Peggy Lee "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel & Elton John have canceled visits Monday (April 28) to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. At the city's Air Canada Centre, Joel…

  14. Jazz Great Nina Simone Buried

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France today (April 25) to bid farewell to jazz singer Nina Simone. Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France…

  15. Radiohead Dances With Sigur Ros

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead and Sigur Ros will create new music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's piece "Split Sides," which will debut Oct. 14 at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Radiohead guitarist Radiohead and Sigur Ros will create new music for the Merce Cunningham…

  16. Capitol To Collect Beach Boys' 'Very Best'

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of rock'n'roll paragons the Beatles ("1," Apple/Capitol) and the Rolling Stones ("40 Licks," Virgin), Capitol will on June 10 release "Sounds of S Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of…

  17. Mariah Carey Tour Takes Flight

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan. The North American segment of the 47-date Charmbracelet World Tour begins July 18 at the Sullivan Arena in Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan.…

  18. Taj Mahal Revisits Hawaiian Influence

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal revisits the Hawaiian sounds he first explored in the late 1980s on his next album, "Hanapepe Dream." The set will be released June 10 on Mahal's own Kan-Du Records via Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal revisits the Hawaiian sounds he first…

  19. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the effervescent, sometimes volatile rapping member of the Grammy-winning R&B trio TLC, is killed in a car crash in Honduras. Lopes, who would have turned 31 t 2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the effervescent, sometimes…

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