1. Billboard Bits: Bjork, Stones/AC/DC, T.I.

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bjork, Stones/AC/DC, T.I. As previously tipped here , Bjork will play an Aug. 22 concert at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, N.Y., the home of the Class-A minor league baseball team the Brooklyn Cyclones. Tickets go on sale April 9, with visitors to Bjork's official Web site…

  2. Gomez Gears Up For U.S. Tour

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rootsy U.K. quintet Gomez has set a spring tour of the U.S., slated to start April 26 at the... Rootsy U.K. quintet Gomez has set a spring tour of the U.S., slated to start April 26 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. and encompass 13 dates through a May 12 gig…

  3. Junkie XL Dials Up A New 'Broadcast'

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a new studio album, "Radio JXL - A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin," June 2 internationally via Roadrunner. Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a new studio album, "Radio JXL - A…

  4. Blink, Simpson/Lachey, Abdul Eye MTV Shows

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blink-182, Paula Abdul, and newlywed couple Jessica Simpson and 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey are among the artists who will star in upcoming MTV reality programs. Blink-182, Paula Abdul, and newlywed couple Jessica Simpson and 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey are among the artists who will star…

  5. '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…

  6. TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUMS

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/electronic.jsp 1. 100th Window , Massive Attack 2. Ultra. Dance 03, Johnny Vicious 3. Original Pirate Material , The Streets 4. N.Y.C. Underground Party 5 , Louie DeVito 5. Bad Boy Joe , The Best Of Freestyle Megamix Vol. 3 News Johnny Vicious …

  7. 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…

  8. Beastie Boys Sign On For Jam Master Jay Tribute

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys will perform April 25 at Las Vegas' House of Blues, in a show that will serve both as a tribute to slain Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay and a warm-up for the veteran rap trio's headlini The Beastie Boys will perform April 25 at Las Vegas' House of Blues, in a…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  10. Etta James Slates Tour, New Album

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The trek, which will hit a mix of clubs, theaters, and festivals through early July, gets underway in advance o Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Jesse Stone dies in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is 97. Stone, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, helped define the rock so 1999 - Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of…

  12. Linkin Park, Room 5 Crash Into U.K. Charts

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) powered straight to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 30) to become the band's first chart-topping success in the territory. Britain also has a new Linkin Park's "Meteora" (Warner Bros.) powered straight to…

  13. 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,…

  14. Whip It On

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but basically what Danish duo Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner, aka the Raveonettes, do on Whip It On is rehash '60s guitar pop—from California surf It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but…

  15. Tomorrow Right Now

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Antipop Consortium always seemed a tad ahead of its time, so it was sad when they disbanded last summer, before the hip-hop world could catch up to them. The Antipop Consortium always seemed a tad ahead of its time, so it was sad when they disbanded last summer, before the hip-hop world…

  16. Manolín

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cuban singer/songwriter Manolín has long been known as "El MÉdico de la Salsa" (The Salsa Doctor). Cuban singer/songwriter Manolín has long been known as "El Médico de la Salsa" (The Salsa Doctor). But salsa is not part of the recipe for the artist's eponymous BMG U.S…

  17. The Essential Sly & the Family Stone

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST For too many years, Sly & the Family Stone fans have had to content themselves with the landmark group's 1970 greatest-hits compilation. For too many years, Sly & the Family Stone fans have had to content themselves with the landmark group's 1970 greatest-hits compilation.…

  18. Built To Spill Recharges For Spring Tour

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act Built To Spill has confirmed a month-long spring tour, beginning May 9 in the group's Boise, Idaho, home base and wrapping with a June 3-4 stand in Vancouver. The group will al Veteran modern rock act Built To Spill has confirmed a month-long spring tour,…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  20. AOL Offers 50 Cent, Taylor, Train, Jewel First Listens

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beginning today (March 28) AOL Music's First Listen program will debut four new songs from four different artists -- 50 Cent, James Taylor, Train, and Jewel -- over the next four days. Each of the tra Beginning today (March 28) AOL Music's First Listen program will debut four new…

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