1. Breaking & Entering

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart-related column profiling new artists on Billboard charts: Ms. Dynamite, Cat Power, Cody Chesnutt, and Cave In. Welcome to the first edition of Breaking & Entering, a weekly look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. Starting…

  2. Billboard Bits: Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn Country act Rascal Flatts will be the featured entertainment for CMT's spring break concert in Daytona Beach, Fla. The group will perform a free show April 12 on the beach that will be filmed by the cable channel for an hour-long broadcast…

  3. Puente Tribute Set For NYC

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April 21 with a star-studded event at New York's Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Actor Jimmy Smits will host "Rums of P The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April…

  4. Blue Man Group Plans 'Complex' Road Show

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Performance art troupe the Blue Man Group has begun lining up dates for its first full-fledged rock tour, slated to launch May 18 in Washington, D.C. Performance art troupe the Blue Man Group has begun lining up dates for its first full-fledged rock tour, slated to launch May 18 in Washington…

  5. Soul 'Survives' On Documentary Soundtrack

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only the Strong Survive," a "musical celebration of soul" from documentary filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. The 13-track collecti Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only…

  6. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be a commentary on the state of the music…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  8. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle Rap/rock act Limp Bizkit is set to take part in World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) upcoming "WrestleMania XIX." To be held for March 30 at SAFECO Field in Seattle, the event will feature a performance by the Fred Durst-led band…

  9. Midnight Lounge

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s are having a difficult time finding credible footing in the current musical landscape. Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s…

  10. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  11. Billboard Bits: Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur Iggy Pop will reunite with the Stooges for the first time in 28 years on the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 26-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Pop will be backed by original Stooges Ron…

  12. Pump Up The 'Volume'

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Joe Jackson After realizing that 2003 would be the 25th anniversary of the recording of his debut album, "Look Sharp!," Joe Jackson says, "I picked myself up off the floor. I was so stunned." Indeed, it is hard to imagine that it was as far back as 1978 that he and the Joe…

  13. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  14. Phish's Anastasio Donates 'Plasma'

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elektra Records has set an April 29 release date for "Plasma," a double live album featuring performances by Phish's Trey Anastasio and his band recorded on their summer and fall 2002 tours. The album Elektra Records has set an April 29 release date for "Plasma," a…

  15. Springsteen Ups NJ Stadium Ante

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The addition of Aug. 28 and 30 concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium will bring Bruce Springsteen's slate of 2003 shows at the venue to nine. The addition of Aug. 28 and 30 concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium will bring Bruce Springsteen's slate of 2003 shows at the…

  16. DMB Rolls Out Summer Tour Plans

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will embark on an extensive summer North American tour, beginning June 17 in Columbus, Ohio, and lasting through a Sept. 20 finale in Atlanta. As tipped here in January, Dave Matthews Band will embark on an extensive summer North American tour, beginning June 17 in Columbus…

  17. At Long Last, Cat Power Returns With Originals

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has been three years since Chan Marshall, the one-woman mastermind behind Cat Power, released "The Covers Record," and closer to five since her last studio album of original material, "Moon Pix." Although the beguiling…

  18. Depeche Mode's Gahan Plans Solo Debut, Tour

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here earlier this month, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan will release his debut solo album, "Paper Monsters," June 3 via Reprise and a day earlier internationally via Mute. The 10-track As tipped here earlier this month, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan will release…

  19. Gallagher Guests On New Mississippi Allstars Set

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator in Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, who guests on the blues-rock combo's upcoming album, "Polaris." The Allstars' follow up to 2001's The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator…

  20. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

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