1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  11. Grammys Telecast Scores Big For CBS

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated program of the night and showed gains from last year's show, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to data releas The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated…

  12. Lennox To 'Bare' Self On New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "Bare," June 10 in the U.S. via J Records (a day earlier internationally through BMG). The artist will precede the release wi 2002 Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "…

  13. Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween Blues legend B.B. King joined jam-band juggernaut Phish on stage last night (Feb. 24) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. About 45 minutes into the concert, King was introduced and handed his trademark guitar, Lucille…

  14. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  15. MTV Cancels Contest After Times Square Melee

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A melee involving hip-hop fans and would-be rappers today (Feb. 24) in New York's Times Square caused MTV to cancel its weeklong "MC Battles" rapping contest, MTV and police officials said. A melee involving hip-hop fans and would-be rappers today (Feb. 24) in New York's…

  16. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  17. Joe Jackson Turns Up 'Volume' With Original Band

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted feature from the magazine for Billboard.com that has been expanded with artist quotes and information exclusive to the online version. After realizing that 2003 would be the 25th anniversary of the recording of his debut album, "Look Sharp!," Joe Jackson says, "I…

  18. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  19. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been added to the Joe Strummer/Clash tribute performance slated for Sunday's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards ceremony. As previously reported , Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and No Doubt's Tony…

  20. Bono Eyes New African Aid Initiative

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST U2 frontman Bono has joined with musician Bob Geldof to form DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa), the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at assisting African countries in need. "They are three of U2 frontman Bono has joined with musician Bob Geldof to form DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in…

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