1. Rolling Stones Cancel Two More Asia Gigs

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Southern China's outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has claimed over 50 lives, and now along with it, the Rolling Stones first two scheduled appearances in China. Southern China's outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has claimed over 50 lives, and…

  2. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  3. Cracker Preps Two New Albums

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act Cracker will release a new studio album, "Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou?," on May 6 through Pitch-A-Tent Records. The follow up to 2002's "Forever" is the first of two new records Veteran modern rock act Cracker will release a new studio album, …

  4. 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…

  5. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

  6. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  7. . . . again

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following 2001's nearly 2 million-selling Live in London and More, Donnie McClurkin's latest arrives with great expectations—all of which it meets splendidly. Following 2001's nearly 2 million-selling Live in London and More, Donnie McClurkin's latest arrives with great…

  8. Flying Funk

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluebird and RCA Victor dig deep into the vaults of the landmark Flying Dutchman label to issue this perfect introduction to the jazz-funk-soul hybrid heyday. Bluebird and RCA Victor dig deep into the vaults of the landmark Flying Dutchman label to issue this perfect introduction to the jazz…

  9. 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…

  10. Holland Returns With More Big-Name Friends

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second…

  11. Stones' China Shows Will Go On

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled, regardless of the war in Iraq and a deadly pneumonia outbreak in southern China, a source said today (March 21) The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled,…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins a Best…

  13. 'Spinal Tap' Stars Exhale 'A Mighty Wind'

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST DMZ/Columbia will on April 8 release the soundtrack to the film "A Mighty Wind," which, as previously reported, stars "This Is Spinal Tap" principals Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shear DMZ/Columbia will on April 8 release the soundtrack to the film "A…

  14. Planned DVD-Audio Hybrid Will Play On CD Hardware

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST A hybrid dual-layer version of DVD-Audio (DVD-A) that can play on both CD and DVD hardware is expected to hit the market in the next six months. A hybrid dual-layer version of DVD-Audio (DVD-A) that can play on both CD and DVD hardware is expected to hit the market in the next six months,…

  15. AFIM's 2003 Indie Awards

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon during its convention at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. The AFIM confab was held in conjunction with The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon…

  16. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest…

  17. 'Fear Yourself' Finds Daniel Johnston Feeling Blessed

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his 20th album, lo-fi veteran Daniel Johnston has teamed with a new collaborator for a new sound: Sparklehorse principal Mark Linkous, who produced the set and brought a new fidelity to Johnston's songs. The result, "Fear Yourself,…

  18. 2003 Tejano Music Awards Nominees

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tejano Music Awards Nominees SONG OF THE YEAR "El Dolor de tu Presencia," Jennifer Pena "Quiero Ser Viejo," Jay Perez "Suena," Intocable "Vanidosa," Bobby Pulido "Yo Te Voy a Amar," Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz MOST PROMISING BAND OF THE…

  19. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  20. Third Day's Further Expanding Boundaries

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For all those who thought praise and worship was strictly mellow acoustic music, Third Day shattered that perception with "Offerings: A Worship Album." Now, the Georgia rock act -- which last month won its first Grammy Award (best rock…

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