1. Franklin To Be Subpoenaed In Arson Case

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Court officials granted a request by prosecutors to subpoena singer Aretha Franklin to obtain information about her Detroit-area home that was destroyed by arson. The Oakland County (Mich.) prosecutor Court officials granted a request by prosecutors to subpoena singer Aretha Franklin to…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

  3. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 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 Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  4. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  5. Gabriel Takes 'Growing Up' To Europe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has announced dates for a European leg of his Growing Up tour in support of his latest Real World/Geffen album "Up," beginning April 24 in Stockholm and wrapping May 21 in London. The ar Peter Gabriel has announced dates for a European leg of his Growing Up tour in…

  6. Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project undertaken by Lou Reed in a recording career that now spans four decades. The new Sire/Reprise album by the former lynchpin of the Velve By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Chicago,' Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Chicago,' Kathleen Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" continues to collect accolades, the latest being a leading five nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards. The film will compete for the…

  8. Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at N Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing C 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam &…

  10. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

  11. Durst Out Of The Picture On 'Dogtown'

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Fincher ("Panic Room," "Fight Club") will direct the skateboarding feature "Lords of Dogtown" for Columbia Pictures, which was initially slated to be directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst. David Fincher ("Panic Room," "Fight Club")…

  12. Timberlake Solo Debut Hits U.K. No. 1

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's debut solo album "Justified" (Jive) ascended to No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 26) in its 12th week on the U.K. chart. Meanwhile David Sneddon, the Scottish winner of the BBC's pre-Christma Justin Timberlake's debut solo album "Justified" (Jive)…

  13. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from…

  16. One Bedroom

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Like electricity trapped in ice, such is the aural experience of indie experimentalists the Sea and Cake's sixth album, One Bedroom. Like electricity trapped in ice, such is the aural experience of indie experimentalists the Sea and Cake's sixth album, One Bedroom. Almost begging to…

  17. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More U.K. modern rock act Coldplay will close down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. Sunday (Jan. 26) for a free performance that will be broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." The show will air live at…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses artist's nationalities, chart records, an alleged attempt to inflate airplay data, and original songs from soundtracks that have reached No. 1. DON'T FORGET THIS 'GROOVE' Hi Fred, Although I've been following your online section on Billboard.com…

  19. 'Ziggy Stardust' Leaps To DVD, CD

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie's former record label Virgin Records will on April 1 release "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars -- The Motion Picture" on DVD, as well as a two-CD soundtrack. The film, which was br David Bowie's former record label Virgin Records will on April 1 release…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresentin 2002 - The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the…

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