1. Mr. Cheeks 'Back Again' On New Album

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next Tuesday (March 18) on Universal Records. Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next…

  2. Billboard Bits: STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and his guitarist brother Dean have signed on to produce the next studio album for modern rock act Alien Ant Farm, due later this year via New Noize/DreamWorks Records. Pre-production on the follow up to the…

  3. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 10) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Police, the Clash, Elvis C Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  4. Back in Black

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST To celebrate Epic's signing of AC/DC, the label is reissuing 16 albums from the group's U.S. catalog. To celebrate Epic's signing of AC/DC, the label is reissuing 16 albums from the group's U.S. catalog. 1980's landmark Back in Black is one of the first out of the…

  5. 'Peace Train' Rolling Again

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, better known by his former identity as singer/songwriter Cat Stevens, has re-recorded a version of "Peace Train," one of his best known songs. "'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the messag Yusuf Islam, better known by his former identity as singer…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  7. Grammy Wave Carries Jones Back To No. 1

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's Grammy Awards propels her debut album, "Come Away With Me," back to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. In the week following the Grammy broadcast, A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's…

  8. Fallen Artists' Mothers To Be Honored

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or tragic circumstances will be honored Tuesday (March 11) at a New York event staged by the Christopher Wallace Mem Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or…

  9. Snoop Series Among New MTV Shows

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV has made reality shows a top priority for the network's new programming schedule airing this spring and summer. In addition to several non-music shows, the network is planning two new music-based MTV has made reality shows a top priority for the network's new programming…

  10. X-ecutioners To Teach Listeners 'Scratchology'

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their new album, "Scratchology" (Sequence), which takes a historical look at the art of the DJ with scratch-heavy cuts spannin New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their…

  11. Matchbox Twenty, Sugar Ray Team For Tour

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for a North American tour, set to begin April 25 in New Orleans and last through a July 6 finale in Raleigh, N. Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for…

  12. Hot Product

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Kim, Fabolous, King Crimson, and more. Mob Rule Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Styles P, and Mashonda Tifere are among the guests lending a hand on Lil' Kim's new album "La Bella Mafia," due this week from Queen Bee/Atlantic. Mr. Cheeks…

  13. Ashanti, B2K, Musiq Snag Soul Train Awards Pairs

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winners at Saturday's (March 1) 17th annual Soul Train Awards, tying with two honors each. Ashanti won best R&B/soul single, female and best R&B/soul album Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winners at Saturday's (March 1) 17th annual…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul singer whose husky voice ignited such tracks as "Son Of A Preacher Man" and "Wishin' and Hopin'," passes away at her home in Henley-on-Thames, Engla 1999 - Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul…

  15. Dub Side of the Moon

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The object of this musical exercise is a reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd's near-mythic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon. The object of this musical exercise is a reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd's near-mythic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon. It would be so easy to botch a…

  16. 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…

  17. Macy Looking For 'Trouble' On The Road

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Macy Gray has lined up a 14-date U.S. tour in advance of the May release of her upcoming Epic album, "The Trouble With Being Myself." The trek kicks off tomorrow (March 1) in Las Vega R&B vocalist Macy Gray has lined up a 14-date U.S. tour in advance of the May…

  18. Catalog Overhaul Celebrates AC/DC's 30th Year

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. AC/DC's iconic guitarist Angus Young finds himself cackling often while reflecting on his band's long history. Yet it's when he thinks back to the early 1990s -- when he says public opinion of the band slowly began to improve --…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'Baby,' Uncle Tupelo, AOL/MusicNet

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Toby Keith will co-host the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Music Video Awards with actress Pamela Anderson. Keith will also perform during the show, set for April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Enterta Big Tymers member/Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

  20. Clay Walker Establishes MS Foundation

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Clay Walker is opening up about his personal battle against multiple sclerosis (MS) to help others living with the disease and to assist in finding a cure. Walker has founded the Band A Country artist Clay Walker is opening up about his personal battle against multiple…

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