1. Backstage At The Grammys: All Hail Norah

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST On stage at last night's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards in New York, all eyes were on singer/songwriter Norah Jones, whose Blue Note album "Come Away With Me" was at the heart of eight awards. Backstage, it On stage at last night's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards in New York, all eyes…

  2. R.I. Seeks To Quiz Owners In Club Blaze

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., the state attorney general said the nightclub owners have not answered questions from investigator A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West…

  3. Paycheck Funeral Tomorrow

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Johnny Paycheck will be laid to rest tomorrow (Feb. 25) following a funeral service in Nashville. As previously reported, Paycheck died last week at music city's Vanderbilt University M Country artist Johnny Paycheck will be laid to rest tomorrow (Feb. 25) following a…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  7. Emotions

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alaska!, which actually makes its home in sunny Los Angeles, offers gently drifting guitars and honest, understated vocals in a familiar and comforting fashion. Alaska!, which actually makes its home in sunny Los Angeles, offers gently drifting guitars and honest, understated vocals in a…

  8. Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The debut from Eminem protÉgÉ 50 Cent backs up the considerable hype that accompanies it, thanks to the beguilingly charismatic appeal of the rapper's clenched, drowsy delivery and&#x201 The debut from Eminem protégé 50 Cent backs up the considerable hype that accompanies it, thanks…

  9. Things That Lovers Do

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & ChantÉ Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Primarily comprising…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I've followed the Billboard charts in…

  11. Steve Wariner 'Steals' His Chance At Freedom

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the release of his new album, "Steal Another Day," Steve Wariner joins the ranks of country artists who have taken control of their careers by establishing their own labels. "It's a great challenge," Wariner admits…

  12. Update: R.I. Nightclub Fire Kills At Least 95

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST A West Warwick, R.I., nightclub erupted in a raging fire during a rock band Great White's pyrotechnics display last night (Feb. 20), killing nearly 100 people and injuring more than 180 others as fran A West Warwick, R.I., nightclub erupted in a raging fire during a rock band Great White…

  13. Billboard Bits: Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young joined the Rolling Stones for a cover of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" last night (Feb. 18) during the encore of the latter's show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. The show, the…

  14. 'Last Of The Mississippi Jukes' Soundtrack, DVD Due

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's documentary tribute to the Magnolia State's blues and juke joints, will be released on DVD next month via Sanctuary. Concurrent with the March "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's…

  15. 8ask

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, and Madonna. 'AMERICAN' MAN IN BLACK Keith, I see that Johnny Cash's "American IV: The Man Comes Around" is holding up pretty well on the country charts. How well did the first three "…

  16. Ride Principals Look Back On 'OX4'

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seven years on from the group's demise, former Ride frontman Mark Gardener is gearing up support the recent release of "OX4-The Best of Ride" with an acoustic tour of the U.S. While dates for the Marc Seven years on from the group's demise, former Ride frontman Mark…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  18. Hot Product

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from R. Kelly, Cat Power, AC/DC, Ministry, and more. 'Factory' Showroom In the wake of several release date changes and amid the ongoing controversy over child pornography allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly returns this week with his latest Jive album, …

  19. Massive Attack Takes Over U.K. Album Chart

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Massive Attack returned to the U.K. charts in style yesterday (Feb. 16) as its fourth album, "100th Window" (Virgin), became the group's second to debut at No. 1, repeating the feat of its 1998 predec Massive Attack returned to the U.K. charts in style yesterday (Feb. 16) as…

  20. They Don't Know

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Frontwoman for soul group Cooly's Hot Box, Angela Johnson stretches out on her own with this solo debut. Frontwoman for soul group Cooly's Hot Box, Angela Johnson stretches out on her own with this solo debut. Not just a singer, Johnson dons several hats—keyboardist/violinist…

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