1. Have You Forgotten?

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Regardless of one's politics, few could doubt the sincerity and passion of Darryl Worley's now-signature hit and title cut—and the magnitude of the single's connection with country listeners sp Regardless of one's politics, few could doubt the sincerity and passion of…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  3. Hanson Splits Island, Working On New Album

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brotherly pop trio Hanson has left Island Def Jam (IDJ) and is working on a new studio album. "For a long time, it was building up that this partnership wasn't something that was productive," group me Brotherly pop trio Hanson has left Island Def Jam (IDJ) and is working on a…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your column, I have truly enjoyed it more in recent…

  5. Love Goes Public With Band Search

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Never one to keep any aspect of her life out of the public eye, Courtney Love has placed full-page ads in New York's Village Voice and L.A. Weekly in Los Angeles in an attempt to recruit new members f Never one to keep any aspect of her life out of the public eye, Courtney Love has…

  6. Prince Paul Stays In 'Business'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music industry with his latest, "Politics of the…

  7. Country Acts Celebrate Southern Baseball Tradition

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will celebrate minor league baseball and the 100th anniversary of the South Atlantic League (SAL) by taking part in the Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will…

  8. Ask Billboard

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the "Fame" soundtrack, Jody Watley, and Def Leppard. LOOKING FOR 'FAME' Dear Keith, I just recently heard that the soundtrack to the film "Fame" will be re-released in a remastered version. When will it be…

  9. Edwin McCain Returns To Stripped Down Sound

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If Edwin McCain happens to perform a song from his new album, "The Austin Sessions," at next year's Grammy Awards, don't expect a stage filled with candles, exotic dancers, and the New York Philharmonic. Don't look for…

  10. Artists Take Stand Against Radio Deregulation

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Billboard Bulletin reports. The letter warns Powell that f A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell,…

  11. Kenny G's 'Ultimate' Tunes Compiled

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate Kenny G," a 19-track collection spanning the veteran instrumentalist's 16-year career. The compilation also includes three sing Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate…

  12. 'American Life' Reigns In The U.K.

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick/Warner Bros.) powered to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (April 27). It's the artist's eighth No. 1 album in Britain, a string that began when "Like a Virgi Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick/Warner Bros…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really know how to find talent. The biggest of them…

  14. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American Idol finalists 'Idol' Worship It's hard to avoid the "American Idol" phenomenon these days, what with season one winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album recently hitting No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Fox reality show enjoying strong ratings. This week,…

  15. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Mo 'Next' Up Lil' Mo has been through a lot since the 2001 release of her first album, "Based on a True Story," and its hit single, "Superwoman Pt. II." Just as the album arrived in stores, an unknown assailant hit her over the head with a…

  16. American Life

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual introspection and more on woman-in-the-mirror confrontation. Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  18. Eagles Nearing Completion Of New Album

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles are nearing completion on their first new studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," which spawned three top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. The Eagles are nearing completion on their first new studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," which spawned…

  19. Capitol To Collect Beach Boys' 'Very Best'

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of rock'n'roll paragons the Beatles ("1," Apple/Capitol) and the Rolling Stones ("40 Licks," Virgin), Capitol will on June 10 release "Sounds of S Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of…

  20. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place…

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