1. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  4. 'U Turn' Marks Crossroads For McKnight

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Love ballads are still his forte, but the edgier side of singer/songwriter/producer/musician Brian McKnight claims equal time on his sixth studio album, "U Turn." Arriving in stores March 25, the Motown/Universal release finds McKnight…

  5. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle Rap/rock act Limp Bizkit is set to take part in World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) upcoming "WrestleMania XIX." To be held for March 30 at SAFECO Field in Seattle, the event will feature a performance by the Fred Durst-led band…

  6. Blige, Diddy Team Up For 'Love And Life'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who will executive producer her upcoming MCA album, "Love and Life." This is the first time the two have worked together since Blige's 1994 album Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs,…

  7. New Lovett Album Due In September

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September. Speaking yesterday (March 15) with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith during a panel at the South By Southwest (SX Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September.…

  8. Amerikkka's Most Wanted

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the late 1980s, N.W.A. stood atop the hip-hop mountain as one of the most controversial and prolific groups of its time. In the late 1980s, N.W.A. stood atop the hip-hop mountain as one of the most controversial and prolific groups of its time. So when seminal member Ice Cube decided to…

  9. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Common, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, and Hayseed Dixie. EITHER OR: Just as "Picture" (Lava/Atlantic or Universal South) by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer reaches the top-10 of Billboard's Hot 100, this chart features a second title that offers a…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle, rushes him to Northcrest Medical Center. 2000 - Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle,…

  11. 3LW Is A Trio Again

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "three little women") with the addition of Jessica "J" Benson. The 15-year-old Severn, Md.-native was chosen from hundreds who audition R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "…

  12. 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…

  13. Anastacia Recovering From Cancer Surgery

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Anastacia is recovering at home from recent breast cancer surgery. In a statement, her doctor says a seven-hour Feb. 10 procedure to remove the cancer and reconstruct her breast was a success, and tha Anastacia is recovering at home from recent breast cancer surgery. In a statement, her…

  14. Eagles Expand 'Farewell I' Itinerary

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour, which will kick off May 9 in Richmond, Va. Dates are set through July 16 in Boston, although many more are expected to be added. The t The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour , which will kick off May 9…

  15. Good Charlotte, NFG Set For Civic Tour

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have been tapped for the 2003 Honda Civic Tour, presented in conjunction with MTV's "TRL." The trek, which will encompass more than 50 dates, kicks off April 8 at th Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have been tapped for the 2003 Honda Civic…

  16. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  17. 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…

  18. Cops Expect Delay In Spector Murder Probe

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sheriff's detectives probing a fatal shooting at music producer Phil Spector's home will not be ready to present their case by his scheduled arraignment, the lead investigator said yesterday (Feb. 18) Sheriff's detectives probing a fatal shooting at music producer Phil Spector&…

  19. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  20. Franklin Meets Fire Investigators

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin has met with prosecutors investigating an arson fire that destroyed her $1.8 million mansion in suburban Detroit. The veteran R&B artist appeared Friday with her attorney, Saul Gre Aretha Franklin has met with prosecutors investigating an arson fire that destroyed her $1.8…

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