1. Breaking & Entering

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: RJD2, Opeth, Craig Morgan, and Forty Foot Echo. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. CUT-AND-PASTE MONSTER: Ohio-native RJ Krohn, who goes by the…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2002 - The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2000 - A small but enthusiastic…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hi 2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both…

  4. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra. 2001 - 63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String…

  6. 'American Dreams' Spawns Soundtrack Album

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, the NBC drama "American Dreams," which centers on the 1960s version of the classic music show "American Bandstand," has spawned a soundtrack. As tipped here last month, the NBC drama "American Dreams," which centers on the 1960s version…

  7. Vincent Is 'One Step Ahead' With Album, Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, "One Step Ahead," April 29, just a few days after kicking off a four-month U.S. tour. Produced by the artist and her br Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, …

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  9. Diamonds on the Inside

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper's newest disc, Diamonds on the Inside, begins with the distant voices of musicians and producers bantering before the control room announces the recording process has begun. Ben Harper's newest disc, Diamonds on the Inside, begins with the distant voices of musicians and…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend for the past decade, actress Charleen "Chuck" McCrory, finally tie the knot. The pair exchanges vows at Tony's Ballroom in Houston before 200 2002 - ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend for the past…

  11. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  12. South By Southwest Diary: Day Three

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com Senior Editor Barry A. Jeckell reports in from the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, taking in sets from the Black Keys, the D4, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Playe Austin, Texas' annual South By Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a Nashville area hospital. Corrina weighs 7 lbs. 9 1/4 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. 2001 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a…

  14. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  15. TRUSTcompany Set For Cutty Tour

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock act TRUSTcompany will headline the 5th annual Cutty Rock the Boat tour, due to kick off March 12 in Springfield, Mo., and wrap April 18 in Baton Rouge, La. Among the bands that will support Hard rock act TRUSTcompany will headline the 5th annual Cutty Rock the Boat tour, due to kick…

  16. 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…

  17. The Songs of Hank Williams Jr.—A Bocephus Celebration

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST While writer types seldom give him credit for it, Hank Williams Jr.'s contribution to modern country music can hardly be overstated, as he built the previously non-existent link between George Jones a While writer types seldom give him credit for it, Hank Williams Jr.'s contribution…

  18. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  19. Alf Clausen's 'Simpsons' Songs Hit The Right Note

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Now in its 14th season on Fox, "The Simpsons" has yielded four full-length albums, numerous books and videos, and countless toys and related merchandise. Add to that Warner Bros. Publications' newly released folio "The…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

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