1. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  2. Back Again

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. The Lost Boyz frontman kicks things off with lead single "Crush on You" (featuring…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1…

  4. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  5. 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…

  6. Grand Jury Opens R.I. Club Fire Probe

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few miles from the blackened ruins of the Station nightclub, about two dozen citizens will hear how the Feb. 20 tragedy unfolded -- from the pyrotechnic display that ignited the blaze to the crush o A few miles from the blackened ruins of the Station nightclub, about two dozen citizens will…

  7. 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…

  8. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple Singers, dies at the age of 84. He had suffered a concussion recently in a fall near his home in Dalton, Ill. 2000 - Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple…

  11. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The…

  12. Fat Joe Juggles Crossover Success, Credibility

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fat Joe is no newcomer. This is an obvious statement to R&B and hip-hop fans, but for many pop music lovers, Fat Joe was relatively unknown until last year. "J.O.S.E.: Jealous Ones Still Envy," his fourth studio set, scored with…

  13. Loyalty

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)—which included the hit Ashanti collaboration "What's Luv?"—extra-large MC Fat Joe serves up a si On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy …

  14. Iglesias, Band Among Heartthrobs In Anti-Drug Calendar

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob male stars recruited by the White House for an anti-drug campaign aimed at teenage girls. The singers join a Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob…

  15. Clemons Released From Hospital

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released from the hospital following eye surgery to repair a detached retina, according to his publicist. The 60-year-old saxo Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released…

  16. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  17. Limp Bizkit, 'Big Day' Organizers Decried In Fan Death

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST An Australian coroner criticized rock act Limp Bizkit and the organizers of a January 2001 open-air music festival over the death of a teenage fan caught in a crush at the event during the band's perf An Australian coroner criticized rock act Limp Bizkit and the organizers of a January…

  18. Barbra Bequeaths Duets Disc

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Ray Charles, and Don Johnson have in common? They've each over the years have recorded collaborations with Ba What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna…

  19. More Strange Bruises

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cleveland's Ether Net is four guys who met at the switching yard of innumerable musical styles, pulled out the nitro, and blew that junction place to smithereens. Cleveland's Ether Net is four guys who met at the switching yard of innumerable musical styles, pulled out the nitro,…

  20. Bounce

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT If Bruce Springsteen's The Rising is the balm to soothe the wound of Sept. 11, 2001, Bon Jovi's Bounce is the antidote to rejuvenate the spirit. If Bruce Springsteen's The Rising is the balm to soothe the wound of Sept. 11, 2001, Bon Jovi's Bounce is the antidote to…

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