1. Basement Jaxx Slips 'Kash' In Pocket

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has put the finishing touches on a new album, "Kish Kash," due in late October via Astralwerks. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has put the finishing touches on a new album, "Kish Kash," due in late October via Astralwerks. The set is the follow…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  3. Rapper Camoflauge Fatally Shot

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in Savannah, Ga., while flirting with greater fame, was fatally shot while walking with his toddler son outside Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in…

  4. Eclectic Acts Rock Fourth Coachella Fest

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Drawing more than 30,000 to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

  6. AFIM's 2003 Indie Awards

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon during its convention at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. The AFIM confab was held in conjunction with The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon…

  7. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street'

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street' Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will perform his first dance track, "Let's Get Ill," in tandem with vocalist Kelis on March 19 at the second DanceStar awards, to be handed out at Miami Beach's Lummus Park. Diddy'…

  8. 11ask

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, George Strait, and David Bowie/Trent Reznor. 'LIFE' IN THE FAST LANE Dear Keith, Madonna's new album, "American Life," is causing quite a stir even before the single has been heard by the public. I am…

  9. DJ Kicks

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tiga's latest beat-mixed affair (his first for the revered DJ Kicks series) fits perfectly into the nÜ-electro landscape. Tiga's latest beat-mixed affair (his first for the revered DJ Kicks series) fits perfectly into the nü-electro landscape. In fact, fans of the Montreal DJ…

  10. Update: Beasties, Chili Peppers To Headline Coachella

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 26-27 in Indio, Calif. Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers…

  11. Disco 3

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST The third volume in the Boys' Disco concept series arrives in the shadows of last year's critically acclaimed, acoustic-primed studio recording Release. The third volume in the Boys' Disco concept series arrives in the shadows of last year's critically acclaimed, acoustic…

  12. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  13. Radiohead Debuts New Songs Online

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here yesterday, Radiohead treated fans last night (Dec. 18) to a Webcast featuring songs from the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Co As tipped here yesterday , Radiohead treated fans last night (Dec. 18) to a Webcast…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  15. FC Kahuna Brings 'Soul Through Machinery'

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "We wanted this record to be defiantly electronic," Daniel Ormondroyd of U.K.-based duo FC Kahuna reveals, referring to its debut album, "Machine Says Yes," due Nov. 19 via Nettwerk America. "Jon [Nowell, his musical…

  16. Billboard Bits: Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7 While Madonna is busy recording her forthcoming Maverick studio album, due out early next year, plans are also underway for an "ultimate box set." On the diva's official Web site , her manager Caresse Henry said that she "…

  17. Madonna's New 'Day' Heating Up Radio

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week, a leaked copy of Madonna's "Die Another Day," the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name, is already gettin Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week,…

  18. Classic Rockers Raise Funds For Sept. 11 Victims

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Billboard…

  19. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2001 - Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2000 - David Bowie and Iman welcome their first…

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