1. Underworld Leads Ultra Festival Lineup

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Underworld leads a star-studded lineup for the fifth annual Ultra Music Festival, set for March 22 at Miami's Bayfront Park. The event will also sport performances from some of the biggest names in el Underworld leads a star-studded lineup for the fifth annual Ultra Music Festival, set…

  2. Billboard Bits: Common, Sister Hazel & More

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Common, Sister Hazel & More Common will soon be seen in a print ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Shot by photographer Ken Nahoum, the ad features the rapper about to eat a veggie burger and the tagline, "Think Before You Eat. Go Veg for Life."…

  3. The Networks, the Circuits, the Streams, the Harmonies

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST An indie-pop record dressed in electronic beats and tweaks, the debut album from the Burnside Project is a hybrid throwback to mid-'90s aesthetics, fusing lo-fi rock with ambient dance music best list An indie-pop record dressed in electronic beats and tweaks, the debut album from the…

  4. If They Knew This Was the End

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finally appearing seven years after it was first recorded, the Mendoza Line's "lost" debut, If They Knew This Was the End, is an attempt by the band to present a more cohesive portrait of its early ye Finally appearing seven years after it was first recorded, the Mendoza Line&…

  5. OH!

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Who needs a leader? For this one-off quartet of guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Al Foster—hence ScoLoHoFo—the whole is at least as inte Who needs a leader? For this one-off quartet of guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist…

  6. Metallica To Hit European Festival Circuit

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Metallica will hit the road in Europe in the late spring and summer. The veteran California-based band has six stops lined up in June, beginning with an appearance at the Rock Im Park festival June 6 Metallica will hit the road in Europe in the late spring and summer. The veteran California…

  7. 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…

  8. Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project undertaken by Lou Reed in a recording career that now spans four decades. The new Sire/Reprise album by the former lynchpin of the Velve By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase "I betcha" - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for 2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen…

  10. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  11. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  12. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  13. Bering Strait

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Much-hyped Russian import Bering Strait finally materializes on Universal South, and the results work far more than just on a curiosity level. The sound is an interesting blend Much-hyped Russian import Bering Strait finally materializes on Universal South, and the results work far more than…

  14. Equilibrium

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The latest release in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series—a line that seeks to help keep jazz modern by mixing tradition with fresh sensibilities beyond jazz—is the fourth and finest in the series The latest release in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series—a line that seeks to help keep jazz modern by…

  15. Perspectives

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite its flaws—a pretentious cover photo, mediocre liner notes, a lack of specific recording information—this double-disc anthology devoted to pianist Mitsuko Uchida has real merits. Despite its flaws—a pretentious cover photo, mediocre liner notes, a lack of specific recording information…

  16. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Coldplay, Soozie Tyrell & More U.K. modern rock act Coldplay will close down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. Sunday (Jan. 26) for a free performance that will be broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." The show will air live at…

  17. Steely Dan Embraces 'Everything'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on a new studio album, "Everything Must Go," due May 6 via Reprise. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Two Against Nature," which was Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on…

  18. Sting, Raitt Join Super Bowl Line-Up

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting and Bonnie Raitt are the latest artists to be added to the Super Bowl XXXVII festivities in San Diego, set for Sunday (Jan. 26) at the city's Qualcomm Stadium. Although as yet unannounced by the Sting and Bonnie Raitt are the latest artists to be added to the Super Bowl XXXVII…

  19. Johnny Marr Steps Out Front With 'Boomslang'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Expanded from the magazine piece for Billboard.com. After leaving the Smiths in 1987, guitarist Johnny Marr spent the next decade-plus drifting from a host of intriguing, but largely under-the-radar projects. He provided a jolt of fresh creative energy to the The and Pet Shop Boys. He wrote…

  20. Billboard Bits: Hip-Hop Festival, Adkins, Thorogood

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Hip-Hop Festival, Adkins, Thorogood Russell Simmons is organizing what he is dubbing the "Woodstock of hip-hop," to be staged in conjunction with the second Hip-Hop Summit. The Urban Hip-Hop Music Festival will be held April 12 at Atlanta's Turner Field and is expected…

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