1. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot to death in the township of Claremont, near Durban, South Africa. She is 49. Her husband is shot in the arm in th 2002 - Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  3. The Tangled Web

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: NPR's 'Music Mavericks,' KEXP, and Da Brat. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. MAVERICKS OF THE…

  4. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  6. Weird Al Parodies Eminem, Avril On New Album

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic takes on hits by a whole new crop of pop stars on his latest album, "Poodle Hat," due May 20 via Way Moby/Volcano. On the 12-track set, the musical parody veteran reworks well-know "Weird Al" Yankovic takes on hits by a whole new crop of pop…

  7. Meet the Girl Next Door

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While promoting her promising 2001 debut, Based on a True Story, Lil' Mo was hit over the head with a champagne bottle after a San Francisco concert. While promoting her promising 2001 debut, Based on a True Story, Lil' Mo was hit over the head with a champagne bottle after a San…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  9. Ballads, Classics Dominate 'Down With Love'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge music set the musical tone for the "Down With Love" soundtrack, due May 13 on Reprise Records. Canadian crooner Michael Buble features prominently on the soundtra Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge music set the musical tone for the "…

  10. Frank Black Sheds Tears For New Album

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock mainstay Frank Black and his band the Catholics are set to release their sixth album together Sept. 8 on spinART Records. Titled "Show Me Your Tears," it will be Black's ninth since the de Modern rock mainstay Frank Black and his band the Catholics are set to…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really know how to find talent. The biggest of them…

  12. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  13. Billboard Bits: Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers' 12th annual ELLA award on April 28 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The honor is presented "to singers whose contribution to the music world is equaled by his/her dedication to…

  14. The Tangled Web

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weekly online column keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: Madonna music previews, the Webby Awards, and 3 Doors Down's videos for " Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launched with the recent redesign…

  15. Lucinda Williams Envisions 'World Without Tears'

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the longest time, it seemed that "prolific" was definitely not a word one could associate with alt-country songstress Lucinda Williams. Prior to the release of her exquisite 1998 breakthrough, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,"…

  16. La Revancha del Tango

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There is Latin house, soulful house, tribal house, progressive house, deep house, and numerous other house-based genres. There is Latin house, soulful house, tribal house, progressive house, deep house, and numerous other house-based genres. Paris-based trio Gotan Project makes house and…

  17. Vega Takes 'Best' On The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of "Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega," the veteran singer/songwriter will hit the road next week in the U.S. The run will kick In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of …

  18. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2002 - Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2001 - Joey…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2002 - Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna…

  20. Toby Keith Is 'Flameworthy' Three Times Over

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's three wins topped the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held last night at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer Toby Keith's three wins topped the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards,…

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