1. Opeth Slates Spring U.S. Tour

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Swedish progressive metal act Opeth will kick off a U.S. tour April 29 in Seattle with like-minded Italian group Lacuna Coil. The 22-date trek is slated to close May 24 in Norfolk, Va. The two bands w Swedish progressive metal act Opeth will kick off a U.S. tour April 29 in Seattle with like…

  2. The Dead Plan 'Summer Getaway' With Winwood, Nelson

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return to tradition this summer, launching a two-leg tour North American tour. The first leg of the Dead Summer Geta The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return…

  3. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  4. Stars On 'Peace' Set For War Child Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the performers contributing material to a new album, "Peace Songs," that will benefit a Canadian charity for children who are vict Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the…

  5. Marshall Tucker Band To Rally Support For Troops

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran Southern rock act the Marshall Tucker Band will headline a May 1 concert/rally in support of the U.S. military in Spartanburg, S.C. Veteran Southern rock act the Marshall Tucker Band will headline a May 1 concert/rally in support of the U.S. military in Spartanburg, S.C. Set for the…

  6. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beatles Bigger And Better This week sees the long-awaited DVD release of "The Beatles Anthology" and the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart." The former includes the original eight episodes of the "Anthology" as well as 81 minutes of special…

  7. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor,…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  9. 50 Cent Keeps 'Club' Up On Top

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As reported yesterday, his Shady/Interscope set is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 a fifth non-consecutive week, while his single "I 50 Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As…

  10. 50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on The Billboard 200 this week. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (Shady/Interscope) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week, wit 50 Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on…

  11. Sex Pistols 'Certain' For U.S. Summer Dates

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this summer in America and Japan. Although no dates or venues have been announced, Los Angeles punk band Flogging Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this…

  12. Phish Announces Summer Tour, 'It' Event

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3 at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. The revered Vermont-based jam band previously held its Great Went Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with the It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3…

  13. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  14. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's Range Rover when they stop him in Brooklyn for driving without license plates. 1999 - Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard&…

  17. Collins DVD Documentary Due

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will be released on DVD May 20 through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. First broadcast in November in the U.K., the film is a comprehensive ov The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will…

  18. De La Rocha, DJ Shadow 'March' Against War

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and mixmaster DJ Shadow have added their voices of protest against the U.S. led war against Iraq in a new song, "March of Death." The cut was Former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and mixmaster DJ Shadow…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  20. Holland Returns With More Big-Name Friends

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second…

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