1. The Santa Fe Sessions

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert has taken 10 of his favorite tunes from past albums and re-recorded them for The Santa Fe Sessions. Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert has taken 10 of his favorite tunes from past albums and re-recorded them for The Santa Fe Sessions. Along the…

  2. 10ask

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Michelle Branch, Lisa Marie Presley, and Pearl Jam. PLAYING THE 'GAME OF LOVE' Dear Keith, "The Game of Love" by Santana and Michelle Branch is an excellent song -- I love it! I noticed that on the Adult Top 40 chart…

  3. Knopfler Plans Tour, Duets Album

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North American tour in support of his third Warner Bros. solo set, "The Ragpicker's Dream." The outing launches June 26 in Portsmouth, Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North…

  4. Mooney Suzuki To Headline 'Advance Warning' Trek

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Mooney Suzuki, known to most for its version of "Don't Fence Me In" heard in a Nike TV commercial, will headline the upcoming Advanced Warning tour. Slated to kick off March 13 during the annual S The Mooney Suzuki, known to most for its version of "Don't Fence Me…

  5. TRUSTcompany Set For Cutty Tour

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock act TRUSTcompany will headline the 5th annual Cutty Rock the Boat tour, due to kick off March 12 in Springfield, Mo., and wrap April 18 in Baton Rouge, La. Among the bands that will support Hard rock act TRUSTcompany will headline the 5th annual Cutty Rock the Boat tour, due to kick…

  6. Good Charlotte, NFG Set For Civic Tour

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have been tapped for the 2003 Honda Civic Tour, presented in conjunction with MTV's "TRL." The trek, which will encompass more than 50 dates, kicks off April 8 at th Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have been tapped for the 2003 Honda Civic…

  7. King Crimson 'Believes' In Musical Exploration

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of King Crimson on stage and record. And as the band prepares the release of "The Power To Believe," due March 4 on Sanctu For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of…

  8. Ice Cube Cool With Multi-Pic Revolution Studios Deal

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and Bruce Willis, is adding a fourth key player: Ice Cube. The rapper-turned-actor has signed to star in and prod Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and…

  9. Former Petty Bassist Epstein Dies

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Howie Epstein, 47, former bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, died at a hospital in Santa Fe, N.M. late Sunday night. Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano says that while the cause of Epstei Howie Epstein, 47, former bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, died at a hospital…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I've followed the Billboard charts in…

  11. Billboard Bits: J. Lo/LL, Roxio/Napster, Queensryche

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "Doctor Syntax," April 15 through Instinct Records. Consisting of 14 tracks, including three bonus songs not found on the U.K. A Los Angeles singer is suing Sony Music Entertainment and Epic Records, alleging…

  12. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre" Pilar Montenegro (Univision) "El…

  13. Astralwerks Remixes The Faint

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nebraska-based new wave revival act the Faint will release a remixed version of its critically lauded 2001 album, "Danse Macabre," March 25 via Astralwerks. The newly reworked disc, originally release Nebraska-based new wave revival act the Faint will release a remixed version of…

  14. Fox Shapes Up New Jackson Special

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has made good on his threat to release his own footage compiled during months of interviews with British journalist Martin Bashir, whose recent TV special on Jackson caused a stir on b Michael Jackson has made good on his threat to release his own footage compiled during…

  15. B2K Plan More 'Pandemonium'

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST A special edition of R&B outfit B2K's sophomore album, "Pandemonium!," will be released March 25 by Epic. The new version will sport new artwork and feature four tracks added to the album's origin A special edition of R&B outfit B2K's sophomore album, "…

  16. Billboard Bits: Grammys, VH1, Estefan

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on the latest performers added to the 45th annual Grammy Awards, VH1 countersuing Liza Minnelli and David Gest, Emilio Estefan creating television programming for the Hispanic market. Pop/rock outfit No Doubt and veteran singer/songwriter James Taylor have been added to the…

  17. Live Goes Back To Basics On New Album

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act Live is putting the finishing touches on its sixth album and plotting a May or June release through MCA. "It's back to basics for Live," says frontman Ed Kowalczyk of the follo Veteran modern rock act Live is putting the finishing touches on its sixth…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

  19. Sparta, Glassjaw Strap In For SnoCore

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows a Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's…

  20. Ziriguiboom: The Now Sound of Brazil

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved itself to be a leading source for modern-age Brazilian music, introducing artists l At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved…

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