1. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

  2. The King of Son

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The late Cuban Beny MorÉ, who died in 1963 when he was only 44, has long ignited imaginations, as much for his compositions and abilities as a sonero as for his colorful life. The late Cuban Beny Moré, who died in 1963 when he was only 44, has long ignited imaginations, as much for his…

  3. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  4. Vincent Is 'One Step Ahead' With Album, Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, "One Step Ahead," April 29, just a few days after kicking off a four-month U.S. tour. Produced by the artist and her br Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, …

  5. Etta James Slates Tour, New Album

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The trek, which will hit a mix of clubs, theaters, and festivals through early July, gets underway in advance o Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The…

  6. Cracker Preps Two New Albums

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act Cracker will release a new studio album, "Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou?," on May 6 through Pitch-A-Tent Records. The follow up to 2002's "Forever" is the first of two new records Veteran modern rock act Cracker will release a new studio album, …

  7. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  8. South By Southwest Diary: Day Three

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com Senior Editor Barry A. Jeckell reports in from the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, taking in sets from the Black Keys, the D4, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Playe Austin, Texas' annual South By Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference…

  9. Jackson Must Pay Promoter $5.3 Million

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram in his suit against Michael Jackson over the cancellation of two planned 1999 concerts, according to the plaintiff's attorney, Sk A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram in his suit…

  10. County: Jackson May Have Violated Zoning Rules

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson may have violated zoning rules on his Neverland Ranch when he claimed a tax break for preserving agricultural land, Santa Barbara, Calif., County officials said. Officials plan to visi Michael Jackson may have violated zoning rules on his Neverland Ranch when he claimed a tax…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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