1. Billboard Bits: 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has contributed the new song "A Man for All Seasons" to Decca's "Johnny English" soundtrack. Due July 15, the set also features several tracks by female string quartet Bond, one by…

  2. Gilman Gives Stepanek's 'Heartsongs' A Musical Voice

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even at age 12 when he scored with his debut single, "One Voice," Billy Gilman showed unusual maturity. Now, with "Music Through Heartsongs - Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepanek," Gilman, who turns 15 May 24, has…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 50 Cent, Cher, coincidences, charity singles and albums, the Eagles, Celine Dion, and Madonna with readers. 50 CENT'S WORTH Fred, Quick question: Will 50 Cent's new DVD/CD combo get to chart on The Billboard 200? Just wondering if it would be treated as a…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on t 2001 - A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies…

  5. Man Charged With Impersonating Slick Rick

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to cash his royalty checks. A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  7. 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…

  8. Back Again

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. The Lost Boyz frontman kicks things off with lead single "Crush on You" (featuring…

  9. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  10. Mr. Cheeks 'Back Again' On New Album

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next Tuesday (March 18) on Universal Records. Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next…

  11. Red Cross

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The founding father of "American primitive guitar," who died in 2001, receives a posthumous homage from the label he founded. The founding father of "American primitive guitar," who died in 2001, receives a posthumous homage from the label he founded. For longtime fans,…

  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. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  14. Eagles Expand 'Farewell I' Itinerary

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour, which will kick off May 9 in Richmond, Va. Dates are set through July 16 in Boston, although many more are expected to be added. The t The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour , which will kick off May 9…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after…

  16. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  17. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  18. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida…

  20. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

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