1. Break Your Mother's Heart

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tim Easton's New West debut, The Truth About Us, attracted a good deal of earnest praise and attention, based on his exceptional songwriting and strong vocal presence. Tim Easton's New West debut, The Truth About Us, attracted a good deal of earnest praise and attention, based on…

  2. Poll Contradicts Grammys' Sales Influence

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music purchases of most consumers, according to a Billboard.com poll. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music…

  3. 'Peace Train' Rolling Again

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, better known by his former identity as singer/songwriter Cat Stevens, has re-recorded a version of "Peace Train," one of his best known songs. "'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the messag Yusuf Islam, better known by his former identity as singer…

  4. Update: Zeppelin Lives Again On DVD, CD

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances by legendary U.K. hard rock act Led Zeppelin in its prime. The two-disc "Led Zeppelin DVD" and three-disc audio set Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances…

  5. Dismemberment Plan Eyes Final Tour, Remix Album

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already announced it will split later this year, the group is planning an extensive farewell tour as well as an album of Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already…

  6. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Common, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, and Hayseed Dixie. EITHER OR: Just as "Picture" (Lava/Atlantic or Universal South) by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer reaches the top-10 of Billboard's Hot 100, this chart features a second title that offers a…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  8. Luther Campbell Faces Obscenity Charge

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell faces a felony charge after police said he led a sexually charged performance at a South Carolina nightclub. An arrest warrant was issued yesterday (March 5) Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell faces a felony charge after police said he led a…

  9. Stars To Celebrate Steinway Anniversary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. Under the title "A Celebration of Music," the June 5-7 eve New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series…

  10. The Datsuns Bolster Their Rep On The Road

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If the essence of rock'n'roll is the live performance, then V2 Records freshmen the Datsuns are about as purebred as they come. The band's nonstop touring is sending the rockers around the world in a whirl of wailing guitars and…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  12. Update: Madonna Unveils New Album Track List

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Madonna has revealed the track list for her highly anticipated new Maverick album, "American Life," due April 22. The 11-track set will be led by the title track, which is expected to be sent March 25 Madonna has revealed the track list for her highly anticipated new Maverick album,…

  13. After A Year, Canada's Simple Plan Catches On

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sometimes a simple plan can go a long way, as a certain pop-punk quintet from Canada has proved with its debut album, "No Pads, No Helmets ... Just Balls." Not expecting a lot more than to develop a small fan base while touring, the…

  14. 3LW Is A Trio Again

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "three little women") with the addition of Jessica "J" Benson. The 15-year-old Severn, Md.-native was chosen from hundreds who audition R&B act 3LW is once again true to its name (which stands for "…

  15. Billboard Bits: Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers Melissa Etheridge and LeAnn Rimes have been added to the Watershed Four Festival, which, as previously reported , will be held Aug. 30-31 in Walkerton, Ontario. Etheridge will perform on the first night along with ZZ Top, Our Lady Peace, Merle…

  16. 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…

  17. At Long Last, Cat Power Returns With Originals

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has been three years since Chan Marshall, the one-woman mastermind behind Cat Power, released "The Covers Record," and closer to five since her last studio album of original material, "Moon Pix." Although the beguiling…

  18. Anastacia Recovering From Cancer Surgery

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Anastacia is recovering at home from recent breast cancer surgery. In a statement, her doctor says a seven-hour Feb. 10 procedure to remove the cancer and reconstruct her breast was a success, and tha Anastacia is recovering at home from recent breast cancer surgery. In a statement, her…

  19. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Judas Priest, Blixa Blargeld

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Judas Priest, Blixa Blargeld Bruce Springsteen's three announced concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium (July 15, 17, 18) grew to seven over the weekend with subsequent shows (July 21, 24, 26, and 27) being added in pairs as tickets sold quickly. At…

  20. Hot Product

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Kim, Fabolous, King Crimson, and more. Mob Rule Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Styles P, and Mashonda Tifere are among the guests lending a hand on Lil' Kim's new album "La Bella Mafia," due this week from Queen Bee/Atlantic. Mr. Cheeks…

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