1. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed…

  2. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  3. Stinson Sets Solo Dates With The Figgs

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run. As expected , Tommy Stinson will hit road next month for a U.S. club tour with the Figgs. The tour kicks off Aug. 24 in Albany, N.Y., with intimate clubs as the setting for the entire run.…

  4. Parker Performs 'Lost' Tunes

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Cleverly conceived, the Gallery Six Records album "Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" prudently stars Graham Parker (along with Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz and the B-52's Kate Pierson) on songs written by the Beatles'…

  5. Chimera

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Opening with the Abbess Hildegard Von Bingen chant that has been sampled ad infinitum is an inauspicious start for Delerium, the group that broke out in 1997 with "Silence" featuring singer Sarah McLa Opening with the Abbess Hildegard Von Bingen chant that has been sampled ad…

  6. Jackson's 'Night And Day' Revisited, Revamped

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released July 29 by A&M/UME. The "deluxe edition" of the 1982 album has been digitally remastered from the original analog master tapes, and is expanded wi Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released…

  7. 'The Harder They Come' Prepped For Reissue

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-O/Universal Music Enterprises (UME) will mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. release of the landmark reggae album "The Harder They Come" with a remastered, two-disc "Deluxe Edition," due Aug. 5. Hip-O/Universal Music Enterprises (UME) will mark the 30th anniversary…

  8. As Escovedo Recovers, Friends Pitch In

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from Hepatitis C. The revered singer/songwriter was hospitalized after collapsing in April, and is currently resting a Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from…

  9. Joe Jackson Plans Second U.S. Tour

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Joe Jackson Band will return to the U.S. for a second tour. The reunited Joe Jackson Band will return to the U.S. for a second tour, according to Jackson's official Web site . The trek is due to kick off Aug. 9 in Hartford, Conn., with 13 dates currently scheduled through an…

  10. The Thorns

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There are a lot worse things an act could be accused of than sounding like Crosby, Stills & Nash. There are a lot worse things an act could be accused of than sounding like Crosby, Stills & Nash. And that's exactly who comes to mind when you press "play" and start…

  11. Sly's A No Show In Family Stone Reunion

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the recording studio for the first time in 32 years. But missing is Sly Stone -- the heart and soul of a band that The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assaul 2001 - Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a…

  13. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10…

  14. Sweet, Droge, And Mullins Blossom As The Thorns

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In joining together to form the Thorns -- a group focused entirely on three-part harmonies -- Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins do not seem to have created anything terribly groundbreaking. But as one listens to the trio sing in unison…

  15. Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to be turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired "ER" writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to…

  16. Springsteen Covers Set To Fight Parkinson's, Sarcoma

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen." The two-disc covers collection w Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell Eminem, 50 Cent, Nelly, and Sean Paul are among the star-studded performers who will appear at New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam X on June 3 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.Y. Other acts include Nas, Busta Rhymes, Lil'…

  18. The Matrix Gets Entangled With Bowie, Phair

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" album, will be doing some production work on David Bowie's upcoming album. Matrix member Lauren Christy tells Billboard.com tha The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's …

  19. Four Young Albums Make Jump To CD

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The four remaining Neil Young studio albums that have never been issued on CD will finally be unveiled in that format next month. "On the Beach," "American Stars 'N Bars," "Hawks & Doves," and "Re The four remaining Neil Young studio albums that…

  20. McDonald Recharges With 'Motown' Set

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal Music International, returned to active chart service in the U.K. yesterday (May 11) as his album "Michael McDonal Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal…

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