1. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include…

  2. Mellencamp Unveils Anti-War Song

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site. John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site . The cut, inspired by…

  3. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

  4. 'Inside' Edition

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper says he brought the same mindset into the studio for the recording of his fifth studio album, "Diamonds on the Inside," due this week from Virgin. "This record was a little bit different because I…

  5. Bonnaroo Adds Young, Lips, Emmylou

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, t The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young …

  6. 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…

  7. Harper Revels In Spontaneity On New Album

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com that he brought the same mindset into the studio for the recording of his fifth studio album, "Diamonds on the In Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com…

  8. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Ink With Interscope

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Interscope has signed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and will release the New York trio's debut album, tentatively titled "Fever to Tell," on April 29. The critically lauded art-punk act will kick off a headlini Interscope has signed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and will release the New York trio&…

  10. New Cash, Jennings Tributes Planned

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted with newly announced tribute albums due in the coming months. Dualtone will issue "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean -- A Tri The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted…

  11. Harper, Johnson Make Touring Tag Team

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ben Harper and Jack Johnson will embark on a co-headlining summer tour of about 40 North American dates beginning in June, sources tell Billboard.com. The pair is expected to play venues ranging in si Ben Harper and Jack Johnson will embark on a co-headlining summer tour of about 40 North…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  13. Update: Beasties, Chili Peppers To Headline Coachella

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 26-27 in Indio, Calif. Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers…

  14. 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,…

  15. They Don't Know

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Frontwoman for soul group Cooly's Hot Box, Angela Johnson stretches out on her own with this solo debut. Frontwoman for soul group Cooly's Hot Box, Angela Johnson stretches out on her own with this solo debut. Not just a singer, Johnson dons several hats—keyboardist/violinist…

  16. Dead, Panic Lead Eclectic Bonnaroo Lineup

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second annual Bonnaroo festival, set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on a plethora of acts, including headliners the Dead and Widespread Panic. Other confirmed acts include Sonic Y The second annual Bonnaroo festival , set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on…

  17. The Vines Swing Back For Spring Tour

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Australian rock quartet the Vines have confirmed a spring North American tour, beginning March 18 in Vancouver and wrapping April 19 in Atlanta. The group recently wrapped a stint on the annual Big Da Australian rock quartet the Vines have confirmed a spring North American tour, beginning…

  18. Kenny Lattimore & Chante Moore: 'Lovers' On & Offstage

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Continuing a time-honored tradition of R&B duos that includes the couplings of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Peaches & Herb, and Rene & Angela, contemporary soul singers Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore celebrate love on "…

  19. 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…

  20. Sweet Honey In The Rock Celebrates 30th Year

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a return to a label that previously released five Sweet Honey in the Rock albums, Rhino-distributed Earthbeat! Records on Jan. 28 issued the venerable African-American female a cappella group's 30th-anniversary album, "The Women…

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