1. Chesney Extends 'Margaritas' Tour

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Kenny Chesney has tacked on a slew of dates to his upcoming Margaritas & Senoritas tour, set to kick off Jan. 16 in Tupelo, Miss. In addition to previously announced dates that ran th Country star Kenny Chesney has tacked on a slew of dates to his upcoming Margaritas &…

  2. Diana Ross Won't Be In Court Next Week

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross won't be required to appear in Tucson, Ariz., City Court next week in her drunken-driving case. Diana Ross won't be required to appear in Tucson, Ariz., City Court next week in her drunken-driving case. The singer, represented by Phoenix attorney Greg Davis, filed a…

  3. QOTSA To Spend Spring On The Road

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed an extensive slate of tour dates that will take the band to the Far East, Down Under, and across the U.S. Hard rock outfit Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed an extensive slate of tour dates that will take the band to the Far East,…

  4. Jennifer Hanson Is Off To A 'Beautiful' Start

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As the perennial pop vs. traditional stylistic debate rages on in the country format, Capitol Records has chosen to introduce newcomer Jennifer Hanson with a single, "Beautiful Goodbye," that is more pop than country and has inspired…

  5. R. Kelly Children's Book To Be Reissued

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite the controversy surrounding its subject, a children's book based on R. Kelly's life will be reissued on March 1. Publisher Unique Expressions plans to re-release the children's story, "I Can Fly! (The R. Kelly Story)," based on Kelly's rags-to-riches life…

  6. Carey, Elliott, Brown Join AMA Lineup

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain" and Missy Elliot will offer a rendition of her hit "Work It" during next week's American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony. Set for Monday (Jan. 13), Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain"…

  7. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Faith No More, Ui

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Faith No More, Ui Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have added a handful of winter U.S. concert dates to precede trips to Australia and Europe. The Boss and his crew now have seven stateside shows planned, including a March 7 show in Atlantic City, N.J.…

  8. Crue Film A 'Go', Tour Dates A 'No'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Motley Crue fans will have to wait until 2004 for another tour, putting an end to rumors the band might join this summer's Ozzfest lineup. Says founding bassist Nikki Sixx, "As far as the question bei Motley Crue fans will have to wait until 2004 for another tour, putting an end to…

  9. Film Composer Ron Goodwin Dies At 77

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines," and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," has died at 77, his wife, H Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie…

  10. Carlene Carter Case Sent To Grand Jury

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST A grand jury in Gallatin, Tenn., will decide whether to indict country music singer Carlene Carter, who has been charged with stealing a dead man's identity to obtain prescription drugs. Yesterday (Ja A grand jury in Gallatin, Tenn., will decide whether to indict country music singer…

  11. Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather…

  12. Latin Rock Revival Paves Way For Miguel Mateos' Return

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A successful national tour in the middle of an economic crisis, a one-shot concert in Mexico with an attendance of 35,000, a duet with the most prominent frontman of the Argentine alt-rock scene of the 1990s, and a self-released double-CD set…

  13. Chicks, Santana, No Doubt To Rock Super Bowl

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks, No Doubt, and Santana have been tapped to perform during the Super Bowl XXXVII festivities Jan. 26 in San Diego. The Dixie Chicks, No Doubt, and Santana have been tapped to perform during the Super Bowl XXXVII festivities Jan. 26 in San Diego. The National Football League …

  14. Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Nine shows currently make up her schedule, which is set through May 17 in…

  15. Billboard Bits: Sting, O-Town, Harold Arlen

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, O-Town, Harold Arlen Sting is rehearsing material for his next A&M/Interscope studio album at his studio in Tuscany, Italy. According to the artist's official Web site , a steady stream of unnamed guest artists have participated in the process. Recording for the as-yet…

  16. Indie Icon Watt Births Lyrical Tome

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt's lyrical oeuvre is the subject of a new book to be released Saturday (Jan. 11) by Canadian publishing house L'Oie de Cravan. Former Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt's lyrical oeuvre is the subject of a new book to be…

  17. Gary Glitter Deported From Cambodia

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST British glam rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), convicted of child pornography offenses in 1999 in his homeland, has been deported from Cambodia after he was arrested in the country, the F British glam rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), convicted of child pornography…

  18. Senator Moves Ahead With Bill To Probe Radio Giants

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit yesterday (Jan. 7) in Washington, D.C., that he is moving forward with his legislation -- introduced last yea Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit…

  19. Supergrass Coming Back To 'Life'

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In 1995, amid the heady days of Brit pop, precocious U.K. rock trio Supergrass breezed to the chart summit with its guitar-fueled debut album, "I Should Coco." Seven years on, with many of its contemporaries long forgotten, Supergrass…

  20. Murder Inc. Probe Results In Arrests

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST An investigation of alleged ties between rap music label Murder Inc. and New York's violent drug trade has resulted in the arrests of two men for credit card fraud, authorities said today (Jan. 7). Th An investigation of alleged ties between rap music label Murder Inc. and New York'…

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