1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  2. Brooks & Dunn Stroll Down 'Red Dirt Road'

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Brooks & Dunn's The Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year of combining circus fun with a down home jamboree, group member Kix Brooks tells Billboard.com that the duo is ey As Brooks & Dunn's Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2002 - The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2000 - A small but enthusiastic…

  4. The Tangled Web

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: Apple's iTunes, the Blue Man Group, and Billy Currington. WILL APPLE MAKE 'EM BITE? Apple Computer's week-old digital music service, the iTunes Music Store, appears to…

  5. Exclusive: Strokes Part Ways With Godrich

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes have parted ways with producer Nigel Godrich after a trial period of sessions intended for the group's second RCA album, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The band will return to the s The Strokes have parted ways with producer Nigel Godrich after a trial period of…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band and family, following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. Lee's new band is called Methods of 1999 - It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to…

  8. MTV2 Expands Music Program Offerings

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a slate of new shows on the horizon, cable music channel MTV2 is continuing to establish its own identity apart from sister channel MTV. The more music-centric MTV2's new programs, which will deb With a slate of new shows on the horizon, cable music channel MTV2 is continuing to…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, 2001 - Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel…

  10. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran…

  11. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard's charts. This week: The Black Keys, Kathleen Edwards, Finch, and Liam Lynch. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'll take a look at…

  13. Jazz/Soul Legend Nina Simone Dies

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa. Jazz great Nina Simone died today(April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70.…

  14. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  15. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new EP from the Flaming Lips, "Fight Test," featuring the title cut, two new songs, and covers of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Radiohead's "Knives Out,"…

  16. March 16-20, 1992

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nine years after Uncle Tupelo split—fracturing into Wilco and Son Volt—the alt-country heroes' four albums (No Depression, Still Feel Gone, March 16-20, 1992, and Anodyne) have all resur Nine years after Uncle Tupelo split—fracturing into Wilco and Son Volt—the alt-country heroes'…

  17. Idlewild Comes Into Its Own 'Part'

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For Scottish rogue act Idlewild, the U.K. commercial success of its third album, "The Remote Part" (released domestically March 25 by Capitol), allowed it to finally become more than just a cult favor For Scottish rogue act Idlewild, the U.K. commercial success of its third album, …

  18. Dead, Dylan Go On The Road Again

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer Getaway Tour, set to kick off July 29 in a yet-to-be-announced location. The two acts last hit the road together in 1987 o The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer…

  19. Update: Radiohead, Beasties To Headline Field Day

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the inaugural Field Day festival, set for June 7-8 at Enterprise Park in Calverton, Long Island, about 70 miles east As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the…

  20. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

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