1. 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…

  2. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…

  4. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  5. Buckley Estate Working On Sin-È Set

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yet another Jeff Buckley release is set to emerge from the late singer/songwriter's archives, according to posts on his official Web site. Yet another Jeff Buckley release is set to emerge from the late singer/songwriter's archives, according to posts on his official Web site by his…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Baby,' Uncle Tupelo, AOL/MusicNet

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Toby Keith will co-host the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Music Video Awards with actress Pamela Anderson. Keith will also perform during the show, set for April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Enterta Big Tymers member/Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

  7. Great White Subpoenaed In Nightclub Fire Case

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will investigate the West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire that killed 97 people last week, authorities said. The Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will…

  8. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  9. 09TunesOnTV

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 24-March 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 24 "Direct Effect," MTV Featured Artists: TLC, 50 Cent. "VH1 All Access: Real-Life Groupies," VH1 Featured Artists: Unwritten Law. "…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  11. 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…

  12. USA Cues Up Michael Jackson Biopic

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson, who is back in the headlines after U.K. and U.S. airings of the controversial "Living With Michael Jackson" TV documentary, is the subject of a biopic in development at USA Network. Michael Jackson, who is back in the headlines after U.K. and U.S. airings of the…

  13. The Other Ones: Dead Again

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST With a Valentine's Day benefit concert at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, the Other Ones will abandon their name in favor of one somewhat closer to their roots: the Dead. With a Valentine's Day benefit concert at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, the Other Ones will…

  14. 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards, presented Feb. 8 at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach. The awards honor radio stations, programmers, and personalities. Radio Station of the Year: Adult Contemporary- Major Market:…

  15. Yorn Looks Ahead To New 'Day'

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST The highly anticipated follow-up to Pete Yorn's 2001 breakthrough album "Musicforthemorningafter" will be released on April 15 through Columbia. Titled "Day I Forgot," the forthcoming set was recorded The highly anticipated follow-up to Pete Yorn's 2001…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kid Rock and the state of commercial singles in the U.S., song titles with repeating words, theories about the No. 1 song of the year, and Canadian country artists. 'PICTURE' IT Howdy, Fred, Just wanted to let you know I appreciated your '…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their property in Franklin, Tenn. While taking a solo run, he hits a tree head-on at a high speed and brea 2002 - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his…

  18. Dirty Power Finds Surprising Success

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Patrick Goodwin still smiles with equal parts shy surprise and minor disbelief every time he meets a fan of his band, Dirty Power. "I honestly thought that people would find us to be completely uncool," he says. "There's…

  19. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

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