1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  3. Bowie, Waits Among 'Artists For Literacy'

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a new disc benefiting the programs of San Francisco's Artists For Literacy organization. "Songs Inspired b David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have…

  4. Metallica Signs Up Bassist Rob Trujillo

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Metallica has named former Suicidal Tendencies/Ozzy Osbourne band member Rob Trujillo as its new bassist. Trujillo replaces Jason Newsted, who departed in early 2001, and will appear on the quartet's Metallica has named former Suicidal Tendencies/Ozzy Osbourne band member Rob Trujillo as…

  5. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  6. R.I. Seeks To Quiz Owners In Club Blaze

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., the state attorney general said the nightclub owners have not answered questions from investigator A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West…

  7. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  8. James Taylor Sets North American Outing

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran folk singer/songwriter James Taylor has set an itinerary for an extensive North American tour that encompasses a whopping 55 dates over the course of five months. The jaunt will kick off May 1 Veteran folk singer/songwriter James Taylor has set an itinerary for an extensive North…

  9. 'Last Of The Mississippi Jukes' Soundtrack, DVD Due

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's documentary tribute to the Magnolia State's blues and juke joints, will be released on DVD next month via Sanctuary. Concurrent with the March "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's…

  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. 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. Charges Loom In Chicago Nightclub Deaths

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST City officials threatened to seek criminal charges against the Chicago nightclub where 21 people were killed early Sunday in a stampede, saying the owners violated a court order by keeping the club op City officials threatened to seek criminal charges against the Chicago nightclub where 21…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>James Taylor ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Caroline "Kim" Smedvig. The two marry at a Boston church during a small ceremony attended by about 50 family and friends. Smedvig, an 2001 - James Taylor ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Caroline …

  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. 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…

  16. 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 "…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  19. DMX Aims To 'Never Die Alone' On Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will star in and produce the thriller "Never Die Alone" for director Ernest Dickerson. Based on a 1974 book by cult novelist Donald Goines, "Never" also stars David Arquette an Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will star in and produce the thriller "…

  20. More Stars Added To Grammy Performance Slate

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eminem, Sheryl Crow with Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and 'N Sync have been added to the performance lineup for the 45th Grammy Awards, to be broadcast Feb. 23 on CBS. Costello will join No Doubt's Eminem, Sheryl Crow with Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and 'N Sync have been…

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