1. John Doe Gets Simple On 'Dim Stars'

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his... While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his iMusic debut , "Dim Stars, Bright…

  2. Hot Product

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Daredevil" soundtrack, new albums from Johnny Marr, the Marsalis Family, and more. The 'Devil' Inside New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated film "Daredevil," due this week from Wind-Up Records.…

  3. OH!

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Who needs a leader? For this one-off quartet of guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Al Foster—hence ScoLoHoFo—the whole is at least as inte Who needs a leader? For this one-off quartet of guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist…

  4. 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 …

  5. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  6. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  7. Billboard Bits: Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil Melee Entertainment, a new firm founded by former Priority Records head Bryan Turner, has entered into a joint venture deal with DreamWorks Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Based in DreamWorks' Beverly Hills headquarters, Melee will initially focus on…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Chicago,' Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Chicago,' Kathleen Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" continues to collect accolades, the latest being a leading five nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards. The film will compete for the…

  9. Eclectic Rockers Drafted For Pearl Jam Tour Support

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam has drafted Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild, and the Buzzcocks as the support acts for its 2003 North American tour. Sleater-Kinney will support beginning with the April 1 Denver tour opene Pearl Jam has drafted Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild, and the Buzzcocks as the support…

  10. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  11. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  12. Body & Soul: Absolute

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST For those lamenting the paucity of good songs on CDs these days, stop right here. For those lamenting the paucity of good songs on CDs these days, stop right here. Every track on this latest installment in Time-Life Music's Body & Soul series—which includes the Love Serenade and…

  13. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  14. Dismemberment Plan Announces Split

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Washington, D.C.-based rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan will split up later this year, frontman Travis Morrison tells Billboard.com. The group will honor plans for a handful of previously announced Washington, D.C.-based rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan will split up later this year,…

  15. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  17. Buju Banton Enlists 'Friends' For New LP

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life," his first album in almost three years, March 11 on VP/WEA/Atlantic and March 3 in Europe via Anti/Epitaph. Written and co-prod Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life,"…

  18. Billboard Bits: Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green Although Air's next Source/Astralwerks studio album isn't expected until late 2003 at the earliest, the French duo has teamed with Italian writer Alessandro Baricco for "City Reading (Tre Storie Western)," due March 25. Baricco…

  19. NBA Drafts Music Stars For Jam Session

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST The days leading up to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 52nd annual All-Star game Feb. 9 in Atlanta will be packed with entertainment under the umbrella of the NBA All-Star Jam Session. Jus The days leading up to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 52nd annual All…

  20. Eminem Fends Off The 'Bump,' Remains No. 1

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a 12th-straight week, but B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy is making it a tight race. The latter is up 4-2 and gaining spins at radio, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" leads Billboard&…

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