1. Mellencamp Unveils Anti-War Song

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site. John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site . The cut, inspired by…

  2. South By Southwest Diary: Day One

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary, Day One Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  3. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

  4. CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards. Toby Keith and actress Pamela Anderson will host the event, which will take place April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and air live on CMT beginning at 8…

  5. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 10) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Police, the Clash, Elvis C Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  6. Rock Hall Welcomes Police, Clash, Costello

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, AC/DC, and the Righteous Brothers into the fold last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria H The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the…

  7. Pump Up The 'Volume'

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Joe Jackson After realizing that 2003 would be the 25th anniversary of the recording of his debut album, "Look Sharp!," Joe Jackson says, "I picked myself up off the floor. I was so stunned." Indeed, it is hard to imagine that it was as far back as 1978 that he and the Joe…

  8. 'Everything' Here

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fiction Plane Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids his age, he viewed his lessons as more of a chore than a means to a future musical career. Indeed, he might have hung it up right then and there, but after Nirvana broke through in 1991,…

  9. Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles -- A new studio album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Evolve" (Righteous Babe). -- Dancehall veteran Buju Banton's "Friend for Life" (VP/Anti), featuring Sly & Robbie, Fat Joe, and Wayne Wonder. -- Modern rock outfit A.F.I.'s "…

  10. 10ask

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Michelle Branch, Lisa Marie Presley, and Pearl Jam. PLAYING THE 'GAME OF LOVE' Dear Keith, "The Game of Love" by Santana and Michelle Branch is an excellent song -- I love it! I noticed that on the Adult Top 40 chart…

  11. Springsteen Ups NJ Stadium Ante

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The addition of Aug. 28 and 30 concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium will bring Bruce Springsteen's slate of 2003 shows at the venue to nine. The addition of Aug. 28 and 30 concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium will bring Bruce Springsteen's slate of 2003 shows at the…

  12. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  13. Eagles Expand 'Farewell I' Itinerary

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour, which will kick off May 9 in Richmond, Va. Dates are set through July 16 in Boston, although many more are expected to be added. The t The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour , which will kick off May 9…

  14. Stingray

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Guitarist/singer Kenny Brown is one of the last white blues performers to learn his trade at the feet of the masters: North Mississippi masters Fred McDowell and Joe Callicott taught him to play, and Guitarist/singer Kenny Brown is one of the last white blues performers to learn his trade at…

  15. Dub Side of the Moon

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The object of this musical exercise is a reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd's near-mythic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon. The object of this musical exercise is a reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd's near-mythic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon. It would be so easy to botch a…

  16. 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…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. 2001 - Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine…

  18. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  19. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Finn Bros., Tom Glazer

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Massive Attack, Finn Bros., Tom Glazer Massive Attack principal 3-D (real name: Robert Del Naja) was arrested Tuesday at his home in Bristol, England, in connection with downloading child pornography from the Internet. The 36-year-old musician was also questioned on an alleged…

  20. Eagles Announce Initial 'Farewell' Tour Dates

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST For what may be the beginning of the end, the Eagles have confirmed several dates for their upcoming Farewell I tour. Although no explanation for the trek's moniker has been announced, seven shows sca For what may be the beginning of the end, the Eagles have confirmed several dates for…

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