1. Mr. Cheeks 'Back Again' On New Album

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next Tuesday (March 18) on Universal Records. Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next…

  2. Spector's Attorney Says He'll Be Cleared

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ending weeks of silence, an attorney for Phil Spector said yesterday (March 11) the music producer will be cleared in the death of an actress found shot to death at his mansion. Ending weeks of silence, an attorney for Phil Spector said yesterday (March 11) the music producer will be cleared…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a Nashville area hospital. Corrina weighs 7 lbs. 9 1/4 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. 2001 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a…

  4. Billboard Bits: STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and his guitarist brother Dean have signed on to produce the next studio album for modern rock act Alien Ant Farm, due later this year via New Noize/DreamWorks Records. Pre-production on the follow up to the…

  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. Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd Set For Town Fair

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd, and Sum 41 are among the acts confirmed for Rolling Rock's Town Fair IV, scheduled for July 26 at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd, and Sum 41 are among the acts confirmed for Rolling Rock's Town Fair IV, scheduled for July 26 at…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas with multiple facial fractures after being attacked by two men on South Padre Island. 2002 - Country artist Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas with multiple facial fractures after being…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T An eclectic array of artists will induct this year's class of new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will induct the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist…

  10. 'Chicago' Takes Trio Of SAG Awards

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last night (March 9) at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles. The film picked up three honors, including one for best ense The big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last…

  11. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  13. Poll Contradicts Grammys' Sales Influence

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music purchases of most consumers, according to a Billboard.com poll. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music…

  14. Update: Zeppelin Lives Again On DVD, CD

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances by legendary U.K. hard rock act Led Zeppelin in its prime. The two-disc "Led Zeppelin DVD" and three-disc audio set Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances…

  15. Organizers Try For Hip Hop Summit OK

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop festival organizers met yesterday (March 6) with Atlanta city officials in another effort to get a permit for a three-day event in April at the Turner Field parking lots. The city turned down Hip-hop festival organizers met yesterday (March 6) with Atlanta city officials in another…

  16. Dismemberment Plan Eyes Final Tour, Remix Album

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already announced it will split later this year, the group is planning an extensive farewell tour as well as an album of Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle, rushes him to Northcrest Medical Center. 2000 - Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle,…

  19. Newsted To Play In Ozzy's Band?

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ozzfest organizers have announced that Canadian proto-thrash outfit Voivod, which now features ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, will join that heavy metal caravan, appearing on the second stage bef Ozzfest organizers have announced that Canadian proto-thrash outfit Voivod, which now…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Anthony Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has inked a deal with Hyperion Books to publish his memoir, "Scar Tissue." Due in the fall of 2004, the tome will cover Kiedis' battles with drug addiction plus tales from his life…

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