1. Spirit Rising, Volume 1: Praise &Worship

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of melding traditional and modern gospel, performed by artists with careers based in both secular and gospel mu The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of…

  2. One Heart

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST This is the album that Celine Dion should have offered upon emerging from her extended recording hiatus last year. This is the album that Celine Dion should have offered upon emerging from her extended recording hiatus last year. The relaxed, almost unassuming One Heart offers a well-measured…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  4. Fat Possum's Black Keys Get Their 'Freak' On

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after playing three sets at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it's not surprising to hear Black Keys vocalis A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after…

  5. Costello, Sting Scale 'Cold Mountain'

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello and Sting have each written and will perform new tracks for the soundtrack to the film "Cold Mountain," due in September via producer T Bone Burnett's DMZ imprint through Columbia. Elvis Costello and Sting have each written and will perform new tracks for the…

  6. Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sampled Voice Mail

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a California man claims that his life is in danger because the rapper used a phone message he left in a song tauntin In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in Orangeville, Ontario. He is 73. Koffman, who played flute, saxophone, and clarinet, released 30 albums in his 50-year career. 2001 - Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly…

  9. Aguilera A 'Fighter' For The NBA

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop star Christina Aguilera has lent her latest single, "Fighter," to the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the organization's latest "Love It Live" promotional television ads. A 90-second mus Pop star Christina Aguilera has lent her latest single, "…

  10. Sex Pistols 'Certain' For U.S. Summer Dates

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this summer in America and Japan. Although no dates or venues have been announced, Los Angeles punk band Flogging Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this…

  11. 13ask

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Faith Hill, reggae sales, and Silverchair. FAITH IN FAITH Hi, I'm a big fan of Faith Hill. Just curious, how many albums has she sold to date? How about the sales of her latest album, "Cry?" Anyway, is she planning to…

  12. Stars To Salute Willie Nelson In New York

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay a 70th birthday tribute to Willie Nelson April 9 in New York. Also on board are Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay…

  13. Coalition Eyes Measure To Repeal 7-Year Statute

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Representatives of the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) are in talks with top political consultants to arrange polling and focus groups for a possible California ballot initiative to repeal legislati Representatives of the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) are in talks with top political…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  15. Kravitz, Armstrong Join Anti-War Chorus

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of musicians airing their anti-war sentiments in song. Each has made available a track for free download; an MP3 of Armstrong's Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of…

  16. Fabolous Faces New Weapons Possession Charge

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $2…

  17. R.E.M. Unwraps 'The Final Straw'

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following the lead of the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp, and DJ Shadow and Zack de la Rocha, R.E.M. has posted a new anti-war song on its official Web site. Following the lead of the Beastie Boys , John Mellencamp , and DJ Shadow and Zack de la Rocha , R.E.M. has posted a new anti-war song on…

  18. 'U Turn' Marks Crossroads For McKnight

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Love ballads are still his forte, but the edgier side of singer/songwriter/producer/musician Brian McKnight claims equal time on his sixth studio album, "U Turn." Arriving in stores March 25, the Motown/Universal release finds McKnight…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Sony Corp. unveils…

  20. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong 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 Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

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