1. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that…

  2. Eclectic Acts Rock Fourth Coachella Fest

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Drawing more than 30,000 to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really know how to find talent. The biggest of them…

  4. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  5. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American Idol finalists 'Idol' Worship It's hard to avoid the "American Idol" phenomenon these days, what with season one winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album recently hitting No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Fox reality show enjoying strong ratings. This week,…

  6. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fiercely independent and musically fearless, Waylon Jennings' contributions to American music cannot be overstated, and the diverse nature of those paying homage on this record gives evidence of Ol' W Fiercely independent and musically fearless, Waylon Jennings' contributions…

  7. Anxiety Always

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Adult. is the married duo of singer Nicola Kuperus and musician Adam Lee Miller. Adult. is the married duo of singer Nicola Kuperus and musician Adam Lee Miller. The group has remixed many artists, including the Faint, while Kuperus has lent her vocals to the music of Chicks on Speed and…

  8. Tavener: The Bridegroom andOther Works

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Million-selling medieval vocal quartet Anonymous 4 recently announced its eventual end as a going concern, and nothing underlines that as a sad fact like this marvelously produced disc. Million-selling medieval vocal quartet Anonymous 4 recently announced its eventual end as a going concern,…

  9. An Untamed Sense of Control

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Roscoe Holcomb, who died in 1981, was the purest exponent of Kentucky banjo playing. Roscoe Holcomb, who died in 1981, was the purest exponent of Kentucky banjo playing. A dazzling picker with a glass-cutting voice, he is heard in a number of formats on this sequel to Smithsonian Folkways&…

  10. Beacon Theatre, New York

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result ca It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  12. Billboard Bits: SARS/Toronto, USO, Peggy Lee

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS affecting Toronto concerts, USO, Peggy Lee "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel & Elton John have canceled visits Monday (April 28) to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. At the city's Air Canada Centre, Joel…

  13. Jazz Great Nina Simone Buried

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France today (April 25) to bid farewell to jazz singer Nina Simone. Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France…

  14. Capitol To Collect Beach Boys' 'Very Best'

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of rock'n'roll paragons the Beatles ("1," Apple/Capitol) and the Rolling Stones ("40 Licks," Virgin), Capitol will on June 10 release "Sounds of S Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of…

  15. Morrison Kin Sue New Doors

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against original band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger, among ot The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11…

  16. Taj Mahal Revisits Hawaiian Influence

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal revisits the Hawaiian sounds he first explored in the late 1980s on his next album, "Hanapepe Dream." The set will be released June 10 on Mahal's own Kan-Du Records via Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal revisits the Hawaiian sounds he first…

  17. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  18. Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert, they found themselves advocating their old cause in a unique political middle ground between the U.S. and Chi When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert,…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is…

  20. Cheap Trick Offers Something 'Special'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since 1997, "Special One," on July 8. The set will be issued through the band's own Cheap Trick Unlimited label in conjunction with Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since…

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