1. 'Idol' Contestants Record Greenwood Songs For Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The song choice for the first "American Idol" charity single has been changed to a pair of cover versions of Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud To Be an American" and "God Bless the U.S.A." Performed by the s The song choice for the first "American Idol…

  2. Roy Hargrove Busts Out The 'Groove'

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new disc "Roy Hargrove Presents the RH Factor: Hard Groove," due May 20 from Verve Records. The jazz star has enlisted such Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new…

  3. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  4. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams The Great 'Escape' Around the globe, Robbie Williams is a household name. But in the U.S., it seems more is known about his revolutionary recording contract than the man and his music. Virgin Records is hoping to change that situation with the release this week of…

  5. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beatles Bigger And Better This week sees the long-awaited DVD release of "The Beatles Anthology" and the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart." The former includes the original eight episodes of the "Anthology" as well as 81 minutes of special…

  6. U Turn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again. Easily one of the most recognizable voices in…

  7. Rosslyn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the erstwhile Peter Erskine Trio, veteran English pianist John Taylor rarely takes the spotlight under his own n A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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, "…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

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