1. Simon Added To Oscar Performance Slate

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul Simon will perform his nominated song "Father and Daughter" during Sunday's (March 23) 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The tune is among those nominated for the best song Osca Paul Simon will perform his nominated song "Father and Daughter"…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  3. 2003 Tejano Music Awards Nominees

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tejano Music Awards Nominees SONG OF THE YEAR "El Dolor de tu Presencia," Jennifer Pena "Quiero Ser Viejo," Jay Perez "Suena," Intocable "Vanidosa," Bobby Pulido "Yo Te Voy a Amar," Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz MOST PROMISING BAND OF THE…

  4. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  5. Third Day's Further Expanding Boundaries

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For all those who thought praise and worship was strictly mellow acoustic music, Third Day shattered that perception with "Offerings: A Worship Album." Now, the Georgia rock act -- which last month won its first Grammy Award (best rock…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1…

  7. U2 Plans Oscar Performance

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards ceremony. Set for Sunday (March 23) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the event will be host U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the…

  8. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  9. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Buzzcocks Look Sharp It's not uncommon to see a punk band squeeze out several albums of sheer greatness and then break up while at the height of its energy, preferring to burn out in a blaze of glory rather than fade away into embarrassing obscurity. Manchester, England's the…

  10. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Spiritualized 'Complete' Control U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has collected a slew of rarities for the double-disc collection "The Complete Works Volume 1," due this week from Spaceman/Arista Records. The set will feature 24 tracks culled from singles, EPs,…

  11. Skaggs Goes Live On 'Charleston Music Hall'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from Billboard magazine. Ricky Skaggs' only live album to date has been "Live in London," a 1985 Epic set recorded at the height of his country chart success. But with the March 25 release of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall" on his Lyric Street…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2002 - More than a quarter-century after its release as a double…

  13. The Music

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST The self-titled bow from British buzz-band of the moment, the Music, is a work of adrenalized neo-psychedelia that mixes influences ranging from Oasis to the Happy Mondays and Led Zeppelin. The self-titled bow from British buzz-band of the moment, the Music, is a work of adrenalized neo…

  14. Written in the Stars

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. The revelation,…

  15. Midnight Lounge

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s are having a difficult time finding credible footing in the current musical landscape. Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s…

  16. The Coral

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST This whey-faced sextet (the eldest is 21) from Northern England notched immediate attention when its self-titled debut scored a 2002 Mercury Music Prize nomination. This whey-faced sextet (the eldest is 21) from Northern England notched immediate attention when its self-titled debut scored a…

  17. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  18. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two 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…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don't scroll down there now -- have a little…

  20. Atlanta Hip-Hop Concert Still In Flux

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although the Russell Simmons-led Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has postponed plans to organize a hip-hop summit next month in Atlanta, a local entertainment/sports attorney is attempting to move forwa Although the Russell Simmons-led Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has postponed plans to…

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