1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Third Eye Blind, 311, 'Nashville Star'

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Third Eye Blind, 311, 'Nashville Star' AOL Music's First Listen initiative will tomorrow (March 14) debut "Blinded (When I See You)," drawn from modern rock act Third Eye Blind's upcoming album, "Out of the Vein," due May 13 via Elektra. The cut…

  14. Mellencamp Unveils Anti-War Song

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site. John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site . The cut, inspired by…

  15. Stewart Copeland Sues Surviving Doors

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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