1. Billboard Bits: Bjork, Stones/AC/DC, T.I.

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bjork, Stones/AC/DC, T.I. As previously tipped here , Bjork will play an Aug. 22 concert at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, N.Y., the home of the Class-A minor league baseball team the Brooklyn Cyclones. Tickets go on sale April 9, with visitors to Bjork's official Web site…

  2. Etta James Slates Tour, New Album

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The trek, which will hit a mix of clubs, theaters, and festivals through early July, gets underway in advance o Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Jesse Stone dies in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is 97. Stone, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, helped define the rock so 1999 - Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of…

  4. A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitm Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of…

  5. Blue Man Group Plans 'Complex' Road Show

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Performance art troupe the Blue Man Group has begun lining up dates for its first full-fledged rock tour, slated to launch May 18 in Washington, D.C. Performance art troupe the Blue Man Group has begun lining up dates for its first full-fledged rock tour, slated to launch May 18 in Washington…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse whose students over a half-century include such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman and Midori, dies of cancer at her home 2002 - Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse…

  7. Dust

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Lawrence Muggerud, the artist better-known as DJ Muggs (or Muggs for short), staked a considerable reputation as the creator of Cypress Hill's powerhouse funky sound. Lawrence Muggerud, the artist better-known as DJ Muggs (or Muggs for short), staked a considerable reputation as the…

  8. Holland Returns With More Big-Name Friends

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second…

  9. Offspring Drummer Exits, Freese Takes Over

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Longtime Offspring drummer Ron Welty has left the band after more than a decade-and-a-half of service. The Orange County, Calif.-based punk act will replace Welty with friend Josh Freese (Vandals, A P Longtime Offspring drummer Ron Welty has left the band after more than a decade-and-a-half…

  10. AFIM's 2003 Indie Awards

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon during its convention at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. The AFIM confab was held in conjunction with The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon…

  11. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle Rap/rock act Limp Bizkit is set to take part in World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) upcoming "WrestleMania XIX." To be held for March 30 at SAFECO Field in Seattle, the event will feature a performance by the Fred Durst-led band…

  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. 50 Cent Overtakes Norah Jones At No. 1

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Two weeks after five Grammy wins catapulted Norah Jones' Blue Note/Capitol debut "Come Away With Me" to the top of The Billboard 200, the album suffers a 45% dip in U.S. sales to 337,000 copies, accor Two weeks after five Grammy wins catapulted Norah Jones' Blue Note…

  14. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T An eclectic array of artists will induct this year's class of new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will induct the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist…

  15. Organizers Try For Hip Hop Summit OK

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop festival organizers met yesterday (March 6) with Atlanta city officials in another effort to get a permit for a three-day event in April at the Turner Field parking lots. The city turned down Hip-hop festival organizers met yesterday (March 6) with Atlanta city officials in another…

  16. Staind Goes 'Grey' On New Album

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey." Like its multi-platinum 2001 predecessor, "Break the Cycle," the new set was produced by Josh Abraham. No informa Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Idol,' Eavis, Otha Turner "American Idol" voting moves to a new niche as fans are being asked to select their choice for the poster to promote "From Justin to Kelly," an upcoming film featuring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, winner and…

  18. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Finn Bros., Tom Glazer

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Massive Attack, Finn Bros., Tom Glazer Massive Attack principal 3-D (real name: Robert Del Naja) was arrested Tuesday at his home in Bristol, England, in connection with downloading child pornography from the Internet. The 36-year-old musician was also questioned on an alleged…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  20. Taking Back Sunday Gears Up For Warped Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes out of previously unknown bands like Long Island, N.Y.'s Taking Back Sunday. "Tell All Your Friends," the hard-charging qu The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes…

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