1. Fever to Tell

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Armed with an EP, a single, a mountain of buzz, and singer Karen O's fashion sense, Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Yeah Yeah Yeahs have chosen Interscope to make their full-length debut. Armed with an EP, a single, a mountain of buzz, and singer Karen O's fashion sense, Brooklyn, N.Y.'s…

  2. Billboard Bits: Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair Robbie Williams, Sean Paul, and comedian Mario Cantone have joined the lineup of a free concert May 9 at New York's Battery Park as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The Roots and Norah Jones were previously announced performers for the…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  4. Billboard Bits: Metallica, SARS, Amy Grant

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, SARS, Amy Grant Members of Aerosmith, Blink-182, Linkin Park, and Staind have been added to the festivities of MTV's Metallica "mtvICON" special. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Travis Barker from Blink-182, Lisa Marie Presley, Aaron Lewis and Mike…

  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. 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…

  7. Billboard Bits: Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest Rappers Eminem and Nas will receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit event on Saturday (April 26). Eminem will be honored with HSAN's outstanding achievement award…

  8. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Wilco, La Ley

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jay-Z's Reebok shoe line, Wilco's digital EP, and La Ley's new studio album. Jay-Z's signature Reebok athletic shoe sold out in only a few hours over the weekend -- making it the fastest-selling shoe in Reebok's history. While exact numbers were not…

  9. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Ian MacKaye, Fiction Plane Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's life and music will be celebrated beginning June 7 in the late musician's hometown of Seattle, when the Jimi Hendrix gallery opens at the Experience Music Project (EMP). The exhibit is an expanded…

  10. Fine Tuning

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An in-depth look at the musical highlights of the April 21-27, 2003, TV schedule. Madonna , Madonna, Madonna! It seems like she's going to be everywhere you look on TV this week, starting on Tuesday, the same day her new Maverick album, "American Life," is released. In the…

  11. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  12. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2002 - Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna…

  14. Billboard Bits: Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No Premium cable channel Showtime's comedy "The Chris Isaak Show" is in production on its third season, which will find the star interacting with such musical guests as Michelle Branch, Gloria Estefan, Poison's Bret Michaels,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Kiss, Angie Stone; Boz Scaggs

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kiss, Angie Stone, Boz Scaggs Kiss will close the KIIS-FM Wango Tango set for Pasadena's Rose Bowl on May 17. According to the concert's offical Web site , the lineup will also include Nelly, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Michelle Branch, and Craig David with special guests…

  16. King of Love

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Hal Ketchum resurfaces on his eighth Curb release with an impressive, soulful, 15-cut collection, 14 of which were self-penned. Singer/songwriter Hal Ketchum resurfaces on his eighth Curb release with an impressive, soulful, 15-cut collection, 14 of which were self-penned.…

  17. Billboard Bits: Cold, Ron Sexsmith, Reach454

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Cold, Ron Sexsmith, Reach454 Modern rock outfit Cold has been added to this summer's rejuvenated Lollapalooza festival . The band will headline the second stage over 11 dates from July 23-Aug. 10, and join the performers on the main stage -- including Jane's Addiction,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  19. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have canceled a planned European tour, which was set to begin July 3 in England. No specific reason was given for the decision, which follows war-related international tour cancellations by such acts as matchbox…

  20. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo Girls Comedy rock duo Tenacious D has cut short its European tour in light of the war that has broken out in Iraq. The group canceled planned appearances this week in Sweden, including an appearance on the "Later with Luuk Show." In a…

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