1. 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…

  2. Backstreet Boys Put Next Album On Hold

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys have put their next studio album on hold, despite initial plans to begin work on the set this month. The Backstreet Boys have put their next studio album on hold, despite initial plans to begin work on the set this month. "As a group, we have decided not to record our…

  3. 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…

  4. Coalition Eyes Measure To Repeal 7-Year Statute

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Representatives of the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) are in talks with top political consultants to arrange polling and focus groups for a possible California ballot initiative to repeal legislati Representatives of the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) are in talks with top political…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  6. Rap Stars Go To The Mat In New Video Game

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some of its top artists -- not on CD or in a movie, but in a video game. In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some…

  7. Backstreet Boys Eyeing Fall For New Album

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Look for the Backstreet Boys to soon regroup in the studio to begin work on their next Jive album. "I've done a lot of writing in the past year," group member Howie Dorough tells Billboard. Look for the Backstreet Boys to soon regroup in the studio to begin work on their next…

  8. 10TunesOnTV

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 3-8, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 3 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: O-Town (also scheduled: George Hamilton, Jane Krakowski). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…

  10. Ice Cube Cool With Multi-Pic Revolution Studios Deal

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and Bruce Willis, is adding a fourth key player: Ice Cube. The rapper-turned-actor has signed to star in and prod Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and…

  11. Nightclub Disasters Lead To Inspections Countrywide

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fire inspectors descended on nightclubs across the nation over the weekend after two nightclub tragedies in the span of a week killed 118 people, some caught in a stampede and others burned to death i Fire inspectors descended on nightclubs across the nation over the weekend after two…

  12. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  13. New Cash, Jennings Tributes Planned

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted with newly announced tribute albums due in the coming months. Dualtone will issue "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean -- A Tri The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  15. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the par 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a…

  17. Billboard Bits: Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R.

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R. Robert Redford has been cast to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in "An Unfinished Life" for director Lasse Hallstrom, Miramax Films, and Revolution Studios. As previously reported , "Life" centers on a down-on-her-luck woman who…

  18. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Pressplay, Sticky Fingaz

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Eminem, Pressplay, Sticky Fingaz Eminem will play his only U.S. show of the year July 12 at Ford Field in his hometown of Detroit, a spokesperson confirms. 50 Cent and Missy Elliott are also on tap for the show, with additional acts expected to be added. Tickets go on-sale Saturday …

  19. Rockers Chip In For Injured Haden

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM Radio, will compose a double-seven inch single benefiting former That Dog violinist Petra Haden. Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM…

  20. 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards, presented Feb. 8 at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach. The awards honor radio stations, programmers, and personalities. Radio Station of the Year: Adult Contemporary- Major Market:…

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