1. Rosslyn

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the erstwhile Peter Erskine Trio, veteran English pianist John Taylor rarely takes the spotlight under his own n A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the…

  2. Les Nubians Take 'One Step Forward'

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Four years ago, the French duo Les Nubians put an international spin on R&B with "Princesses Nubiennes" (Nubian Princesses), their debut. Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart return with "One Step Forward," their sophomore…

  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. Sex Pistols 'Certain' For U.S. Summer Dates

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this summer in America and Japan. Although no dates or venues have been announced, Los Angeles punk band Flogging Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  6. 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…

  7. Isley Brothers To Plant 'Body Kiss'

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Records has set a May 6 release date for "Body Kiss," the new album by legendary soulsters the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, aka Mr. Biggs. The album is already off to a good start DreamWorks Records has set a May 6 release date for "Body Kiss," the new…

  8. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

  9. Thalía's Hits Remixed

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Remix packages like this one can be hit or miss. Fortunately, Thalía's Hits Remixed falls into the former category. Remix packages like this one can be hit or miss. Fortunately, Thalía's Hits Remixed falls into the former category. In fact, it finds the Mexican soap-opera star and…

  10. The Rough Guide to the Asian Underground

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST This compilation is excellent, both in the choice of artists and in its presentation of the variety that can be found in the general Asian underground style. This compilation is excellent, both in the choice of artists and in its presentation of the variety that can be found in the general…

  11. Collins DVD Documentary Due

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will be released on DVD May 20 through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. First broadcast in November in the U.K., the film is a comprehensive ov The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will…

  12. Stones' China Shows Will Go On

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled, regardless of the war in Iraq and a deadly pneumonia outbreak in southern China, a source said today (March 21) The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in Hong Kong and two in China as scheduled,…

  13. Dirty Vegas Cleans Up At DanceStar Awards

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dirty Vegas was the big winner at the second annual DanceStar USA Awards, held last night (March 19) in Miami's South Beach. The Capitol act took home three nods for its hit "Days Go By": record of th Dirty Vegas was the big winner at the second annual DanceStar USA Awards,…

  14. Armatrading Decides To 'Speak' After 8 Years

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Denon issues Joan Armatrading's "Lover's Speak" March 25, it will mark the first release by the acclaimed singer/songwriter in eight years. But Armatrading has hardly been idle during that time: She worked on charitable…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards. 2002 - Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train…

  16. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1 Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 2 Chocolate Factory , R. Kelly 3 Street Dreams , Fabolous 4 La Bella Mafia , Lil' Kim 5 Philadelphia Freeway , Freeway News Lil' Kim , Fabolous , R. Kelly …

  17. 12ask

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jody Watley, and Journey. BY THE WAY... Keith, I just love the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, "By the Way." I was wondering how many copies that album has sold. Also, how many copies have all their…

  18. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest…

  19. Stewart Readying Second Standards Set

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart has said he wanted to make an album like "It Had to Be You ... The Great American Songbook" for a long time, but he will not have to wait long to offer up its sequel. Thanks to the success Rod Stewart has said he wanted to make an album like "It Had to Be You ...…

  20. Knopfler Injured In Motorcycle Crash

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mark Knopfler broke six ribs and a collarbone in a motorcycle accident yesterday (March 17) in London. The former Dire Straits frontman was on his way to conduct rehearsals for his upcoming tour when Mark Knopfler broke six ribs and a collarbone in a motorcycle accident yesterday (March 17)…

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