1. 'Loco-Motion' Singer Little Eva Dies

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer Little Eva (full name: Eva Narcissus Boyd), died yesterday (April 10) in Kinston, N.C., after a long illness, according to her manager. Her exact age isn't known but she was believed to be betw Singer Little Eva (full name: Eva Narcissus Boyd), died yesterday (April 10) in Kinston…

  2. Billboard Bits: George Strait, Widespread Panic, Bogguss

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on George Strait, Widespread Panic, Bogguss George Strait is the latest artist to be added to the performance slate for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. He will also be honored with a Special Achievement Award during the event, acknowledging his impressive string of…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the…

  4. 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,…

  5. U.K. Publisher Sues Dre, Eminem Over Sample

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A London music publisher has filed an amended copyright infringement lawsuit seeking a jury trial against Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young), Eminem (Marshall Mathers), Interscope Records, and Universal A London music publisher has filed an amended copyright infringement lawsuit seeking a jury…

  6. The King of Son

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The late Cuban Beny MorÉ, who died in 1963 when he was only 44, has long ignited imaginations, as much for his compositions and abilities as a sonero as for his colorful life. The late Cuban Beny Moré, who died in 1963 when he was only 44, has long ignited imaginations, as much for his…

  7. 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.…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Peter Cincotti

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST This is Peter Cincotti's debut album, though his reputation—earned primarily while performing in Manhattan nightclubs—does precede him. This is Peter Cincotti's debut album, though his reputation—earned primarily while performing in Manhattan nightclubs—does precede him. Still in…

  12. Puente Tribute Set For NYC

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April 21 with a star-studded event at New York's Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Actor Jimmy Smits will host "Rums of P The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April…

  13. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. Atticus: Dragging The Lake II , Various Artists 2. Evolve , Ani DiFranco 3. Livin' Legend , B.G. 4. Kings of Crunk , Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz 5. Pig Lib , Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks News Stephen Malkmus , Lil Jon , Ani DiFranco …

  14. Virgin Pops Out Hits Compilation

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Virgin Records is set to unveil a new compilation series aimed at teens and tweens, "Got Hits!" The first release in the series, which is in the same vein as the hugely successful "NOW That's What I C Virgin Records is set to unveil a new compilation series aimed at teens…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  16. Hiatt Covers Collected, New Album To Follow

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi-artist tribute set due May 13 from Vanguard Records. "It'll Come to You - The Songs of John Hiatt" will feature 13 of the The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi…

  17. 2003 Tejano Music Awards Nominees

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tejano Music Awards Nominees SONG OF THE YEAR "El Dolor de tu Presencia," Jennifer Pena "Quiero Ser Viejo," Jay Perez "Suena," Intocable "Vanidosa," Bobby Pulido "Yo Te Voy a Amar," Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz MOST PROMISING BAND OF THE…

  18. 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)…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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