1. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe W 1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at…

  2. Our Lady Peace Leads MuchMusic Video Nominees

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations, Our Lady Peace leads the list of nominees for Canada's 14th annual MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA). Close behind is fellow rock act Treble Charger with five, while Chantal Kreviazu With six nominations, Our Lady Peace leads the list of nominees for Canada's 14th…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  4. Nugent Gig Nixed Over Alleged Racial Slurs

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon (Mich.) Summer Celebration. Festival officials canceled his concert following an interview last week wit Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the…

  5. Live Takes Flight With 'Birds'

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Not only does Live's new Radioactive/MCA album "Birds of Pray" (due May 20) sonically hark back to the band's early days of guitar-driven power-pop, but it also shows Live performing with the same high level of energy with…

  6. Living in America

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT During a recent performance at the Mercury Lounge in New York, Sweden's Sounds displayed a feisty knack for delivering punk-splashed, synth-fueled pop music—the kind you can't help but dance to During a recent performance at the Mercury Lounge in New York, Sweden's Sounds…

  7. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alkaline Trio Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio releases its next studio album, "Good Mourning," this week via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Los Angeles with producer Joe McGrath (Blink 182, R.L.…

  8. Body Kiss

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With almost 50 years under their belts, the Isley Brothers have defined classic soul and style for generations. With almost 50 years under their belts, the Isley Brothers have defined classic soul and style for generations. Still, the brothers Ronald and Ernie continue to evolve on their…

  9. Weird Al Parodies Eminem, Avril On New Album

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic takes on hits by a whole new crop of pop stars on his latest album, "Poodle Hat," due May 20 via Way Moby/Volcano. On the 12-track set, the musical parody veteran reworks well-know "Weird Al" Yankovic takes on hits by a whole new crop of pop…

  10. Reggae, Mainstream Acts To Play Sumfests

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural U.S. version of the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, as well as the 11th annual Sumfest in Jamaica. The U.S. even Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural…

  11. Chantal Kreviazuk Aims To 'Mean Something' In U.S.

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Kreviazuk" may not be the easiest name to elevate to household-word status, but the Canadian singer/songwriter who stands behind it spells out her mission in no uncertain terms: "People do different things to different types of…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  13. Lady Miss Kier Sues Over Image Theft

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Flamboyant British singer Lady Miss Kier (real name: Kierin Kirby) believes a video game has stolen her image. The artist filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court this week against the U.S. arm of vid Flamboyant British singer Lady Miss Kier (real name: Kierin Kirby) believes a video game has…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, 2001 - Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel…

  15. 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…

  16. George Jones Celebrates Gospel

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Talk to George Jones these days and the country music icon readily admits he's a changed man. Following a near-fatal car accident in 1999, he gave up alcohol and cigarettes and rediscovered his faith in God. That spiritual renewal fuels…

  17. Ric Ocasek Joins Elektra A&R Team

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Ric Ocasek has been named senior VP of A&R at Elektra Entertainment Group (EEG). As expected, Ric Ocasek has been named senior VP of A&R at Elektra Entertainment Group (EEG), Billboard Bulletin reports. Ocasek, frontman for legendary Elektra act the Cars, has in recent…

  18. Piano Bar

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed French chanteuse Patricia Kaas makes her English-language debut, inspired by the upcoming film And Now . . . Acclaimed French chanteuse Patricia Kaas makes her English-language debut, inspired by the upcoming film And Now . . . Ladies and Gentlemen, in which she appears as a cabaret…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Peggy March and Beth. STILL FOLLOWING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: In 1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided single "Don't Be Cruel" \ "Hound Dog" set a record by remaining No. 1 for 11 weeks. That was the longest-running No. 1…

  20. Fiona Apple At Work On New Album

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her third Epic studio album. While a July 22 release date has been circulating online, a spokesperson says it will most likely arrive closer to September. Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her third Epic studio album. While a July 22…

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