1. 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…

  2. Stars To Salute Willie Nelson In New York

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay a 70th birthday tribute to Willie Nelson April 9 in New York. Also on board are Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay…

  3. Raveonettes Relish Major Label Jump

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Denmark's the Raveonettes record all their songs in one key, limit themselves to three chords, and impose a strict time limit on each song of less than 180 seconds. The end result is a campy monster mash that falls somewhere between the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  5. Good Charlotte Prepares For Honda Civic Tour

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST After having performed on the last two Vans Warped Tour outings, Good Charlotte guitarist Billy tells Billboard.com the upcoming Honda Civic Tour, which also features co-headliners New Found Glory as After having performed on the last two Vans Warped Tour outings, Good Charlotte guitarist…

  6. Thompson Takes 'Old Kit Bag' On The Road

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour April 21 in Boulder, Colo. Scheduled dates last through a May 25 show in Groveland, Calif., with more expected. Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour April 21 in Boulder, Colo. Scheduled dates…

  7. Gates, Jones Retain Hold On U.K. Charts

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively, published yesterday (March 22). Gates' "Spirit in the Sky" charity single for Comic Relief Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles…

  8. Hootie & the Blowfish

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the release of their first set of fresh material in four years, it would not be unreasonable to hope that Hootie & the Blowfish would burst onto the scene with a good amount of pent-up creati With the release of their first set of fresh material in four years, it would not be…

  9. A Little Deeper

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the wake of 50 Cent, Interscope hopes to mine the same mainstream vein with another underground act—courtesy of North London. In the wake of 50 Cent, Interscope hopes to mine the same mainstream vein with another underground act—courtesy of North London. Having won Britain's…

  10. 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…

  11. Train Moving Into 'Private Nation'

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a number of delays, Train's follow-up to March 2001's "Drops of Jupiter" is slated for a June 3 release via Aware/Columbia, and no one could be happier about the pending arrival of "My Priva Following a number of delays, Train's follow-up to March 2001&…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins a Best…

  14. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 ...…

  17. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  18. Man Faces Murder Charge In Zapata's Death

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight extradition to Washington state. Jesus Mezquia, 48, who is being held without bail in Miami on first-degree m A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight…

  19. Kelly Osbourne Living It Up On The Road

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kelly Osbourne has no problem touring, considering the millions of miles she's logged following her heavy metal father Ozzy around the world. But this time out, things are different for the 18-year-ol Kelly Osbourne has no problem touring, considering the millions of miles she's…

  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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