1. James Taylor Sets North American Outing

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran folk singer/songwriter James Taylor has set an itinerary for an extensive North American tour that encompasses a whopping 55 dates over the course of five months. The jaunt will kick off May 1 Veteran folk singer/songwriter James Taylor has set an itinerary for an extensive North…

  2. 'Bipolar' Bizkit Renames Album

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock/rap act Limp Bizkit has changed the name of its forthcoming Flip/Interscope album. The album's originally announced title, "Lessismore," has been dropped in favor of "Bipolar," according to a not Rock/rap act Limp Bizkit has changed the name of its forthcoming…

  3. Timberlake/Aguilera Tour Dates Unveiled

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's Justified and Stripped tour will kick off June 4 at Phoenix's America West Arena. Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's Justified and Stripped tour will kick off June 4 at Phoenix's America West Arena. As previously reported …

  4. Historic Beach Boys Concert Comes Home

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys will be released on CD March 4 from Eagle Records, with a DVD/VHS release to follow later in the month. "Good Timin' -- Live at Knebworth, England 1980" documents the A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys will be released on CD March 4 from Eagle…

  5. Billboard Bits: Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young joined the Rolling Stones for a cover of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" last night (Feb. 18) during the encore of the latter's show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. The show, the…

  6. 50 Cent Is 'Rich' Again At No. 1

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" easily remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of retail availability. The Shady/Interscope set, which was rush released on Feb. 6 to Rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" easily…

  7. Yorn Yearns To Tour

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn will hit the road at the end of April in support of his forthcoming album "Day I Forgot," due April 15 via Columbia. The tour will kick off April 21 in San Francisco, playi Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn will hit the road at the end of April in support of…

  8. Guitarist Marcos Exits P.O.D.

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST P.O.D. guitarist Marcos has exited the inspirational-leaning hard rock outfit, frontman Sonny announced in an email to fans. P.O.D. guitarist Marcos has exited the inspirational-leaning hard rock outfit, frontman Sonny announced in an E-mail to fans. "Because of your loyalty and respect,…

  9. 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…

  10. Ozzfest Gears Up For Another Summer Run

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest 2003, which kicks off its eighth edition June 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas. F As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest…

  11. AC/DC To Rock New York Club

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST AC/DC's only planned live date of the year will be a rare small venue show March 11 at New York's 3,500-capacity Roseland Ballroom. The audience will be filled entirely with contest winners, invited g AC/DC's only planned live date of the year will be a rare small venue show…

  12. Allman Bros. Lawsuit Over Lost Tapes Dismissed

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by the Allman Brothers Band, ruling that the veteran Southern rock act waited too long to sue Universal Music Group for the return of a decade A Los Angeles judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by the Allman Brothers Band,…

  13. Chili Peppers Fill In Spring Tour Schedule

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers have sealed up their spring tour itinerary, which, as previously reported, begins May 1 in St. Paul, Minn., and is scheduled to run through June 21 in Salt Lake City The Red Hot Chili Peppers have sealed up their spring tour itinerary, which, as previously reported ,…

  14. Big Apple Personalities To 'Host' Grammys

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature a traditional celebrity host as in past years. Instead, the event will feature a gaggle of Gotham-associated personal Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature…

  15. Hot Product

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from R. Kelly, Cat Power, AC/DC, Ministry, and more. 'Factory' Showroom In the wake of several release date changes and amid the ongoing controversy over child pornography allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly returns this week with his latest Jive album, …

  16. American Hi-Fi Tests Second Set On The Road

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's not surprising that American Hi-Fi's sophomore release, "The Art of Losing," due Feb. 25 via Island Def Jam, was written and tested on the road. "We played one show before we recorded the first album," says lead…

  17. Update: Beasties, Chili Peppers To Headline Coachella

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 26-27 in Indio, Calif. Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers…

  18. McCartney Pilots Tour To Europe

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney has unveiled plans for a European leg of his wildly successful concert tour, kicking off March 25 in Paris and wrapping May 27 in Dublin. The new dates encompass the former Beatle's fir Paul McCartney has unveiled plans for a European leg of his wildly successful concert…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>James Taylor ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Caroline "Kim" Smedvig. The two marry at a Boston church during a small ceremony attended by about 50 family and friends. Smedvig, an 2001 - James Taylor ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Caroline …

  20. Massive Attack Takes Over U.K. Album Chart

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Massive Attack returned to the U.K. charts in style yesterday (Feb. 16) as its fourth album, "100th Window" (Virgin), became the group's second to debut at No. 1, repeating the feat of its 1998 predec Massive Attack returned to the U.K. charts in style yesterday (Feb. 16) as…

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