1. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a "hunger fast" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

  2. Cantrell, Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie Williams returned to the No. 1 berth on the album survey. Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) withstood the chal Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie…

  3. Billboard Bits: Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts Scottish rock act Travis has wrapped its fourth Independiente/Epic album, "12 Memories," and will release the set in October. A single, "Re-Offender," will be released Sept. 29 internationally. "12 Memories" is…

  4. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the world. The global call is being spearheaded by…

  5. French Star Cantat Eyed In Assault Case

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT French singer Bertrand Cantat, frontman of rock band Noir Desir, has been named as a suspect following an injury to his partner, actress Marie Trintignant, while she was filming in Vilnius, Latvia. French singer Bertrand Cantat, frontman of rock band Noir Desir, has been named as a suspect…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed…

  7. McDonald's 'Motown' A Tribute To Classic R&B

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Michael McDonald. After departing the major-label arena several years ago, he has found his way back home again: to a major label, to the music that marked his childhood and early adult years and, most…

  8. More Monk Titles Receive Overhaul

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy Jazz's restoration of its catalog of albums by jazz legend Thelonious Monk will be extended next month with four additional titles. Due Aug. 19, each has been digitally remastered and Columbia/Legacy Jazz's restoration of its catalog of albums by jazz legend…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts. 2002 - Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France,…

  10. Pretenders Singer Protests At Paris KFC

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders gave her vocal chords a workout today (July 16), joining animal activists in a loud protest outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in central Paris. Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders gave her vocal chords a workout today (July 16), joining animal activists…

  11. New ZZ Top Set Finally Surfaces In September

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally). Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally…

  12. Paris Opera Festival Canceled Amid Strike

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Aix-en-Provence opera festival have canceled the event, marking one of the biggest casualties of an ongoing strike by French performers over jobless benefits. Organizers of the Aix-en-Provence opera festival have canceled the event, marking one of the biggest casualties of…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More Target is offering an exclusive six-track CD featuring songs from RCA artist Christina Aguilera and Jive's Justin Timberlake, who are currently on tour together . The CD contains the new Aguilera track "That's What Love Can…

  15. Simone Celebrated With Anthology

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July 1 release of "Nina Simone: Anthology." The two-disc set collects material the late artist recorded for six different labels -- A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July…

  16. Mars Volta Celebrates Chaos On Debut

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler had formed the Mars Volta. Without even hearing a note of their new endeavor, major labels began making cal Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler…

  17. Zwan Clips Euro Tour's Wings

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Billy Corgan-led rock group Zwan has canceled the remaining dates on its current European tour. A statement issued by the band's label, Reprise, said the decision was "due to family matters." No m The Billy Corgan-led rock group Zwan has canceled the remaining dates on its…

  18. Billboard Bits: Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Luther Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross, hospitalized since suffering a stroke April 16, has been moved out of the Intensive Care unit at New York's Weill Cornell Medical College. Vandross' business manager and friend Carmen Romano…

  19. Four Women: The Philips Recordings

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This elegantly packaged, four-CD boxed set pays handsome tribute to the singer/ pianist, who died April 21 in France. This elegantly packaged, four-CD boxed set pays handsome tribute to the singer/ pianist, who died April 21 in France. Four Women brings together seven albums—recorded between…

  20. Moby Conjures 'Voodoo' Sounds, New DVD

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Moby is eyeing several projects for release in the coming months. Moby is eyeing several projects for release in the coming months. According to his official Web site , the electronic music maven is compiling a DVD featuring all the music videos from his latest V2 album "18," as…

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