1. Yakar

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter/percussionist Idrissa Diop is a native of Senegal who has resided in France for many years. Singer/songwriter/percussionist Idrissa Diop is a native of Senegal who has resided in France for many years. Diop's sound has developed in a very worldly atmosphere, and for…

  2. Depeche Mode's Gahan Plans Solo Debut, Tour

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here earlier this month, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan will release his debut solo album, "Paper Monsters," June 3 via Reprise and a day earlier internationally via Mute. The 10-track As tipped here earlier this month, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan will release…

  3. New Radiohead Disc Set For June

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's long-awaited next Capitol album is due June 10 in North America, although a spokesperson says the date may change. Rumored album titles "2+2=5" or "Are You Listening" could not be confirme Radiohead's long-awaited next Capitol album is due June 10 in…

  4. Timberlake, t.A.T.u Hold U.K. No. 1s

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit Awards, which featured a guest appearance by Kylie Minogue, helped his "Justified" album (Jive) return to No.1 on yesterday's (Feb. 23) new U.K Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit…

  5. 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…

  6. Beck Takes 'Sea Change' Abroad

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beck has slated a spring international tour that will kick off March 15 in Brisbane, Australia, and wrap May 1 in Dublin. The artist has also confirmed a one-off performance tonight (Feb. 14) at the i Beck has slated a spring international tour that will kick off March 15 in Brisbane,…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida…

  9. 'Mamma Mia!' Vegas Premiere Draws ABBA Stars

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA, are scheduled to attend an invitation-only premiere of the musical "Mamma Mia!" Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Mandalay Bay Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA,…

  10. Round About Roma

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Saxman Stefano di Battista, well-known for his work with Michel Petrucciani and Elvin Jones, has also enjoyed the frontman spot for a number of years with his own quartet. A favorite in the Parisian j Saxman Stefano di Battista, well-known for his work with Michel Petrucciani and Elvin Jones,…

  11. Afro-Caribbean Great Edith Lefel Dies

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST French Guianese zouk singer Edith Lefel, considered one of the great voices of Afro-Caribbean music, died yesterday (Jan. 20) at a French hospital. She was 39. The hospital in Dreux, west of Paris, di French Guianese zouk singer Edith Lefel, considered one of the great voices of Afro…

  12. New Celine Album Due In March

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring. To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring. The diva's upcoming…

  13. Supergrass Coming Back To 'Life'

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In 1995, amid the heady days of Brit pop, precocious U.K. rock trio Supergrass breezed to the chart summit with its guitar-fueled debut album, "I Should Coco." Seven years on, with many of its contemporaries long forgotten, Supergrass…

  14. Cave In Prepares To Raise The 'Antenna'

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Massachusetts-based hard rock quartet Cave In is finishing up its RCA debut, "Antenna," and is shooting to release the set March 18. Massachusetts-based hard rock quartet Cave In is finishing up its RCA debut, "Antenna," and is shooting to release the set March 18. The…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  16. R.E.M. Recharges For 2003 Tour

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its first extensive world tour since 1998. The trek will begin June 27 at the U.K.'s long-running Glastonbury Festival and so far includes 18 European festival an R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its first extensive world tour since 1998. The…

  17. Stones Slate Euro 'Licks' Run

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones have confirmed 15 dates of a planned 22-city European leg of their Licks World tour. The run will mirror that of the band's recent North American leg, which had the band playing a m The Rolling Stones have confirmed 15 dates of a planned 22-city European leg of their…

  18. Going Against The Grain, McGraw Fulfills His Vision

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's a testament to his stature as an artist that Tim McGraw was able to buck country- music protocol and use his own band to record the new album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," due Nov. 26 on Curb Records. (Who are the…

  19. U2 Eyeing Return To The Studio

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Electrical Storm," will probably prove a "connecting point to our next record," guitarist the Edge tells Billboard.com. Of the track, one of two new songs on the just-released "The B U2's new single, "Electrical Storm," will…

  20. Gabriel Looks Ahead To Tour, Next Album

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Peter Gabriel's first album in 10 years lit up the charts around the world, no one was more surprised than the cerebral pop veteran himself. When Peter Gabriel's first album in 10 years lit up the charts around the world, no one was more surprised than the cerebral pop veteran…

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