1. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  3. ZZ Top Jumps On Board For Summer Stones Show

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock band ZZ Top has been tapped to open the Rolling Stones' July 16 concert at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium. The show will be a reunion of sorts, as ZZ Top previously opened three Stones sh Texas-based rock band ZZ Top has been tapped to open the Rolling Stones' July…

  4. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have canceled a planned European tour, which was set to begin July 3 in England. No specific reason was given for the decision, which follows war-related international tour cancellations by such acts as matchbox…

  5. Radiohead Says 'Hail To The Thief'

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's sixth Capitol studio album will be titled "Hail to the Thief." The 14-track set, one of the most anticipated albums of the year, will arrive June 10 in North America and a day earlier in E Radiohead's sixth Capitol studio album will be titled "Hail to the…

  6. Mille Nuits et Une (1001 Nights)

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Lebanese DJ Said Mrad notched a huge hit on the European dance scene with the title track of this album. Lebanese DJ Said Mrad notched a huge hit on the European dance scene with the title track of this album. The tune was such a club monster in France that it effortlessly crossed over into…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1…

  8. Radiohead Takes It To The Clubs

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will preview material from its upcoming sixth Capitol studio album with a series of May shows at small U.K. venues. So far, seven shows have been confirmed, beginning May 17 in Dublin and wr Radiohead will preview material from its upcoming sixth Capitol studio album with a series…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. '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,…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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