1. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul singer whose husky voice ignited such tracks as "Son Of A Preacher Man" and "Wishin' and Hopin'," passes away at her home in Henley-on-Thames, Engla 1999 - Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul…

  2. Jennifer Hanson

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The parade of talented, photogenic female country singers seems to be never-ending, and they often seem to disappear from the commercial radar screen overnight. The parade of talented, photogenic female country singers seems to be never-ending, and they often seem to disappear from the…

  3. Costa Negra

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tania Libertad is one of the most popular singers in Latin America. Tania Libertad is one of the most popular singers in Latin America. Raised on the northern coast of Peru (Costa Negra), she made her singing debut at age five and has tracked 33 albums prior to this, her U.S. debut for World…

  4. Beyond Imagination

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Opera purists won't be happy with this latest classical crossover. Opera purists won't be happy with this latest classical crossover. The Babes—soprano Rebecca Knight and mezzo soprano Karen England—have added lyrics to Grieg and Beethoven, syncopated Dvorak's New World…

  5. Estrella de Mar

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Amaral, the duo of singer Eva Amaral and guitarist/instrumentalist Juan Aguirre, reels listeners in—not with the production, which is defiantly understated despite resources like the Echo Strin Amaral, the duo of singer Eva Amaral and guitarist/instrumentalist Juan Aguirre, reels listeners in…

  6. Red Luck

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Patty Larkin has fashioned a mighty sequence of albums, dating back to Tango (1991). Patty Larkin has fashioned a mighty sequence of albums, dating back to Tango (1991). An absolutely stunning guitarist, easily on a par with Bonnie Raitt, Larkin matches her instrumental chops as a vocalist…

  7. The American Song-Poem Anthology

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Recall seeing those "songs-poems" ads in the back pages of supermarket tabloids? Ever wonder about the quality of material submitted, and for a fee, then recorded? If so, look no further than this col Recall seeing those "songs-poems" ads in the back pages of supermarket…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after…

  9. Jackson Wins First Legal Skirmish Over TV Footage

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop superstar Michael Jackson won an early legal skirmish today (Feb. 28) in his fight to ban a British television company from screening unseen footage from a controversial behind-the-scenes document Pop superstar Michael Jackson won an early legal skirmish today (Feb. 28) in his fight to…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest Billboard chart achievements of Evanescence, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 3 Doors Down, the Dixie Chicks, and Mariah Carey, as well as notes on Massive Attack, t.A.T.u., a 'LIFE' GOES ON: Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart is one of the most male…

  11. Catalog Overhaul Celebrates AC/DC's 30th Year

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. AC/DC's iconic guitarist Angus Young finds himself cackling often while reflecting on his band's long history. Yet it's when he thinks back to the early 1990s -- when he says public opinion of the band slowly began to improve --…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. 2001 - Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine…

  13. Placebo Wakes The 'Ghosts' On New Album

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have been tapped for the 2003 Honda Civic Tour, presented in conjunction with MTV's "TRL." The trek, which will encompass more than 50 dates, kicks off April 8 at th Post-apocalyptic English glam rock outfit Placebo will release its fourth…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  16. Taking Back Sunday Gears Up For Warped Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes out of previously unknown bands like Long Island, N.Y.'s Taking Back Sunday. "Tell All Your Friends," the hard-charging qu The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Fox Network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch," in which the members of 'N Sync ad 2001 - The Fox Network's hit animated series …

  18. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes becomes available for free download exclusively from e-tailer Musicmaker.com. 2000 - A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should…

  20. Where You Are

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Kurzweg, producer for Creed and Puddle of Mudd, has put his nÜ-metal stamp all over the major-label debut for young rockers Socialburn. John Kurzweg, producer for Creed and Puddle of Mudd, has put his nü-metal stamp all over the major-label debut for young rockers Socialburn. The group&…

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