1. Sevendust Slates Acoustic 'Seasons' Tour

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sevendust has put together a 14-date acoustic tour to herald the release of its upcoming album, "Seasons." Kicking off Sept. 3 in Chicago, each stop will also include a listening party for the new set Sevendust has put together a 14-date acoustic tour to herald the release of its…

  2. Simpson Reveals Her New 'Skin'

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the music world has been listening to Jessica Simpson since the late 1990s, never has it had the chance to truly hear her. The pop songbird seeks to change that with the Aug. 19 release of her third Columbia album, "In This Skin."…

  3. Which Way Is Texas?

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Plano, Texas, native Anson Funderburgh celebrates the 25th anniversary of his band with the release of "Which Way Is Texas?" Funderburgh was a hot guitarist in 1978 when he started the band. Plano, Texas, native Anson Funderburgh celebrates the 25th anniversary of his band with the…

  4. Sevendust Grows With 'Seasons'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Sevendust will on Oct. 7 release its fourth full-length album, "Seasons." The TVT disc, the group's first since 2001's "Animosity," will be supported with a vigorous touring schedule tha Hard rock act Sevendust will on Oct. 7 release its fourth full…

  5. Ian Is Muse For Sci-Fi Collection

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans of Janis Ian have always appreciated the storytelling aspect of her songs. Now 30 fans of the renowned singer/songwriter -- who are also top science fiction writers -- have teamed for "Stars," a collection of original sci-fi…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology. 2002 - Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an…

  7. Stars Gather To Roast MTV's Daly

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Britney Spears, and Nelly will join a host of artists and comedians June 28 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles for the first "MTV Bash." The event will serve as a comedy/concert roast Madonna, Britney Spears, and Nelly will join a host of artists and comedians June…

  8. Britney Copyright Infringement Suit Dismissed

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Britney Spears, saying two Philadelphia songwriters failed to prove the pop singer copied the melody of one of their songs. A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Britney Spears, saying two…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 18,000-square-foot complex is filled with mementos collected by Lynn over the past 40 years and items do 2001 - Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in…

  10. Led Zeppelin Comes To Life On CD, DVD

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Largely without the benefit of mass media exposure, Led Zeppelin built its reputation as one of the greatest bands in rock history through a decade-plus of groundbreaking albums and transcendent live performances. But as far as live documents…

  11. Trumpet Evolution

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this project, an excursion through well-known works by his favorite trumpeters of the past century. It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this…

  12. Ask Billboard

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Brandy. BRING BACK BRITNEY! Hey Keith, How are you? I am a huge fan of Britney Spears. She's been out of the spotlight for a while now. I was just wondering if you have any information on the release of…

  13. Tavener: The Bridegroom andOther Works

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Million-selling medieval vocal quartet Anonymous 4 recently announced its eventual end as a going concern, and nothing underlines that as a sad fact like this marvelously produced disc. Million-selling medieval vocal quartet Anonymous 4 recently announced its eventual end as a going concern,…

  14. Spears To Drop 'Stalking' Case

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she claimed had stalked her after lawyers for the two sides reached an agreement, a Los Angeles court spokesperson sai Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she…

  15. Poll: Reaction To Nightclub Tragedies Spilt

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Of 2,636 voters in a recent Billboard.com poll, 56% admit that the fire that burned the Station in West Warwick, R.I., killing 99, and the mass exodus from E2 in Chicago that left 21 dead have changed Of 2,636 voters in a recent Billboard.com poll, 56% admit that the fire that burned the…

  16. Rock Hall Welcomes Police, Clash, Costello

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, AC/DC, and the Righteous Brothers into the fold last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria H The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the…

  17. X-ecutioners To Teach Listeners 'Scratchology'

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their new album, "Scratchology" (Sequence), which takes a historical look at the art of the DJ with scratch-heavy cuts spannin New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic blues-based fingerpicking 2001 - John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two…

  19. Hot Product

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Daredevil" soundtrack, new albums from Johnny Marr, the Marsalis Family, and more. The 'Devil' Inside New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated film "Daredevil," due this week from Wind-Up Records.…

  20. Rêves d'Oasis: Desert Blues 2

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that lingered on Europe's world-music charts for months. Such success has sparked Desert Blues 2, a second double-CD compilation high Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that…

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