1. Ashanti To Open Mariah Tour

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. As previously reported , the 21-date trek…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: RJD2, Opeth, Craig Morgan, and Forty Foot Echo. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. CUT-AND-PASTE MONSTER: Ohio-native RJ Krohn, who goes by the…

  3. UPDATE: Second 'Austin City Limits' Fest Slated

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists already confirmed to perform at the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. A limited number of three R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists…

  4. Eclectic Acts Rock Fourth Coachella Fest

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Drawing more than 30,000 to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth…

  5. Mariah Carey Tour Takes Flight

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan. The North American segment of the 47-date Charmbracelet World Tour begins July 18 at the Sullivan Arena in Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan.…

  6. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place…

  7. Branch Checks In To 'Hotel Paper'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, whose sophomore album "Hotel Paper," is due June 24 on Maverick Records, will take to the road for a brief tour prior to the set's release, sponsored by hair products manufacturer The Michelle Branch, whose sophomore album "Hotel Paper," is due June…

  8. Gotta Serve Somebody—The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan's 1979 album turn to born-again Christianity, Slow Train Coming, and its 1980 follow-up, Saved, may have been shocking then, but the songs from those discs seem like gospel standards now, es Bob Dylan's 1979 album turn to born-again Christianity, Slow Train Coming, and its…

  9. Aerosmith Looks To Standards For Blues Album

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording its much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. Blind Willie McT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin…

  10. Sibling Mannings Team Up In Boomkat

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sibling acts and pop music have often gone hand in hand. DreamWorks recording act Boomkat looks to put its own spin on that tried-and-true formula with its debut, "boomkatalog.one." Due April 8, it is a collection of hip-hop-inspired…

  11. Mayer Flies With Crows For Summer Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour this summer. As tipped here last month , recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour…

  12. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  13. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  14. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor,…

  15. Aguilera A 'Fighter' For The NBA

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop star Christina Aguilera has lent her latest single, "Fighter," to the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the organization's latest "Love It Live" promotional television ads. A 90-second mus Pop star Christina Aguilera has lent her latest single, "…

  16. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). -- The 12th installment in the "NOW…

  17. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Allman Brothers Band 'Note' Perfect The Allman Brothers Band's "Hittin' the Note" is the veteran Southern rock combo's first studio album in more than eight years. Due this week on the band's own Peach Records imprint via Sanctuary, the set sports a…

  18. #1

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fischerspooner is not simply an electroclash act—it is a multimedia experience. Fischerspooner is not simply an electroclash act—it is a multimedia experience. The group's live shows are the stuff of legend—perhaps that's why the act's debut album, #1, seems a bit disappointing…

  19. Fleetwood Mac Rolls Out Tour Itinerary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fleetwood Mac has confirmed 31 dates for its first tour since 1997. Fleetwood Mac has confirmed 31 dates for its first tour since 1997, beginning May 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets begin going on sale next weekend to the general public, but members of the band's fan club will be able to…

  20. Matchbox Twenty, Sugar Ray Team For Tour

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for a North American tour, set to begin April 25 in New Orleans and last through a July 6 finale in Raleigh, N. Pop/rock outfits and Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Sugar Ray will hit the road for…

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