1. Strays

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The good news: Jane's Addiction is back. The bad news: This isn't the Jane's Addiction of "Nothing's Shocking" (1988). The good news: Jane's Addiction is back. The bad news: This isn't the Jane's Addiction of "Nothing's Shocking" …

  2. 'Air Guitar' Takes Karaoke To New Level

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Air guitar has gone high-tech, as Hollywood Records is using CD entertainment technology from MusicPlayground to bring karaoke into a whole new sphere. Air guitar has gone high-tech, as Hollywood Records is using CD entertainment technology from MusicPlayground to bring karaoke into a whole…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat A concert will be held July 20 at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Mass., to benefit the Music to My Ears Project. Among those performing will be 11-year-old jazz pianist Matt Savage. The Music to My Ears Project will launch…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco.…

  5. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  7. Last Call

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "We're Betty Blowtorch and we . . . don't . . . give . . . a . . . "We're Betty Blowtorch and we . . . don't . . . give . . . a . . . fuck!" That shout-out at the beginning of Last Call's opening live track "Rock My World" pretty much says it…

  8. Evanescence Has Faith In Live Show

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although it took less than two months for Evanescence's Wind-Up debut, "Fallen," to reach the platinum threshold, the biggest news surrounding the band has more to do with its members' faith than its Although it took less than two months for Evanescence's Wind-Up…

  9. Billboard Bits: Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair Robbie Williams, Sean Paul, and comedian Mario Cantone have joined the lineup of a free concert May 9 at New York's Battery Park as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The Roots and Norah Jones were previously announced performers for the…

  10. 'American Life' Reigns In The U.K.

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick/Warner Bros.) powered to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (April 27). It's the artist's eighth No. 1 album in Britain, a string that began when "Like a Virgi Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick/Warner Bros…

  11. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

  13. Evolve

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST On Evolve, her last album with her band before returning to solo life, Ani DiFranco indeed takes her evolution a step further, with a typical disregard for expectations or flavors of the month. On Evolve, her last album with her band before returning to solo life, Ani DiFranco indeed takes…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  15. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  16. NBA Finalizes All-Star Entertainment

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER," "The Agency"), Gladys Knight, and Kool & the Gang are the latest additions to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2003 All- Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Nine Inch Nails makes its first ever instore signing appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. 2002 - Nine Inch Nails makes its first ever instore signing appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. 1999 - Hal B. Cook…

  18. Hot Product

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Solange, Groove Armada, the Sea & Cake, and more. 'Star' Search "It got to the point where I told Columbia that they were going to have to drop me," 16-year-old newcomer Solange recalls. Not exactly something typically heard from a young…

  19. Epic/Legacy Shapes Up 'Mullets Rock!'

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets Rock!," a two-CD set due March 4. In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets…

  20. Gilberto Gil To Head Brazil's Cultural Policy

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star Gilberto Gil strutted onto a Copacabana beach concert stage dressed in the red and white colors of the Worker's Party. "I'v Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star…

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