1. Third Day's Further Expanding Boundaries

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For all those who thought praise and worship was strictly mellow acoustic music, Third Day shattered that perception with "Offerings: A Worship Album." Now, the Georgia rock act -- which last month won its first Grammy Award (best rock…

  2. 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…

  3. System Of A Down Goes 'Boom' With Moore

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The video to support System Of A Down's latest single, "Boom!," has been directed by guerrilla filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine"). The clip serves as a statement from The video to support System Of A Down's latest single…

  4. Written in the Stars

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. There's nothing revelatory in Tom Michael's interpretation of familiar music nor anything extraordinary in his song selections. The revelation,…

  5. Liz Phair Ready To Rock

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Liz Phair has recorded her first album of new material in more than five years. Speaking yesterday (March 13) with Recording Academy president Neil Portnow during the South By Southwest (SXSW) music c Liz Phair has recorded her first album of new material in more than five years. Speaking…

  6. Jackson Must Pay Promoter $5.3 Million

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram in his suit against Michael Jackson over the cancellation of two planned 1999 concerts, according to the plaintiff's attorney, Sk A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram in his suit…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  8. County: Jackson May Have Violated Zoning Rules

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson may have violated zoning rules on his Neverland Ranch when he claimed a tax break for preserving agricultural land, Santa Barbara, Calif., County officials said. Officials plan to visi Michael Jackson may have violated zoning rules on his Neverland Ranch when he claimed a tax…

  9. Billboard Bits: STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and his guitarist brother Dean have signed on to produce the next studio album for modern rock act Alien Ant Farm, due later this year via New Noize/DreamWorks Records. Pre-production on the follow up to the…

  10. Garbage, Weller & More Set For 'One Big No'

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Garbage, Travis frontman Fran Healy, Paul Weller, Evan Dando, Beth Orton, and Echo & the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch are confirmed to perform at the One Big No anti-war concert. Garbage, Travis frontman Fran Healy, Paul Weller, Evan Dando, Beth Orton, and Echo & the Bunnymen…

  11. Killer Mike Unleashes 'Monster'

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Rap is supposed to scare soccer moms," declares Killer Mike, whose debut, "Monster," is due March 11 via Aquemini/Columbia Records. The Atlanta-based MC, a protege of fellow Atlantans (and Aquemini proprietors) OutKast,…

  12. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  13. Couple Indicted In Celine-Related Extortion Case

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST A California woman and her husband have been indicted on extortion, conspiracy, and bribery charges after claiming that Celine Dion's husband/manager Rene Angelil raped the woman in a Las Vegas Strip A California woman and her husband have been indicted on extortion, conspiracy, and…

  14. Nightclub Fire Death Toll Reaches 99

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST The death toll in last month's deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., rose by one to 99 yesterday (March 6), when Mitchell Shubert, 39, died of his injuries. Shubert was a construction superinte The death toll in last month's deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., rose…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  16. Newsted To Play In Ozzy's Band?

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ozzfest organizers have announced that Canadian proto-thrash outfit Voivod, which now features ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, will join that heavy metal caravan, appearing on the second stage bef Ozzfest organizers have announced that Canadian proto-thrash outfit Voivod, which now…

  17. Great White Tour Manager: Pyro Documents Destroyed

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Great White's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork outlining the band's general use of pyrotechnics, but he said all the documents specific to the show that led to a deadly ni Great White's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork…

  18. Knopfler Plans Tour, Duets Album

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North American tour in support of his third Warner Bros. solo set, "The Ragpicker's Dream." The outing launches June 26 in Portsmouth, Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has lined up a 30-date North…

  19. Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Over Club Fire

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R.I., club fire that killed 98 people and injured about twice as many. The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R…

  20. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

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