1. Phil Spector Posts $1 Million Bond

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed music producer Phil Spector was freed last night (Feb. 3) after posting $1 million bond. As previously reported, the 62-year-old was arrested early yesterday morning for investigation of mur Acclaimed music producer Phil Spector was freed last night (Feb. 3) after posting $1 million…

  2. Ashanti, Amerie Lead Soul Train Nominees

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST With three nominations each, Ashanti and Amerie lead the field for the 2003 Soul Train Music Awards. The R&B newcomers are each listed in the best female R&B/soul album and R&B/soul single With three nominations each, Ashanti and Amerie lead the field for the 2003 Soul Train Music…

  3. John Doe Gets Simple On 'Dim Stars'

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his... While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his iMusic debut , "Dim Stars, Bright…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif…

  5. OH!

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Who needs a leader? For this one-off quartet of guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Al Foster—hence ScoLoHoFo—the whole is at least as inte Who needs a leader? For this one-off quartet of guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist…

  6. 'Rap Battle' Extras Bolster '8 Mile' DVD

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Along with the blockbuster feature film, the DVD release of the Eminem-starring film "8 Mile" will include several extra "rap battle" scenes that were not included in the original motion picture. Due Along with the blockbuster feature film, the DVD release of the Eminem…

  7. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  8. Norah Jones Remains Cozy At No. 1

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Capitol) continues riding high after receiving five Grammy nominations earlier this month, and tops The Billboard 200 for a third-straight week. The album's Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Capitol)…

  9. Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony i Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish…

  10. Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at N Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly…

  11. First Recordings Selected For Library Of Congress

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group of recordings to be entered into the National Recording Registry, which was initiated by Congress in 2000. U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group…

  12. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplishments of Eminem, B2K and P. Diddy, "Chicago," and R.Kelly. 8 MILES DOWN: After a 12-week reign atop Billboard's Hot 100, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" (Shady/Interscope) makes a dramatic drop, down to No. 9. It's the…

  14. 'Ziggy Stardust' Leaps To DVD, CD

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie's former record label Virgin Records will on April 1 release "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars -- The Motion Picture" on DVD, as well as a two-CD soundtrack. The film, which was br David Bowie's former record label Virgin Records will on April 1 release…

  15. Norah Jones Remains On Top

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a 5.5% sales gain and maintains its grip on the top of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Blue Note/Capitol set moved 114,00 Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a…

  16. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  18. Youth Oriented

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST This is Happy Apple's fifth release. This is Happy Apple's fifth release. A relatively young, Minneapolis-based, jazz trio that has garnered a notable following in Europe, Happy Apple is reminiscent of the more widely celebrated Medeski, Martin, and Wood in their free-form approach…

  19. Man Sentenced For Wrecking Elliott's Car

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy Elliott was sentenced in Richmond, Va., to three years in jail for the late-night spin. "This is not a typical unauth A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy…

  20. Fabolous Arrested Twice In Two Days

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arrested last night (Jan. 16) in New York for the second time in two days after police said they discovered guns in a car in which he was riding. Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arrested last night (Jan. 16) in New York for the…

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