1. Rancid, The Used Head Initial Warped Tour Lineup

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according to a tour spokesperson. Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according…

  2. Har Mar Superstar: Soul From An Unlikely Source

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few artists personify the spirit of the independent music world as well as Har Mar Superstar. In fact, only the indie world could create this musical mass of contradiction. He's a chubby white guy from Minnesota who likes to merge disco…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  4. Billboard Bits: Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp "We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones" will finally see release Feb. 11 via DV8/Columbia. As previously reported , the oft-delayed set will feature the New York punk band's songs covered by the likes of Pearl Jam's…

  5. Godsmack Out To Rock Naysayers On 'Faceless'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band's forthcoming third studio album "Faceless," comes from the group's perception of itself through the media. Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band&…

  6. John Mayer Preps For 'Any Given Thursday'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will on Feb. 11 unveil "Any Given Thursday," a Columbia/Aware DVD/VHS and double-CD document of a Sept. 12, 2002, concert a Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will…

  7. Lattimore, Moore Get Romantic On Duets Set

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B stars Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore are planning to unveil a romantic album of duets in time for Valentine's Day. Arista has scheduled a Feb. 11 release for "Things That Lovers Do," which f R&B stars Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore are planning to unveil a…

  8. Bowl Entertainment List Gets Even More Super

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of top artists will be on hand to entertain before, during, and after the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl XXXVII, Jan. 26 in San Diego. A host of top artists will be on hand to entertain before, during, and after the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl…

  9. Stellar Gospel Music Awards Winners

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 18th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, presented Jan. 11, 2003 in Atlanta Below are the winners of the 18th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, presented Jan. 11, 2003 in Atlanta: Artist of the year: Kirk Franklin, "Rebirth of Kirk Franklin" (Gospo Centric) Song of…

  10. 3ask

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. DRIVING WITH CELINE Hi, I heard a dance re-make of the Roy Orbison/Cyndi Lauper song "I Drove All Night" the other day. It was by Celine Dion. Is…

  11. Ja Rule, Eve Hit The Road

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern half of the U.S. The run will kick off Jan. 29 and is currently scheduled to last through a Feb. 20 show in Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern…

  12. Queen Latifah Enters Reckless Driving Plea

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper/actress Queen Latifah (real name: Dana Elaine Owens) yesterday (Jan. 14) pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving to avoid facing trial on two charges of driving under the influence, Rapper/actress Queen Latifah (real name: Dana Elaine Owens) yesterday (Jan. 14) pleaded no…

  13. Rich Robinson Looks Ahead With Hookah Brown

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus, guitarist Rich Robinson has spent the past several months working with a new band, Hookah Brown. The group, which is rounded out by form With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus , guitarist Rich…

  14. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work With little more than a week to go before Spitfire Pictures' "Masked & Anonymous," starring Bob Dylan, has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped in and acquired the North American…

  15. Judge OKs Release Of Ross' Arrest Tape

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Tucson, Ariz., judge today (Jan. 14) ordered the release of a police videotape shot during Diana Ross' arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. The video will be released without audio, however. Ross A Tucson, Ariz., judge today (Jan. 14) ordered the release of a police videotape shot…

  16. Epic Readies Clash Essentials

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. The 40 songs…

  17. Dupri, So So Def Head To Arista

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Arista, four months after the imprint ended its decade-long association with Columbia Reco Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive…

  18. Classic Albums Get Super-Audio Reissues

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A crop of classic albums will be released this year in the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format, Billboard Bulletin reports. A crop of classic albums will be released this year in the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format, Billboard Bulletin reports. Hybrid SACD discs are forward- and backward…

  19. Amos Expands U.S. Tour Plans

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos has scheduled a slate of 12 eastern U.S. winter tour dates that extend a previously announced stand at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The tour kicks off Feb. 19 in Boca Raton, Fla., and n Tori Amos has scheduled a slate of 12 eastern U.S. winter tour dates that extend a…

  20. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

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