1. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  2. Reunited Mavericks Plan Album, Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of their first studio album in six years. The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of…

  3. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  4. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street'

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street' Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will perform his first dance track, "Let's Get Ill," in tandem with vocalist Kelis on March 19 at the second DanceStar awards, to be handed out at Miami Beach's Lummus Park. Diddy'…

  5. Fleetwood Mac Links With NBC

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fleetwood Mac has joined forces with NBC for a major media campaign centered around the band's new Reprise album, "Say You Will," due April 15. Last month, the band offered an exclusive preview of the Fleetwood Mac has joined forces with NBC for a major media campaign centered…

  6. Backstreet Boys Eyeing Fall For New Album

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Look for the Backstreet Boys to soon regroup in the studio to begin work on their next Jive album. "I've done a lot of writing in the past year," group member Howie Dorough tells Billboard. Look for the Backstreet Boys to soon regroup in the studio to begin work on their next…

  7. 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…

  8. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Judas Priest, Blixa Blargeld

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Judas Priest, Blixa Blargeld Bruce Springsteen's three announced concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium (July 15, 17, 18) grew to seven over the weekend with subsequent shows (July 21, 24, 26, and 27) being added in pairs as tickets sold quickly. At…

  9. Nocturama

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Desolation shouldn't be this much fun. Desolation shouldn't be this much fun. Nick Cave has been waxing grim for more than two decades, and he's still the guy to go to if you need to get seriously dark. Nocturama, with its kaleidoscope narratives and surrealist, cuckoo's…

  10. Ice Cube Cool With Multi-Pic Revolution Studios Deal

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and Bruce Willis, is adding a fourth key player: Ice Cube. The rapper-turned-actor has signed to star in and prod Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young joined the Rolling Stones for a cover of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" last night (Feb. 18) during the encore of the latter's show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. The show, the…

  12. American Hi-Fi Tests Second Set On The Road

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's not surprising that American Hi-Fi's sophomore release, "The Art of Losing," due Feb. 25 via Island Def Jam, was written and tested on the road. "We played one show before we recorded the first album," says lead…

  13. Kenny Lattimore & Chante Moore: 'Lovers' On & Offstage

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Continuing a time-honored tradition of R&B duos that includes the couplings of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Peaches & Herb, and Rene & Angela, contemporary soul singers Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore celebrate love on "…

  14. Osbournes, Williams Win Three NME Awards

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family each won three trophies at the 2003 NME Carling Awards today (Feb. 13) in London. The MTV reality show "The Osbournes" took the b Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family…

  15. Cold Readies New Album, Tour

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Cold is gearing up for a short club tour to preview its forthcoming album "Year of the Spider." The set, due April 29 on Flip/Geffen, finds the band getting some help from Weezer fr Modern rock outfit Cold is gearing up for a short club tour to preview its…

  16. Depeche Mode's Gore Preps Solo Album

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode singer/guitarist Martin Gore has set an April 28 release date for his upcoming Mute solo album, "Counterfeit2." The set, Gore's first solo album since 1989, will feature 11 tracks origina Depeche Mode singer/guitarist Martin Gore has set an April 28 release date…

  17. Nick Cave Plants New Bad Seeds

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tired of being bound by the traditional major-label album-tour-album cycle, Nick Cave marks a new chapter in his career -- one focused on spontaneity and capturing of-the-moment energy -- with the release of he and the Bad Seeds' Anti-…

  18. Hot Product

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Vince Gill, John Mayer, Kenny Lattimore/Chante Moore, and more. That 'Thing' He Does After years of working with producer Tony Brown, Vince Gill decided to produce his new MCA album, "Next Big Thing," on his own. "I didn't want politics…

  19. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

  20. Dirty Power Finds Surprising Success

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Patrick Goodwin still smiles with equal parts shy surprise and minor disbelief every time he meets a fan of his band, Dirty Power. "I honestly thought that people would find us to be completely uncool," he says. "There's…

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