1. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  2. Thompson Takes 'Old Kit Bag' On The Road

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour April 21 in Boulder, Colo. Scheduled dates last through a May 25 show in Groveland, Calif., with more expected. Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour April 21 in Boulder, Colo. Scheduled dates…

  3. Jewel's Got The Beat On New Album

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jewel is delving into dance music and jazz on her as-yet-untitled next album, due June 3 from Atlantic. The first evidence of this new sound is the single "Intuition," which will be Singer/songwriter Jewel is delving into dance music and jazz on her as-yet-untitled…

  4. South By Southwest Diary: Day Three

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com Senior Editor Barry A. Jeckell reports in from the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, taking in sets from the Black Keys, the D4, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Playe Austin, Texas' annual South By Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference…

  5. Yakar

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter/percussionist Idrissa Diop is a native of Senegal who has resided in France for many years. Singer/songwriter/percussionist Idrissa Diop is a native of Senegal who has resided in France for many years. Diop's sound has developed in a very worldly atmosphere, and for…

  6. Jones, Charles Set For Montreal Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline the 24th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, one of the world's largest musical gatherings, according to organiz Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline…

  7. After A Year, Canada's Simple Plan Catches On

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sometimes a simple plan can go a long way, as a certain pop-punk quintet from Canada has proved with its debut album, "No Pads, No Helmets ... Just Balls." Not expecting a lot more than to develop a small fan base while touring, the…

  8. Harper Revels In Spontaneity On New Album

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com that he brought the same mindset into the studio for the recording of his fifth studio album, "Diamonds on the In Known for his improvisation on stage, singer/songwriter Ben Harper tells Billboard.com…

  9. 10TunesOnTV

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 3-8, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 3 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: O-Town (also scheduled: George Hamilton, Jane Krakowski). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  10. 09TunesOnTV

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 24-March 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 24 "Direct Effect," MTV Featured Artists: TLC, 50 Cent. "VH1 All Access: Real-Life Groupies," VH1 Featured Artists: Unwritten Law. "…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  12. Billboard Bits: Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits Initial pressings of Joe Jackson's upcoming album, "Volume 4," will include a bonus six-track live disc of old favorites. Recorded in September during a brief U.K. tour with the reunited Joe Jackson Band, the disc will feature the classics …

  13. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Greek-French composer Iannis Xenaxis dies at the age of 78 at his home in Paris. Trained as an engineer and architect, Xenaxis relied on elaborate computer models and other scientific me 2001 - Greek-French composer Iannis Xenaxis dies at the age of 78 at his home in…

  14. Sotheby's Sues Michael Jackson

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sotheby's filed a lawsuit Friday against pop superstar Michael Jackson, who the auction house claims has yet to pay nearly $1.4 million dollars for two 19th century paintings he purchased last October Sotheby's filed a lawsuit Friday against pop superstar Michael Jackson, who the…

  15. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  16. Entwistle's Guitars To Be Auctioned

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than 150 guitars belonging to the Who's John Entwistle, who died last year, will be auctioned May 13 in London. Entwistle's favorite, a pink Fender Precision Bass named "Frankenstein" (because he More than 150 guitars belonging to the Who's John Entwistle, who…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

  18. 5ask

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Duran Duran, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Mariah Carey. ARE THEY IN RIO? Hi Keith, I remember reading in Billboard back in 2001 that the original members of the 1980s pop band Duran Duran were working on a reunion CD. It is now 2003, and it…

  19. Supreme Court Rejects Mattel's Barbie Song Appeal

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over its lawsuit against MCA Records Inc., claiming the 1997 pop hit "Barbie Girl" had infringed on the toy maker's doll tradem The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over…

  20. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

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