1. Melissa Errico Adds New Colors With 'Blue Like That'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Melissa Errico always made a point not to make a record. For one thing, she simply did not have the time. At 18, while a freshman at Yale, the native New Yorker was cast in the national touring company of "Les Miserables", followed by…

  2. Music Flicks Herald AFI Center Opening

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blues shouters, soul survivors, and fictional folkies were in the spotlight when the American Film Institute (AFI) opened its new Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md., over the las Blues shouters, soul survivors, and fictional folkies were in the spotlight when the…

  3. Kid's Choose Favorites With Nick

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B2K took the favorite music group award and thrilled the audience with a performance at Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Saturday's event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., fo B2K took the favorite music group award and thrilled the audience with a…

  4. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac 'Will' Power On "Say You Will," due this week from Reprise, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks have collaborated together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since 1987's "Tango in the Night." Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John…

  5. Fine Tuning

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at music television highlights for the week of April 14-20, 2003. "American Idol" fans will want to stay up for NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Monday as inaugural season winner Kelly Clarkson will perform and likely sit down with Jay for a chat about her…

  6. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  7. It's You, It's Me

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In need of a soulful house fix? If so, immediately snag a copy of Kaskade's full-length debut, It's You, It's Me. In need of a soulful house fix? If so, immediately snag a copy of Kaskade's full-length debut, It's You, It's Me. An underground fave via his…

  8. Elephant

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The tandem of Jack and Meg White is at the top of its game on the follow-up to 2001's breakout hit, White Blood Cells. The tandem of Jack and Meg White is at the top of its game on the follow-up to 2001's breakout hit, White Blood Cells. Like its three predecessors, Elephant is…

  9. Bits: Pearl Jam, Jeffrey Osborne, Tom Russell

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Jeffrey Osborne, Tom Russell A rare Pearl Jam club show tomorrow (April 12) at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., will be available for cybercasting from RealNetworks for a 24-hour window beginning 3 p.m. PST Monday. Fans will need to download the RealOne player, which is…

  10. Shots Fired At Snoop Dogg, Bodyguards

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A shooting in Los Angeles last night (April 10) struck a convoy of cars, one of which was carrying rapper Snoop Dogg. Authorities said one of the musician's bodyguards was injured. Snoop Dogg was not A shooting in Los Angeles last night (April 10) struck a convoy of cars, one of which…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

  12. Nichole Nordeman Tops Dove Awards

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nichole Nordeman and Michael W. Smith were the big winners at the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 34th Dove Awards last night (April 10) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Nordeman won seve Nichole Nordeman and Michael W. Smith were the big winners at the Gospel Music…

  13. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji With the help of producer 7 Aurelius (Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys), Lou Reed has reworked his classic song "Walk on the Wild Side." The new version of the song, titled "Walk on the Wild Side (Georgie Joins the Army)," is available on…

  14. RI Club Owners Said To Promote Over Capacity

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Investigators have found a document that suggests the owners of a Rhode Island nightclub where 99 people died in a fire promoted its capacity well above the limit that night, according to attorneys re Investigators have found a document that suggests the owners of a Rhode Island nightclub…

  15. Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and Toby Keith wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie N It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and…

  16. Funk Brothers To Tour Behind DVD Release

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The surviving Funk Brothers will celebrate the impending release of the DVD version of "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" by embarking on a short North American tour tonight (April 9) in Boston. The surviving Funk Brothers will celebrate the impending release of the DVD version of …

  17. Paganini's Violin Inspires Regina Carter's 'Dream'

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There is a good reason why Regina Carter is pictured inside her latest release holding a violin, flanked by two somber, uniformed guards. The Guarneri violin, dubbed "Il Cannaone" or "The Cannon," dates to the 1700s and was…

  18. Billboard Bits: Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No Premium cable channel Showtime's comedy "The Chris Isaak Show" is in production on its third season, which will find the star interacting with such musical guests as Michelle Branch, Gloria Estefan, Poison's Bret Michaels,…

  19. Queen Latifah To Host VH1 'Divas' Concert

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah will host VH1's annual "Divas" concert, which will air live May 22 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mary J. Blige, Jewel, and Chaka Khan are among the first artists confirmed to perform, Queen Latifah will host VH1's annual "Divas" concert, which…

  20. Vince Neil Pleads No Contest To Battery

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery in an assault involving a record producer outside a Sunset Strip nightclub last year. Neil, whose given name A lawyer for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery…

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