1. Friend: Spector Will Contend Shooting Was Accidental

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phil Spector will contend the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his suburban mansion last week was accidental, a close friend of the legendary music producer said. "I believe his defense will Phil Spector will contend the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his suburban…

  2. Norah Jones Heads 'Away' On Summer Tour

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones has slated a tour that will find the jazzy newcomer on the road in North America throughout the summer. The dates kick off June 6 in Fort Myers, Fla., and run through an Aug. 16 appearance Norah Jones has slated a tour that will find the jazzy newcomer on the road in North America…

  3. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  4. Jam Bands Tapped For Big Easy Concert Series

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the acts slated for New Orleans' Superfly During Jazzfest concert series. The seventh annual event will run concurrently with the city's mass Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the acts slated for New…

  5. Coldplay Extends Tour Into June

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST British rock quartet Coldplay has added more dates to its North American tour, as its latest Capitol set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," continues to hover in the top-30 of The Billboard 200. British rock quartet Coldplay has added more dates to its North American tour, as its…

  6. 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…

  7. For Sleepyheads Only

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Flunk hails from the same land as RÖyksopp and Kings of Convenience: Norway. Flunk hails from the same land as Röyksopp and Kings of Convenience: Norway. And in a nod to both acts, this quartet seamlessly and beautifully puts the electronic into folk music and vice versa. Very late-night,…

  8. Biker Boyz

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Artists from the worlds of hip-hop and rock come together to celebrate the fast-paced life of motorcycle gangs on this soundtrack. Artists from the worlds of hip-hop and rock come together to celebrate the fast-paced life of motorcycle gangs on this soundtrack. Redman leads off the set with…

  9. 'Mamma Mia!' Vegas Premiere Draws ABBA Stars

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA, are scheduled to attend an invitation-only premiere of the musical "Mamma Mia!" Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Mandalay Bay Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA,…

  10. AC/DC Looking Ahead To New LP, Live Shows

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST After AC/DC fulfills its contract by delivering its next studio set to Elektra, the veteran rock act will make its subsequent two albums for Epic, guitarist Malcolm Young tells Billboard.com. The two- After AC/DC fulfills its contract by delivering its next studio set to Elektra, the veteran…

  11. 27 Million Watch ABC Jackson Documentary

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nearly 27 million television viewers watched ABC's two-hour documentary that offered a peek into Michael Jackson's unusual private life last night (Feb. 6), Nielsen Media Research said. That's on a pa Nearly 27 million television viewers watched ABC's two-hour documentary…

  12. Stones Show Spreads Environmental Awareness

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST It's only rock'n'roll -- with a message -- as veteran rockers the Rolling Stones turned a free concert into an effort to raise awareness about global warming. "You know something, we're all here... fo It's only rock'n'roll -- with a message -- as…

  13. Justin, Christina Team For Summer Tour

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera have confirmed that they will team up for the Justified and Stripped tour of North America this summer. Although an itinerary has not yet been released, the tr Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera have confirmed that they will team up for the…

  14. U.S. Braces For Widespread Panic

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will take to the road again this spring for a U.S. tour that will keep them east of the Mississippi. The run will kick off April 9 in Madison, Wis., and will vi Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will take to the road again this spring for a U.S.…

  15. Another Loaded Lineup For Fan Fair

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8 in Nashville, with hundreds of artists planning to play more than 40 hours worth of concerts at venues throu The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8…

  16. Billboard Bits: The Fire Theft, MTV, Grammys

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on The Fire Theft, MTV, Grammys The Fire Theft, featuring former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk, bassist Nate Mendel, and drummer William Goldsmith, is hard at work on its as-yet-untitled debut album . The group, which played its first live shows last month in Seattle and…

  17. Crow, Chesney & More Sign On For Earnhardt Tribute

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, and Kenny Chesney are the first artists committed to perform at the inaugural Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert. Several more major acts are expected to join the Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, and Kenny Chesney are the first artists committed to…

  18. NBA Finalizes All-Star Entertainment

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER," "The Agency"), Gladys Knight, and Kool & the Gang are the latest additions to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2003 All- Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER…

  19. J. Lo Remains On Top Of The Chart

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J tops Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut withstands a 5-2 charge from Ja Rule's "Mesmerize," which continues to gain radio airplay Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL…

  20. Densmore Sues Over New Doors Lineup

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count lawsuit against surviving original band members Ray Manzarek and Robert Krieger, among others. The suit revolves a John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count…

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