1. Hendrix Berkeley Show Headed To CD, DVD

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Jimi Hendrix clearing house continues as Experience Hendrix/UME has set an Oct. 14 release date for the CD and limited-edition double-LP "The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Live At Berkeley (The Secon The Jimi Hendrix clearing house continues as Experience Hendrix/UME has set an Oct. 14…

  2. Sail Away

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Broadway likes its leading ladies to sound—how should we put it?—unique. Broadway likes its leading ladies to sound—how should we put it?—unique. None today matches Elaine Stritch, the gravelly voiced grand dame who retook Manhattan in last year's one-woman show "At Liberty."…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  5. Compay Segundo Dead At 95

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and charming frontman for the Buena Vista Social Club group, died this morning (July 14) in Havana. He was 95. Segundo, whose real name was Francisco Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and…

  6. Billboard Bits: Twain, Who, Eno, Bad Moon Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Shania Twain, Who, Brian Eno, Bad Moon Music Shania Twain will stage a free concert July 27 at Hutchinson Field in Chicago's Grant Park. As tipped here earlier this month, the show will be filmed for her fourth NBC special, "Shania Twain UP! Live in Chicago," due to air…

  7. Tercera Dimension

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With this debut disc, Julio Iglesias Jr. takes his first steps with some mighty big shoes. With this debut disc, Julio Iglesias Jr. takes his first steps with some mighty big shoes. And unlike his crooner dad, the younger Iglesias opts for a more rock-flavored adventure. Doubters may question…

  8. Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead yesterday (May 11) at his home in Ireland of unknown causes, his manager Ian Grant ha Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix…

  9. Billboard Bits: Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest Rappers Eminem and Nas will receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit event on Saturday (April 26). Eminem will be honored with HSAN's outstanding achievement award…

  10. Freelon, Cubanismo Set For San Jose Jazz Fest

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups Cubanismo and the Yellowjackets are among the acts booked for the 14th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups…

  11. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The debut album from Lisa Marie Presley, "To Whom It May Concern" (Capitol). -- U.K. experimental electronic duo Autechre's "Draft 7.30" (Warp). -- Actor Russell Crowe's latest album…

  12. Former Oasis Drummer Loses Court Challenge

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Oasis drummer Anthony McCarroll today (April 1) failed in a London Court of Appeal challenge to his earlier defeat in a High Court damages case, in which he claimed negligence against the band Former Oasis drummer Anthony McCarroll today (April 1) failed in a London Court of Appeal…

  13. Top DJs Sign On For Dual Play Tour

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tiesto, Dieselboy, Bad Boy Bill, and Noel Sanger have signed on for PlayStation2's Dual Play tour, which kicks off March 28 in Atlanta and will run through June 6 in San Francisco. Dieselboy and Bad B Tiesto, Dieselboy, Bad Boy Bill, and Noel Sanger have signed on for PlayStation2's…

  14. Gallagher Guests On New Mississippi Allstars Set

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator in Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, who guests on the blues-rock combo's upcoming album, "Polaris." The Allstars' follow up to 2001's The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator…

  15. 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…

  16. Cranberries Terminate MCA Contract

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Cranberries have terminated their contract with MCA Records, according to a statement. The veteran Irish rock act had one final studio album left under its deal but will instead continue work on a The Cranberries have terminated their contract with MCA Records, according to a statement.…

  17. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

  18. Townshend Resolves To Finish New Who Album

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pete Townshend's 2003 New Year's resolution will be to finish the Who's first new studio album since 1982, the guitarist writes on his official Web site. "I have never written quickly," he says. "I do Pete Townshend's 2003 New Year's resolution will be…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin, Les Nubians, 'rocktalk'

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about Ricky Martin's 2003 Spanish-launguage album, Les Nubians collaborate with Talib Kweli, and the WE: Women's Entertainment special "rocktalk." Ricky Martin will release his first Spanish-language album in five years in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. The disc…

  20. Jon Bon Jovi Aids N.J. School Raise Funds

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a high school group raise $36,500 for a local medical clinic. The artist performed 10 songs during his appearance yesterda Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a…

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