1. 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,…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  3. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t 2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate…

  5. Buenos Hermanos

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All-Stars projects. The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomoplishments of Fleetwood Mac, the Clash, Nas, Swedish Eurovision hopefuls, and 50 Cent. RETURN OF THE MAC: The chart history of Fleetwood Mac stretches to a fourth decade, as the band returns to the Hot 100 with the paid download track "…

  8. 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…

  9. Planned DVD-Audio Hybrid Will Play On CD Hardware

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST A hybrid dual-layer version of DVD-Audio (DVD-A) that can play on both CD and DVD hardware is expected to hit the market in the next six months. A hybrid dual-layer version of DVD-Audio (DVD-A) that can play on both CD and DVD hardware is expected to hit the market in the next six months,…

  10. AFIM's 2003 Indie Awards

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon during its convention at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. The AFIM confab was held in conjunction with The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon…

  11. 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…

  12. Rosen: Music Biz Should Focus On Consumer Satisfaction

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST In order to regain the support of consumers and return to growth, all facets of the music industry must work together to create flexible, multi-format products, leaders of the National Association of In order to regain the support of consumers and return to growth, all facets of the music…

  13. Week Of March 17-23, 2003

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music related TV highlights for March 17-23, 2003. The big name musical highlight of this week won't come until Sunday (March 23), when U2 and Paul Simon perform during the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony on ABC. Both are up for best song Oscars, U2 for "The Hands That Built…

  14. Kelly Osbourne Living It Up On The Road

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kelly Osbourne has no problem touring, considering the millions of miles she's logged following her heavy metal father Ozzy around the world. But this time out, things are different for the 18-year-ol Kelly Osbourne has no problem touring, considering the millions of miles she's…

  15. U2 Plans Oscar Performance

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards ceremony. Set for Sunday (March 23) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the event will be host U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the…

  16. Gareth Gates Scores Another U.K. No. 1

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former "Pop Idol" runner-up Gareth Gates scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (March 16), while Norah Jones continued her reign over Britain's album chart. Gates' new version of "Spirit in th Former "Pop Idol" runner-up Gareth Gates scored his…

  17. 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…

  18. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  19. 50 Cent Dominates Major Billboard Charts

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" continues its reign on Billboard's singles charts, topping the Hot 100 for a third week, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally for a fifth week, and the Hot Rap Tra 50 Cent's "In Da Club" continues its reign on Billboard&…

  20. Miramax Invites Lopez To 'Dance'

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star opposite Richard Gere in Miramax Films' "Shall We Dance?" -- a remake of the 1996 Japanese feature that Peter Chelsom will direct. Production is scheduled to Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star opposite Richard Gere in Miramax…

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