1. Beck Plots Summer U.S. Tour

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beck has announced the first seven dates for his summer U.S. tour, beginning May 28 in Vienna, Va. Dashboard Confessional and the Black Keys will support on all dates. According to Dashboard's publici Beck has announced the first seven dates for his summer U.S. tour, beginning May 28 in…

  2. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

  3. 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…

  4. Steely Dan Confirms First Tour In Three Years

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y. Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping…

  5. 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…

  6. Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Say 'YES New York'

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New York," a 15-track collection due June 3 from Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice Records. The album kicks off with a previo New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New…

  7. 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…

  8. 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. "…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.…

  10. Under the Influence

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST If digging in the crates to find rare grooves is an art form, then Rob Swift is a master artist. If digging in the crates to find rare grooves is an art form, then Rob Swift is a master artist. Swift, one-third of the X-ecutioners, follows in the footsteps of DJ Spooky, who launched the Under…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  12. Staind Plans Free Concerts, Bonus DVD

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Staind's upcoming Flip/Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey," will include a limited-edition bonus DVD disc with footage of the band from throughout its career. Staind's upcoming Flip/Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey," will include a limited-edition bonus DVD disc…

  13. Vincent Is 'One Step Ahead' With Album, Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, "One Step Ahead," April 29, just a few days after kicking off a four-month U.S. tour. Produced by the artist and her br Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, …

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  15. Police Nab Suspects In Kidnapping Of Thalia's Sisters

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police in Mexico City have arrested three suspected members of a kidnapping ring believed responsible for abducting the sisters of Mexican pop singer Thalia, the justice department said yesterday (Apr Police in Mexico City have arrested three suspected members of a kidnapping ring believed…

  16. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will open Sept. 12 with a two-week festival…

  17. Opeth Slates Spring U.S. Tour

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Swedish progressive metal act Opeth will kick off a U.S. tour April 29 in Seattle with like-minded Italian group Lacuna Coil. The 22-date trek is slated to close May 24 in Norfolk, Va. The two bands w Swedish progressive metal act Opeth will kick off a U.S. tour April 29 in Seattle with like…

  18. ZZ Top Jumps On Board For Summer Stones Show

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock band ZZ Top has been tapped to open the Rolling Stones' July 16 concert at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium. The show will be a reunion of sorts, as ZZ Top previously opened three Stones sh Texas-based rock band ZZ Top has been tapped to open the Rolling Stones' July…

  19. Phish's Anastasio On The Road Again

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST As previously tipped here, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is heading out for a 10-date spring tour with his nine-piece band. As previously tipped here , Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is heading out for a 10-date spring tour with his nine-piece band. The outing will kick off May 26 with the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Bjork, Stones/AC/DC, T.I.

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bjork, Stones/AC/DC, T.I. As previously tipped here , Bjork will play an Aug. 22 concert at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, N.Y., the home of the Class-A minor league baseball team the Brooklyn Cyclones. Tickets go on sale April 9, with visitors to Bjork's official Web site…

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