1. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place…

  2. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran…

  3. 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…

  4. Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game. While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the…

  5. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  6. Branch Checks In To 'Hotel Paper'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, whose sophomore album "Hotel Paper," is due June 24 on Maverick Records, will take to the road for a brief tour prior to the set's release, sponsored by hair products manufacturer The Michelle Branch, whose sophomore album "Hotel Paper," is due June…

  7. Jam Bands Mine 'Red Rocks' Compilation

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Denver area's renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the subject and benefactor of a new CD compilation to be distributed through Best Buy. The Denver area's renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the subject and benefactor of a new CD compilation to be distributed through Best Buy. All…

  8. Twisted Sister Kicks Off Reunion With USO Stint

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 's pop metal act Twisted Sister will reunite next month for a brief USO tour and select U.S. and European dates over the summer. On behalf of the USO, the band will perform at one Air Force base a 1980's pop metal act Twisted Sister will reunite next month for a brief USO tour…

  9. Billboard Bits: Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers' 12th annual ELLA award on April 28 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The honor is presented "to singers whose contribution to the music world is equaled by his/her dedication to…

  10. Pre-Fame Norah Jones Vocals On New Disc

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Well before she began work on her Grammy-winning debut album, Norah Jones spent a few months working with New York singer/songwriter Peter Malick, touring the Northeast U.S., and recording with his gr Well before she began work on her Grammy-winning debut album, Norah Jones spent a few months…

  11. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million…

  13. Hopes & Dreams

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Lynne wears her heart on her harp strings with music full of romance and a yearning for a simpler, more innocent time. Lisa Lynne wears her heart on her harp strings with music full of romance and a yearning for a simpler, more innocent time. A former heavy metal bass player, including a…

  14. Kathleen Edwards Slates Spring Tour

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in support of her Zoe/Rounder debut, "Failer." The tour will kick off May 15 in Indianapolis and stretch through a June 15 Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in…

  15. Vega Takes 'Best' On The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of "Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega," the veteran singer/songwriter will hit the road next week in the U.S. The run will kick In conjunction with Tuesday's (April 22) A&M/Universal release of …

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Peggy March and Beth. STILL FOLLOWING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: In 1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided single "Don't Be Cruel" \ "Hound Dog" set a record by remaining No. 1 for 11 weeks. That was the longest-running No. 1…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 50 Cent, Cher, coincidences, charity singles and albums, the Eagles, Celine Dion, and Madonna with readers. 50 CENT'S WORTH Fred, Quick question: Will 50 Cent's new DVD/CD combo get to chart on The Billboard 200? Just wondering if it would be treated as a…

  18. Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who…

  19. Poll: Artists Should Continue Touring

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Artists should probably not contemplate launching extended stands in one or a handful of cities, similar to Celine Dion's planned three-year run at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Artists should probably not contemplate launching extended stands in one or a handful of cities, similar…

  20. 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…

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