1. Diana Ross Won't Be In Court Next Week

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross won't be required to appear in Tucson, Ariz., City Court next week in her drunken-driving case. Diana Ross won't be required to appear in Tucson, Ariz., City Court next week in her drunken-driving case. The singer, represented by Phoenix attorney Greg Davis, filed a…

  2. QOTSA To Spend Spring On The Road

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed an extensive slate of tour dates that will take the band to the Far East, Down Under, and across the U.S. Hard rock outfit Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed an extensive slate of tour dates that will take the band to the Far East,…

  3. Jennifer Hanson Is Off To A 'Beautiful' Start

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As the perennial pop vs. traditional stylistic debate rages on in the country format, Capitol Records has chosen to introduce newcomer Jennifer Hanson with a single, "Beautiful Goodbye," that is more pop than country and has inspired…

  4. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Faith No More, Ui

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Faith No More, Ui Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have added a handful of winter U.S. concert dates to precede trips to Australia and Europe. The Boss and his crew now have seven stateside shows planned, including a March 7 show in Atlantic City, N.J.…

  5. Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather…

  6. Latin Rock Revival Paves Way For Miguel Mateos' Return

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A successful national tour in the middle of an economic crisis, a one-shot concert in Mexico with an attendance of 35,000, a duet with the most prominent frontman of the Argentine alt-rock scene of the 1990s, and a self-released double-CD set…

  7. Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Nine shows currently make up her schedule, which is set through May 17 in…

  8. Yanni Slates Ambitious North American Tour

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58-city arena trek, his first tour in five years, will keep the artist on the road in North America through a J New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58…

  9. Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with b Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re…

  10. Murder Inc. Probe Results In Arrests

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST An investigation of alleged ties between rap music label Murder Inc. and New York's violent drug trade has resulted in the arrests of two men for credit card fraud, authorities said today (Jan. 7). Th An investigation of alleged ties between rap music label Murder Inc. and New York'…

  11. Teenager Cleared Of Hollywood Piracy Charges

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Norwegian teenager was acquitted in a key test case today (Jan. 7) of violating computer break-in laws with his program that circumvents security codes on Hollywood's DVD movies. A Norwegian teenager was acquitted in a key test case today (Jan. 7) of violating computer break-in laws…

  12. Hopeville Tour Grows Another Leg

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie McClurkin, is set to kick off a second leg on Monday (Jan. 13) in Stockton, Calif., after a very successful initia Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie…

  13. Island Def Jam Radio Singles To Be Sold As Downloads

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) will announce today (Jan. 7) that it is selling singles as digital downloads simultaneously with their add date for radio, Billboard Bulletin reports. Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) will announce today (Jan. 7) that it is selling singles as digital downloads…

  14. Saliva Takes 'System' On The Road

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second Island album, "Back Into Your System" (Island), will hit the road beginning Jan. 14 in Jackson, Miss. The tour will pl Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second…

  15. Shania Set For Super Bowl

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT&T Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show. The announcement of Twain's participation in the Jan. 26 extravaganza was International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT…

  16. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  17. Judge Prevents Release Of Ross Arrest Video

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Tucson, Ariz., judge has temporarily prevented police from releasing video shot during singer Diana Ross' drunken-driving arrest earlier this week. Ross' attorney, Greg Davis, argued the video isn't A Tucson, Ariz., judge has temporarily prevented police from releasing video…

  18. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  19. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual…

  20. Gilberto Gil To Head Brazil's Cultural Policy

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star Gilberto Gil strutted onto a Copacabana beach concert stage dressed in the red and white colors of the Worker's Party. "I'v Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star…

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