1. Big Apple Personalities To 'Host' Grammys

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature a traditional celebrity host as in past years. Instead, the event will feature a gaggle of Gotham-associated personal Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature…

  2. Music Industry Targets Workplace Downloaders

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The recording industry directed its anti-piracy campaign at large companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia today (Feb. 13), warning them that employees are illegally downloading music on company time. The recording industry directed its anti-piracy campaign at large companies in the U.S.,…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida…

  4. Artists Salute Dylan's Inspirational Albums

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two of Bob Dylan's inspirational albums. "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" will pay homage to 1979's "Slow Train Coming" an Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two…

  5. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

  6. Yorn Looks Ahead To New 'Day'

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST The highly anticipated follow-up to Pete Yorn's 2001 breakthrough album "Musicforthemorningafter" will be released on April 15 through Columbia. Titled "Day I Forgot," the forthcoming set was recorded The highly anticipated follow-up to Pete Yorn's 2001…

  7. Zevon Reissues Tout Bonus Material

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25 when EMI/Capitol reissues the singer/songwriter's 1969 debut "Wanted Dead or Alive," as well as his two Virgin Records efforts, 1987's "Sentimenta Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Webb, VP Records

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Springsteen, Webb, VP Records The previously reported benefit concert Bruce Springsteen will perform in Somerville, Mass., has grown. The Boss will perform a solo show Feb. 19 at the Somerville Theater in addition to the previously confirmed Feb. 20 event. An official statement…

  10. Eclectic Artists Set To Rock The Vote

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams, Public Enemy, Vanessa Carlton, and the Flaming Lips will perform during the upcoming 10th annual Rock The Vote Awards in memory of Patrick Lippert ceremony. Robbie Williams, Public Enemy, Vanessa Carlton, and the Flaming Lips will perform during the upcoming 10th annual Rock…

  11. Cher Gets 'Stuck' Onscreen With Kinnear, Damon

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cher will star opposite Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon in 20th Century Fox's "Stuck on You" for directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly ("Dumb and Dumber," "Kingpin"). The project begins shooting this month i Cher will star opposite Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon in…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the giants of Southern gospel music, dies in Memphis of complications of a stroke. He is 82. 2002 - James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and…

  13. Other People's Songs

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobble up this collection of cover songs, as it is the pair's first new effort in three years (the lackluster Loveboat was its last). Although Erasure's Andy Bell and Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobble up this collection of cover songs, as it…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

  15. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  17. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  18. Gabriel Takes 'Growing Up' To Europe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has announced dates for a European leg of his Growing Up tour in support of his latest Real World/Geffen album "Up," beginning April 24 in Stockholm and wrapping May 21 in London. The ar Peter Gabriel has announced dates for a European leg of his Growing Up tour in…

  19. Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D next month at the organization's 10th annual awards ceremony. On Feb. 22 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, M Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy…

  20. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

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