1. Jury Clears Tommy Lee In Boy's Drowning

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool, rejecting a $10 million wrongful death claim by t A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility…

  2. TLC To Make Final Live Appearance

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live performance June 1 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. As reported yesterday, the event will be hel The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live…

  3. Billboard Bits: Zootopia, Tiesto, 'First Family Of Pop'

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Zootopia, Tiesto, 'First Family Of Pop' New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert will be held June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Among the confirmed acts are Ashanti, Ja Rule, 'N Sync's JC Chasez, Ginuwine, Daniel Bedingfield,…

  4. Melissa Errico Adds New Colors With 'Blue Like That'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Melissa Errico always made a point not to make a record. For one thing, she simply did not have the time. At 18, while a freshman at Yale, the native New Yorker was cast in the national touring company of "Les Miserables", followed by…

  5. White Stripes, Room 5 Lead U.K. Charts Again

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (April 13). It was a quiet week that saw only one top-10 entry, "The Very Best of the Li The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears…

  6. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  7. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of "Chicago," chart, and of Cher, Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, Robbie Williams, and Daniel Beddingfield. A TALE OF THREE CITIES: The score is Nashville 34, Detroit 11, and Chicago 10, but closing in fast. That's one way of…

  8. Mother Testifies In Tommy Lee Drowning Suit

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool testified yesterday (April 9) she would have insisted he bring his water wings if she'd known there would be swimming at a b The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool…

  9. Musicians Get A Closeup At Tribeca Film Fest

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for the second annual Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place May 3-11 in the downtown New York neighborhood. Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kiss, Angie Stone; Boz Scaggs

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kiss, Angie Stone, Boz Scaggs Kiss will close the KIIS-FM Wango Tango set for Pasadena's Rose Bowl on May 17. According to the concert's offical Web site , the lineup will also include Nelly, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Michelle Branch, and Craig David with special guests…

  12. 2003 Juno Awards Winners

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Juno Awards winners list. Here are the winners of the 32nd annual Juno Awards, presented April 6 at the Corel Centre in Canada's capitol region of Ottawa-Gatineau: Single of the year: "Complicated," Avril Lavigne (Arista/BMG) Album of the year: "Let Go," Avril…

  13. Beastie Boys Sign On For Jam Master Jay Tribute

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys will perform April 25 at Las Vegas' House of Blues, in a show that will serve both as a tribute to slain Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay and a warm-up for the veteran rap trio's headlini The Beastie Boys will perform April 25 at Las Vegas' House of Blues, in a…

  14. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

  15. Gates, Jones Retain Hold On U.K. Charts

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively, published yesterday (March 22). Gates' "Spirit in the Sky" charity single for Comic Relief Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles…

  16. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  18. 'Fear Yourself' Finds Daniel Johnston Feeling Blessed

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his 20th album, lo-fi veteran Daniel Johnston has teamed with a new collaborator for a new sound: Sparklehorse principal Mark Linkous, who produced the set and brought a new fidelity to Johnston's songs. The result, "Fear Yourself,…

  19. 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…

  20. South By Southwest Diary: Day Four

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Four 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…

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