1. Meteora

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Not unlike a blockbuster Hollywood sequel, the anticipated follow-up to Linkin Park's 2000 set, Hybrid Theory, isn't so much a revelation as it is a ready-made crowd pleaser that delivers on the famil Not unlike a blockbuster Hollywood sequel, the anticipated follow-up to Linkin…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  3. Good Charlotte Prepares For Honda Civic Tour

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST After having performed on the last two Vans Warped Tour outings, Good Charlotte guitarist Billy tells Billboard.com the upcoming Honda Civic Tour, which also features co-headliners New Found Glory as After having performed on the last two Vans Warped Tour outings, Good Charlotte guitarist…

  4. Hootie & the Blowfish

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the release of their first set of fresh material in four years, it would not be unreasonable to hope that Hootie & the Blowfish would burst onto the scene with a good amount of pent-up creati With the release of their first set of fresh material in four years, it would not be…

  5. Puddle Of Mudd Bumps Album To August

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd has delayed the release of its hotly anticipated second Interscope album. Tentatively titled "Life of Display," the set is now expected in August. Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd has delayed the release of its hotly anticipated second Interscope album .…

  6. 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…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don't scroll down there now -- have a little…

  8. Earth Day Rocks With Raitt, Cake, De La Soul

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The Planet, a music and activism festival set for April 20 (Earth Day) at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gat Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a Nashville area hospital. Corrina weighs 7 lbs. 9 1/4 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. 2001 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a…

  10. Phoenix, Witherspoon Set For Cash Biopic

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line," a Johnny Cash biopic to be directed by James Mangold. Phoenix is set to star as the country music legend, while Witherspoon wi Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line,"…

  11. 10ask

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Michelle Branch, Lisa Marie Presley, and Pearl Jam. PLAYING THE 'GAME OF LOVE' Dear Keith, "The Game of Love" by Santana and Michelle Branch is an excellent song -- I love it! I noticed that on the Adult Top 40 chart…

  12. Staind Goes 'Grey' On New Album

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey." Like its multi-platinum 2001 predecessor, "Break the Cycle," the new set was produced by Josh Abraham. No informa Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "…

  13. Reach the Beach—Expanded Edition

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST In 1983, synth-pop outfit the Fixx hit pay dirt with its platinum-plus selling sophomore album, Reach the Beach. In 1983, synth-pop outfit the Fixx hit pay dirt with its platinum-plus selling sophomore album, Reach the Beach. Fronted by vocalist Cy Curnin, the London-based group artistically…

  14. WOW Gospel 2003

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST This sixth yearly installment of what has become a bankably gold and platinum franchise comprises 30 of last year's most popular and best-selling gospel tracks by an array of artists, both rookies and This sixth yearly installment of what has become a bankably gold and platinum franchise…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  16. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Pressplay, Sticky Fingaz

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Eminem, Pressplay, Sticky Fingaz Eminem will play his only U.S. show of the year July 12 at Ford Field in his hometown of Detroit, a spokesperson confirms. 50 Cent and Missy Elliott are also on tap for the show, with additional acts expected to be added. Tickets go on-sale Saturday …

  17. Hot Product

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Vince Gill, John Mayer, Kenny Lattimore/Chante Moore, and more. That 'Thing' He Does After years of working with producer Tony Brown, Vince Gill decided to produce his new MCA album, "Next Big Thing," on his own. "I didn't want politics…

  18. Police: Spector Met Woman Hours Before Death

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of his hilltop home just hours after meeting her at the House of Blues nightclub on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip where s Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of…

  19. Supreme Court Rejects Mattel's Barbie Song Appeal

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over its lawsuit against MCA Records Inc., claiming the 1997 pop hit "Barbie Girl" had infringed on the toy maker's doll tradem The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over…

  20. Cranberries Terminate MCA Contract

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Cranberries have terminated their contract with MCA Records, according to a statement. The veteran Irish rock act had one final studio album left under its deal but will instead continue work on a The Cranberries have terminated their contract with MCA Records, according to a statement.…

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