1. Hard Groove

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. Of course, since crossover is a dirty word in jazz, Hargrove…

  2. Total Praise Live

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From a grassroots level, the independently produced and released Total Praise choir of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s thriving Emmanuel Baptist Church has started a well-deserved brush fire. From a grassroots level, the independently produced and released Total Praise choir of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s…

  3. NYC Man: The Collection

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Curated by the man himself, this two-CD anthology traces Lou Reed's enduring career across several labels, from late-'60s Velvet Underground to last year's theatrical project The Raven. Curated by the man himself, this two-CD anthology traces Lou Reed's enduring career…

  4. 'moe.down' Drafts Flaming Lips

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival. Slated for Aug. 29-31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, N.Y., the event will also feature Rusted Root a Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival…

  5. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Kenny G, Lisa Marie Presley, reggae, and airplay. BOOKENDS Hi Fred, Speaking of "Auld Lang Syne" by Kenny G in your column last week, did you ever notice that Kenny G had a song debut on the…

  7. Superchunk Mines Rarities, DVD

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran independent rock quartet Superchunk will unveil a two-CD rarities compilation, "Cup of Sand" Aug. 19 through its own Merge Records label. The set boasts four previously unreleased tracks, plus Veteran independent rock quartet Superchunk will unveil a two-CD rarities…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w 2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to…

  9. Hookah Brown Calls It Quits

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Just over six months after playing its first show, Hookah Brown has split due to "personal and business issues." Just over six months after playing its first show, Hookah Brown has split due to "personal and business issues." The group, led by former Black Crowes guitarist…

  10. Moby Conjures 'Voodoo' Sounds, New DVD

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Moby is eyeing several projects for release in the coming months. Moby is eyeing several projects for release in the coming months. According to his official Web site , the electronic music maven is compiling a DVD featuring all the music videos from his latest V2 album "18," as…

  11. Stars Flock To Big-Screen Cole Porter Musical

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and R&B singer Vivian Green will appear in "Just One of Those Things," a big screen musical portrait of songwriter Col Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and…

  12. Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to be turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired "ER" writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to…

  13. Train Makes Bid For Longevity With Third Set

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In these troubled times, even platinum-plus bands like Train are expected to watch their pennies. But that is just fine with frontman Pat Monahan. "We did get hit with spending less on this album, but that's been happening to us from…

  14. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- An album and DVD from jam band O.A.R., "In Between Now & Then" (Lava/Atlantic). -- A concert set from Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, "Live: One Night Only" (Image). -- A new album from modern…

  15. Variations for Orchestra: Copland, Carter, Dallapiccola, Ives/Schuman

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT By dint of inspired leadership and a Rockefeller grant in the mid-1950s, the Louisville Orchestra realized an unparalleled project to commission and record more than 100 new compositions; most of thes By dint of inspired leadership and a Rockefeller grant in the mid-1950s, the Louisville…

  16. Birds of Pray

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Birds of Pray, Live attempts to mine a territory very close to its nearly 10-year-old career-maker, Throwing Copper. With Birds of Pray, Live attempts to mine a territory very close to its nearly 10-year-old career-maker, Throwing Copper. But the group does not strike the same sort of…

  17. 'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, K The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows…

  18. Springsteen Covers Set To Fight Parkinson's, Sarcoma

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen." The two-disc covers collection w Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Willie Nelson, Trapt, Ricky Martin, 50 Cent & Nate Dogg, and Eros Ramazzotti. FULL NELSON : Willie Nelson is in the top-40 of Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time since 1984. Nelson's duet with Julio Iglesias, "To All the Girls I…

  20. Led Zeppelin Comes To Life On CD, DVD

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Largely without the benefit of mass media exposure, Led Zeppelin built its reputation as one of the greatest bands in rock history through a decade-plus of groundbreaking albums and transcendent live performances. But as far as live documents…

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