1. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards. 2002 - Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train…

  2. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  3. Raitt, Mayer To Play Songbirds Benefit

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt is teaming with John Mayer and other special guests for a benefit concert for the Songbird Foundation, set for April 26 at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. The all-acoustic show will raise funds Bonnie Raitt is teaming with John Mayer and other special guests for a benefit concert…

  4. Rosen: Music Biz Should Focus On Consumer Satisfaction

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST In order to regain the support of consumers and return to growth, all facets of the music industry must work together to create flexible, multi-format products, leaders of the National Association of In order to regain the support of consumers and return to growth, all facets of the music…

  5. Mariposa

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mariposa is the first disc to arrive from new independent Or Music (racked by RED). Mariposa is the first disc to arrive from new independent Or Music (racked by RED). It's the second disc by San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Essence (the first being the little-heard Conception). At…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  8. Stewart Copeland Sues Surviving Doors

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the…

  9. 11ask

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, George Strait, and David Bowie/Trent Reznor. 'LIFE' IN THE FAST LANE Dear Keith, Madonna's new album, "American Life," is causing quite a stir even before the single has been heard by the public. I am…

  10. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 10) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Police, the Clash, Elvis C Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  11. Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd Set For Town Fair

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd, and Sum 41 are among the acts confirmed for Rolling Rock's Town Fair IV, scheduled for July 26 at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. Blink 182, Puddle Of Mudd, and Sum 41 are among the acts confirmed for Rolling Rock's Town Fair IV, scheduled for July 26 at…

  12. Springsteen's Summer Tour Grows

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's summer tour continues to grow with the addition of stadium concerts in Foxboro, Mass., and Philadelphia. Tickets for the Aug. 1 show at Foxboro's Gillette Stadium and an Aug. 8 sto Bruce Springsteen's summer tour continues to grow with the addition of…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T An eclectic array of artists will induct this year's class of new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will induct the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, Boston During an Asian swing on their ongoing Licks World Tour, the Rolling Stones will perform later this month for the first time in China and Thailand. The group will also stage its first performance at Budokan in Tokyo, traditionally a martial arts…

  16. Update: Zeppelin Lives Again On DVD, CD

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances by legendary U.K. hard rock act Led Zeppelin in its prime. The two-disc "Led Zeppelin DVD" and three-disc audio set Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances…

  17. Lil' Kim Seeks Audience Growth

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As female MCs go, Lil' Kim is one of the most prominent, with a following that taps into both urban and mainstream audiences. Even though she has amassed a huge fan base since she first came on the scene as a member of Junior M.A.F.I.A., Lil…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  19. Jones, Charles Set For Montreal Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline the 24th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, one of the world's largest musical gatherings, according to organiz Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline…

  20. Eagles Expand 'Farewell I' Itinerary

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour, which will kick off May 9 in Richmond, Va. Dates are set through July 16 in Boston, although many more are expected to be added. The t The Eagles have expanded the itinerary for their Farewell I tour , which will kick off May 9…

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