1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  2. Marley Bassist Proceeds With Royalties Lawsuit

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the longtime bassist with Bob Marley & the Wailers, today (March 28) received the green light from London's High Court to mount a claim over the band's royalties, poten Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the longtime bassist with Bob…

  3. Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sampled Voice Mail

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a California man claims that his life is in danger because the rapper used a phone message he left in a song tauntin In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a…

  4. Puente Tribute Set For NYC

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April 21 with a star-studded event at New York's Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Actor Jimmy Smits will host "Rums of P The music and life of late Latin jazz legend Tito Puente will be celebrated April…

  5. Dion's 'New Day' Opens In Las Vegas

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST "What you see is real. I am really that high," Dion said happily after flying to the rafters in the premier performance. Celine Dion opened a three-year gig in the new $95 million Colosseum theater last night (March 25) at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, literally flying as she…

  6. Kravitz, Armstrong Join Anti-War Chorus

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of musicians airing their anti-war sentiments in song. Each has made available a track for free download; an MP3 of Armstrong's Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of…

  7. Fabolous Faces New Weapons Possession Charge

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $2…

  8. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). -- The 12th installment in the "NOW…

  9. 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,…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's Range Rover when they stop him in Brooklyn for driving without license plates. 1999 - Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard&…

  11. Hiatt Covers Collected, New Album To Follow

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi-artist tribute set due May 13 from Vanguard Records. "It'll Come to You - The Songs of John Hiatt" will feature 13 of the The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi…

  12. Armatrading Decides To 'Speak' After 8 Years

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Denon issues Joan Armatrading's "Lover's Speak" March 25, it will mark the first release by the acclaimed singer/songwriter in eight years. But Armatrading has hardly been idle during that time: She worked on charitable…

  13. 12ask

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jody Watley, and Journey. BY THE WAY... Keith, I just love the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, "By the Way." I was wondering how many copies that album has sold. Also, how many copies have all their…

  14. 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 .…

  15. Foo Fighters Mapping Out U.S. Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Foo Fighters are lining up dates for a spring U.S. tour, set to begin April 10 in Bakersfield, Calif. Dates are set through April 30 in Washington, D.C., with many more expected to be added. The Foo Fighters are lining up dates for a spring U.S. tour, set to begin April 10 in Bakersfield,…

  16. Simon Added To Oscar Performance Slate

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul Simon will perform his nominated song "Father and Daughter" during Sunday's (March 23) 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The tune is among those nominated for the best song Osca Paul Simon will perform his nominated song "Father and Daughter"…

  17. '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,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Goo Goo/Hootie, Sub Pop, Opry

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Goo Goo Dolls/Hootie and the Blowfish, Sub Pop, Opry Goo Goo Dolls and Hootie and the Blowfish have been added to the lineup for the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, which, as previously reported, will be held June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The new acts join…

  19. La Bella Mafia

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Like a prize fighter coming into her own, Lil' Kim finally realizes her true potential on her third Atlantic effort. Like a prize fighter coming into her own, Lil' Kim finally realizes her true potential on her third Atlantic effort. Once a protégé of the Notorious B.I.G., Kim has…

  20. Do It for Love

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There is comfort in knowing that some things never change. There is comfort in knowing that some things never change. Countless trends and world events have come and gone since Hall & Oates ruled the pop roost, but there is not a drop of evidence of such to be found on the duo's…

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