1. 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…

  2. System Of A Down Goes 'Boom' With Moore

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The video to support System Of A Down's latest single, "Boom!," has been directed by guerrilla filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine"). The clip serves as a statement from The video to support System Of A Down's latest single…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 1999 - Honoring a roster of music artists that range…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" 2001 - Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin.…

  5. 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…

  6. Atlanta Hip-Hop Festival Changes Venues

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST After being rejected twice by the city of Atlanta, promoters of a hip-hop festival planned for April hope to hold it at the Georgia International Horse Park in nearby Conyers, Ga., 27 miles east of do After being rejected twice by the city of Atlanta, promoters of a hip-hop festival planned…

  7. Warped Tour Hits The Small Screen

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Vans Warped Tour will be welcomed into fans' houses this spring with the April 1 release of the "Vans Warped Tour Live" DVD, which will feature performances from the 2002 tour as well as backstage The Vans Warped Tour will be welcomed into fans' houses this spring with…

  8. Fountains Of Wayne Ink With S-Curve

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve Records which will be crowned with the June 3 release of the group's third album, "Welcome Interstate Managers." Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve…

  9. McGraw Tour To Benefit Red Cross

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The extensive U.S. tour that country star Tim McGraw recently kicked off will benefit local chapters of the American Red Cross in more than 50 cities in which he will perform. The artist has pledged f The extensive U.S. tour that country star Tim McGraw recently kicked off will benefit local…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, is arrested for allegedly…

  11. Stars To Celebrate Steinway Anniversary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. Under the title "A Celebration of Music," the June 5-7 eve New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series…

  12. Fallen Artists' Mothers To Be Honored

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or tragic circumstances will be honored Tuesday (March 11) at a New York event staged by the Christopher Wallace Mem Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or…

  13. Billboard Bits: Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers Melissa Etheridge and LeAnn Rimes have been added to the Watershed Four Festival, which, as previously reported , will be held Aug. 30-31 in Walkerton, Ontario. Etheridge will perform on the first night along with ZZ Top, Our Lady Peace, Merle…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after…

  15. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  16. The Cure Signs To I AM/ARTISTdirect

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seminal U.K. modern rock act the Cure has signed a three-album deal with producer Ross Robinson's ARTISTdirect Records imprint, I AM. Led by singer/guitarist Robert Smith, the band and Robinson are ex Seminal U.K. modern rock act the Cure has signed a three-album deal with producer Ross…

  17. Bowie, Waits Among 'Artists For Literacy'

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a new disc benefiting the programs of San Francisco's Artists For Literacy organization. "Songs Inspired b David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have…

  18. Taking Back Sunday Gears Up For Warped Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes out of previously unknown bands like Long Island, N.Y.'s Taking Back Sunday. "Tell All Your Friends," the hard-charging qu The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes…

  19. Billboard Bits: Download, Suwannee Bound, Howlin' Wolf

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on England's new Download Festival, Florida's inaugural Suwannee Bound festival, and a reissue of a classic Howlin' Wolf album. Limp Bizkit, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and the Deftones, are the initial acts confirmed for the inaugural Download Festival, slated for May…

  20. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

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