1. Billboard Bits: 'Making the Band,' Hendrix & More

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Making the Band,' Hendrix & More The MTV reality series "Making the Band II," which last year chronicled the assembly of a new hip-hop group whose career will be guided by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, will return this spring with 10 new episodes. The show…

  2. 7ask

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, Kelly Rowland, and Limp Bizkit. BUZZIN' 'BOUT THE QUEEN BEE Hello, I love the new Lil' Kim song "The Jump Off," and I can't wait until she releases her new album. I was wondering how many albums…

  3. Norah Jones Heads 'Away' On Summer Tour

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones has slated a tour that will find the jazzy newcomer on the road in North America throughout the summer. The dates kick off June 6 in Fort Myers, Fla., and run through an Aug. 16 appearance Norah Jones has slated a tour that will find the jazzy newcomer on the road in North America…

  4. Sparta Braves The Cold On SnoCore Tour

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El Paso-based Sparta for initially having reservations about co-headlining this year's annual SnoCore tour with Glassjaw. Drummer Tony Ha Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El…

  5. Let Go

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a four-year hiatus, New York trio Nada Surf returns with its third, and arguably best, studio effort. After a four-year hiatus, New York trio Nada Surf returns with its third, and arguably best, studio effort. With Let Go, frontman Matthew Caws has matured into an astute singer…

  6. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  7. If They Knew This Was the End

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finally appearing seven years after it was first recorded, the Mendoza Line's "lost" debut, If They Knew This Was the End, is an attempt by the band to present a more cohesive portrait of its early ye Finally appearing seven years after it was first recorded, the Mendoza Line&…

  8. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Metallica, Keith Urban, JC Chasez Sources say Metallica is in the process of putting together another stadium metalfest package similar to 2000's Summer Sanitarium tour. Metallica last toured in 2000, taking in $40.5 million from only 20 shows, about a dozen of which were Summer…

  9. Yo La Tengo Shines Up 'Summer' Songs

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Yo La Tengo will release the follow-up to 2000's "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out" April 8 via Matador. In contrast to last year's moody instrumental set "The Sounds of the Sounds of the Sci Yo La Tengo will release the follow-up to 2000's "And…

  10. Toad Reunion Relies On Tour Success

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Expectations are high for Toad the Wet Sprocket's national reunion tour, especially given that there are low expectations of the band staying together for the long-term. After testing the touring waters by opening a few times for Counting…

  11. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  12. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  13. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  14. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from…

  15. Bering Strait

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Much-hyped Russian import Bering Strait finally materializes on Universal South, and the results work far more than just on a curiosity level. The sound is an interesting blend Much-hyped Russian import Bering Strait finally materializes on Universal South, and the results work far more than…

  16. Rêves d'Oasis: Desert Blues 2

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that lingered on Europe's world-music charts for months. Such success has sparked Desert Blues 2, a second double-CD compilation high Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that…

  17. Selling Live Water

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST "I only rap cuz I ain't smart enough to write a book." That's the improbable (and untrue) hook on "Da Baddest Poet," which introduces rapper sole's second album. "I only rap cuz I ain't smart enough to write a book." That's the improbable…

  18. 21 Classic Songs, Albums To Step Into Grammy Hall

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" and Peter, Paul and Mary's classic 1963 recording of "Blowin' in the Wind" are among 21 new additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Aca Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to…

  19. Singer/Actress Nell Carter Dies

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nell Carter, who played the sassy, matronly housekeeper on the 1980s sitcom "Gimme a Break!" and received a Tony Award in 1978 for her performance in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," died tod Nell Carter, who played the sassy, matronly housekeeper on the…

  20. Alkaline Trio Axes U.S. Tour

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chicago-based rock outfit the Alkaline Trio has canceled its winter tour, according to a post on the group's official Web site. Chicago-based rock outfit the Alkaline Trio has canceled its winter tour, according to a post on the group's official Web site . The 12-date outing was due…

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