1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  2. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the effervescent, sometimes volatile rapping member of the Grammy-winning R&B trio TLC, is killed in a car crash in Honduras. Lopes, who would have turned 31 t 2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the effervescent, sometimes…

  4. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  5. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  6. Aerosmith Looks To Standards For Blues Album

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording its much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. Blind Willie McT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin…

  7. Fiona Apple At Work On New Album

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her third Epic studio album. While a July 22 release date has been circulating online, a spokesperson says it will most likely arrive closer to September. Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her third Epic studio album. While a July 22…

  8. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

  10. Mother Testifies In Tommy Lee Drowning Suit

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool testified yesterday (April 9) she would have insisted he bring his water wings if she'd known there would be swimming at a b The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool…

  11. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the…

  13. Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Say 'YES New York'

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New York," a 15-track collection due June 3 from Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice Records. The album kicks off with a previo New York's finest new rock acts will be anthologized on "YES New…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock…

  15. 'Antenna' Continues Cave In Evolution

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like so many bands that reach the pinnacle of popularity in the rock underground, when Boston-based prog-metal outfit Cave In signed with a major label recently, there was certainly a feeling that some fans might protest. And while that may…

  16. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  17. Roy Hargrove Busts Out The 'Groove'

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new disc "Roy Hargrove Presents the RH Factor: Hard Groove," due May 20 from Verve Records. The jazz star has enlisted such Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of complications from an accident she suffered at her home the previous November. She is 93. 2002 - Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of complications from an…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in Orangeville, Ontario. He is 73. Koffman, who played flute, saxophone, and clarinet, released 30 albums in his 50-year career. 2001 - Canada's leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in…

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