1. 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…

  2. 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 …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Sparta, Glassjaw Strap In For SnoCore

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows a Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's…

  11. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart achievments of Maurice Gibb and Aaliyah. IN MEMORIAM: Fans all over the world are mourning the passing of Maurice Gibb, who was just 53 when he died in a Miami Beach hospital on Jan. 12. While Gibb is primarily thought of as an artist, performing with his…

  15. Billboard Bits: Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green Although Air's next Source/Astralwerks studio album isn't expected until late 2003 at the earliest, the French duo has teamed with Italian writer Alessandro Baricco for "City Reading (Tre Storie Western)," due March 25. Baricco…

  16. Townshend Free After Child Porn Arrest

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody early this morning (Jan. 14), and is resting at home after his arrest on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, his lawy The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody early this morning (Jan.…

  17. Epic/Legacy Shapes Up 'Mullets Rock!'

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets Rock!," a two-CD set due March 4. In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets…

  18. Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb Dies At 53

    January 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bee Gees principal Maurice Gibb died early this morning (Jan. 12) at a Miami Beach hospital, his family said. He was 53. Gibb, who joined with his older brother Barry and his twin Robin in one of the Bee Gees principal Maurice Gibb died early this morning (Jan. 12) at a Miami Beach hospital,…

  19. New Limp Bizkit Album Nearly Finished

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Limp Bizkit is nearly finished with its next Flip/Interscope album, "Less Is More," which is tentatively due in April. "I'm in the studio just about to wrap up the vocals," frontman Fr Modern rock act Limp Bizkit is nearly finished with its next Flip…

  20. 'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywi Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25…

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