1. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes becomes available for free download exclusively from e-tailer Musicmaker.com. 2000 - A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic blues-based fingerpicking 2001 - John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - English vocalist Ronnie Hilton, who scored 18 U…

  4. 'Last Of The Mississippi Jukes' Soundtrack, DVD Due

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's documentary tribute to the Magnolia State's blues and juke joints, will be released on DVD next month via Sanctuary. Concurrent with the March "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's…

  5. Yorn Yearns To Tour

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn will hit the road at the end of April in support of his forthcoming album "Day I Forgot," due April 15 via Columbia. The tour will kick off April 21 in San Francisco, playi Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn will hit the road at the end of April in support of…

  6. Hot Product

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from R. Kelly, Cat Power, AC/DC, Ministry, and more. 'Factory' Showroom In the wake of several release date changes and amid the ongoing controversy over child pornography allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly returns this week with his latest Jive album, …

  7. N.Y. Claims Jackson Charity Neglected Law

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's children's foundation is now in jeopardy because it neglected to file any of the required financial disclosure forms in the state of New York, where it is based. Michael Jackson's children's foundation is now in jeopardy because it neglected to file any…

  8. Cops Probe Tie Between Drugs, Murder Inc.

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff had checked into a luxury hotel in Miami late last year when detectives showed up at his door. They arrested McGriff, 42, on a weapons charge -- but only as a pretext. By the Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff had checked into a luxury hotel in Miami late…

  9. Sixpence None The Richer Returns To The Road

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has been four years between Sixpence None The Richer's breakout third and most recent fourth albums and four years since the band's last major tour. This long time-out period does not worry the group as it swings back into the…

  10. Jackson To Release Video Of Journalist

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV documentary about the King of Pop, showing the reporter praising Jackson's skills as a parent. Jackson last week Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV…

  11. 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards, presented Feb. 8 at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach. The awards honor radio stations, programmers, and personalities. Radio Station of the Year: Adult Contemporary- Major Market:…

  12. 'Mamma Mia!' Vegas Premiere Draws ABBA Stars

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA, are scheduled to attend an invitation-only premiere of the musical "Mamma Mia!" Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Mandalay Bay Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA,…

  13. Billboard Bits: The Fire Theft, MTV, Grammys

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on The Fire Theft, MTV, Grammys The Fire Theft, featuring former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk, bassist Nate Mendel, and drummer William Goldsmith, is hard at work on its as-yet-untitled debut album . The group, which played its first live shows last month in Seattle and…

  14. Common Takes His 'Circus' On Tour

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Common has lined-up a 20-city, 21-date winter tour, launching Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C., and wrapping March 23 in Denver. The rapper will bring along some like-minded artists from the neo-soul and h Common has lined-up a 20-city, 21-date winter tour, launching Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C.,…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif…

  16. 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&…

  17. Entwistle's Guitars To Be Auctioned

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than 150 guitars belonging to the Who's John Entwistle, who died last year, will be auctioned May 13 in London. Entwistle's favorite, a pink Fender Precision Bass named "Frankenstein" (because he More than 150 guitars belonging to the Who's John Entwistle, who…

  18. ABC Lands Michael Jackson Documentary

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST ABC has won a network bidding war to acquire the rights to a documentary on Michael Jackson and plans to air it Feb. 7 during prime time. The documentary, "Living with Michael Jackson," features "unpr ABC has won a network bidding war to acquire the rights to a documentary on…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  20. The Essential Janis Joplin

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than three decades after her death from a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room, Janis Joplin remains the goddess of female rock vocalists. More than three decades after her death from a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room, Janis Joplin remains the goddess of female rock…

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