1. Billboard Bits: Smoke Out, Michelle Branch, Luis Miguel

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Smoke Out, Branch, Miguel A portion of the proceeds of Saturday's (Nov. 15) sixth annual Cypress Hill Smoke Out festival will benefit California's Inland Empire chapter of the Red Cross. The event will take place at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Cash, 'Today,' Alien Ant Farm, AMAs

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Johnny Cash, 'Today,' Alien Ant Farm, AMAs Kid Rock and Brooks & Dunn are the latest acts to join the lineup of the Johnny Cash tribute concert, set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. As previously reported , the event will be hosted by actor Tim Robbins…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  4. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  5. Borinqueña

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Roselyn Sánchez's recording debut is not what one might expect from an actress-turned-singer. Roselyn Sánchez's recording debut is not what one might expect from an actress-turned-singer. Rather than choosing the facile route—that is, standard pop with strong melodies and hooks…

  6. Sacred Love

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has never been one to shy away from rhythms of the world—or of the dancefloor, for that matter. Sting has never been one to shy away from rhythms of the world—or of the dancefloor, for that matter. His previous studio recording, "Brand New Day," spawned a global crossover hit…

  7. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Obie Trice's Eminem-produced debut, "Cheers" (Shady/Interscope). -- The self-titled Rykodisc debut album from the Fire Theft, featuring former Sunny Day Real Estate principals Jeremy Enigk, William…

  8. Billboard Bits: Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora Singer/songwriter Michelle Branch has lined up a fall tour in support of her sophomore Maverick album, "Hotel Paper." The trek begins Oct. 2 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and will wrap Oct. 29 in Oshkosh, Wis. Afterward, Branch has five…

  9. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  10. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual…

  11. Little Worlds

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Little Worlds" is one of the coolest and most inventive jazz releases of the year. "Little Worlds" is one of the coolest and most inventive jazz releases of the year. The first studio album for Bela Fleck and his Flecktone bandmates since "Outbound" in 2000, …

  12. Tunes On TV

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 7-13, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 7 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd (also scheduled: Sean Connery, Regina King). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  13. Flecktones Prep Ambitious Triple 'Worlds'

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds," a three-disc studio set due Aug. 12 from Columbia. Produced by banjo virtuoso Fleck at his Nashville home studio, the 27-track Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds,"…

  14. Dave Gahan Makes Solo Bow

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," released June 2 on Reprise Records, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at…

  15. Madonna Stops To Smell The 'Roses'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The release of "The English Roses" by Callaway Editions and Penguin Group, in association with various publishers around the world, is being touted as the largest simultaneous worldwide release of a b Madonna's first children's book will be published Sept. 15 in 42…

  16. Top Modern Rock Acts Join 'Weenie Roast'

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, the White Stripes, the Deftones, Blur, Godsmack, and Staind are among the 19 bands slated to perform at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's annual Weenie Roast festival concert, set for Jun Foo Fighters, the White Stripes, the Deftones, Blur, Godsmack, and Staind are among the…

  17. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Gahan 'Paper'back Writer After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," due this week via Mute/Reprise, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at songwriting. …

  18. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  19. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol.…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" second season finalists, artists named "Hill," Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Yoko Ono, women on Billboar IDOLS SHATTER TWO MORE RECORDS Dear Fred, Here are a couple of…

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