1. 9

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first requisite to enjoying Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti is liking The first requisite to enjoying Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti is liking his voice. His is a nasal tenor that can be interpreted as sexy or annoying, but it is always unmistakable. Since the former adjective describes it…

  2. 0304

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What happens when an artist watches her album sales dwindle with each successive release? If you are Jewel, you hook up with Über-pop producer Lester A. Mendez (Shakira, among others) and repla What happens when an artist watches her album sales dwindle with each successive release? If you…

  3. Tinsley's Talent 'Reflected' On Solo Debut

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After a dozen years as violinist in Dave Matthews Band, Boyd Tinsley says the making of his debut solo disc, "True Reflections," was a liberating endeavor. The album arrives June 17 via Bama Rags/RCA. After a dozen years as violinist in Dave Matthews Band, Boyd Tinsley says the…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Postal Service, Lumidee, Dierks Bentley, and RA. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOING POSTAL: Indie-rock duo the Postal Service…

  5. Guests Abound On Zevon's 'The Wind'

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due Aug. 26 via Artemis, the album feature Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous…

  6. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week Beyonce fans get ready. Saturday night, Ms. Knowles will be the star of a Pay-Per-View special live from the Ford Motor Company's 100th Anniversary Celebration in Dearborn, Mich. "Beyonce Knowles, Friends & Family Live"…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  8. Royal Academy of Reality

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. The Q's return to indie-label turf (after on-and-off…

  9. Last Call

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "We're Betty Blowtorch and we . . . don't . . . give . . . a . . . "We're Betty Blowtorch and we . . . don't . . . give . . . a . . . fuck!" That shout-out at the beginning of Last Call's opening live track "Rock My World" pretty much says it…

  10. All-Star Blues Jam

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. In the 20 years since Waters' passing, Margolin has done his bit to keep the art form alive. For this session, Margolin pulled…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in what is happening with Apple's iTunes…

  12. EMI Sues Bertelsmann Over Napster

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Litigation against Bertelsmann over its relationship with Napster continues to build, as EMI Group yesterday (June 4) became the second major label to sue the German media company for supporting the n Litigation against Bertelsmann over its relationship with Napster continues to build, as EMI…

  13. The Music Get To Work On Sophomore Album

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Now that British rock act the Music has a brief break in its touring schedule, drummer Phil Jordan tells Billboard.com the group is heading back to the U.K. to begin work on its sophomore Capitol albu Now that British rock act the Music has a brief break in its touring schedule, drummer Phil…

  14. Damien Rice Follows On Rungs Of Gray's 'Ladder'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Listening to emerging Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice outline how his career has blossomed during the past year, it's tough to deny the many similarities to David Gray and the path of his breakthrough album, "White Ladder." Not…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assaul 2001 - Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a…

  16. Slideling

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The best Ian McCulloch solo moment is still the 1992 single "Lover Lover Lover," and that was a cover of a Leonard Cohen song. The best Ian McCulloch solo moment is still the 1992 single "Lover Lover Lover," and that was a cover of a Leonard Cohen song. Depressingly, the…

  17. Hard Groove

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. Of course, since crossover is a dirty word in jazz, Hargrove…

  18. La Musica Negra

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Birmingham, Ala.-bred band returns after a four-year recording layoff, retooled as a trio following the exit of guitarist Anne-Marie Griffin. The Birmingham, Ala.-bred band returns after a four-year recording layoff, retooled as a trio following the exit of guitarist Anne-Marie Griffin.…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - Conductor Sir Simon…

  20. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Below are the nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video Matthew Good, …

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