1. 'Suge' Knight Ordered Released from Jail

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles parole board yesterday (Feb. 25) ordered the release of rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, who has been in jail since a Dec. 23 arrest for associating with gang members. The board dro A Los Angeles parole board yesterday (Feb. 25) ordered the release of rap music…

  2. Lennox To 'Bare' Self On New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "Bare," June 10 in the U.S. via J Records (a day earlier internationally through BMG). The artist will precede the release wi 2002 Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "…

  3. Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween Blues legend B.B. King joined jam-band juggernaut Phish on stage last night (Feb. 24) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. About 45 minutes into the concert, King was introduced and handed his trademark guitar, Lucille…

  4. New Radiohead Disc Set For June

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's long-awaited next Capitol album is due June 10 in North America, although a spokesperson says the date may change. Rumored album titles "2+2=5" or "Are You Listening" could not be confirme Radiohead's long-awaited next Capitol album is due June 10 in…

  5. Taking Back Sunday Gears Up For Warped Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes out of previously unknown bands like Long Island, N.Y.'s Taking Back Sunday. "Tell All Your Friends," the hard-charging qu The booming independent rock scene has mystified major labels and made heroes…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Fox Network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch," in which the members of 'N Sync ad 2001 - The Fox Network's hit animated series …

  7. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  8. 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…

  9. Things That Lovers Do

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & ChantÉ Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Primarily comprising…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been added to the Joe Strummer/Clash tribute performance slated for Sunday's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards ceremony. As previously reported , Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and No Doubt's Tony…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I've followed the Billboard charts in…

  13. 50 Cent Can't Cash Out J. Lo/LL Single

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J rules Billboard's Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week despite the continuing airplay gains of 50 Cent's "In Da Club." The J.Lo/LL single -- the fourth Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL…

  14. Streets In Good Shape For U.S. Tour

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.K. garage/rap artist Mike Skinner, aka the Streets, will land in the U.S. March 11 for another tour in support of his debut album, "Original Pirate Material" (Locked On/Vice), with seven shows confi U.K. garage/rap artist Mike Skinner, aka the Streets, will land in the U.S. March…

  15. 50 Cent Is 'Rich' Again At No. 1

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" easily remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of retail availability. The Shady/Interscope set, which was rush released on Feb. 6 to Rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" easily…

  16. New Cash, Jennings Tributes Planned

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted with newly announced tribute albums due in the coming months. Dualtone will issue "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean -- A Tri The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted…

  17. AC/DC To Rock New York Club

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST AC/DC's only planned live date of the year will be a rare small venue show March 11 at New York's 3,500-capacity Roseland Ballroom. The audience will be filled entirely with contest winners, invited g AC/DC's only planned live date of the year will be a rare small venue show…

  18. 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, …

  19. Dead, Panic Lead Eclectic Bonnaroo Lineup

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second annual Bonnaroo festival, set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on a plethora of acts, including headliners the Dead and Widespread Panic. Other confirmed acts include Sonic Y The second annual Bonnaroo festival , set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on…

  20. 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…

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