Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit yesterday (Jan. 7) in Washington, D.C., that he is moving forward with his legislation -- introduced last year -- that would investigate alleged anti-competitive behavior by radio/concert giants, including Clear Channel Communications, Billboard Bulletin reports.
1997 - Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bryan White and Jo Dee Messina will all join the 1997 Fruit of the Loom Country Comfort Music Series.
Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with bonus tracks and new liner notes
Featuring hits by Eminem and 50 Cent, the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" is on top of The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row, and fifth overall. The album survived a 62% drop to sales of 119,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to narrowly lead over Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Capitol), up this week 7-2 despite taking a 46% sales hit to 118,000 copies.
David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are among the performers confirmed for the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, Billboard.com has learned. The event will be held Feb. 28 and will once again be steered by composer Philip Glass, who is also the Tibet House's Vice President.
Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing out his tenure with the label via the upcoming concert set "Keith Sweat Live." The album, due Feb. 4, features renditions of some of Sweat's best-known cuts, including "I Want Her," "Make It Last Forever," and "I'll Give All My Love to You."
Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan. 7) in New York. The 2003 Grammys will be handed out Feb. 23 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS.