1. Jennifer Hanson Is Off To A 'Beautiful' Start

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As the perennial pop vs. traditional stylistic debate rages on in the country format, Capitol Records has chosen to introduce newcomer Jennifer Hanson with a single, "Beautiful Goodbye," that is more pop than country and has inspired…

  2. 'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywi Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25…

  3. Stars Salute Jennings On Tribute Disc

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield are among the artists slated to appear on a forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album. Due in March, the RCA set will include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield are among the…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST - Eddy Shaver, a talented guitarist and son of Texas singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, dies in his sleep while at home in Waco, Texas. Shaver, 38, played guitar with his father in the roots roc 2000 - Eddy Shaver, a talented guitarist and son of Texas singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver…

  5. Cult Fave Jellyfish Feted By Box Set

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A year ago, listening to Bruce Brodeen outline his plans to fete early-1990s power-pop act Jellyfish might have left one thinking the Not Lame Recordings chief was a tad insane. At the time, he was taking out a second mortgage on the equity of he…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Madonna's Bond theme and it's award chances, the best new artists of 2002, and Melanie. 'DAY' TIME? Dear Fred, Why no mention of Madonna's "Die Another Day" in "Chart Beat?" I think she may have a…

  7. Lovett's Filmwork Compiled On 'Smile'

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's next studio album, Curb/MCA has compiled a dozen tracks the Texas-based artist and his Large Band have contributed to soundtracks over the past decade. Several of To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's next studio album, Curb/MCA has compiled a…

  8. TMBG's 'Gigantic' Film Finds U.S. Distribution

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST After months of film festival and special screenings, "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature film documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo They Might Be Giants, has been picked up by After months of film festival and special screenings, "Gigantic (A Tale…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 1999 - Hank Snow, the…

  10. Joseph Arthur Shining From Under The Radar

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those who know Joseph Arthur's music well, it can sometimes be baffling how his work -- like that of so many acclaimed singer/songwriters -- seems to hover just under the radar. But for Arthur himself, it's not really a big deal. …

  11. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of Wagner in the 1950s and 1960s, dies at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, after a long illness. S 2001 - German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her…

  12. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  13. Online Leaks Force System Of A Down's Hand

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. System of a Down had not planned on releasing an album this winter. As far as the group is concerned, there is only one reason for the release of "Steal This Album." "If these songs were never leaked on the Web, I never would have…

  14. Take No Prisoners

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn't just his depictions of the nocturnal New York underworld that were on the edge; his interactions with his audience and the press could be volat RELEASE DATE: Sept. 24 In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  17. Liam Repaired, Oasis Returns To The Road

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled. Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled.…

  18. Primal Scream Unleashes Controversial 'Evil Heat'

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can still genuinely claim to be relevant 18 years into a recording career, but with seven genre-straddling albums under its belt -- and following raging controversy post-Sept. 11, 2001 -- indie-rocker-cum-psychedelic-electronica exponent…

  19. Billboard Bits: Houston, Tritt/Charles, Groove Armada

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Whitney Houston's free New York performance, Travis Tritt and Ray Charles' "CMT Crossroads" episode, and Groove Armada's upcoming new album. Whitney Houston will give a free performance Sunday (Dec. 8) outside New York's Lincoln Center. Houston will be…

  20. Loose Screw

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST For their eighth studio album, the Pretenders take the best blues- and soul-etched rock elements from past albums like Pretenders and Learning to Crawl and merge them with sunsplashed reggae rhythms. For their eighth studio album, the Pretenders take the best blues- and soul-etched rock…

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