1. Skaggs Goes Live On 'Charleston Music Hall'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from Billboard magazine. Ricky Skaggs' only live album to date has been "Live in London," a 1985 Epic set recorded at the height of his country chart success. But with the March 25 release of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall" on his Lyric Street…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2002 - More than a quarter-century after its release as a double…

  3. New Lovett Album Due In September

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September. Speaking yesterday (March 15) with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith during a panel at the South By Southwest (SX Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September.…

  4. Sing the Sorrow

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Listening to the first minute of AFI's major-label debut, Sing the Sorrow, it's easy to imagine a terribly ominous and brooding horizon. Listening to the first minute of AFI's major-label debut, Sing the Sorrow, it's easy to imagine a terribly ominous and brooding horizon.…

  5. DVD Spotlights Brian Wilson 'On Tour'

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Visual Entertainment has set an April 1 release date for "Brian Wilson on Tour," a DVD capturing the former Beach Boys mastermind in concert appearances over the past four years, along with Sanctuary Visual Entertainment has set an April 1 release date for "Brian…

  6. 'Idol' Contestants Honor Lamont Dozier

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary Motown composer Lamont Dozier, responsible for writing 14 No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100, will be a special celebrity judge on tomorrow's (March 11) installment of "American Idol" on F Legendary Motown composer Lamont Dozier, responsible for writing 14 No. 1…

  7. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  8. Skynyrd's Rossington Recovers From Heart Surgery

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The guitarist underwent a successful bypass operation Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital after a routine screening fou Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The…

  9. The Cure Signs To I AM/ARTISTdirect

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seminal U.K. modern rock act the Cure has signed a three-album deal with producer Ross Robinson's ARTISTdirect Records imprint, I AM. Led by singer/guitarist Robert Smith, the band and Robinson are ex Seminal U.K. modern rock act the Cure has signed a three-album deal with producer Ross…

  10. Police Seek Shooter Of Busta Rhymes' SUV

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police are searching for the person who sprayed bullets into Busta Rhymes' sport utility vehicle a few minutes after the rapper left it parked on a Manhattan street. The shooting happened Friday night Police are searching for the person who sprayed bullets into Busta Rhymes' sport…

  11. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  12. McKnight Takes A 'U Turn' On New Album

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B artist Brian McKnight will on March 25 release a new studio album, "U-Turn," via Universal/Motown. The set finds the artist collaborating with such guest vocalists as Nelly, Carl Thomas, Fabol R&B artist Brian McKnight will on March 25 release a new studio album, "U…

  13. Historic Beach Boys Concert Comes Home

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys will be released on CD March 4 from Eagle Records, with a DVD/VHS release to follow later in the month. "Good Timin' -- Live at Knebworth, England 1980" documents the A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys will be released on CD March 4 from Eagle…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>James Taylor ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Caroline "Kim" Smedvig. The two marry at a Boston church during a small ceremony attended by about 50 family and friends. Smedvig, an 2001 - James Taylor ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Caroline …

  15. Billboard Bits: Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R.

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R. Robert Redford has been cast to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in "An Unfinished Life" for director Lasse Hallstrom, Miramax Films, and Revolution Studios. As previously reported , "Life" centers on a down-on-her-luck woman who…

  16. Osbournes, Williams Win Three NME Awards

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family each won three trophies at the 2003 NME Carling Awards today (Feb. 13) in London. The MTV reality show "The Osbournes" took the b Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family…

  17. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  18. B2K Plan More 'Pandemonium'

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST A special edition of R&B outfit B2K's sophomore album, "Pandemonium!," will be released March 25 by Epic. The new version will sport new artwork and feature four tracks added to the album's origin A special edition of R&B outfit B2K's sophomore album, "…

  19. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

  20. Boomslang

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Since the Smiths split in 1987, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Johnny Marr has logged time in significant partnerships with Matt Johnson (aka the The) and New Order's Bernard Sumner. Since the Smiths split in 1987, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Johnny Marr has logged time in significant…

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