1. Billboard Bits: Celine, Madonna, ATP & More

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Celine Dion, Madonna, N. Miss. Allstars, All Tomorrow's Parties New York adult contemporary station WLTW (Lite FM) has scored Celine Dion as the headliner for its upcoming One Night at Lite concert. It is the singer's only scheduled U.S. performance outside of her current…

  2. Irons Travels To A New 'Dimension'

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. As a California teenager in the mid-1970s,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale' In her first screen-acting gig in more than eight years, Liza Minnelli has been tapped to do a multi-episode guest arc on Fox's new comedy "Arrested Development." The Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV show, set to premiere Nov. 2…

  4. Polaris

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Not content with having taken the blues world by storm with their first two albums—"Shake Hands With Shorty" and "51 Phantom"—the AllStars have set their sites on the rock charts with "P Not content with having taken the blues world by storm with their first two…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during the Grand Ole Opry's tribute to Minnie Pearl. The previous year's winner, Kathy Mattea, presents the award to Warin 2002 - Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award…

  6. Little Black Dress & Other Stories

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Celsi…

  7. Eclectic Acts Aid 'Live From Nowhere Near You'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Pearl Jam, Third Eye Blind, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Spoon and the Softies are among the contributors to "Live From Nowhere Near You," a benefit album for the Portland, Ore.-based homeless cha Members of Pearl Jam, Third Eye Blind, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Spoon and the Softies…

  8. Buddy Guy Conjures Intimacy On Acoustic Set

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues legend Buddy Guy. Why, record after record, was Guy chasing crossover success? He seemed to be toiling away, tryi A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues…

  9. Billboard Bits: Eve, Hilary Rosen, Shout! Factory

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Eve, Hilary Rosen, Shout! Factory Eve is rolling out her own apparel company, Fetish Clothing. The first product line of urban activewear, athletic attire and denim will launch this fall in department and specialty stores. The company eventually hopes to expand into a lifestyle brand,…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of…

  11. Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant tome—which also includes a comic book and two CDs—adds up to a self-published sta Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant…

  12. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

  13. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  14. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alkaline Trio Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio releases its next studio album, "Good Mourning," this week via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Los Angeles with producer Joe McGrath (Blink 182, R.L.…

  15. Stingray

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Guitarist/singer Kenny Brown is one of the last white blues performers to learn his trade at the feet of the masters: North Mississippi masters Fred McDowell and Joe Callicott taught him to play, and Guitarist/singer Kenny Brown is one of the last white blues performers to learn his trade at…

  16. Gallagher Guests On New Mississippi Allstars Set

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator in Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, who guests on the blues-rock combo's upcoming album, "Polaris." The Allstars' follow up to 2001's The North Mississippi Allstars have found an unlikely collaborator…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…

  18. Alkaline Trio Wraps 'Good Mourning'

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio will release its next studio album, "Good Mourning," May 13 via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio will release its next studio…

  19. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  20. The Networks, the Circuits, the Streams, the Harmonies

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST An indie-pop record dressed in electronic beats and tweaks, the debut album from the Burnside Project is a hybrid throwback to mid-'90s aesthetics, fusing lo-fi rock with ambient dance music best list An indie-pop record dressed in electronic beats and tweaks, the debut album from the…

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