1. Canadian Singer Gordon Lightfoot Hospitalized

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gordon Lightfoot was being treated in a hospital yesterday (Sept. 8) for an undisclosed ailment. The 63-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter was rushed to a hospital in Orillia, Ontario, shortly before Gordon Lightfoot was being treated in a hospital yesterday (Sept. 8) for an undisclosed…

  2. Dead, Phish, Allmans Members Slated For Jammys

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and the Allman Bros./Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes are among the artists who have signed on to perform at this year's third annual Jammy Awards, p The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and the…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down to its fans in Los Angeles turns into a stage-swarming, speaker-tossing melee that results in six arrests and lea 2001 - A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down…

  4. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday …

  5. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a ""hunger fast"" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in th 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  8. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  9. The Hiatus Is Over: Phish Returns

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a nearly two-year hiatus, seminal Vermont jam band Phish is returning to active duty with a New Year's Eve show at New York's Madison Square Garden. Three additional shows are scheduled for Jan. After a nearly two-year hiatus , seminal Vermont jam band Phish is returning to…

  10. O'Connor Traces Irish Heritage On New Disc

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor will celebrate her Irish roots with the Oct. 8 Vanguard Records release of "Sean-Nos Nua," an album of traditional Irish songs and her first studio album since 2000's "Faith and Courag Sinead O'Connor will celebrate her Irish roots with the Oct. 8…

  11. Not Quite 'It': Strokes Gear Up For Busy Fall

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes have been promoting their RCA debut, "Is This It," for almost 13 months, but the blitz isn't ready to wind down just yet. The Strokes have been promoting their RCA debut, "Is This It," for almost 13 months, but the blitz isn't ready to wind down just…

  12. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  13. Hot Product

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Linda Thompson, Beth Orton, and more. The 'Rising' Tide Rock troubadour Bruce Springsteen returns this week with "The Rising" (Columbia) -- his first album of new material since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom…

  14. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities making up the panel. Among those who will…

  15. Dreaming

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just in time for the dog days of summer, U.K. Just in time for the dog days of summer, U.K. trio Aurora turns out one of the great pure-pop packages of the year, brimming with refreshingly unpretentious melodies that shine like prime-afternoon rays. Awash with one great hook after another,…

  16. Beck, Mos Def Among Second Shortlist Judges

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual awards ceremony and concert Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory, Billboard reports in its July 27 issue. Th The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual…

  17. Billboard Bits: CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon Ja Rule will go back to his roots with the Cash Money Click -- now known as the Cash Murda Click, or simply CMC -- to release a new album in the fall. Due Nov. 26 via Murder Inc./TVT, "Est. Since '93," will bring the chart…

  18. Violent Femmes

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Whether they like it or not, the careers of many bands are defined by their debut albums. Violent Femmes are such a band. Whether they like it or not, the careers of many bands are defined by their debut albums. Violent Femmes are such a band. The trio's 19-year-old eponymous debut is…

  19. In Violet Light

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. On In Violet Light, the Canadian band's ninth studio album, singer/songwriter Gordon Downie…

  20. Billboard Bits: White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire Up-and-coming rock outfits the White Stripes and the Strokes are teaming for a spate of shows in their respective hometowns, Detroit and New York. An Aug. 9 show at Detroit's Chene Park will see the White Stripes headline, while an Aug. 15…

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