1. McDonald Recharges With 'Motown' Set

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal Music International, returned to active chart service in the U.K. yesterday (May 11) as his album "Michael McDonal Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal…

  2. Think Tank

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. Between then and now, lead singer Damon Albarn has participated in two side projects, Gorillaz (dance/electronic) and Mali Music (world music). From this, one…

  3. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blur You Better 'Think' One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that juxtaposes sonic…

  4. The Tangled Web

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: Wilco's free EP, Norah Jones' online music archive, and Blur's early listen to "Think Tank." STREAMS UNDER THE BRIDGE: Wilco fans who purchased the band'…

  5. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that…

  6. String Cheese Incident Plans New Album, Live Dates

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio album. The as-yet-unnamed set was recorded over the past few months at the Record Plant in Sausalito, Calif., Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio…

  7. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  9. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  10. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

  11. Billboard Bits: Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Stooges/Hives, Natalie Merchant, Blur Iggy Pop will reunite with the Stooges for the first time in 28 years on the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 26-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Pop will be backed by original Stooges Ron…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a Nashville area hospital. Corrina weighs 7 lbs. 9 1/4 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. 2001 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a…

  13. Pump Up The 'Volume'

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Joe Jackson After realizing that 2003 would be the 25th anniversary of the recording of his debut album, "Look Sharp!," Joe Jackson says, "I picked myself up off the floor. I was so stunned." Indeed, it is hard to imagine that it was as far back as 1978 that he and the Joe…

  14. Joe Jackson Turns Up 'Volume' With Original Band

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted feature from the magazine for Billboard.com that has been expanded with artist quotes and information exclusive to the online version. After realizing that 2003 would be the 25th anniversary of the recording of his debut album, "Look Sharp!," Joe Jackson says, "I…

  15. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Blur, Jonathan Davis Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been added to the Joe Strummer/Clash tribute performance slated for Sunday's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards ceremony. As previously reported , Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and No Doubt's Tony…

  16. Wire 'Send' First Studio Set In 13 Years

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pioneering art punk act Wire will release "Send," its first new studio album in 13 years, April 28 through its own Pink Flag label. Boasting four new tracks in addition to collecting three songs each Pioneering art punk act Wire will release "Send," its first new studio…

  17. Blur Presses On Without Coxon

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live performance Friday in London with a short set of material from its as-yet-untitled upcoming album. The set of three songs took place as part of a preview Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live performance Friday in London with a short set…

  18. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  19. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

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