1. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of…

  2. 2003 Pearl Awards Winners

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Pearl Awards, handed out June 20 at Cottonwood Auditorium in Salt Lake City, Utah. SACRED RECORDING: "Hear My Praise" (Album: "Hear My Praise") Artist: Kenneth Cope Songwriter: Kenneth Cope Producer: Kenneth Cope …

  3. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose…

  4. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  5. Friends in the Can

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. The only remaining member from those days is…

  6. Sly's A No Show In Family Stone Reunion

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the recording studio for the first time in 32 years. But missing is Sly Stone -- the heart and soul of a band that The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the…

  7. Lanegan Feels 'Relief' On New Solo Set

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age vocalist (and former Screaming Trees member) Mark Lanegan tells Billboard.com the project's main criteria is more cathartic than anything else. When discussing his upcoming solo album , "Bubblegum," Queens Of The Stone Age vocalist (and former Screaming…

  8. Soul

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Somewhere along the way, amid personnel changes, heart attacks, and label shifts, the Kentucky HeadHunters have evolved into the great American rock'n'roll band. Somewhere along the way, amid personnel changes, heart attacks, and label shifts, the Kentucky HeadHunters have evolved…

  9. TunesOnTV

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 12-18, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 12 "VH1 All Access: Hot Sexy Now," VH1 Featured Artists: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne. "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Whitney Houston, Joey…

  10. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  12. Haynes, Thompson Join Folks Fest

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls are among the latest acts confirmed to appear at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. The 13th annual three-day event Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls…

  13. The Intercontinentals

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT One of the most prolific record-makers around (some have said too prolific) guitarist Bill Frisell has turned beyond his extended Americana itinerary, although Route 66 is still on the map. One of the most prolific record-makers around (some have said too prolific) guitarist Bill Frisell has…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  15. Billboard Bits: Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest Rappers Eminem and Nas will receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit event on Saturday (April 26). Eminem will be honored with HSAN's outstanding achievement award…

  16. Stage Finds Slow-Building Success

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Although "Stage" is the Maverick Records debut of the Long Island, N.Y., band of the same name, the set resonates with the distinct vibe of a group of musicians that has been playing together for some time. Indeed, frontman Ryan Stahr,…

  17. Freelon, Cubanismo Set For San Jose Jazz Fest

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups Cubanismo and the Yellowjackets are among the acts booked for the 14th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups…

  18. Melissa Errico Adds New Colors With 'Blue Like That'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Melissa Errico always made a point not to make a record. For one thing, she simply did not have the time. At 18, while a freshman at Yale, the native New Yorker was cast in the national touring company of "Les Miserables", followed by…

  19. Dust

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Lawrence Muggerud, the artist better-known as DJ Muggs (or Muggs for short), staked a considerable reputation as the creator of Cypress Hill's powerhouse funky sound. Lawrence Muggerud, the artist better-known as DJ Muggs (or Muggs for short), staked a considerable reputation as the…

  20. Offspring Drummer Exits, Freese Takes Over

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Longtime Offspring drummer Ron Welty has left the band after more than a decade-and-a-half of service. The Orange County, Calif.-based punk act will replace Welty with friend Josh Freese (Vandals, A P Longtime Offspring drummer Ron Welty has left the band after more than a decade-and-a-half…

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