1. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  2. Mariah's New Studio Set Due In December

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will begin climbing the comeback ladder with the Dec. 10 release of her new studio album, the first in a multi-album deal with Island Def Jam. The as-yet-untitled set will be issued on Ca Mariah Carey will begin climbing the comeback ladder with the Dec. 10 release of her new…

  3. Wilco's 'Heart' Heads To DVD; New Album In Works

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" is gradually making its way across the country, but even after a year-and-a-half following and filming the band, director/ph Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz…

  5. Hot Product

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Trick Daddy, Allison Moorer, Jarvis Church, and more. 'Holiday' Inn Everyone knows rapper Trick Daddy loves a good party. But for his latest Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic release, "Thug Holiday," the Miami native makes a notable shift in his career. …

  6. Sheryl Crow Lines Up Post-Jeep Solo Trek

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. 17 in Mansfield, Mass., but another trek is already on the horizon. Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. 17 in Mansfield, Mass., but another trek is…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ""Dreaming of You,"" her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debu 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications due to acute lymphatic leukemia. 2001 - Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max R 2001 - Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He…

  11. Price, Lewis To Headline Hennessy Tour

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless," is due Aug. 13, will headline the Hennessy Privilege Music Tour this September. Along with Blackstreet alum Dave Hollister and Ca R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless,"…

  12. Hot Product

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Solomon Burke, Boyz II Men, Public Enemy, and more. You Get What You 'Give' R&B titan Solomon Burke enjoyed a string of soul hits -- "Just Out of Reach," "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Got To Get You off My Mind,…

  13. Thirty Years On, 'Ziggy' Still Shines

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released an album with a strange and extraordinarily long-winded title. "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spid On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released…

  14. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  15. 'The Barbershop' Boasts Fresh Cuts

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux will grace the upcoming Epic soundtrack to "The Barbershop." Due Aug. 27, the set is led by the single "Stingy" by Ginuwine, wh Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux…

  16. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  17. Swollen Members Clean Up At MuchMusic Awards

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Nickelback and lead singer Chad Kroeger led the field with 12 nominations, the group was far from the biggest winner at the 2002 MuchMusic Video Awards were presented last night (June 16) in Although Nickelback and lead singer Chad Kroeger led the field with 12 nominations, the group…

  18. Li'l Abner, My Fair Lady, Barnum

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Broadway producer Herman Levin and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner were working on a musical called Li'l Abner before they abandoned it for another project: My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe. ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Li'L Abner REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy…

  19. 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…

  20. Minus 5 To Tour With Extended Musical Family

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus tour" to hit select markets across the U.S. this summer. The group, which includes multi-instrumentalists Scott McCaughey an Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus…

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