1. Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inducts 2003 Class

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Martha Reeves and the Vandellas took the stage to accept their induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame last night (Sept. 16) in Sharon, Pa., Reeves told the story of how the group came about. As Martha Reeves and the Vandellas took the stage to accept their induction into the Vocal…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Los Lonely Boys & The Weakerthans. NOT LONELY ANY MORE: Texas-based threesome Los Lonely Boys have released only one album, but the soulful guitar handiwork of Henry Garza displays a relaxed confidence…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Norwegian artists, Celia Cruz, Elton John and more with readers. IDOL, NORWEGIAN STYLE Hi Fred, I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I first bought "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" about 12 years ago. I want to tell you some chart…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" columns on the Internet, so thanks for all the…

  5. Andrew W.K. Heads To Town, Phone Near You

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT is planning a promotion in which he will personally place a phone call to more than 1,000 fans who purchase his new album. Party rocker Andrew W.K., whose second album " The Wolf ," is due Sept. 9 via Island, is planning a promotion in which he will personally place a phone call…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 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 the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

  7. Spiritualized Sets Live Dates

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. psychedelic rock act Spiritualized, whose fifth studio album... U.K. psychedelic rock act Spiritualized, whose fifth studio album " Amazing Grace " is due Sept. 9 from Spaceman/Sanctuary Records, have set a host of North American tour dates in October and November, following a…

  8. BRMC 'Takes On' North America

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has set a month-long North American tour in support of its... Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has set a month-long North American tour in support of its upcoming Virgin album "Take Them On, On Your Own," due Sept. 2 from Virgin. The trek…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap rivals Esham and T.N.T. The incident occurs during a tour stop in Camden, N.J., and leaves T.N.T. with bruises an 2001 - Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap…

  10. The Soul of John Black

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Soul of John Black is the collaboration of John Bigham and Christopher Thomas, multi-instrumentalists who have worked with an impressive array of acts, including Miles Davis, Betty Carter, Eminem, The Soul of John Black is the collaboration of John Bigham and Christopher Thomas, multi…

  11. Lovett Preps New 'Baby' For New Label

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett will release "My Baby Don't Tolerate," Sept. 30 as his first album for Lost Highway Records. The singer/songwriter co-produced the set with frequent collaborator Billy Williams and recorde Lyle Lovett will release "My Baby Don't Tolerate," Sept. 30 as…

  12. Madonna Producing Rock-Themed Comedy

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will executive produce the romantic comedy "She Rocks" for Maverick Films, starring Amanda Peet ("The Whole Nine Yards," "Identity"). The script was penned by filmmaker Amie Steir, who will ma Madonna will executive produce the romantic comedy "She…

  13. Super Furries, Grandaddy Team For Tour

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals, whose sixth album "Phantom Power" is due July 29 from XL/Beggars Group, will link with Modesto, Calif.-based rock outfit Grandaddy for a fall U.S. tour, due to kick Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals, whose sixth album "Phantom Power" is…

  14. DMX Arrested For Using Profanity

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night…

  15. Deacon John's Jump Blues: Music From the Film

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This CD is being released in tandem with a concert DVD of the same title. This CD is being released in tandem with a concert DVD of the same title. The operative idea came from producer Cyril Vetter, who is interested in preserving the New Orleans jump-blues sound of the 1950s and early 1960s…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 1999 - Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  20. Wallflowers Grow Acoustic Tour

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following a handful of appearances on Midwest festival bills to open July, the Wallflowers will head west for a brief "semi-acoustic tour." Following a handful of appearances on Midwest festival bills to open July, the Wallflowers will head west for a brief "semi-acoustic tour,…

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