1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties Fest Postponed

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, originally set for June 20-22, has been postponed until the fall. A spokesperson says ticket sales had been "sluggish" for the alt The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival,…

  13. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany. 1999 - The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing…

  15. Toby Keith Plans Ford-Sponsored Tour

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith is remaining a "Ford truck man" through-and-through. The country artist and Ford spokesperson will use his June 15 performance at the auto manufacturer's Centennial Celebration in Dearborn, Toby Keith is remaining a "Ford truck man" through-and-through. The…

  16. Manzarek: 21st Century Reunion Is One-Time Thing

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped fuel the summer of love and 31 years after the band's enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison died a mysterious death in Paris, keyboardist Ray Manzarek Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson Hoping "Grease" lightning can strike a third time, Paramount Pictures is drawing up plans for "Grease 3," a continuation of the hit musical franchise. The plan is to set the latest version of the musical in the late…

  18. Rosanne Cash Returns After With 'Rules Of Travel'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I know big labels are dinosaurs and everything's changing," Rosanne Cash says, "but at the risk of sounding retro, I'm glad to be with Capitol." She's particularly grateful for the label's forbearance…

  19. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  20. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fiercely independent and musically fearless, Waylon Jennings' contributions to American music cannot be overstated, and the diverse nature of those paying homage on this record gives evidence of Ol' W Fiercely independent and musically fearless, Waylon Jennings' contributions…

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