1. Oleander Gets More Aggressive, Focused

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to performance, playing live is a band's proving ground. This is becoming even more critical to an act's longevity, as groups log continuous stretches on the road to remain viable against a background of declining album…

  2. 12ask

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jody Watley, and Journey. BY THE WAY... Keith, I just love the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, "By the Way." I was wondering how many copies that album has sold. Also, how many copies have all their…

  3. Stars To Celebrate Steinway Anniversary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. Under the title "A Celebration of Music," the June 5-7 eve New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series…

  4. X-ecutioners To Teach Listeners 'Scratchology'

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their new album, "Scratchology" (Sequence), which takes a historical look at the art of the DJ with scratch-heavy cuts spannin New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their…

  5. Beyond Imagination

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Opera purists won't be happy with this latest classical crossover. Opera purists won't be happy with this latest classical crossover. The Babes—soprano Rebecca Knight and mezzo soprano Karen England—have added lyrics to Grieg and Beethoven, syncopated Dvorak's New World…

  6. R.I. Seeks To Quiz Owners In Club Blaze

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., the state attorney general said the nightclub owners have not answered questions from investigator A day after family members visited the charred site of a deadly nightclub fire in West…

  7. Big Apple Personalities To 'Host' Grammys

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature a traditional celebrity host as in past years. Instead, the event will feature a gaggle of Gotham-associated personal Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature…

  8. Artists Salute Dylan's Inspirational Albums

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two of Bob Dylan's inspirational albums. "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" will pay homage to 1979's "Slow Train Coming" an Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two…

  9. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

  10. 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…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresentin 2002 - The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the…

  12. Johnny Marr Steps Out Front With 'Boomslang'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Expanded from the magazine piece for Billboard.com. After leaving the Smiths in 1987, guitarist Johnny Marr spent the next decade-plus drifting from a host of intriguing, but largely under-the-radar projects. He provided a jolt of fresh creative energy to the The and Pet Shop Boys. He wrote…

  13. Private Funeral Planned For Maurice Gibb

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb will be laid to rest Wednesday (Jan. 15) in Miami following a private funeral service that will be open only to family and close friends, according to the band's management. The Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb will be laid to rest Wednesday (Jan. 15) in Miami…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2000 -…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised…

  16. The Statler Brothers Leave The Road

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One of country music's longest-running road shows came to a close Oct. 26, when the Statler Brothers played their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. "It was the biggest place close to home that…

  17. Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The comp Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James)…

  18. Duets

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just when it didn't seem possible to mine Streisand's catalog for yet one more retrospective, along comes Duets, which traces the legendary artist's expansive history of vocal collaboration. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Just when it didn't seem possible to mine Streisand's…

  19. Stars & Guitars

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman Auditorium, this scruffy but heartfelt tribute (to the red-headed stranger himself) boasts an eclectic list of guests that ranges from Jon RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman…

  20. Van Dyk Spins 'Global' Collection

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "Global," a double-disc collection spanning his decade-long career. The Mute set will feature an audio CD with 11 restructured "hits" f Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "…

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