1. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2001 - As in…

  2. Seals Taps Sturmer, Crowell For Help On New Disc

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country-pop artist Brady Seals' new album, "Thompson Street," due Feb. 25 from Image Entertainment, will feature songs co-written with Nashville singer/songwriter/producer Rodney Crowell and ex-Jellyf Country-pop artist Brady Seals' new album, "Thompson Street,"…

  3. Hundreds Attend Maurice Gibb's Funeral

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST During a private funeral service yesterday (Jan. 15) in Miami Beach that mixed humor and emotion, Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb was remembered as a man who celebrated life. About 200 friends and family During a private funeral service yesterday (Jan. 15) in Miami Beach that mixed humor and…

  4. Smith, McKeehan Snare Nine Dove Nominations

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Smith and dc Talk's Toby McKeehan each scored nine nominations to lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards. Smith and McKeehan (who records as tobyMac) will vie for b Michael Smith and dc Talk's Toby McKeehan each scored nine nominations to…

  5. Classic Albums Get Super-Audio Reissues

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A crop of classic albums will be released this year in the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format, Billboard Bulletin reports. A crop of classic albums will be released this year in the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format, Billboard Bulletin reports. Hybrid SACD discs are forward- and backward…

  6. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  7. Ry Cooder's Cuban Era May Be Capped With New Sets

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'd hate to say this whole Cuban experience is at an end for me," Ry Cooder says. "But I can't see any way they're going to allow us to do it again. We just got in under the wire. It was a miraculous adventure, but…

  8. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boone, Bobby Brown, Busta Rhymes, Tisha Campbell…

  9. Styx Snags Diverse Guests For 'Cyclorama'

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, comedy rock duo Tenacious D, actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton, and 1980s pop star John Waite have all lent their talents to "Cyclorama," the upcoming studio album Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, comedy rock duo Tenacious D, actor/musician…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  11. Film Composer Ron Goodwin Dies At 77

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines," and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," has died at 77, his wife, H Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie…

  12. Yardbirds Take Flight Again With 'Birdland'

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds are wrapping work on "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is due April 22 on guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds are wrapping work on "Birdland,"…

  13. Shania Set For Super Bowl

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT&T Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show. The announcement of Twain's participation in the Jan. 26 extravaganza was International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT…

  14. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  17. Master Bluegrass Picker McReynolds Dies

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass music veteran Jim McReynolds, who with his mandolin-playing brother Jesse formed the legendary duo "Jim & Jesse," died Tuesday in Gallatin, Tenn. He was 75. McReynolds had been suffering Bluegrass music veteran Jim McReynolds, who with his mandolin-playing brother…

  18. Stars Salute Jennings On Tribute Disc

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield are among the artists slated to appear on a forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album. Due in March, the RCA set will include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield are among the…

  19. First Acts Announced For L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival is starting to take shape, with ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead, the Breeders, the Boredoms, Nek The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  20. Dot Allison Reveals An Edgier Sound

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I've always been interested in science, and I still read New Scientist," says Dot Allison, the Scottish singer who left her studies in biochemistry to "follow the music." It proved to be a wise decision, as the debut by…

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