1. 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards, presented Feb. 8 at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach. The awards honor radio stations, programmers, and personalities. Radio Station of the Year: Adult Contemporary- Major Market:…

  2. Zevon Reissues Tout Bonus Material

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25 when EMI/Capitol reissues the singer/songwriter's 1969 debut "Wanted Dead or Alive," as well as his two Virgin Records efforts, 1987's "Sentimenta Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25…

  3. Densmore Sues Over New Doors Lineup

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count lawsuit against surviving original band members Ray Manzarek and Robert Krieger, among others. The suit revolves a John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count…

  4. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  5. The Ethel Merman Disco Album

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Who could ever forget that bizarre moment in 1979 when Ethel Merman, the first lady of American musical theater, became the "first lady" of disco with the release of her notorious camp-classic disco a Who could ever forget that bizarre moment in 1979 when Ethel Merman, the first…

  6. Mambo Sinuendo

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Buena Vista Social Club production overseer Ry Cooder lends his clout to another relatively unsung Cuban master: guitarist Maneul Galbán, the formidable string-bender for the '60s doo-wop group Buena Vista Social Club production overseer Ry Cooder lends his clout to another relatively…

  7. Live Goes Back To Basics On New Album

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act Live is putting the finishing touches on its sixth album and plotting a May or June release through MCA. "It's back to basics for Live," says frontman Ed Kowalczyk of the follo Veteran modern rock act Live is putting the finishing touches on its sixth…

  8. Lucinda Williams Sets European Tour

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. The trek will come on the…

  9. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  10. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  11. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

  12. Maria McKee Leaps From The 'High Dive'

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Maria McKee will release her fourth studio album, "High Dive," April 22 via her own Viewfinder Records, Billboard.com has learned. Singer/songwriter Maria McKee will release her fourth studio album, "High Dive," April 22 via her own Viewfinder Records,…

  13. Failer

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whether it was looking toward the future or not, in signing Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Kathleen Edwards, Rounder's still-relatively-new rock imprint ZÖe may have made an investment th Whether it was looking toward the future or not, in signing Canadian singer/songwriter…

  14. 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,"…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,"…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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