1. 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 …

  2. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. A Night at the Tables

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.K. trio Dirty Vegas had quite a year in 2002. U.K. trio Dirty Vegas had quite a year in 2002. The act's debut single, "Days Go By," started out innocently enough as the backing music for the clever Mitsubishi Eclipse TV ad, before going top 20. By year's end, the song&…

  6. Lovebox

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Groove Armada's fourth album, which follows last year's Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub), is, without question, the U.K. Groove Armada's fourth album, which follows last year's Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub), is, without question, the U.K. duo's most listenable to…

  7. Home

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Taking a break—12 years, in fact—after the release of her Virgin debut Reach Out, singer/songwriter Donna Gardier is back. Taking a break—12 years, in fact—after the release of her Virgin debut Reach Out, singer/songwriter Donna Gardier is back. And doing things on her own artistic terms.…

  8. 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,…

  9. Sting, Raitt Join Super Bowl Line-Up

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting and Bonnie Raitt are the latest artists to be added to the Super Bowl XXXVII festivities in San Diego, set for Sunday (Jan. 26) at the city's Qualcomm Stadium. Although as yet unannounced by the Sting and Bonnie Raitt are the latest artists to be added to the Super Bowl XXXVII…

  10. Club NBA Drafts Top Acts

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, the Clipse, and Nappy Roots are among the wide array of artists confirmed to appear on the Club NBA live music stage during the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Nelly, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, the Clipse, and Nappy Roots are among the wide array of…

  11. 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…

  12. Buju Banton Enlists 'Friends' For New LP

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life," his first album in almost three years, March 11 on VP/WEA/Atlantic and March 3 in Europe via Anti/Epitaph. Written and co-prod Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton is set to release "Friends for Life,"…

  13. Dylan Crosses The 'Mountain' On AOL

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," will make its premiere today (Jan. 17) in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program. As previously reported, the song was reco A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," will…

  14. Jay Boberg Resigns As MCA President

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be overseen by Interscope/Geffen/A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine. However, MCA will remain a "full-service, free-standing Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be…

  15. 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,"…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL/Beggars Banquet) Craig David (Wildstar…

  20. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

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