1. Tricky Exposes 'Vulnerable' Side

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. U.K. artist Tricky is one of the founding fathers of the early-1990s trip-hop scene. After providing raps and vocals for early Massive Attack albums ("Blue Lines" and "Protection"), he struck out on his own. Critics praised…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a marathon concert taped in April at New York&…

  3. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 18,000-square-foot complex is filled with mementos collected by Lynn over the past 40 years and items do 2001 - Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in…

  5. Turkey Wins Its First Eurovision Title

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a nail-biting finish, Turkey claimed victory yesterday (May 24) at the 48th Eurovision Song Contest with "Everyway That I Can," sung by one of the country's most popular female vocalists, Sertab Er In a nail-biting finish, Turkey claimed victory yesterday (May 24) at the…

  6. Billboard Bits: NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG NBC's 2003-2004 season schedule will include new concert specials from Elton John, Shania Twain, and Harry Connick Jr., Billboard reports in the May 31 issue. The telecasts are still untitled; dates and times are to be determined. John's one-hour…

  7. Springsteen Covers Set To Fight Parkinson's, Sarcoma

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen." The two-disc covers collection w Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the…

  8. Pavarotti To Return To Met

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti plans to return to New York's Metropolitan Opera in March 2004 for three performances of Puccini's "Tosca" that are being billed as his farewell to the house in staged opera. Luciano Pavarotti plans to return to New York's Metropolitan Opera in March…

  9. Breaking & Entering

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOLD RECORD: Goldfrapp 's 2000 debut "Felt…

  10. Steely Dan Extends Tour Into Fall

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan, planning to embark on its first tour in three years July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., has announced a second leg of dates that stretch into the fall. The trek will now Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan, planning to embark on its first tour in three years July…

  11. Dixie Chicks Added To ACM Awards Performers

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks are the latest act to join the lineup of the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, which takes place Wednesday night (May 21) in Las Vegas. Because the group will be stag The Dixie Chicks are the latest act to join the lineup of the 38th annual Academy of Country…

  12. Kelly, Timberlake Top U.K. Charts

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts yesterday (May 18), with R. Kelly's "Ignition" starting a second week atop the singles chart and Justin Timberlake's "Justified" returning to N Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts…

  13. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival," VH1…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  15. Collaborations, Time Off Prove Key To The Cardigans' Return

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a four-year hiatus, the members of Sweden's Cardigans have returned with "Long Gone Before Daylight" -- and a radically different sound. It is a recording that offers fresh, stripped-down songs that mark a departure from the…

  16. NYC's SummerStage Salutes The Blues

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New York's Central Park, will open with a weekend of blues-themed programming to coincide with the Congress-designated SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New…

  17. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  19. Kristy Starling

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This big-voiced Oklahoma City native landed her record deal via a talent competition on NBC's Today Show. This big-voiced Oklahoma City native landed her record deal via a talent competition on NBC's Today Show. While she finished in second place, Starling caught the attention of…

  20. 2003 MVPA Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MVPA Award Winners Here are the 12th Annual MVPA Awards 2003 Award Winners, handed out May 8 in Los Angeles. Adult Contemporary Video of the Year David LaChapelle/Venus Entertainment Elton John "Original Sin" Hip-Hop Video of the Year Chris Robinson / Partizan Busta Rhymes feat…

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