1. Spiritualized Enters 'Amazing' New Phase

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce admits, calling a recording that features 22 musicians "stripped down" seems a bit disingenuous. But "Amazing Grace" -- the group's first release under its new d As Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce admits, calling a recording…

  2. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope Elton John, Sugar Ray, In Bloom and Wilson Phillips will be among the performers at "Brian Wilson and Friends," a benefit concert for the Carl Wilson Foundation, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event is set for Oct. 16 at UCLA's Royce Hall…

  3. Coldplay Members Lobby For Free Trade

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid gathering of the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday (Sept. 9) in Cancun, Mexico, when he delivered the so Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Los Lonely Boys & The Weakerthans. NOT LONELY ANY MORE: Texas-based threesome Los Lonely Boys have released only one album, but the soulful guitar handiwork of Henry Garza displays a relaxed confidence…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett are the first confirmed performers for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The duo will open the Nov. 5 show with a rendition of their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."…

  6. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- An array of new albums from veteran rock acts: Frank Black and the Catholics' "Show Me Your Tears" (spinART); Spiritualized's "Amazing Grace" (Sanctuary); a self-titled effort from the…

  7. Bassist Tobias Exits Guided By Voices

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for unexplained reasons. On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for…

  8. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual…

  9. Interpol, Keys, Cat Power Among Shortlist Finalists

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and the Black Keys are among the 10 finalists for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize. The prize will be presented Oct. 5 as part of a concert/ceremony at Los Ang Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and the Black Keys are among the 10 finalists for…

  10. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 1-7, 2003. The fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards are the week's big story, Wednesday night on CBS, live from Miami. The show will be hosted by actor/comedian George Lopez and feature a ton of performances. Look…

  11. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  12. A Little Moonlight

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After releasing an ambitious big band album—"The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan" in 2001—Reeves revels in a more intimate setting with "A Little Moonlight." Working with her touring After releasing an ambitious big band album—"The Calling: Celebrating Sarah…

  13. Performance Spectacles Reign Over MTV's 20th VMAs

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With 14 of 21 awards given out during the three-hour broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall, performances ranging from pop to hip-hop to modern rock filled much of the show. The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards began with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina…

  14. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  15. Latin Grammys Add Diverse Performers

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas will join five-time nominee Juanes for a performance at next week's Latin Grammy Awards in Miami. Hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas will join five-time nominee Juanes for a performance at next week's Latin Grammy Awards in Miami. The Sept. 3 event at the…

  16. Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The mazurka is an old Polish folk dance made world-famous by Chopin, whose reinventions of the form are adored to this day. The mazurka is an old Polish folk dance made world-famous by Chopin, whose reinventions of the form are adored to this day. A key 20th-century heir to the great Pole&…

  17. 'Rat Pack' Remembered On CD, DVD

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reprise is preparing a two-disc CD/DVD release featuring rare concert recordings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. -- aka the Rat Pack. Due Oct. 14, "Live & Swingin': The Ultimate Reprise is preparing a two-disc CD/DVD release featuring rare concert recordings of…

  18. Latin Grammys Heat Up With Martin, Pires, Thalía

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires and Thalía are confirmed to perform at the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. The Sept. 3 event at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami will be broadcast live on CBS. Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires and Thalía are confirmed to perform at the fourth annual Latin…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore. ALL IN THE FAMILY: The music of Robert Randolph may have been born in a church, but the pedal steel guitar whiz is a direct disciple of the mid-1970s party funk…

  20. Andrew W.K. Heads To Town, Phone Near You

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT is planning a promotion in which he will personally place a phone call to more than 1,000 fans who purchase his new album. Party rocker Andrew W.K., whose second album " The Wolf ," is due Sept. 9 via Island, is planning a promotion in which he will personally place a phone call…

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