1. Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project undertaken by Lou Reed in a recording career that now spans four decades. The new Sire/Reprise album by the former lynchpin of the Velve By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project…

  2. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  3. Rancid, The Used Head Initial Warped Tour Lineup

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according to a tour spokesperson. Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according…

  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. Amos Expands U.S. Tour Plans

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos has scheduled a slate of 12 eastern U.S. winter tour dates that extend a previously announced stand at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The tour kicks off Feb. 19 in Boca Raton, Fla., and n Tori Amos has scheduled a slate of 12 eastern U.S. winter tour dates that extend a…

  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. Country, Rap, Rock Are People's Choice

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Americans love country, rap, and rock, according to the results of the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards. Country act the Dixie Chicks and rock group Creed tied for the favorite group or band honor a Americans love country, rap, and rock, according to the results of the 29th Annual…

  8. Adaptation

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mechanized grooves of doom from Fatboy Slim's remix of the main theme lead you into the psychotically twisted landscapes of Adaptation, Carter Burwell's hallucinogenic score to director Spike Jonze's Mechanized grooves of doom from Fatboy Slim's remix of the main theme…

  9. MTV Unplugged 2.0

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST In perusing this CD/DVD, one might be forgiven for thinking that Dashboard Confessional has added a large chorus to the group since its 2001 studio set, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, whic In perusing this CD/DVD, one might be forgiven for thinking that Dashboard Confessional has…

  10. Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb In Critical Condition

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Maurice Gibb, bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist for pop superstars the Bee Gees, is in critical but stable condition today (Jan. 10) at Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute in Miami Maurice Gibb, bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist for pop superstars the Bee Gees, is in…

  11. 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…

  12. Jennifer Hanson Is Off To A 'Beautiful' Start

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As the perennial pop vs. traditional stylistic debate rages on in the country format, Capitol Records has chosen to introduce newcomer Jennifer Hanson with a single, "Beautiful Goodbye," that is more pop than country and has inspired…

  13. Chicks, Santana, No Doubt To Rock Super Bowl

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks, No Doubt, and Santana have been tapped to perform during the Super Bowl XXXVII festivities Jan. 26 in San Diego. The Dixie Chicks, No Doubt, and Santana have been tapped to perform during the Super Bowl XXXVII festivities Jan. 26 in San Diego. The National Football League …

  14. Hopeville Tour Grows Another Leg

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie McClurkin, is set to kick off a second leg on Monday (Jan. 13) in Stockton, Calif., after a very successful initia Hopeville, the gospel package tour featuring Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie…

  15. Saliva Takes 'System' On The Road

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second Island album, "Back Into Your System" (Island), will hit the road beginning Jan. 14 in Jackson, Miss. The tour will pl Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second…

  16. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  17. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual…

  18. Soundtrack Work Sways Saliva Set

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Saliva fans may want to pop some popcorn and settle into a dark room for their first listen to "Back Into Your System" (Island), the second set from the Memphis rockers. "Our music listens like a movie," frontman Josey Scott…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised…

  20. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

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