1. R&B Singer/Songwriter Hank Ballard Dies

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hank Ballard, the singer/songwriter whose hit "The Twist" ushered a nationwide dance craze in the 1960s, has died. Ballard, who was suffering from throat cancer, died yesterday (March 2) at his home, Hank Ballard, the singer/songwriter whose hit "The Twist" ushered a…

  2. 10TunesOnTV

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 3-8, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 3 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: O-Town (also scheduled: George Hamilton, Jane Krakowski). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  3. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  4. Skynyrd's Rossington Recovers From Heart Surgery

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The guitarist underwent a successful bypass operation Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital after a routine screening fou Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The…

  5. King Crimson 'Believes' In Musical Exploration

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of King Crimson on stage and record. And as the band prepares the release of "The Power To Believe," due March 4 on Sanctu For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of…

  6. Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween Blues legend B.B. King joined jam-band juggernaut Phish on stage last night (Feb. 24) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. About 45 minutes into the concert, King was introduced and handed his trademark guitar, Lucille…

  7. Jackson Seeks TV Interview Injunction

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's lawyers requested a court injunction yesterday (Feb. 24) to block a television company from releasing unused footage filmed during the making of a documentary about his life. The sin Michael Jackson's lawyers requested a court injunction yesterday (Feb. 24) to…

  8. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  9. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  10. For the Last Time—Live From the Astrodome

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST As the final performer at the Astrodome during the behemoth Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last March, George Strait was the right man in the right place at the right time. As the final performer at the Astrodome during the behemoth Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last March, George…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic blues-based fingerpicking 2001 - John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two…

  12. Billboard Bits: Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rolling Stones/AC/DC, Soul Train, Fleetwood Mac AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young joined the Rolling Stones for a cover of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" last night (Feb. 18) during the encore of the latter's show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. The show, the…

  13. 'Last Of The Mississippi Jukes' Soundtrack, DVD Due

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's documentary tribute to the Magnolia State's blues and juke joints, will be released on DVD next month via Sanctuary. Concurrent with the March "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's…

  14. New Cash, Jennings Tributes Planned

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted with newly announced tribute albums due in the coming months. Dualtone will issue "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean -- A Tri The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted…

  15. Big Apple Personalities To 'Host' Grammys

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature a traditional celebrity host as in past years. Instead, the event will feature a gaggle of Gotham-associated personal Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature…

  16. N.Y. Claims Jackson Charity Neglected Law

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's children's foundation is now in jeopardy because it neglected to file any of the required financial disclosure forms in the state of New York, where it is based. Michael Jackson's children's foundation is now in jeopardy because it neglected to file any…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  18. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  19. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  20. Hot Product

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Vince Gill, John Mayer, Kenny Lattimore/Chante Moore, and more. That 'Thing' He Does After years of working with producer Tony Brown, Vince Gill decided to produce his new MCA album, "Next Big Thing," on his own. "I didn't want politics…

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