1. Billboard Bits: Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts Delbert McClinton has been added to the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, set for June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He will join previously announced performers Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Kenny…

  2. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  3. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn.…

  4. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To cop a simple but appropriate pun, things are steadily heating up for the band Cold. Its latest single, "Stupid Girl," is No. 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart and has sold 13,000 copies in the U.S., according to…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is 2002 - More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while…

  6. Spoon Serves Up New EP

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Texas-based independent rock outfit Spoon will issue a seven-song EP, "The Way We Get By," Aug. 8 through Matador head Gerard Cosloy's U.K.-based label, 12XU Records. Texas-based independent rock outfit Spoon will issue a seven-song EP, "The Way We Get By," Aug. 8…

  7. Rapper Camoflauge Fatally Shot

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in Savannah, Ga., while flirting with greater fame, was fatally shot while walking with his toddler son outside Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in…

  8. Billboard Bits: Bernie Williams, Siren Festival, AthFest

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Bernie Williams, Siren Fest, AthFest New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams has inked a deal with GRP for the release of "The Journey Within," his recording debut. The CD is expected in stores on July 15. Williams, who plays guitar, composed seven of the album's…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls throughout the country, dies at the age of 55. A preliminary investigation determines that McC 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 2002 - Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 1999 - The Backstreet Boys…

  11. Movement

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Don't make waves in the water," Beth Ditto sings on the similarly titled track on the Gossip's second full-length. "Don't make waves in the water," Beth Ditto sings on the similarly titled track on the Gossip's second full-length. Then ignoring her own…

  12. Great White Forms Legal Defense Fund

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Great White, the rock band whose pyrotechnics appear to have sparked a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., has created a trust to help pay its legal bills. Great White, the rock band whose pyrotechnics appear to have sparked a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., has created…

  13. Metal Mavens Schedule DVDs, Tour

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal scene. Both will release DVDs in July, shortly before hooking up with stalwart metal act Motorhead for a summer Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal…

  14. Rolling Stones Cancel Belgrade Concert

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have canceled their planned concert in Belgrade due to security concerns. The Belgrade-based Komuna agency, which booked the Stones in the Serbian capital, said the group felt that The Rolling Stones have canceled their planned concert in Belgrade due to security concerns.…

  15. 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&…

  16. KRS-One Discusses The State Of Hip-Hop

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The sixth annual Hiphop Appreciation Week is scheduled for May 18-25 in New York. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Temple of Hiphop, whose manifesto states its purpose is to "continue decriminalizing Hiphop's public image and…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your column, I have truly enjoyed it more in recent…

  19. Gilman Gives Stepanek's 'Heartsongs' A Musical Voice

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even at age 12 when he scored with his debut single, "One Voice," Billy Gilman showed unusual maturity. Now, with "Music Through Heartsongs - Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepanek," Gilman, who turns 15 May 24, has…

  20. Top Indie Acts Sing For 'Siren'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse, Hot Hot Heat, Sahara Hotnights, !!!, the Kills, Radio 4, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Northern State, and the Pattern have been tapped to perform at the Village Voice's third annual Siren Music Modest Mouse, Hot Hot Heat, Sahara Hotnights, !!!, the Kills, Radio 4, Ted Leo…

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