1. Sparta, Glassjaw Strap In For SnoCore

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows a Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's…

  2. Copeland, Magic Slim Lead W.C. Handy Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Fellow veterans Solomon Burke, W.C. Clark, and Charlie M Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the…

  3. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  4. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segme 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent…

  7. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Salute To The Blues & More

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Salute To The Blues, and Black Eyed Peas Madonna will make her episodic television debut on NBC's "Will & Grace" in May. The network did not give details on the storyline of the episode. Madonna hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the '80s and…

  8. Fabolous Arrested Twice In Two Days

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arrested last night (Jan. 16) in New York for the second time in two days after police said they discovered guns in a car in which he was riding. Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arrested last night (Jan. 16) in New York for the…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  10. Dylan Crosses The 'Mountain' On AOL

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," will make its premiere today (Jan. 17) in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program. As previously reported, the song was reco A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," will…

  11. Billboard Bits: Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green Although Air's next Source/Astralwerks studio album isn't expected until late 2003 at the earliest, the French duo has teamed with Italian writer Alessandro Baricco for "City Reading (Tre Storie Western)," due March 25. Baricco…

  12. Jackson Browne Says JFK Jr. Film Defamed Him

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is demanding that the TBS Superstation not rebroadcast "America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story" until scenes that he says defame him are deleted. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is demanding that the TBS Superstation not rebroadcast …

  13. Matthews, Reynolds Set Acoustic Jaunt

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting March 19 at the Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp "We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones" will finally see release Feb. 11 via DV8/Columbia. As previously reported , the oft-delayed set will feature the New York punk band's songs covered by the likes of Pearl Jam's…

  16. John Mayer Preps For 'Any Given Thursday'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will on Feb. 11 unveil "Any Given Thursday," a Columbia/Aware DVD/VHS and double-CD document of a Sept. 12, 2002, concert a Fresh off news of a pair of Grammy nominations earlier this week, John Mayer will…

  17. Rich Robinson Looks Ahead With Hookah Brown

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus, guitarist Rich Robinson has spent the past several months working with a new band, Hookah Brown. The group, which is rounded out by form With no end in sight to the Black Crowes' now year-long hiatus , guitarist Rich…

  18. Exies Explode With 'Inertia'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Angeles quartet the Exies entered the studio to record its major-label debut with one simple goal, according to lead singer Scott Stevens. "We wanted to make the best, most perfect record we could," he says of "Inertia,"…

  19. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work With little more than a week to go before Spitfire Pictures' "Masked & Anonymous," starring Bob Dylan, has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped in and acquired the North American…

  20. Dupri, So So Def Head To Arista

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Arista, four months after the imprint ended its decade-long association with Columbia Reco Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive…

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