1. Jazz Great Nina Simone Buried

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France today (April 25) to bid farewell to jazz singer Nina Simone. Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France…

  2. Capitol To Collect Beach Boys' 'Very Best'

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of rock'n'roll paragons the Beatles ("1," Apple/Capitol) and the Rolling Stones ("40 Licks," Virgin), Capitol will on June 10 release "Sounds of S Following in the vein of successful hits compilations of…

  3. Morrison Kin Sue New Doors

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against original band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger, among ot The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11…

  4. Taj Mahal Revisits Hawaiian Influence

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal revisits the Hawaiian sounds he first explored in the late 1980s on his next album, "Hanapepe Dream." The set will be released June 10 on Mahal's own Kan-Du Records via Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal revisits the Hawaiian sounds he first…

  5. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  6. Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert, they found themselves advocating their old cause in a unique political middle ground between the U.S. and Chi When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert,…

  7. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Wilco, La Ley

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jay-Z's Reebok shoe line, Wilco's digital EP, and La Ley's new studio album. Jay-Z's signature Reebok athletic shoe sold out in only a few hours over the weekend -- making it the fastest-selling shoe in Reebok's history. While exact numbers were not…

  8. Cheap Trick Offers Something 'Special'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since 1997, "Special One," on July 8. The set will be issued through the band's own Cheap Trick Unlimited label in conjunction with Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since…

  9. Universal, EMI Sue Napster's Backers

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) and EMI filed a lawsuit against the venture capitalists who backed Napster Inc., claiming they contributed to the copyright violations by millions of the defunct song-swapp Universal Music Group (UMG) and EMI filed a lawsuit against the venture capitalists who…

  10. The Jayhawks Return To Their Roots

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like so many artists, Jayhawks frontman Gary Louris doesn't spend much time listening to his own albums after they're finished. Yet, as the father of a 3-and-a-half year-old boy -- who, as Louris laughingly puts it, is "totally…

  11. Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love," and Buddy Holly's "Raining in My Heart," died today (April 22) at her home in Gatlinburg, Tenn., performing Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers'…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show,…

  13. Fine Tuning

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An in-depth look at the musical highlights of the April 21-27, 2003, TV schedule. Madonna , Madonna, Madonna! It seems like she's going to be everywhere you look on TV this week, starting on Tuesday, the same day her new Maverick album, "American Life," is released. In the…

  14. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  15. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million…

  17. Rules of Travel

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The intelligence and grace of Rosanne Cash has been largely absent of late on the country landscape, and for that reason alone, new material from her is welcome. The intelligence and grace of Rosanne Cash has been largely absent of late on the country landscape, and for that reason alone, new…

  18. Soulive

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski, Martin & Wood—have crossed over from the jazz world into the jam-band circu Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski,…

  19. Say You Will

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). Drummer…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school. Bryan is a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison 2002 - Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted…

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