1. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  2. Holmes Bros. Top Blues Awards Nominees

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented annually by the nonprofit Memphis-based Blues Foundation. The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented…

  3. Burke 'Makes Do' With Dylan, Dr. John

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul vocalist Solomon Burke will release his next album, "Make Do With What You Got," March 1 via Shout! Factory. Veteran soul vocalist Solomon Burke will release his next album, "Make Do With What You Got," March 1 via Shout! Factory. On the Don Was-produced…

  4. Rolling Stones Recording With Don Was

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones recently concluded recording sessions for a new album in Paris with producer Don Was. The band will reconvene in the New Year for additional sessions for an album tentatively due in The Rolling Stones recently concluded recording sessions for a new album in Paris with…

  5. Stones Ready 'Live Licks'

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The most successful tour of 2003 is coming to CD. The Rolling Stones' 40 Licks outing will be preserved as a two-disc CD package and will feature recordings of guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Sol The most successful tour of 2003 is coming to CD. The Rolling Stones' 40 Licks…

  6. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the…

  7. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  8. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  9. Clapton Sets World Tour Plans

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Although Eric Clapton has said he's through with extensive world touring, the legendary guitarist has lined up a slew of upcoming international dates. Clapton will spend a month touring Japan beginnin Although Eric Clapton has said he's through with extensive world touring, the…

  10. 'Later' Sets Giants Loose On DVD

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland" is an anachronism. In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland"…

  11. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blind Boys Of Alabama 'Tell' Me About It The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due this week via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vocal group's first holiday…

  12. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  13. Blind Boys Round Up All Stars To 'Tell It'

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due Sept. 16 via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vo The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out…

  14. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fireworks to observe. The main attraction won&…

  15. Junkie XL Drafts Pals For Live 'Broadcast'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists such as Dave Gahan, Chuck D, the Cure's Robert Smith, former Republica frontwoman Saffron, and soul legend Solomon Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists…

  16. Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, collecting three trophies during the ceremony last night (May 22) at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre. Copeland's Alligator album Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  17. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  18. Costello Defends Outspoken Artists

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Elvis Costello defended musicians who speak their minds in these "fairly dangerous times" and warned Americans to guard against "any attempts by people who swindle their way British singer/songwriter Elvis Costello defended musicians who speak their…

  19. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  20. Junkie XL Dials Up A New 'Broadcast'

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a new studio album, "Radio JXL - A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin," June 2 internationally via Roadrunner. Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a new studio album, "Radio JXL - A…

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