1. The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap into the younger generation's budding enthusiasm for Americana authenticity by presenting its veteran blues artists as folk pi In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap…

  2. The "Hey, Y'all!" Soundtrack

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Don't think you're out of the loop if you haven't heard of Hey, Y'all! The variety show, equal parts Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Hee Haw, is a figment of the slightly warped imaginations of James D Don't think you're out of the loop if you haven't heard…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Cher, Ja Rule, Jimmy Buffett, and more. ONLY THE 'LONELY': Cher expands her chart span on Billboard's Hot 100 to 36 years and nine months, thanks to the debut of "Song for the Lonely" (Warner Bros.), the lead U.S. single from her new "…

  4. Billboard Bits: Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been added to the lineup for the fourth annual Waltz benefit, which, as previously reported , will be held Saturday (March 23) at Chicago's Metro. Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt,…

  5. Earle, Chicago Vets 'Waltz' Again

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt, and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will join Nicholas Tremulis' house band for the fourth annual Waltz benefit. The event, set for March 23 at C Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt, and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Will Young, and Tim McGraw. TRIO: The top three debuts this week on The Billboard 200 are all by solo female artists. As expected, Alanis Morissette debuts at No. 1 with her third studio set and fourth album overall, "Under…

  7. Rochester Plans Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list that spans from Aretha Franklin and Sonny Rollins to John Hammond and Medeski Martin & Wood. The festiv The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list…

  8. Jimmy Buffett Delivers On His Own Mailboat Label

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you own the record label, "you make yourself a lot more available than when you're working for someone else's company." Therefore, he's gra Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you…

  9. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  10. R.E.M./Cher Duet Highlights Bono Tribute

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill highlighted the Love Rocks: Celebrating the Biggest Hearts in Entertainment benefit concert, held last Friday at t An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill…

  11. Branford Launches Label As Jazz Alternative

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established independent label, Marsalis Music. Launched in collaboration with family patriarch and noted pianist Ellis Marsalis Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established…

  12. Peggy Lee Dies At 81

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, died yesterday (Jan. 21) in Los Angeles. She was 81. L Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such…

  13. Tunes On TV

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV listings Jan 14.-20, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Vonda Shepard, Jon Bon Jovi. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Usher (Denis Leary, Jennifer Garner also scheduled). "Top of the Pops," BBC America…

  14. Cher Offers 'Living Proof'

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely" last summer, she had no idea that the tune would resonate as intensely as it does during these days of political unrest. When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely…

  15. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Sun Records

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, and a Sun Records tribute concert. Alicia Keys is the latest performer to sign on for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards. Keys joins previously announced performers 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy on the bill at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas…

  16. Comcast To Air Benefit Featuring Springsteen, Bon Jovi

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, and Joan Jett will be broadcast live Friday (Oct. 19) via Philadelphia-based cable television provider The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe…

  17. TMBG Plan 'Holidayland' EP

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the group's recently released Restless debut, "Mink Car," They Might Be Giants now have a holiday EP coming down the pike. The group will release the five-track "Holidayland" disc Nov. On the heels of the group's recently released Restless debut, …

  18. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  19. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly…

  20. Satellite

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The timing for an album's release has never been so good. The timing for an album's release has never been so good. At a time when the world is awash in tension and uncertainty, today's youth need music that's "cool" but positive. P.O.D. doles out the kind of…

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