1. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Placebo

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Placebo Rap star Nelly is joining his sister, Jackie Donahue, at the forefront of a bone marrow donation awareness and recruitment campaign. Donahue, who suffers from leukemia, is also hoping to find a donor for herself through the "Jes Us 4 Jackie"…

  2. 'Three Pickers' Concert Heads To CD, DVD

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 2002 concert that brought together bluegrass legends Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and Ricky Skaggs will be documented on upcoming CD and DVD releases. Due July 15 via Rounder, "Three Pickers" features A 2002 concert that brought together bluegrass legends Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs,…

  3. Ashley MacIsaac Returns Rejuvenated

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After several years of life on the pop-music fringe, Ashley MacIsaac is ready to tackle the mainstream. He ended a six-year hiatus from recording May 6 with a self-titled Decca/Universal debut that strives to highlight his stylistic versatility.…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300…

  5. Shows To Celebrate 'YES New York' Release

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The June 3 release date of the "YES New York" compilation (on Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice Records) will serve as an occasion for celebration. The June 3 release date of the " YES New York " compilation (on Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice…

  6. Reggae, Mainstream Acts To Play Sumfests

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural U.S. version of the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, as well as the 11th annual Sumfest in Jamaica. The U.S. even Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural…

  7. Pat Green Rides 'Wave' Of New Album

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Pat Green has slated July 15 as the release date for his second Republic/Universal album, "Wave On Wave." Produced by Don Gehman (John Mellencamp, R.E.M.), the 13-track set once again f Country artist Pat Green has slated July 15 as the release date for his second…

  8. Pearl Jam Tour Spawns DVD, More Shows

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has quietly begun selling a DVD of its Dec. 6 concert at Seattle's Showbox club at shows on its current North American tour. Pearl Jam has quietly begun selling a DVD of its Dec. 6 concert at Seattle's Showbox club at shows on its current North American tour . A…

  9. R.I. Nightclub Blaze Claims 100th Victim

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rhode Island nightclub blaze sparked by the pyrotechnic display of the rock band Great White has claimed its 100th victim. A woman who spent months clinging to life after being pulled from the Feb The Rhode Island nightclub blaze sparked by the pyrotechnic display of the rock band Great…

  10. John Hiatt Gets Tribute Treatment While Delivering New Album

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On May 6, John Hiatt arrives with "Beneath This Gruff Exterior," the first album on which he shares billing with his longstanding road band, the Goners. "The four of us do something together that we don't do apart," Hiatt…

  11. Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhil "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of…

  12. 'Gilligan's Island' Composer Wyle Dies

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died Friday of leukemia. George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died…

  13. House of Blues, West Hollywood, Calif.

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen Edwards faced a sparse house at the House of Blues for her Los Angeles debut. Maybe it was attrition because of Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen…

  14. Hammerstein Ballroom, New York

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York-based electronic pop/performance art duo Fischerspooner (frontman/lyricist Casey Spooner and composer/producer Warren Fischer) brought its lavish, sexually provocative show to a packed Hammer New York-based electronic pop/performance art duo Fischerspooner (frontman/lyricist Casey…

  15. Sean Paul 'Busy' Ousting 50 Cent Single

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to a major boost in airplay, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" on Billboard's Hot 100. In making the 2-1 jump, Paul earns his first No. 1 on the main sin Thanks to a major boost in airplay, Sean Paul's …

  16. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  17. Country Acts Celebrate Southern Baseball Tradition

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will celebrate minor league baseball and the 100th anniversary of the South Atlantic League (SAL) by taking part in the Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will…

  18. Great White Plans Club Benefit Tour

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Surviving members of the rock band Great White will embark on a nationwide tour to raise money for families of victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 99 people. Attorney Ed McPherson s Surviving members of the rock band Great White will embark on a nationwide tour to raise…

  19. Musiq To Headline Grey Goose Trek

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Musiq, Jaguar Wright, and Vivian Green are confirmed for the Grey Goose Music Tour, which kicks off May 22 in Washington, D.C., and bows June 22 in Orlando, Fla. Last year's Grey Goose tour featured B Musiq, Jaguar Wright, and Vivian Green are confirmed for the Grey Goose Music Tour,…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. THE PIANIST: Lynne Arriale , a…

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