1. Blades Takes World Sounds On The Road

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour in support of his latest album, "Mundo" (Sony Discos). Kicking off Oct. 12 in Miami Beach, Fla., the tour currently h Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour…

  2. 'Floetic' Duo Draws On Philly Scene

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The marriage of music and poetry is not a new phenomenon. But for London natives Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, the union serves as inspiration for their musical mission. As Floetry, the duo brings that mission to life on "Floetic,…

  3. Beenie Man 'Storms' Out On The Road

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in support of his second Virgin album "Tropical Storm." The run will kick off Oct. 1 in Providence, R.I., and currently has 2 Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in…

  4. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

  5. McCartney To Release Vintage Beatles Song

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney is ready to release a Beatles song that's been in the archives for more than 35 years. The Times of London reports McCartney will use a track called "Carnival of Light" as the soundtrac Paul McCartney is ready to release a Beatles song that's been in the…

  6. Rock, Welch Among Farm Aid Additions

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap rocker Kid Rock, alt-country artist Gillian Welch, and blues prodigy Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for this weekend's Farm Aid be Rap rocker Kid Rock, alt-country artist Gillian Welch, and blues prodigy Kenny Wayne…

  7. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural…

  8. Prince Tour Produces Live Box Set

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic R&B artist Prince is preparing to grace fans with a three-disc document of his spring North American One Nite Alone tour. "One Nite Alone... Live" will initially be available to members Enigmatic R&B artist Prince is preparing to grace fans with a three-disc…

  9. Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners The Americana Music Association's inaugural Americana Awards were presented Sept. 13, 2002, in Nashville at an event hosted by Jason Ringenberg, leader of Jason & the Scorchers. Artist of the year: Jim Lauderdale Album of the year:…

  10. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 16, 2002

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lifehouse, Natalie Cole, Ruben Blades, Doug Martsch, and more. Pick A New Plan, 'Stan' When it came to Lifehouse's sophomore DreamWorks effort, "Stanley Climbfall," frontman/songwriter Jason Wade had no intention of hanging on a moment in…

  11. Monica Has 'All Eyez On Me'

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Monica has been an R&B mainstay since she debuted in 1995 with the Rowdy/Arista set "Miss Thing." As she prepares for the Nov. 5 release of her third album -- and J Records debut -- "All Eyez on Me," the Atlanta native is…

  12. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

  13. More B.S.

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sharp's sophomore debut, More B.S., is anything but. In a current music industry flood of artist soundalikes and lookalikes, Sharp stands on her own. Sharp's sophomore debut, More B.S., is anything but. In a current music industry flood of artist soundalikes and lookalikes, Sharp…

  14. Night Works

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance/electronic duo Layo & Bushwacka! knows the true meaning of a "good beat." The act's debut, 1998's Low Life, overflowed with a handful of aural flavors, from house and electro to blues a U.K. dance/electronic duo Layo & Bushwacka! knows the true meaning…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>In tribute to all affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Grand Ole Opry, a uniquely American institution, distributes American flags to patrons as they enter the Opry House for t 2001 - In tribute to all affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Grand…

  16. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Latin Grammys, Gary Cherone

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Latin Grammys, Gary Cherone Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, and Shania Twain are the first performers confirmed for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The Nov. 6 ceremony will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and will be broadcast live on…

  17. Zevon Diagnosed With Untreatable Cancer

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to an untreatable stage. Since receiving the diagnosis last month, the artist has been spending time with his c Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to…

  18. Classic Rockers Raise Funds For Sept. 11 Victims

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Billboard…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle…

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