1. Midnight and Lonesome

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST From his thumping take on the Everly Brothers "Price of Love," which opens the festivities, Buddy Miller's latest Hightone release offers another dose of some of country's least-tamed brilliance. From his thumping take on the Everly Brothers "Price of Love,"…

  2. Metallica Trudging Ahead With New Album

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official Web site earlier this week to update fans on the status of the group's next studio album. "For the first time ever," Ulrich said Metall Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official…

  3. White Honored At First Amendment Gala

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, Ruben Blades, and Public Enemy, the Creative Coalition posthumously honored Billboard editor in chief Timothy As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin,…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  5. Retrospective

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house guitarist—the man annotator Bob Blumenthal calls "the label's most ubiquitous performer at the time." This long-overdue fou Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house…

  6. Billboard Bits: Welch, 'Rock The House,' Blasters

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Gillian Welch, VH1's new series 'Rock The House,' and new tourdates for the original Blasters. Acony Records has set a Nov. 12 release for "The Revelator Collection," a DVD collection of videos and live performances from singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.…

  7. Parton, Womack Among Latest CMA Awards Additions

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup. It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more…

  8. Fulks Invites Fans To Heckle Ryan Adams

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roots rock rabble-rouser Robbie Fulks is adding a little fuel to a recent controversy involving fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. At one of the latter's concerts earlier this month in Nashville, so Roots rock rabble-rouser Robbie Fulks is adding a little fuel to a recent controversy…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Ind 2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are…

  10. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself…

  12. Contemporary: Original Jazz Classics Sampler

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley, Calif.-based Fantasy Inc. The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley,…

  13. White To Be Honored At Creative Coalition Concert

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with the Creative Coalition's Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award. The honor will be bestowed during the Seconding Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with…

  14. 'Idol' Finalist Tamyra Gray Signs With RCA

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini, finalist Tamyra Gray has also inked a record deal with "Idol" producer Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited. Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini ,…

  15. Opera Star Placido Domingo Knighted

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Opera singer Placido Domingo received an honorary knighthood at the British embassy in Washington, D.C., yesterday (Oct. 14) for his contributions to music and his charity work in England and around t Opera singer Placido Domingo received an honorary knighthood at the British embassy in…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after ""Beautiful Day"" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's ""Kids"" to take the top place 2000 - For the fourth time in…

  17. Marley's 'Rastaman' Gets Expanded Treatment

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley & the Wailers' revered 1976 album "Rastaman Vibration" will be reissued in an expanded two-CD set Nov. 19 via Island/Tuff Gong/UME. Housing six previously unreleased mixes and nine prev Bob Marley & the Wailers' revered 1976 album "Rastaman…

  18. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  19. Kindred Spirits—A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted, but what separates this collection from the many that bear Cash's name this year is the simple fact that it salutes In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted,…

  20. Reggae Pulse: The Heartbeat of Jamaica

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, this disc's track listing seems rather peculiar: It's somehow unjust to put Bob Marley and Desmond Dekker songs on the same album with Inner Circle's "Bad Boys," Third World's "Now Th At first glance, this disc's track listing seems…

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