1. The Other Ones: Dead Again

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST With a Valentine's Day benefit concert at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, the Other Ones will abandon their name in favor of one somewhat closer to their roots: the Dead. With a Valentine's Day benefit concert at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, the Other Ones will…

  2. Nick Cave Plants New Bad Seeds

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tired of being bound by the traditional major-label album-tour-album cycle, Nick Cave marks a new chapter in his career -- one focused on spontaneity and capturing of-the-moment energy -- with the release of he and the Bad Seeds' Anti-…

  3. 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Billboard/Monitor Radio Awards, presented Feb. 8 at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach. The awards honor radio stations, programmers, and personalities. Radio Station of the Year: Adult Contemporary- Major Market:…

  4. Zevon Reissues Tout Bonus Material

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25 when EMI/Capitol reissues the singer/songwriter's 1969 debut "Wanted Dead or Alive," as well as his two Virgin Records efforts, 1987's "Sentimenta Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death,…

  6. Bon Jovi Eyes DVD, Rarities Collection

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the veteran New Jersey group has a few fan-friendly projects in the works that should see the light of day by the end of 2004. These are exciting times for the members of Bon Jovi. In addition to beginning a stateside arena tour Saturday (Feb. 8)…

  7. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Webb, VP Records

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Springsteen, Webb, VP Records The previously reported benefit concert Bruce Springsteen will perform in Somerville, Mass., has grown. The Boss will perform a solo show Feb. 19 at the Somerville Theater in addition to the previously confirmed Feb. 20 event. An official statement…

  8. Billboard Bits: Common, Sister Hazel & More

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Common, Sister Hazel & More Common will soon be seen in a print ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Shot by photographer Ken Nahoum, the ad features the rapper about to eat a veggie burger and the tagline, "Think Before You Eat. Go Veg for Life."…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the giants of Southern gospel music, dies in Memphis of complications of a stroke. He is 82. 2002 - James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and…

  10. Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST As a guitar innovator, studio wizard, and the engine that started the Tractors, Steve Ripley has never strayed too far from his Tulsa, Okla., roots. As a guitar innovator, studio wizard, and the engine that started the Tractors, Steve Ripley has never strayed too far from his Tulsa, Okla.,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Usher/Doug E. Fresh, Liz Phair & More

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Usher/Doug E. Fresh, Liz Phair & More R&B star Usher and rap veteran Doug E. Fresh have joined the lineup of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Read to Achieve Celebration. Set for Feb. 8 at Atlanta's Phillips Arena, the event will see Usher joining NBA…

  12. Lucinda Williams Sets European Tour

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. The trek will come on the…

  13. Metallica To Hit European Festival Circuit

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Metallica will hit the road in Europe in the late spring and summer. The veteran California-based band has six stops lined up in June, beginning with an appearance at the Rock Im Park festival June 6 Metallica will hit the road in Europe in the late spring and summer. The veteran California…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  15. Billboard Bits: Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil Melee Entertainment, a new firm founded by former Priority Records head Bryan Turner, has entered into a joint venture deal with DreamWorks Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Based in DreamWorks' Beverly Hills headquarters, Melee will initially focus on…

  16. Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony i Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish…

  17. First Recordings Selected For Library Of Congress

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group of recordings to be entered into the National Recording Registry, which was initiated by Congress in 2000. U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group…

  18. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  19. Rêves d'Oasis: Desert Blues 2

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that lingered on Europe's world-music charts for months. Such success has sparked Desert Blues 2, a second double-CD compilation high Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - "Deep Purple In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paul Mann,…

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