1. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Divas Duets,' Jane's Addiction, Spiritualized

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Divas Duets,' Jane's, Spiritualized Shania Twain is the latest artist to be added to the lineup of tomorrow's (May 22) " VH1 Divas Duets ." Airing live from Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET, the event will also feature reality TV star Sharon Osbourne and actress…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  4. Rendezvous in New York

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In late 2001, Chick Corea used the occasion of his 60th birthday to take up residency at New York's Blue Note nightclub, reuniting with many of his most-celebrated collaborators. In late 2001, Chick Corea used the occasion of his 60th birthday to take up residency at New York's Blue…

  5. Apollo Theater, New York

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York's Apollo Theater was the perfect setting for a stop on Billboard Century Award honoree Annie Lennox's first solo tour. Bare, the singer's forthcoming J Records album, delves deeper into the b New York's Apollo Theater was the perfect setting for a stop on…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  7. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music…

  8. Metallica Debuts New Song, Bassist At MTV Tribute

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Playing in public for the first time with new bassist Rob Trujillo, Metallica ran through a fast and furious medley of songs at the "mtvICON" tribute concert for the veteran metal act Saturday in Los Playing in public for the first time with new bassist Rob Trujillo, Metallica ran…

  9. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  10. Damnation

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Swedish death-metal outfit Opeth walloped fans with a blistering attack with last year's set, Deliverance, but the quartet took a 180-degree turn with Damnation, the sister project that was recorded Swedish death-metal outfit Opeth walloped fans with a blistering attack with last year&…

  11. Chris Cagle

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cagle's follow-up to the 2000 set Play It Loud offers up a more confident, seasoned version of the party outlaw that first caught country listeners' ears and expands on that image to include mor Chris Cagle's follow-up to the 2000 set Play It Loud offers up a more…

  12. Shine

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shine is a minor-key album from a major-key producer, Daniel Lanois, who has worked on landmark recordings with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan. Shine is a minor-key album from a major-key producer, Daniel Lanois, who has worked on landmark recordings with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan.…

  13. Edwin McCain Returns To Stripped Down Sound

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If Edwin McCain happens to perform a song from his new album, "The Austin Sessions," at next year's Grammy Awards, don't expect a stage filled with candles, exotic dancers, and the New York Philharmonic. Don't look for…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. 1999 - Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a…

  15. Billboard Bits: Skynyrd/Hagar, McCulloch, 'Finding Nemo'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sammy Hagar plan summer tour, Ian McCulloch to tour behind third solo album, and Thomas Newman marks his first animation score with 'Finding Nemo.' Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd and veteran rocker Sammy Hagar will team up for a summer tour kicking off July 19…

  16. Stroke-Stricken Vandross Has Tracheotomy

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran soul balladeer Luther Vandross, described as barely conscious two weeks after suffering a stroke, has undergone a tracheotomy to fight off pneumonia, according to his business manager. The pro Veteran soul balladeer Luther Vandross, described as barely conscious two weeks after…

  17. Pop, Rock & R&B Fuel Fox 'Music Mania'

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A wide variety of artists from the worlds of pop, rock, and R&B/hip-hop will star in Fox television's "Summer Music Mania 2003." Alice Cooper, Brian McKnight, Fabolous, Kelly Clarkson, Tyrese, Sma A wide variety of artists from the worlds of pop, rock, and R&B/hip-hop…

  18. The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is tough not to be jealous of Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' 22-year-old frontman. During the second of two recent shows in Los Angeles, Oberst spectacularly described in song the beautiful but oftenti It is tough not to be jealous of Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' 22-year-old frontman.…

  19. Beacon Theatre, New York

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result ca It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, 2001 - Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel…

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