1. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest Country star Tim McGraw and his band the Dancehall Doctors will play a free show for military personnel and their families later this month. The May 21 performance will take place at Colorado's Fort Carson Army Base/Pershing Field. "I…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70. 2002 - Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including…

  4. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blur You Better 'Think' One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that juxtaposes sonic…

  5. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Acclaimed folk/rock artist Richard Thompson's "The Old Kit Bag" (Cooking Vinyl/spinART). -- Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson's "On and On" (Universal). -- Canadian rock outfit New Pornographers…

  6. 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:…

  7. Do You Swing?

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT You have to love this band. After some 25 years, these hard-lovin', apparently hard-drinkin' guys from Queens, N.Y. You have to love this band. After some 25 years, these hard-lovin', apparently hard-drinkin' guys from Queens, N.Y., are still bangin' out vintage,…

  8. Dance Divas

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's a boa paradise on Dance Divas, a non-stop, 75-minute tour de force of beats and bellows, courtesy of popular New York-based DJ Louie DeVito. It's a boa paradise on Dance Divas, a non-stop, 75-minute tour de force of beats and bellows, courtesy of popular New York-based DJ Louie…

  9. Trance Classics

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. For others, classical arrangements punctuated by stabbing basslines are essential. Whatever,…

  10. So Many Rivers

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball's last album, Presumed Innocent (2001), won the W.C. Handy Award for blues album of the year. Pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball's last album, Presumed Innocent (2001), won the W.C. Handy Award for blues album of the year. Such success is bound to produce…

  11. Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and likeness to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" The Hellcat Pictures film was written a Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and…

  12. Dixie Chicks Fans Cheer At Tour Opener

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North American tour kick-off concert in Greenville, S.C., last night (May 1). Fans showed little concern for the controversy t A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North…

  13. Misfits, RFTC Rock For Joey Ramone

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Punk veterans the Misfits will pay tribute to late punk icon Joey Ramone when they headline Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash May 16 at New York's Webster Hall. Joining the Misfits in an all-star lineup wil Punk veterans the Misfits will pay tribute to late punk icon Joey Ramone when they…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  15. B2K Slates 'Scream III' Summer Tour

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen R&B act B2K will hit the road in July on its Scream III tour. Along for the ride, which kicks off July 2 at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif., will be Marques Houston, Mario, Nick Teen R&B act B2K will hit the road in July on its Scream III tour. Along for the ride,…

  16. Eve Eyeing 'The Woodsman'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-actress Eve, Benjamin Bratt, and Kyra Sedgwick are in negotiations to star opposite Kevin Bacon in "The Woodsman," a drama about pedophilia for Lee Daniels Entertainment, the production company Rapper-actress Eve, Benjamin Bratt, and Kyra Sedgwick are in negotiations to star…

  17. 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,…

  18. Ministry Of Sound Bows Download Program

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT London-based dance-music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) has begun offering almost 100,000 tracks for legitimate download from its Web site, Billboard Bulletin reports. MoS relaunched the site yesterday London-based dance-music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) has begun offering almost 100,000…

  19. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that…

  20. Eclectic Acts Rock Fourth Coachella Fest

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Drawing more than 30,000 to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca More than seventy acts performed across five stages this weekend (April 26-27) at the fourth…

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