1. Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Priority/Capitol will release expanded versions of Ice Cube's first four album in coming weeks. On Feb. 25, "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" and "Death Certificate" will be issued, with "The Predator" and "L Priority/Capitol will release expanded versions…

  2. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  3. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  4. 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…

  5. Copeland, Magic Slim Lead W.C. Handy Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Fellow veterans Solomon Burke, W.C. Clark, and Charlie M Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the…

  6. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  8. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  9. Axiom: Reconstructions & Vexations

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mixmaster/producer/Tabla Beat Science bassist Bill Laswell is a busy man these days, yet he's found time to get behind this remix project. Mixmaster/producer/Tabla Beat Science bassist Bill Laswell is a busy man these days, yet he's found time to get behind this remix project. He&…

  10. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Salute To The Blues & More

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Salute To The Blues, and Black Eyed Peas Madonna will make her episodic television debut on NBC's "Will & Grace" in May. The network did not give details on the storyline of the episode. Madonna hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the '80s and…

  11. Autopsy Shows Gibb Had Twisted Intestine

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died because his bowel and small intestine had become so twisted they restricted his blood flow, according to autopsy results released yesterday (Jan. 16). As previously r Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died because his bowel and small intestine had become so…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work With little more than a week to go before Spitfire Pictures' "Masked & Anonymous," starring Bob Dylan, has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped in and acquired the North American…

  13. Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather…

  14. Yanni Slates Ambitious North American Tour

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58-city arena trek, his first tour in five years, will keep the artist on the road in North America through a J New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58…

  15. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and…

  16. Billboard Bits: Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John LL Cool J, Anastacia, and Paulina Rubio will pay tribute to Run-D.M.C., Cyndi Lauper, and Celia Cruz, respectively, in a new series of soft-drink Dr Pepper's "Be You" television ads. Both the artists paying tribute and those being honored…

  17. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  18. Lovett's Filmwork Compiled On 'Smile'

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's next studio album, Curb/MCA has compiled a dozen tracks the Texas-based artist and his Large Band have contributed to soundtracks over the past decade. Several of To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's next studio album, Curb/MCA has compiled a…

  19. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The…

  20. Billboard Bits: MTV Asia Awards, Thalia, Craig David

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on MTV Asia Awards, Thalia, Craig David Shaggy and Hong Kong-born Mandarin-pop singer CoCo Lee will host the second MTV Asia Awards, set for Jan. 24 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The event will feature performances by Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Nick Carter, Blue, Atomic Kitten,…

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