1. Siedah!

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The gutters of rock'n'roll are littered with valiant if often dodgy recordings by African-American women striving to follow the guitar-paved path of Tina Turner. The gutters of rock'n'roll are littered with valiant if often dodgy recordings by African-American women…

  2. Treasure

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Cocteau Twins' ground-breaking catalog is revisited with a long-overdue, remastered reissue series. The Cocteau Twins' ground-breaking catalog is revisited with a long-overdue, remastered reissue series. Released in 1984, third album Treasure marked a sonic turning point. It was…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of…

  4. Sex Pistols Summer Tour Taking Shape

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. punk icons the Sex Pistols will tour North America this summer, some 25 years after making their U.S. debut. As first tipped here in March, U.K. punk icons the Sex Pistols will tour North America this summer, some 25 years after making their U.S. debut. The first of approximately 15…

  5. Up All Night

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The last time guitarist John Scofield pulled his band into the studio to cut an album, the result was the 2002 funk-jazz monster Überjam, which earned a Grammy Award nomination. The last time guitarist John Scofield pulled his band into the studio to cut an album, the result was the 2002 funk…

  6. In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete—devoted to an April 1961 performance Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In…

  7. Judge Permits R. Kelly To Travel

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, free on bond since he was indicted on 21 child pornography charges, cannot go to Los Angeles to film a music video, but can travel to attend the BET Awards and perform at an upcoming concert R. Kelly, free on bond since he was indicted on 21 child pornography charges, cannot go to…

  8. Malkmus To Open Radiohead Summer Tour

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks will open the first leg of Radiohead's upcoming North American tour. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks will open the first leg of Radiohead's upcoming North American tour. The initial…

  9. Fine Tuning

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look Music On Television This Week OK. We're facing a second week in a row without any "American Idol" competition. We're moving on. We're strong. Deep breaths... Any MTV live event is due to draw music folks, even if it is the MTV Movie Awards. On Thursday…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assaul 2001 - Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 18,000-square-foot complex is filled with mementos collected by Lynn over the past 40 years and items do 2001 - Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in…

  12. Cockburn Makes 'Best Record' With 27th Set

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Three decades into his career as a solo singer/songwriter, Bruce Cockburn continues to redefine himself musically on his 27th album, "You've Never Seen Everything." Scheduled for a June 10 release in North America, "You'…

  13. Depeche Mode's Gahan Sets Solo Tour

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan will play more than a month's worth of solo North American dates in support of his upcoming album "Paper Monsters," due June 3 from Mute/Reprise. Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan will play more than a month's worth of solo North American…

  14. Thompson Smiles Through Adversity On 'Kit Bag'

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For his new CD, "The Old Kit Bag," veteran troubadour Richard Thompson has taken a sidestep away from his signature sound. "It's basically a trio recording," he says. In addition to his own revered guitar work, Thompson…

  15. 'Hairspray' Leads Tony Nominees

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to lead the field for the 57th annual Tony Awards. Dance musical "Movin' Out," based on the songs of Billy Joel, earned 10 nods. Both will compete fo Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to…

  16. Think Tank

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. Between then and now, lead singer Damon Albarn has participated in two side projects, Gorillaz (dance/electronic) and Mali Music (world music). From this, one…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  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. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really know how to find talent. The biggest of them…

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