1. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  2. Land of the Sun

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. It was a disc of balladic love songs from Cuba and…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip…

  4. Elvis Musical Heading To Broadway

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Always eager to keep Elvis Presley working, managers of his estate have set their sights on Broadway. "All Shook Up," a musical commissioned by the Presley estate and featuring a string of his hit son Always eager to keep Elvis Presley working, managers of his estate have set their…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Metallica, Clay Aiken, Erykah Badu, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. METALLICA'S METAL (AND CLAY AIKEN, TOO) Dear Mr. Bronson, My husband and I have a debate going. He says that Metallica's "black" album went double-platinum in 12 days and I am…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while 2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's…

  9. Unreleased Song Bolsters Elvis Collection

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A never-before-released song recorded by Elvis Presley nearly 40 years ago was recently unearthed and will be issued Oct. 7 by RCA on.. A never-before-released song recorded by Elvis Presley nearly 40 years ago was recently unearthed and will be issued Oct. 7 by RCA on the previously…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's third marriage and Mutter's second. 2002 - Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's…

  11. Legendary Producer Sam Phillips Dies

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him sing songs for his mother, has died. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him…

  12. Record Companies Sue Spanish Download Site

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Several record companies are suing the Madrid, Spain-based operator of the file-sharing site Puretunes, accusing it of illegally selling copyrighted songs over the Internet. Several record companies are suing the Madrid, Spain-based operator of the file-sharing site Puretunes, accusing it of…

  13. Ask Billboard

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about reissues, the Ataris and Mick Jagger. WORTH THE "RE" INVESTMENT Hello Keith, I heard "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is being remastered and re-released as a double CD with bonus tracks on July 29. A couple of months ago,…

  14. SINATRA—THE CLASSIC DUETS

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sinatra's timeless songs and one-of-a-kind swagger live on with this disc of memorable duets. Frank Sinatra's timeless songs and one-of-a-kind swagger live on with this disc of memorable duets. Sinatra sings here with such music greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Louis…

  15. 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…

  16. Buckley, Byrds Launch Legacy Reissue Series

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several revered recordings, in step with Universal Music Enterprises' (UME) revered "Deluxe Editions." Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several…

  17. Ask Billboard

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and Elvis Presley, and clarifies a previous question about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini. KEEPING TABS ON '10' Dear Keith, I am a longtime fan of LL Cool J, and I was just curious as to how many…

  18. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for ""TP-2.com"" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in L 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

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