1. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept.…

  2. 20 Years Later, Thompson Returns To The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The veteran folk singer/songwriter will be on the road in support of the recently released "Fashionably Late" (Rounder), Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The…

  3. Artists Head South For 'Austin City Limits' Festival

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly Willis are among the more than 60 artists that will be on hand for the inaugural Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 28-29 in the Texas ca Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly Willis are among the more than 60 artists…

  4. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  5. Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks featuring the late Jeff Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lu Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks…

  6. Madonna's 'Swept Away' Due In October

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her husband, Guy Ritchie, will open Oct. 11 in U.S. theaters. The movie was initially titled "Love, Sex, Drugs, and Death," and is based on the The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her…

  7. Chris Thomas Mixes Old With New On 'Dirty'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and was featured prominently on the soundtrack and subsequent Down From the Mountain tours... Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and was…

  8. Sleater-Kinney Unleashes The 'Beat'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney has posted the entirety of its forthcoming album, "One Beat," on the Web site of its label, Kill Rock Stars. Indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney has posted the entirety of its forthcoming album, "One Beat," on the Web site of its label, Kill Rock…

  9. Daybreaker

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth Orton continues blending organic and electronic sounds, mixing them to an often ent On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap rivals Esham and T.N.T. The incident occurs during a tour stop in Camden, N.J., and leaves T.N.T. with bruises an 2001 - Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap…

  11. Rapper Cam'ron Arrested In New York

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Cam'ron (real name: Cameron Giles) was arrested Monday on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pulled the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle made Rapper Cam'ron (real name: Cameron Giles) was arrested Monday on the…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ""Dreaming of You,"" her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debu 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "…

  13. Hot Product

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Linda Thompson, Beth Orton, and more. The 'Rising' Tide Rock troubadour Bruce Springsteen returns this week with "The Rising" (Columbia) -- his first album of new material since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom…

  14. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max R 2001 - Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He…

  16. The Tight Connection

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Three years ago, singer/lyricist Amy Dykes and musical technician Dan Geller, who record collectively as I Am the World Trade Center (IATWTC), issued their debut, Out of the Loop. Three years ago, singer/lyricist Amy Dykes and musical technician Dan Geller, who record collectively as I Am the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Kurt Cobain, TMBG, Harry Connick Jr.

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kurt Cobain, TMBG, Harry Connick Jr. "Journals," a hardcover book replicating the diaries of late Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain is near completion and will go on sale Nov. 11, Riverhead Books co-editorial director Julie Grau tells Billboard.com. "It's a replica of his…

  18. Cash Appears Among 'Kindred Spirits' On Tribute

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and Travis Tritt, country legend Johnny Cash appears on his own upcoming tribute album, "Kindred Spirits." Due Sept. 24 from Lucky Along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and Travis…

  19. U.K. Rockers Hit The Classroom

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to teach courses in songwriting, vocals, guitar, bass and drums. The Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) has A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to…

  20. Billboard Bits: Nelly, The Strokes, Steve Earle

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, The Strokes, Steve Earle Rap star Nelly, whose second Universal album, "Nellyville" is No. 1 on The Billboard 200, is getting ready to add TV star to his resume with a comedy in development at Paramount Network Television. According to the deal, which is still being…

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