1. The Essential Johnny Cash

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential Johnny Cash. To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential…

  2. More Stars Added To Olympic Celebrations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official opening ceremony scheduled for this evening (Feb. 8), musical talent is still signing on to appear at various ev With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official…

  3. TV Exposure Boosts Remy Zero

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Americans want a dose of mainstream rock that favors sentimentality, melodic and tuneful songs, it seems as though there's little choice but to look to across the Atlantic to such lamb-like U.K. When Americans want a dose of mainstream rock that favors sentimentality, melodic and…

  4. Gospel Great James Blackwood Dies

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the giants of Southern gospel music, died yesterday (Feb. 3) of complications of a stroke in Memphis. He was 82. James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the…

  5. Forthcoming XTC Box Boasts Rarities Galore

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST An XTC box set titled "A Coat of Many Cupboards" will be released stateside on April 2 through Caroline Records. A U.K. version will precede the U.S. release March 25 through Virgin Records U.K. An XTC box set titled "A Coat of Many Cupboards" will be released stateside on…

  6. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

  7. Hot Product

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack, and more. This Is A Long 'Drive' Alan Jackson was well into work on his new Arista Nashville album, "Drive," when the events of Sept. 11 intervened. Several weeks later,…

  8. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  9. Orbison's Widow Sues Documentary Filmmakers

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Roy Orbison's widow has filed a $10 million lawsuit against documentary production companies she claims owe her money and misrepresented their relationships with television networks. Barbara Orbison P Roy Orbison's widow has filed a $10 million lawsuit against documentary production…

  10. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  11. Moscow Symphony Orchestra/William Stromberg

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Marco Polo's series dedicated to rejuvenating long-neglected film scores continues with another fine disc devoted to the work of one of the greatest film composers, Bernard Herrmann. Marco Polo's series dedicated to rejuvenating long-neglected film scores continues with another fine…

  12. Motown Brings 'Love' On New Compilations

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugurate the new compilation series, "Love Songs," with sets by Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye just in time to set the mood for Valentine's Day. The compilations will pre Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugurate the new compilation series, "Love…

  13. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again. Hill, 34, gave birth last Thursday to Audrey Caroline McGraw, according to her spokesperson. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie. …

  14. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  15. Now and Forever

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a flair for both comedy and melodrama, along with a musical ear that ranges from rock to opera. Theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a flair for both comedy and melodrama, along with a musical ear that ranges from rock to opera. Although he…

  16. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  17. Lil Bow Wow Returns With 'Doggy Bag'

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Teenage rapper Lil Bow Wow (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) will follow up his multi-platinum debut album with "Doggy Bag," due Dec. 18 via So So Def/Columbia. Produced by Jermaine Dupri, the guest-pack Teenage rapper Lil Bow Wow (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) will follow up his multi…

  18. Country Acts Do Their 'Share' Vs. Substance Abuse

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists who took part in the recording of the feature song for a disc that will benefit drug and alcohol treatment p Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists…

  19. Sanz, Juanes Top Winners At 2nd Latin Grammys

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Sanz led the list of winners with four tropies for the second annual Latin Grammys, announced today (Oct.30) during a press conference at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. The Spanish pop singe Alejandro Sanz led the list of winners with four tropies for the second annual Latin Grammys…

  20. Grand Ole Opry To Stage Sept. 11 Benefit

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will participate in the Grand Ole Opry's benefit for families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Set Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will…

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