1. Alabama Tour Fares Well

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For country supergroup Alabama, parting is indeed sweet sorrow. The sweetness is to the tune of $15 million in box office grosses before the tour even hits its stride. Billed as Alabama's Farewell tour, the 40-city trek ends in mid-November.…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2001 - Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock…

  3. A Perfect Circle Looks To Lucky 'Thirteen'

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin album, "Thirteenth Step." As previously reported, the set is the band's first with new bassist Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2001 - Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2000 - At Lynn Anderson's annual Fan Fair fan club party at Spence Manor's guitar-shaped swimming pool,…

  5. Cher's 'Farewell' Tour Beats On

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American Living Proof - The Farewell Tour. The year-old trek now extends to the end of August, with more cities yet t With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American…

  6. Nashville Matriarch June Carter Cash Dies

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville yesterday (May 15) after complications from heart surgery. She was 73. Her family, including her husband, was at Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville…

  7. One Step Forward

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With its 1999 debut, Princesses Nubiennes (Nubian Princesses), French sisters in song Les Nubians watched their engaging French-language R&B/hip-hop take mainstream root in the U.S.—proving With its 1999 debut, Princesses Nubiennes (Nubian Princesses), French sisters in song Les Nubians…

  8. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

  9. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor,…

  10. A Perfect Circle Tapped For Lollapalooza

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of this summer's Lollapalooza festival, filling in for Queens Of The Stone Age, who have prior European touring commitm Hard rock outfit A Perfect Circle has been tapped for six dates on the mainstage of…

  11. Les Nubians Take 'One Step Forward'

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Four years ago, the French duo Les Nubians put an international spin on R&B with "Princesses Nubiennes" (Nubian Princesses), their debut. Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart return with "One Step Forward," their sophomore…

  12. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). -- The 12th installment in the "NOW…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  14. Lollapalooza To Kick Off July 3

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New Yo The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in…

  15. ZZ Top, Nugent Crack Open A Cold One

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Th ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2001 - Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2000 - Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current…

  17. Ozzfest Gears Up For Another Summer Run

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest 2003, which kicks off its eighth edition June 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas. F As first tipped here last week, Korn, Disturbed, and Marilyn Manson will headline Ozzfest…

  18. Artists Salute Dylan's Inspirational Albums

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two of Bob Dylan's inspirational albums. "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" will pay homage to 1979's "Slow Train Coming" an Columbia will on March 25 release an 11-track tribute to two…

  19. Zombie's '1,000 Corpses' Emerges In April

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses" is finally slated to open April 11 in the U.S., with the accompanying soundtrack available March 18. Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses"…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

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