1. 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,…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  3. 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…

  4. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  5. 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…

  6. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  7. Believe

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Since he first cracked the top 40 in 1966 with "Tell It Like It Is" (a No. 1 R&B hit; top five on the Hot 100), Aaron Neville's gossamer tenor has been one of nature's great wonders. And on his se Since he first cracked the top 40 in 1966 with "Tell It Like It Is…

  8. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  9. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

  10. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Salute To The Blues & More

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Salute To The Blues, and Black Eyed Peas Madonna will make her episodic television debut on NBC's "Will & Grace" in May. The network did not give details on the storyline of the episode. Madonna hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the '80s and…

  11. Blu Cantrell Is Back With 'Breathe'

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In 2001, Blu Cantrell scored immediate success with the Dallas Austin-written and -produced single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)." The quirky, jazzy anthem for scorned women spent two weeks at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 and…

  12. Master P Ordered To Pay Grandma Damages

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been ordered to pay $105,000 in punitive damages to a grandmother whose voice was secretly recorded and used to introduce a cut on artist Magic's album "Sky's th Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been ordered to pay $105,000 in…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people a 1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with…

  14. Chapter 2: The Voice

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness. Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness. But the…

  15. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ultimately disappointed by its lack of…

  16. Simon's Solo Smashes Stuff New Set

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin'," a two-CD package collecting Paul Simon's solo hits from 1972 through 2000, will be bundled with a bonus disc of previously unrelease "The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know…

  17. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  18. Friends Flank Willie Nelson On Live Album

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars" will be released as an audio CD Nov. 5 via Lost Highway Records. Broadcast May 31, the event at Nashville's Ryman Audi The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars &…

  19. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, DMX, Pantene Pro-Voice

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, DMX, Pantene Pro-Voice Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sanz, and Vicente and Alejandro Fernandez have been added to the talent lineup for tomorrow's (Sept. 18) third annual Latin Grammy Awards. They join previously announced performers Carlos Santana with P.O.D., Marc…

  20. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

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