1. Hendrix Family Organizing Tribute, Memorial

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST On the heels of Motown's Stevie Wonder tribute album, due Tuesday, comes word of a similar Jimi Hendrix salute helmed by the late guitarist's step-sister Janie. On the heels of Motown's Stevie Wonder tribute album , due Tuesday, comes word of a similar Jimi Hendrix salute…

  2. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  4. The Essential Janis Joplin

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than three decades after her death from a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room, Janis Joplin remains the goddess of female rock vocalists. More than three decades after her death from a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room, Janis Joplin remains the goddess of female rock…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington…

  6. Epic Readies Clash Essentials

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. The 40 songs…

  7. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an international star in the 1980s, is arrested after an alleged incident in a London pub. He is charged with assault and possession of a 2002 - Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an…

  9. Susan Tedeschi Disc Worth The 'Wait'

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Susan Tedeschi's Tone-Cool label debut "Just Won't Burn" earned the budding blues artist a surprise Grammy Award nomination in 2000 for best new artist -- not to mention non-stop comparisons with Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin.…

  10. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven poun 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their…

  12. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  13. Spiritual Memories Captured On 'Monterey Pop' DVD

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey Pop Festival of June 16-18, 1967, in northern California -- Eric Burdon & the Animals sang the lyrics: "Young gods smiled upon the In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards. 2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual…

  15. Artists Celebrate 'Being Out'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed to openness and honesty" have contributed tracks to the benefit compilation "Being Out Rocks." A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, I was saddened to learn of the death of Erma…

  18. More B.S.

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sharp's sophomore debut, More B.S., is anything but. In a current music industry flood of artist soundalikes and lookalikes, Sharp stands on her own. Sharp's sophomore debut, More B.S., is anything but. In a current music industry flood of artist soundalikes and lookalikes, Sharp…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson, The Cure, Erma Franklin

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album, the Cure's planned 'Trilogy Concerts,' and the death of Erma Franklin. The debut album release by "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has been postponed until early 2003. Sources say that…

  20. Songwriter Bert Berns Saluted

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was responsible for songs that are synonymous with the likes of Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), the Drifters ("Un As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was…

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