1. God's Work Still Comes First For Blind Boys

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When the Blind Boys of Alabama went out on a limb last year, embracing a blusier sound and covering songs by Tom Waits, Ben Harper, and the Rolling Stones, fans of blues, soul, and rock responded, turning "Spirit of the Century" -- the…

  2. Stapp's Vocal Woes Force Creed Tour Reorganization

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a throat affliction suffered by singer Scott Stapp. The band's frontman is "suffering from acute laryngitis due to the Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a…

  3. Billboard Bits: Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Emmylou Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards Country veteran Emmylou Harris will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Patrick J. Leahy Humanitarian Award for her efforts to focus attention on the plight of landmine survivors. She'll be presented with…

  4. 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,…

  5. Brown Sugar

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those in the music business, a love For those in the music business, a love of music is often as strong as any other loves in their lives. Actors Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan explore that dichotomy in the new Fox Searchlight film Brown Sugar. Like the film, the accompanying soundtrack…

  6. Some Listeners Seeing 'Red' Over New McGraw Single

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical controversy of "Indian Outlaw." Eight years later, another more sober McGraw song is again sparking consternation among some li Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical…

  7. Creed Fan Jailed For Violating Order

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A fan of rock band Creed is in an Oklahoma City jail today (Oct. 1), accused of violating a restraining order filed by the group's lead singer Scott Stapp. Tamera Jeanine Andrade, 35, was arrested Sat A fan of rock band Creed is in an Oklahoma City jail today (Oct. 1), accused of…

  8. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  9. Girls of Grace

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At a time when many successful artists aren't mindful of their platform and the impact their music can have on young people, Christian pop foursome Point of Grace (POG) understand the responsibility a At a time when many successful artists aren't mindful of their platform and the…

  10. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as ""Love Story (Where Do I Begin),"" ""Ebb Tide,"" ""I 2000 - Songwriter Carl…

  12. Billboard Bits: Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema Veteran hip-hop artist Kool G Rap will issue his eighth studio album, "The Giancana Story," Nov. 12 as his first release under a newly signed deal with Rawkus/Koch Entertainment. The set features guest appearances by Capone-N-Noreaga,…

  13. 39TunesOnTV

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 23 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Mark Paul Gosselaar, Aida Turturro, Paige Davis). "Total…

  14. 'Floetic' Duo Draws On Philly Scene

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The marriage of music and poetry is not a new phenomenon. But for London natives Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, the union serves as inspiration for their musical mission. As Floetry, the duo brings that mission to life on "Floetic,…

  15. Foos, Thom Yorke Set For Bridge Benefit

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton, the Other Ones, Jack Johnson, and Tenacious D will join Neil Young at the 16th annual Bridge School Benefit acoustic co Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  16. 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&…

  17. When Lightnin' Struck the Pine

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CeDell Davis is a native of Helena, Ark., one of the true cradles of the Delta blues. CeDell Davis is a native of Helena, Ark., one of the true cradles of the Delta blues. He's been playing guitar and singing the blues in Arkansas for decades without receiving much notice, though it…

  18. DJ Shadow, Flaming Lips, Bjork Make Shortlist Cut

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips are among the 10 finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, whittled down from a much longer list made by a pan Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips are among the 10 finalists for the second…

  19. Producer Parish Makes A 'Move'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Parish once again teams up with his old friend Polly Jean Harvey on his new solo album, "How Animals Move," released Sept. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The Bristol-based multi instrumentalist/producer f John Parish once again teams up with his old friend Polly Jean Harvey on his new…

  20. 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards Winners

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards, handed out Sept. 9 in Calgary, Alberta. Fans' Choice Award: Terri Clark Female Artist of the Year: Carolyn Dawn Johnson Male Artist of the Year: Paul Brandt Group or Duo of the…

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