1. Radiohead, Coldplay Head Q Awards

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the world today" at the 13th annual Q Awards, held yesterday (Oct. 21) in London. Coldplay picked up the best album award for "A Rush For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the…

  2. Reggae Pulse: The Heartbeat of Jamaica

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, this disc's track listing seems rather peculiar: It's somehow unjust to put Bob Marley and Desmond Dekker songs on the same album with Inner Circle's "Bad Boys," Third World's "Now Th At first glance, this disc's track listing seems…

  3. 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…

  4. Stewart, Cliff Attempt To Unite World In Song

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and reggae great Jimmy Cliff launched a plan today (Sept. 12) to unite the world in song -- at least for one day. The musicians want radio stations around the world t Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and reggae great Jimmy Cliff launched a plan today (Sept.…

  5. Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number…

  6. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

  7. Nearing 50, Strummer's Guns Still Blaze

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Joe Strummer is feeling the jetlag. The day after arriving in New York to play a five-night stand in Brooklyn with his band the Mescaleros, Strummer is holding court in the bar of his downtown hotel, Joe Strummer is feeling the jetlag. The day after arriving in New York to play a five-night…

  8. 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, …

  9. Billboard Bits: EMP, Charlatans, Pru

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Experience Music Project, Charlatans, Pru Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opened its first international exhibition last night (June 7) with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history of Jamaican popular music from…

  10. Experience Music Project Honors Sun, Reggae

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seattle's Experience Music Project (EMP) will feature live performances by rock legends Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner next month as part of its month-long celebration of Sun Records. "Dawn of Rock: T Seattle's Experience Music Project (EMP) will feature live performances by…

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