1. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  2. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  3. 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…

  4. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart achievments of Maurice Gibb and Aaliyah. IN MEMORIAM: Fans all over the world are mourning the passing of Maurice Gibb, who was just 53 when he died in a Miami Beach hospital on Jan. 12. While Gibb is primarily thought of as an artist, performing with his…

  7. Jay Boberg Resigns As MCA President

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be overseen by Interscope/Geffen/A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine. However, MCA will remain a "full-service, free-standing Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be…

  8. Billboard Bits: Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Air, NJ Skate & Surf, Peter Green Although Air's next Source/Astralwerks studio album isn't expected until late 2003 at the earliest, the French duo has teamed with Italian writer Alessandro Baricco for "City Reading (Tre Storie Western)," due March 25. Baricco…

  9. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  10. Townshend Free After Child Porn Arrest

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody early this morning (Jan. 14), and is resting at home after his arrest on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, his lawy The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody early this morning (Jan.…

  11. Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb Dies At 53

    January 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bee Gees principal Maurice Gibb died early this morning (Jan. 12) at a Miami Beach hospital, his family said. He was 53. Gibb, who joined with his older brother Barry and his twin Robin in one of the Bee Gees principal Maurice Gibb died early this morning (Jan. 12) at a Miami Beach hospital,…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  13. Billboard Bits: Sting, O-Town, Harold Arlen

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, O-Town, Harold Arlen Sting is rehearsing material for his next A&M/Interscope studio album at his studio in Tuscany, Italy. According to the artist's official Web site , a steady stream of unnamed guest artists have participated in the process. Recording for the as-yet…

  14. Baseball, Boston Acts Band Together For Fundraiser

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons has set his third annual Hot Stove/Cool Music Fundraiser Concert Jan. 15 at Boston's Paradise Rock Club. ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons has set his third annual Hot Stove/Cool Music Fundraiser Concert Jan. 15 at Boston's Paradise Rock Club.…

  15. Yardbirds Take Flight Again With 'Birdland'

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds are wrapping work on "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is due April 22 on guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds are wrapping work on "Birdland,"…

  16. Hank Williams Remembered In Opry Tribute

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to Hank Williams 50 years after his death, recalling a man whose honest, cutting songs about cheating, drinking and loneliness changed the direction of country music. W The Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to Hank Williams 50 years after his death, recalling a man…

  17. Shania Set For Super Bowl

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT&T Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show. The announcement of Twain's participation in the Jan. 26 extravaganza was International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT…

  18. 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…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness. He is 36. Petrucciani was the first French artist signed to EMI's Blue Note imprint, 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits with her husband of 15 months. In a statement, the singer says she intends to "remain good friends" with husband Jimmy Gulzar, whom she met on t 2000 - Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits…

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