1. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  2. Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert, they found themselves advocating their old cause in a unique political middle ground between the U.S. and Chi When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert,…

  3. Dixie Chicks Speak Out On ABC

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks, who saw sales plummet and fans smash their CDs after singer Natalie Maines told a London audience she was "ashamed" President Bush hails from Texas, say they fear for their lives ami The Dixie Chicks, who saw sales plummet and fans smash their CDs after singer…

  4. Cheap Trick Offers Something 'Special'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since 1997, "Special One," on July 8. The set will be issued through the band's own Cheap Trick Unlimited label in conjunction with Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since…

  5. Universal, EMI Sue Napster's Backers

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) and EMI filed a lawsuit against the venture capitalists who backed Napster Inc., claiming they contributed to the copyright violations by millions of the defunct song-swapp Universal Music Group (UMG) and EMI filed a lawsuit against the venture capitalists who…

  6. The Jayhawks Return To Their Roots

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like so many artists, Jayhawks frontman Gary Louris doesn't spend much time listening to his own albums after they're finished. Yet, as the father of a 3-and-a-half year-old boy -- who, as Louris laughingly puts it, is "totally…

  7. Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love," and Buddy Holly's "Raining in My Heart," died today (April 22) at her home in Gatlinburg, Tenn., performing Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers'…

  8. U.K. Pop Outfit S Club To Disband

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT British pop group S Club ended months of speculation yesterday (April 21) with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at end of May. The six remaining members of the band -- Rachel Ste British pop group S Club ended months of speculation yesterday (April 21) with the…

  9. The Tangled Web

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weekly online column keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: Madonna music previews, the Webby Awards, and 3 Doors Down's videos for " Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launched with the recent redesign…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show,…

  11. Fine Tuning

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An in-depth look at the musical highlights of the April 21-27, 2003, TV schedule. Madonna , Madonna, Madonna! It seems like she's going to be everywhere you look on TV this week, starting on Tuesday, the same day her new Maverick album, "American Life," is released. In the…

  12. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  13. Lucinda Williams Envisions 'World Without Tears'

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the longest time, it seemed that "prolific" was definitely not a word one could associate with alt-country songstress Lucinda Williams. Prior to the release of her exquisite 1998 breakthrough, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,"…

  14. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million…

  16. Other Ways of Speaking

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As a rock star, Russell Crowe makes a great actor. As a rock star, Russell Crowe makes a great actor. This album of so-so blues-rock and ballad material has received way more hype than it warrants—which isn't any fault of Crowe's, but still . . . The "gladiator" does dig…

  17. The Senior

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine returns to his bump'n'grind roots with The Senior. Ginuwine returns to his bump'n'grind roots with The Senior. The artist's fourth studio set, the album marks a return to the sexually-driven party anthems that put him on the map. For immediate proof, look no…

  18. Rules of Travel

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The intelligence and grace of Rosanne Cash has been largely absent of late on the country landscape, and for that reason alone, new material from her is welcome. The intelligence and grace of Rosanne Cash has been largely absent of late on the country landscape, and for that reason alone, new…

  19. Soulive

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski, Martin & Wood—have crossed over from the jazz world into the jam-band circu Several jazz artists—most notably Charlie Hunter, Steve Bernstein, John Scofield, and the trio of Medeski,…

  20. Say You Will

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). On Say You Will, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks work together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since Tango in the Night (1987). Drummer…

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