1. 'Three Pickers' Concert Heads To CD, DVD

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 2002 concert that brought together bluegrass legends Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and Ricky Skaggs will be documented on upcoming CD and DVD releases. Due July 15 via Rounder, "Three Pickers" features A 2002 concert that brought together bluegrass legends Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs,…

  2. Orton Gets 'Wild' On 'How To Deal'

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beth Orton, the Flaming Lips, John Mayer, Liz Phair, and the Donnas are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to "How To Deal," due July 8 on Capitol Records. Beth Orton, the Flaming Lips, John Mayer, Liz Phair, and the Donnas are among the artists featured on the soundtrack…

  3. John, Taupin Sink Teeth Into Musical 'Lestat'

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop music icons Elton John and Bernie Taupin will create the music and lyrics for a Broadway musical version of Anne Rice's "The Vampire Lestat." Warner Bros. is developing the show as the first proje Pop music icons Elton John and Bernie Taupin will create the music and lyrics…

  4. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest Country star Tim McGraw and his band the Dancehall Doctors will play a free show for military personnel and their families later this month. The May 21 performance will take place at Colorado's Fort Carson Army Base/Pershing Field. "I…

  5. Family Plans Release Of Unearthed Marley Cuts

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The family of Bob Marley has discovered a batch of unheard recordings by the reggae icon that may be used as the basis for an album partially produced in the same style as the mid-1990s Beatles single The family of Bob Marley has discovered a batch of unheard recordings by the reggae icon…

  6. Pat Green Rides 'Wave' Of New Album

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Pat Green has slated July 15 as the release date for his second Republic/Universal album, "Wave On Wave." Produced by Don Gehman (John Mellencamp, R.E.M.), the 13-track set once again f Country artist Pat Green has slated July 15 as the release date for his second…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70. 2002 - Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson Hoping "Grease" lightning can strike a third time, Paramount Pictures is drawing up plans for "Grease 3," a continuation of the hit musical franchise. The plan is to set the latest version of the musical in the late…

  9. Concert To Celebrate Country's Best

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a concert celebrating the "100 Greatest Songs of Country Music." The June 4 show at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, will fea To coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a…

  10. Evanescence Has Faith In Live Show

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although it took less than two months for Evanescence's Wind-Up debut, "Fallen," to reach the platinum threshold, the biggest news surrounding the band has more to do with its members' faith than its Although it took less than two months for Evanescence's Wind-Up…

  11. John Hiatt Gets Tribute Treatment While Delivering New Album

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On May 6, John Hiatt arrives with "Beneath This Gruff Exterior," the first album on which he shares billing with his longstanding road band, the Goners. "The four of us do something together that we don't do apart," Hiatt…

  12. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hi 2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both…

  14. So Many Rivers

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball's last album, Presumed Innocent (2001), won the W.C. Handy Award for blues album of the year. Pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball's last album, Presumed Innocent (2001), won the W.C. Handy Award for blues album of the year. Such success is bound to produce…

  15. Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Tampere Philharmonic/John Storgards, conductor and violin

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Born in 1946 in Latvia, composer Peteris Vasks counts as kindred spirits such Eastern contemporaries as Arvo PÄrt, Giya Kancheli, and Henryk GorÉcki, as well as forebears Schnittke, Luto Born in 1946 in Latvia, composer Peteris Vasks counts as kindred spirits such Eastern contemporaries as…

  16. Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and likeness to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" The Hellcat Pictures film was written a Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  18. Country Acts Celebrate Southern Baseball Tradition

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will celebrate minor league baseball and the 100th anniversary of the South Atlantic League (SAL) by taking part in the Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will…

  19. Edwin McCain Returns To Stripped Down Sound

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If Edwin McCain happens to perform a song from his new album, "The Austin Sessions," at next year's Grammy Awards, don't expect a stage filled with candles, exotic dancers, and the New York Philharmonic. Don't look for…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. 1999 - Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a…

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