1. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland B2K, Ja Rule, and Nickelback have all been added to the performance lineup for the American Music Awards AMAs. Set for Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, the show will also feature previously announced performers Christina Aguilera,…

  2. 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,"…

  3. Susan Tedeschi Disc Worth The 'Wait'

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Susan Tedeschi's Tone-Cool label debut "Just Won't Burn" earned the budding blues artist a surprise Grammy Award nomination in 2000 for best new artist -- not to mention non-stop comparisons with Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin.…

  4. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST - Eddy Shaver, a talented guitarist and son of Texas singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, dies in his sleep while at home in Waco, Texas. Shaver, 38, played guitar with his father in the roots roc 2000 - Eddy Shaver, a talented guitarist and son of Texas singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver…

  6. 1TunesOnTV

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 30, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 30 "Shania: In Her Own Words," VH1 Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: David…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Johnny Mathis, Josh Groban, and t.A.T.u. CHANCES ARE HE'S BACK: After an absence of more than 14 years, Johnny Mathis returns to Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, as his holiday track "Frosty the Snowman" …

  8. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean ""Puffy"" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. J 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1975 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Let's Do It Again,"" The Staple Singers. 1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Let's Do It Again,"" The Staple Singers. 1962 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Telstar,"" The…

  11. Al Green's Greatest Shined Up For Reissue

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reverend and soul legend Al Green will get the deluxe reissue treatment in February as his first four albums -- "Green Is Blues," "Al Green Gets Next to You," "Let's Stay Together," and "I'm Still in Reverend and soul legend Al Green will get the…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised…

  13. Lovett's Filmwork Compiled On 'Smile'

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's next studio album, Curb/MCA has compiled a dozen tracks the Texas-based artist and his Large Band have contributed to soundtracks over the past decade. Several of To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's next studio album, Curb/MCA has compiled a…

  14. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in…

  15. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  16. The Statler Brothers Leave The Road

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One of country music's longest-running road shows came to a close Oct. 26, when the Statler Brothers played their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. "It was the biggest place close to home that…

  17. Cash Readies Traveling Album

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album in a decade. Due March 25 via Capitol, "Rules of Travel" features the first recorded duet between the artist and her Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  19. Online Benefit Auction Boasts Music Memorabilia

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette, rare photographs of the Beatles during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night," an autographed Aerosmith guitar, and handwritt A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette,…

  20. Verve Compilation Sees Sour Side Of Love

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sympathizing with the lovelorn, Verve Records will next month issue "When Love Goes Wrong," a compilation of "15 of the most thoroughly depressing songs ever recorded." Due Jan. 28, just in time for V Sympathizing with the lovelorn, Verve Records will next month issue …

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