1. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  2. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  3. 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…

  4. Buzzcocks Sign To Merge, New Album Due In March

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Legendary punk rockers the Buzzcocks have signed to Merge Records and will release a self-titled studio album March 18 via the label. It's the first studio set for the band, which comprises guitarists Legendary punk rockers the Buzzcocks have signed to Merge Records and will release a…

  5. U.K. Entwistle Report Echoes U.S. Findings

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST John Entwistle died from taking cocaine that stopped his heart from beating, a British coroner ruled today (Dec. 11). John Entwistle died from taking cocaine that stopped his heart from beating, a British coroner ruled today (Dec. 11). The 57-year-old Who bassist was found dead in his room at…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jag 2001 - In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album,…

  8. Nothing 'Average' On New Craig David Album

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B sensation Craig David's sophomore album "Slicker Than Your Average" will be released Nov. 11 in the U.K. by the BMG-distributed Wildstar imprint and on Nov. 19 in North America via Atlantic. T R&B sensation Craig David's sophomore album "Slicker Than Your…

  9. Billboard Bits: G'N'R, 'Celeb Boot Camp,' & More

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Guns N' Roses, Papa Roach, 'Celeb Boot Camp,' & More Guns N' Roses will begin a 40-plus date North American arena tour in late October in the Northeastern U.S., according to sources. This will be the band's first full-blown U.S. tour since playing 29 shows…

  10. A Musical Romance and Satch Blows the Blues

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In a move that is both marketing-savvy and consumer-friendly, Sony Legacy has broken out thematic single-disc anthologies from its recent Grammy Award-winning deluxe boxed sets devoted to jazz immorta BILLIE HOLIDAY & LESTER YOUNG A Musical Romance COMPILATION PRODUCER: Jeff Rosen…

  11. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  12. Hot Product

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Solomon Burke, Boyz II Men, Public Enemy, and more. You Get What You 'Give' R&B titan Solomon Burke enjoyed a string of soul hits -- "Just Out of Reach," "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Got To Get You off My Mind,…

  13. Billboard Bits: The Beatles, Priest/Maiden, Suge Knight

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Beatles, Judas Priest/Iron Maiden, Suge Knight In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," Miramax Home Entertainment will on Sept. 24 issue a two-disc DVD version of the band's 1964 film "A Hard Day&…

  14. Enrique Iglesias Wraps Spanish Album

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years Sept. 17 via Interscope. The set, which is still untitled, will be preceded by the single "Mentiroso," due to hit U.S Latin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years…

  15. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu Pop/rock act Nine Days will release its sophomore album, "So Happily Unsatisfied," Sept. 17 via Epic. The album was produced by Ron Aniello (Lifehouse) and will be led by the single "Good Friend," due to hit U.S. radio outlets in…

  17. Andy Griggs Enjoys His 'Freedom'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working with Martina McBride and Cinderella's Tom Keifer, but Andy Griggs d It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working…

  18. Round Midnight, Bird,Straight, No Chaser

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Herbie Hancock REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper Columbia/Legacy 85811 CHARLIE PARKER Bird ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Lennie Niehaus REISSU With characteristic initiative, Legacy has reissued remastered, expanded editions of three…

  19. Boxing Thirty Years Of Kiss

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish. But the Kiss bassman admits that the band's long-desired boxed-set retrospective has been delayed over the years because It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish.…

  20. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band'…

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