1. Mississippi to Mali

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Inspired by his participation in Inspired by his participation in Martin Scorsese's PBS series, "The Blues," Corey Harris—no stranger to musical eclecticism—cut part of the tracks for this album in Mississippi and the rest in the West African nation of Mali. Harris is, of…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  3. Cobain 'Journals' Bolstered With New Material

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The paperback edition of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's "Journals" has been bolstered with 14 pages of new material, including an extended narrative about a semi-fictional serial killer. The paperback edition of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's " Journals …

  4. Fox Slates Worldwide 'Idol' Competition

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Winners of "Idol" pop music contests around the world will take part in a two-part competition. Produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19TV, "World Idol" will air Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 on the Fox n Winners of "Idol" pop music contests around the world will…

  5. Courtney Love Pleads Not Guilty

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Clutching a bunch of red roses, singer Courtney Love pleaded not guilty yesterday (Nov. 12) to drug possession charges, stemming for her arrest last month after breaking windows outside a boyfriend's Clutching a bunch of red roses, singer Courtney Love pleaded not guilty yesterday (Nov.…

  6. 'Cmon' Down For Dual Lambchop Releases

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based collective Lambchop has readied two separate full-length albums for release in February. Nashville-based collective Lambchop has readied two separate full-length albums for release in February. "Aw Cmon" and "No You Cmon" will be released on Merge Records…

  7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Slates Holiday Tour

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year-end trek has become an established tradition. As it has for the past three years, the symphonic rock group founded by P With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year…

  8. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bruce/Fox, Taking Back Sunday, Fire Relief

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce/Fox, Taking Back Sunday, Fire Relief Bruce Springsteen and actor Michael J. Fox were among those who performed Saturday (Nov. 1) at the first of the two-night Light of Day concert in Asbury Park, N.J. Springsteen played with longtime friend Joe Grushecky and his band the…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica…

  11. Courtney Love In Bitter Custody Fight

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love is embroiled in a bitter custody fight with her late husband's mother over the welfare of 11-year-old Frances Bean Cobain. According to the New York Daily News, Love and Wendy O'Connor, Courtney Love is embroiled in a bitter custody fight with her late husband's…

  12. UPDATE: Harris Travels 'Mississippi To Mali'

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. His second set for the label, the album will…

  13. Various soloists; Berlin Radio Symphony & Choir/Gerard Schwarz

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT One disappointment in the centenary celebrations for Kurt Weill's birth in 2000 was the lack of a recording for his long-lost Biblical pageant "The Eternal Road," particularly as the theatrical work w One disappointment in the centenary celebrations for Kurt Weill's birth…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  15. Courtney Love Faces Drug Charge

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer-actress Courtney Love was charged with a misdemeanor drug count Tuesday, less than a week after she allegedly tried to break into a Los Angeles home. Love is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow Singer-actress Courtney Love was charged with a misdemeanor drug count Tuesday, less than a…

  16. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…

  17. Bon Jovi Members Take Stake In AFL Team

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to perform during games. Bon Jovi will be co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an expansion Arena Football League team that w Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to…

  18. Q&A With Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the Oct. 7 release of "The Deepest End." The two-CD/DVD Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov&…

  19. Triumph Poops On/With Comedy All-Stars

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having already left his mark on TV via uproarious appearances on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and the MTV Video Music Awards, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is clawing his way into the music business Having already left his mark on TV via uproarious appearances on "Late…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Norwegian artists, Celia Cruz, Elton John and more with readers. IDOL, NORWEGIAN STYLE Hi Fred, I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I first bought "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" about 12 years ago. I want to tell you some chart…

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