1. Think Tank

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. Between then and now, lead singer Damon Albarn has participated in two side projects, Gorillaz (dance/electronic) and Mali Music (world music). From this, one…

  2. Billboard Bits: Relix, SARS/Toronto, Jam Cruise

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Relix, SARS/Toronto, Jam Cruise Noted jam band magazine Relix will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert in New York's Central Park. To be held at the park's Rumsey Playfield, the show will feature two-hour sets by Gov't Mule and Robert Randolph and the Family…

  3. Ozzy, Kelly Osbourne Splitting Sony

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are in the midst of leaving Sony Music, with whom the hard rock family has been associated since 1980. "We've had 23 great years together," family matriarch/manager Sharon Osbo Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are in the midst of leaving Sony Music, with whom the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Placebo

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Placebo Rap star Nelly is joining his sister, Jackie Donahue, at the forefront of a bone marrow donation awareness and recruitment campaign. Donahue, who suffers from leukemia, is also hoping to find a donor for herself through the "Jes Us 4 Jackie"…

  5. Limp Bizkit Album Bumped To September

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit's long-percolating new Flip/Interscope album has been retitled and rescheduled yet again. According to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site, the set is now call Limp Bizkit's long-percolating new Flip/Interscope album has been retitled…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300…

  7. Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date for her long-awaited Columbia solo debut album, "Dangerously in Love." The set will feature guest appearances by the likes of J Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 'Gilligan's Island' Composer Wyle Dies

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died Friday of leukemia. George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died…

  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. Friday Night Special

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is a very cool piece of work. Producer Joel Dorn matched vocalist Janis Siegel with an organ/tenor group and made magic. This is a very cool piece of work. Producer Joel Dorn matched vocalist Janis Siegel with an organ/tenor group and made magic. Hammond B3 boss Joey DeFrancesco handles…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  15. Billboard Bits: Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair Robbie Williams, Sean Paul, and comedian Mario Cantone have joined the lineup of a free concert May 9 at New York's Battery Park as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The Roots and Norah Jones were previously announced performers for the…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  17. Billboard Bits: Skynyrd/Hagar, McCulloch, 'Finding Nemo'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sammy Hagar plan summer tour, Ian McCulloch to tour behind third solo album, and Thomas Newman marks his first animation score with 'Finding Nemo.' Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd and veteran rocker Sammy Hagar will team up for a summer tour kicking off July 19…

  18. UPDATE: Second 'Austin City Limits' Fest Slated

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists already confirmed to perform at the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. A limited number of three R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists…

  19. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that…

  20. 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 "…

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