1. Jay-Z Inks With Showtime For Concert Broadcast

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime. The show at the Mid South Coliseum will also feature other artists from the Roc-A-Fella label family, as well as special Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime.…

  2. Saliva Takes 'System' On The Road

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second Island album, "Back Into Your System" (Island), will hit the road beginning Jan. 14 in Jackson, Miss. The tour will pl Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second…

  3. Soundtrack Work Sways Saliva Set

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Saliva fans may want to pop some popcorn and settle into a dark room for their first listen to "Back Into Your System" (Island), the second set from the Memphis rockers. "Our music listens like a movie," frontman Josey Scott…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Frankie Gaye, younger brother of Marvin Gaye, dies of complications following a heart attack. He is 60. Frankie's combat experiences during the Vietnam War are said to have greatly influ 2001 - Frankie Gaye, younger brother of Marvin Gaye, dies of complications…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple Singers, dies at the age of 84. He had suffered a concussion recently in a fall near his home in Dalton, Ill. 2000 - Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance Awards, held at the Alcatraz Club in Milan. She wins for best foreign dance artists, and her chart-topping track 2001 - Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for ""TP-2.com"" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in L 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R…

  10. moe. Plans Tour, Picks 'Wormwood'

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Recorded on the road and finished in the studio, the set is due Feb. 4, just days…

  11. Papa Roach Graduates To Headlining Tour

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach is planning to embark on its maiden headlining tour Jan. 13 in Vancouver and has dates targeted through Feb. 12 in Atlanta. The tour, with Swedish rock act Blindside opening, is expected to Papa Roach is planning to embark on its maiden headlining tour Jan. 13 in Vancouver and has…

  12. Jay-Z Takes New Songs To Schools

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST For his initial outing in support of new album "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is going back to school. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist i For his initial outing in support of new album "The Blueprint 2: The Gift …

  13. The Hell You Say

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST What makes this debut album notable is its combination of stellar songwriting and its never predictable blending of rock, folk, and country musical styles. What makes this debut album notable is its combination of stellar songwriting and its never predictable blending of rock, folk, and…

  14. Billboard Bits: Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years J Records chairman/CEO Clive Davis has endowed $5 million to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to create the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, Billboard Bulletin reports. The department will offer a four-year Bachelor of…

  15. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, West Memphis 3, Yo La Tengo

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Papa Roach/Rock the Rockies unsigned band search, West Memphis Three benefit auction, and Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah concerts. Papa Roach is looking for a new opening act, and is teaming with SoBe Beverages, Hard Rock Cafe, and Steamboat Ski Resort to try to find one via a…

  16. Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric…

  17. Chevy Delves Into Christian Tour Sponsorship

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move criticized as crossing the line between religion and the boardroom. U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move…

  18. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a quick impact across the Billboard singles…

  19. Theory Of A Deadman, Saliva, Audiovent To Tour

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock outfits Theory Of A Deadman, Saliva, and Audiovent will make a touring triple threat when they hit the road beginning Oct. 29 in New Orleans. Theory Of A Deadman is touring in support of i Modern rock outfits Theory Of A Deadman, Saliva, and Audiovent will make a touring triple…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

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