1. Jerry Lee Lewis Skips Delta Hall Induction

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his famous cousins for their induction into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. But Lewis stayed away because he Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his…

  2. One Night in America

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST They called him Memphis Charlie Musselwhite when the budding blues harmonica legend followed his black Mississippi Delta blues mentors north to Chicago to carve his own blues fame. They called him Memphis Charlie Musselwhite when the budding blues harmonica legend followed his black…

  3. Love's Labors Not Lost: Arthur Lee Out And About

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The news today will be the movies for tomorrow, and look: we're going round and round and how could I forget they're locking them up today, they're throwing away the key -- I wonder who it will be to "The news today will be the movies for tomorrow, and look: we'…

  4. They Might Be Touring

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin, Texas. Currently confirmed dates concentrate on theaters and clubs in Midwest and Southeast U.S., and wrap A Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin,…

  5. Deluxe Edition

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seals is truly the Bad Axe. This extraordinary blues guitarist and vocalist literally grew up in his daddy's juke joint in Osceola, Ark. Seals is truly the Bad Axe. This extraordinary blues guitarist and vocalist literally grew up in his daddy's juke joint in Osceola, Ark., on the…

  6. Billboard Bits: West Memphis Three, Frampton, Sweet

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Henry Rollins-organized West Memphis Three benefit, Peter Frampton's new record deal, and former Sweet drummer Mick Tucker's death. Alt rock stalwart Henry Rollins has organized a March 8 benefit concert to raise awareness of the case of the West Memphis Three, who many…

  7. 7TunesOnTV

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 11-17 MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2002 "Fresh: New Music," VH1 Featured Artist: The Calling. "The NewMusic," MuchMusic USA Featured Artists: Cypress Hill, Green Day, System Of A Down. "Musicians," Bravo Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow. "…

  8. Pearl Snaps

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Deryl Dodd's re-emergence on Sony imprint Lucky Dog comes after the artist's successful battle with encephalitis. Deryl Dodd's re-emergence on Sony imprint Lucky Dog comes after the artist's successful battle with encephalitis. He's showing no ill effects here,…

  9. Gospel Great James Blackwood Dies

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the giants of Southern gospel music, died yesterday (Feb. 3) of complications of a stroke in Memphis. He was 82. James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the…

  10. Full Kid Rock Tour Details Revealed

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dates and venues for rock-rapper Kid Rock's North American tour have finally been released. The trek will kick off Feb. 22 in Saginaw, Mich. Dates stretch into the spring, ending with a pair of festiv Dates and venues for rock-rapper Kid Rock's North American tour have finally been…

  11. Louise Goffin Marks Growth With Solo Set

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a Circle" (due Feb. 26 via DreamWorks), to a person who has worn tight clothes his or her entire life, and then suddenly puts on s Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a…

  12. Update: 'N Sync Arena Tour Kicks Off In March

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American arenas this spring in support of its 2001 Jive album, "Celebrity." The full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, but dates are so f As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American…

  13. Nelly Furtado Bolsters Tour Itinerary

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The trek begins Jan. 28 in Victoria, British Columbia, and is scheduled to wrap April 18 in Toronto. Furtado will Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The…

  14. Marcia Ball Tops Handy Blues Nominees

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST With five nominations, Marcia Ball leads the field for the 23rd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, including a nod for entertainer of the year. Ike Turner, Kid Ramos, Kim Wilson, and Otis Taylor each net With five nominations, Marcia Ball leads the field for the 23rd annual W.C. Handy Blues…

  15. Kid Rock To Get 'Cocky' On The Road

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock/rap bad boy Kid Rock will launch a U.S. tour next month in support of his latest Lava/Atlantic album, "Cocky." While the only confirmed dates so far are the Feb. 22 opener in Saginaw, Mich., and Rock/rap bad boy Kid Rock will launch a U.S. tour next month in support of his…

  16. George Strait To Return To Arenas

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of about $100 million, George Strait will return to headlining arenas this year, Billboard Bulletin reports. After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of…

  17. Billboard Bits: Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Presley Steely Dan principals Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have recently spent time recording material which may comprise the follow-up to 2000's Grammy album of the year, "Two Against Nature." A posting on the group's official…

  18. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis'…

  19. Diana Krall Plans Extensive U.S. Tour

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jazz artist Diana Krall has unveiled the itinerary for her spring 2002 U.S. tour, due to kick off March 9 in Seattle and run through a May 25 date in New Orleans. Krall is out in support of her recent Jazz artist Diana Krall has unveiled the itinerary for her spring 2002 U.S. tour, due to…

  20. Weekend in Memphis

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST The late Richard Hite, former Canned Heat bassist, invited Yardbirds drummer/vocalist Jim McCarty to Memphis for a blues session. The late Richard Hite, former Canned Heat bassist, invited Yardbirds drummer/vocalist Jim McCarty to Memphis for a blues session. McCarty thought it sounded like a…

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