1. Wallflowers Stand Tall Through 'Red Letter Days'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I don't mean to be blunt, but I think this is a great f***ing record," Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan exclaims of the band's fourth and newest set, "Red Letter Days," due Nov. 5 via Interscope. Not unlike the…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  3. Pinmonkey Plans Road Push

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just a few days in advance of its self-titled debut BNA album, progressive country act Pinmonkey will head out on the highway beginning tomorrow (Oct. 5), with a star-studded stop in Philadelphia. The Just a few days in advance of its self-titled debut BNA album, progressive country act…

  4. Santana's Aim: A Musical Union With Humanity

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Carlos Santana acknowledges that he faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 opus, "Supernatural." But rather than succumb to the tension, the legendary…

  5. Billboard Bits: CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual CMA Awards. They join previously announced talent Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Shania…

  6. Hot Product

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from "American Idol," LeAnn Rimes, the Rolling Stones, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more. You're My 'Idol' The media blitz from Fox's "American Idol" continues with "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due this week from…

  7. Billboard Bits: LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van LeAnn Rimes has been added to the lineup for the 16th Bridge School Benefit concert outside of San Francisco. As reported yesterday , the Oct. 26 roster features Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  8. NGDB Ensures 'Circle' Remains Unbroken

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It was 30 years ago when a young band of longhaired musicians from the West Coast teamed with some of country music's legendary veterans to record "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a landmark project that crossed boundaries and…

  9. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural…

  10. Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners The Americana Music Association's inaugural Americana Awards were presented Sept. 13, 2002, in Nashville at an event hosted by Jason Ringenberg, leader of Jason & the Scorchers. Artist of the year: Jim Lauderdale Album of the year:…

  11. Henley Fights Malibu Development

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eagles singer Don Henley has urged California's Coastal Commission to severely limit development of Malibu. "Most people think of Malibu as movie stars and mansions and fancy cars," Henley told a publ Eagles singer Don Henley has urged California's Coastal Commission to…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>In tribute to all affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Grand Ole Opry, a uniquely American institution, distributes American flags to patrons as they enter the Opry House for t 2001 - In tribute to all affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Grand…

  13. Krauss Headlines Clooney Festival

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival later this month. Krauss is playing with other artists from the "Down From the Mountain" tour, inspired Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney…

  14. Santana Wraps Up 'Shaman,' Readies Retrospective

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Santana will release "Shaman," the follow up to 1999's 11-million selling "Supernatural," Oct. 22 through Arista. The disc features three songs penned by matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas voiced by Santana will release "Shaman," the follow up to 1999'…

  15. Rock Vets To Celebrate Harrison's 60th

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." Accord In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison,…

  16. Krauss & Union Station Plan Live Album, DVD

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass favorites Alison Krauss & Union Station will release a two-disc live album Nov. 5 via Rounder Records. The as-yet-untitled set was recorded April 29-30 at the Palace Theatre in Louisvill Bluegrass favorites Alison Krauss & Union Station will release a two-disc live album Nov…

  17. Gonna Get Thru This

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The true joy in the music business is watching a track by an unknown artist leapfrog over a mountain of major-label priorities and creaky superstars to become an out-of-the-blue breakout hit. The true joy in the music business is watching a track by an unknown artist leapfrog over a mountain…

  18. Gilmour Video Brings Solo Shows Home

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal Festival Hall in January will be released Nov. 5 on DVD/VHS via Capitol. A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal…

  19. Merlefest Sets 2003 Lineup

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the stage at Merlefest 2003. Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Hank Jr., Enrique Iglesias, Manu Chao

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Hank Jr., Enrique Iglesias, Manu Chao Although as well known for his rowdy country music as for his annually updated theme to ABC's "Monday Night Football," the culinary skills of Hank Williams Jr. are rarely noted. That has all changed with "Hey, Good Cookin'…

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