1. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  2. 20 Years Later, Thompson Returns To The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The veteran folk singer/songwriter will be on the road in support of the recently released "Fashionably Late" (Rounder), Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a ""hunger fast"" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in th 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie…

  4. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  5. 2002 American Music Association Americana Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT American Music Association Americana Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 American Music Association Americana Awards, to be presented Sept. 13 at the Hilton Suites Hotel in downtown Nashville. Album of the year: Gillian Welch, "Time (The Revelator)" (Acony) The…

  6. Things Are Much 'Easier' For Kelly Willis

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For singer/songwriter Kelly Willis, motherhood has been the catalyst for many positive changes, among them a more confident, free attitude that blossoms on her second Rykodisc set, "Easy," due Aug. 20. "For me, having a child was a…

  7. Warrant Out For Vince Neil's Arrest

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A warrant for the arrest of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has been issued by the Beverly Hills Police Department, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County district attorney's office. The w A warrant for the arrest of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has been issued by the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey Bob Dylan has penned an original song, "Crossing Over the Green Mountain," for the soundtrack to the upcoming Warner Bros. film "Gods and Generals." The Civil War-themed drama, starring Robert Duvall and Mira Sorvino, is due in…

  9. Chris Thomas Mixes Old With New On 'Dirty'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and was featured prominently on the soundtrack and subsequent Down From the Mountain tours... Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and was…

  10. The Dead Successfully Brought To Life

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Other Ones -- a group formed around the surviving core of the Grateful Dead -- conquered the crowds in East Troy, Wis., over the weekend, and look likely to start a new chapter in the Dead's legac The Other Ones -- a group formed around the surviving core of the Grateful Dead --…

  11. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  12. 'Caution': Hot Water Music Heats Up

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed post-punk outfit Hot Water Music will release its second Epitaph album on Oct. 22. Titled "Caution," the Gainesville, Fla.-based quartet's 12-song disc was produced by Brian McTernan (Promis Acclaimed post-punk outfit Hot Water Music will release its second Epitaph…

  13. A New Double Shot Of Live Dead

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful Dead, the band's substantial performance legacy continues to be solidified with a seemingly endless array of off Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful…

  14. 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the 2002 Canadian County Music Awards nominees, to be handed out Sept. 9 in Calgary, Alberta: Fan's choice award: Paul Brandt Terri Clark Adam Gregory Carolyn Dawn Johnson Jason McCoy Single of the year: "Cowboy Hats," Chris…

  15. Frontier House

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT PBS brought a touch of class to "reality TV" with its Frontier House miniseries, in which three families agreed to pretend they were homesteaders in 1880s Montana, enduring life without 21st century c PBS brought a touch of class to "reality TV" with its Frontier House…

  16. Sept. 11 Concerts Will Be Scarce

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon looming, most artists touring the U.S. are planning a solemn day off for Sept. 11, Billboard reports in its July With the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon…

  17. Hot Product

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton, Counting Crows, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more. 'Way' Down Yonder Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner…

  18. Sonic Youth Surveys Post-9/11 World

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sonic Youth's new album, "Murray Street" (released June 25 via DGC/Interscope), is named after the location of the veteran underground rock outfit's downtown New York recording studio. Murray Street also happens to be a…

  19. Dolly Displays Her 'Halos & Horns'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I make jokes about the fact that I had to get rich in order to be able to sing like I was poor again," Dolly Parton says, referring to the heartfelt Appalachian flavor of her new collection, "Halos & Horns." The album is…

  20. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

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