1. Moorer Gets A Hand From Rock, Lynne

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Allison Moorer got a lift from special guests Kid Rock and her sister, Shelby Lynne, while taping an upcoming concert album Saturday night in Nashville during a pair of shows at the 12th & Porter Allison Moorer got a lift from special guests Kid Rock and her sister, Shelby Lynne, while…

  2. 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.…

  3. Sweat Wraps Elektra Tenure With Live Set

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing out his tenure with the label via the upcoming concert set "Keith Sweat Live." The album, due Feb. 4, features renditio Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing…

  4. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and…

  5. 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…

  6. Susan Tedeschi Disc Worth The 'Wait'

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Susan Tedeschi's Tone-Cool label debut "Just Won't Burn" earned the budding blues artist a surprise Grammy Award nomination in 2000 for best new artist -- not to mention non-stop comparisons with Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin.…

  7. Hot Product

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases for the week of Jan. 6, 2003. 'Louder' Than Bombs In a climate where it is increasingly difficult to break a new act, RCA looks to be off to a good start with Canadian newcomer Aaron Lines. Spurred by a well-received radio tour and warm reception by Country…

  8. Hank Williams Remembered In Opry Tribute

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to Hank Williams 50 years after his death, recalling a man whose honest, cutting songs about cheating, drinking and loneliness changed the direction of country music. W The Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to Hank Williams 50 years after his death, recalling a man…

  9. Report: Feds Raid Murder Inc. In Irv Gotti Probe

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST A task force of FBI agents and New York Police Department (NYPD) officers raided the Manhattan offices of urban imprint Murder Inc. early Friday. The raid came as part of a federal probe of label foun A task force of FBI agents and New York Police Department (NYPD) officers raided the…

  10. Shania Set For Super Bowl

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT&T Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show. The announcement of Twain's participation in the Jan. 26 extravaganza was International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT…

  11. Avril Skates To No. 1 In The U.K.

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne's debut Arista album, "Let Go," having already shipped 600,000 units in the U.K., received a major international boost yesterday (Jan. 5) when it hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart for th Avril Lavigne's debut Arista album, "Let Go," having already…

  12. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness. He is 36. Petrucciani was the first French artist signed to EMI's Blue Note imprint, 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  15. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  16. Country Stars Pay Tribute To Hank Jr.

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A truckload of country musicians and southern rockers have banded together to pay tribute to hard-working outlaw icon Hank Williams Jr. on "The Songs of Hank Williams Jr. (A Bocephus Celebration)," du A truckload of country musicians and southern rockers have banded together to pay…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  18. Other Ones Tour Revives The Dead

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the chances of a full-fledged reunion (one that would include a return to the studio) are unclear at the moment for the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, percussionist Mickey Hart is hailing he and his bandmates' first tour…

  19. CHART BEAT Bonus

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Elton John and Las Ketchup. 'WORD' UP (AND DOWN): It's the least interesting chart week of the year, as radio tucks away the holiday songs for another 12 months and recaps the year gone by. As a result, there's…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

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