1. Junkie XL Drafts Pals For Live 'Broadcast'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists such as Dave Gahan, Chuck D, the Cure's Robert Smith, former Republica frontwoman Saffron, and soul legend Solomon Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists…

  2. Producer Mickie Most Dies At 64

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mickie Most, a music producer who helped craft the sound of the 1960s' British invasion, has died. He was 64. Most died of cancer on Friday at his home in north London, his family said. Mickie Most, a music producer who helped craft the sound of the 1960s' British invasion, has died…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father…

  4. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10…

  5. Billboard Bits: Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts Delbert McClinton has been added to the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, set for June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He will join previously announced performers Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Kenny…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls throughout the country, dies at the age of 55. A preliminary investigation determines that McC 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  8. Collaborations, Time Off Prove Key To The Cardigans' Return

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a four-year hiatus, the members of Sweden's Cardigans have returned with "Long Gone Before Daylight" -- and a radically different sound. It is a recording that offers fresh, stripped-down songs that mark a departure from the…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot to death in the township of Claremont, near Durban, South Africa. She is 49. Her husband is shot in the arm in th 2002 - Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot…

  10. R.E.M. Begins Rehearsals With New Drummer

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for its upcoming world tour, and according to a post by frontman Michael Stipe on the group's official Web site, the band has already rehearsed 70 songs. The tou R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for its upcoming world tour , and according to a…

  11. 2003 MVPA Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MVPA Award Winners Here are the 12th Annual MVPA Awards 2003 Award Winners, handed out May 8 in Los Angeles. Adult Contemporary Video of the Year David LaChapelle/Venus Entertainment Elton John "Original Sin" Hip-Hop Video of the Year Chris Robinson / Partizan Busta Rhymes feat…

  12. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  13. Ashley MacIsaac Returns Rejuvenated

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After several years of life on the pop-music fringe, Ashley MacIsaac is ready to tackle the mainstream. He ended a six-year hiatus from recording May 6 with a self-titled Decca/Universal debut that strives to highlight his stylistic versatility.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest Country star Tim McGraw and his band the Dancehall Doctors will play a free show for military personnel and their families later this month. The May 21 performance will take place at Colorado's Fort Carson Army Base/Pershing Field. "I…

  15. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billboard's Latin Music Awards are webcast for the first time by StarMedia, which hosts the Billboard En Espanol and Billboard Brasil sites. 2000 - Billboard's Latin Music Awards are webcast for the first time by StarMedia, which hosts the Billboard En…

  17. Damnation

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Swedish death-metal outfit Opeth walloped fans with a blistering attack with last year's set, Deliverance, but the quartet took a 180-degree turn with Damnation, the sister project that was recorded Swedish death-metal outfit Opeth walloped fans with a blistering attack with last year&…

  18. Fiends of Dope Island

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Remember when rock'n'roll was fun? Psychobilly progenitors the Cramps do, and they've come crawling out of the Black Lagoon with their first album of new material in five years to prove it. Remember when rock'n'roll was fun? Psychobilly progenitors the Cramps do, and…

  19. Friday Night Special

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is a very cool piece of work. Producer Joel Dorn matched vocalist Janis Siegel with an organ/tenor group and made magic. This is a very cool piece of work. Producer Joel Dorn matched vocalist Janis Siegel with an organ/tenor group and made magic. Hammond B3 boss Joey DeFrancesco handles…

  20. Shine

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shine is a minor-key album from a major-key producer, Daniel Lanois, who has worked on landmark recordings with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan. Shine is a minor-key album from a major-key producer, Daniel Lanois, who has worked on landmark recordings with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan.…

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