1. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  2. Based on the 1963 film 81/2 by Federico Fellini,

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Based on the 1963 film 81/2 by Federico Fellini, the current revival of Nine at New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre is neither black nor white, but rather a seamless blending of shades that creates a ri Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston Book by Arthur Kopit Adaptation from Italian by…

  3. Brian Wilson To Perform Aborted Album

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Thirty-seven years after aborting his most ambitious project midway through recording, former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, plans to resurrect the long-lost "Smile" album in U.K. concerts next y Thirty-seven years after aborting his most ambitious project midway through…

  4. Birdland

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work from the '60s, you just might love this album. It features rerecordings of eight of their heyday hits (including "For Your Love," "Shapes of Things," an If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work…

  5. Movement

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Don't make waves in the water," Beth Ditto sings on the similarly titled track on the Gossip's second full-length. "Don't make waves in the water," Beth Ditto sings on the similarly titled track on the Gossip's second full-length. Then ignoring her own…

  6. Newsted Makes Peace With Metallica Past

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously sharpened talent. Much like food and water, plugging in and jamming is unrivaled sustenance in his life. It was for this rea To Jason Newsted, playing bass isn't as much a gift as it is a continuously…

  7. 'Hairspray' Leads Tony Nominees

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to lead the field for the 57th annual Tony Awards. Dance musical "Movin' Out," based on the songs of Billy Joel, earned 10 nods. Both will compete fo Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to…

  8. Buckley, Byrds Launch Legacy Reissue Series

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several revered recordings, in step with Universal Music Enterprises' (UME) revered "Deluxe Editions." Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several…

  9. Paganini: After a Dream

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her latest recording, Paganini: After a Dream, Regina Carter deftly navigates the…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at…

  12. 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.…

  13. Shows To Celebrate 'YES New York' Release

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The June 3 release date of the "YES New York" compilation (on Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice Records) will serve as an occasion for celebration. The June 3 release date of the " YES New York " compilation (on Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice…

  14. Coolio Fishes In TBS' 'Red Water'

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Coolio will star opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and Kristy Swanson in the TBS Superstation original movie "Red Water." The film is set to premiere Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on the cable Rapper-turned-actor Coolio will star opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and Kristy…

  15. Family Plans Release Of Unearthed Marley Cuts

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The family of Bob Marley has discovered a batch of unheard recordings by the reggae icon that may be used as the basis for an album partially produced in the same style as the mid-1990s Beatles single The family of Bob Marley has discovered a batch of unheard recordings by the reggae icon…

  16. John Hiatt Gets Tribute Treatment While Delivering New Album

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On May 6, John Hiatt arrives with "Beneath This Gruff Exterior," the first album on which he shares billing with his longstanding road band, the Goners. "The four of us do something together that we don't do apart," Hiatt…

  17. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Acclaimed folk/rock artist Richard Thompson's "The Old Kit Bag" (Cooking Vinyl/spinART). -- Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson's "On and On" (Universal). -- Canadian rock outfit New Pornographers…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. 1999 - Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a…

  19. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish Thicker Than Water Elektra Records this week taps into "Plasma," a double live album featuring performances by Phish's Trey Anastasio and his band recorded on their summer and fall 2002 tours. The album's release will coincide with a short spring tour by Anastasio…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

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