1. Billboard Bits: Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Watershed Four, Anthrax, Old Settlers Melissa Etheridge and LeAnn Rimes have been added to the Watershed Four Festival, which, as previously reported , will be held Aug. 30-31 in Walkerton, Ontario. Etheridge will perform on the first night along with ZZ Top, Our Lady Peace, Merle…

  2. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…

  3. R&B Singer/Songwriter Hank Ballard Dies

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hank Ballard, the singer/songwriter whose hit "The Twist" ushered a nationwide dance craze in the 1960s, has died. Ballard, who was suffering from throat cancer, died yesterday (March 2) at his home, Hank Ballard, the singer/songwriter whose hit "The Twist" ushered a…

  4. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  5. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of Chante Moore & Kenny Lattimore, Nas, and Vince Gill, and notes the state of female No. 1s on the Hot Country Singles chart. MORE MOORE, LATTIMORE: Chante's got a man, and Kenny's got a woman. And it's all working out…

  8. New Cash, Jennings Tributes Planned

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted with newly announced tribute albums due in the coming months. Dualtone will issue "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean -- A Tri The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted…

  9. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  10. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  11. Steal Another Day

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Guitar picker, songwriter, and all-around good guy Steve Wariner debuts on his own SelecTone label here, and it's a home-grown project that blends recuts of previous hits with new material. Guitar picker, songwriter, and all-around good guy Steve Wariner debuts on his own SelecTone label…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kid Rock and the state of commercial singles in the U.S., song titles with repeating words, theories about the No. 1 song of the year, and Canadian country artists. 'PICTURE' IT Howdy, Fred, Just wanted to let you know I appreciated your '…

  13. Another Loaded Lineup For Fan Fair

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8 in Nashville, with hundreds of artists planning to play more than 40 hours worth of concerts at venues throu The enormous country music festival known as Fan Fair has set its 2003 edition for June 5-8…

  14. Hot Product

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Daredevil" soundtrack, new albums from Johnny Marr, the Marsalis Family, and more. The 'Devil' Inside New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated film "Daredevil," due this week from Wind-Up Records.…

  15. Following A Year Wait, 'Nivea' Reaps Rewards

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sometimes good things come to those who wait. After having her eponymous debut album on Jive Records delayed for more than a year, R&B singer Nivea is starting to see the rewards of having a hit. Sales for the disc have been propelled by her…

  16. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif…

  18. Other People's Songs

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobble up this collection of cover songs, as it is the pair's first new effort in three years (the lackluster Loveboat was its last). Although Erasure's Andy Bell and Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobble up this collection of cover songs, as it…

  19. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

  20. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

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