1. Bono Everywhere At Economic Forum

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Every year at the World Economic Forum, there's a leader or two who stands out, courted by the rich and famous -- and the media. In years past, Madeline Albright, Yasser Arafat, Bill Clinton, and Geor Every year at the World Economic Forum, there's a leader or two who stands out,…

  2. Paycheck's Epic Career Chronicled

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene Lytle) with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck." Due March 19, the single-disc, 23-track collection fe Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene…

  3. Home Alive, Volume II: Flying Side Kick

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST OK, kids . . . time to raise your collective consciousness. OK, kids . . . time to raise your collective consciousness. Flying Side Kick gathers some of the more prominent social/political activists on the West Coast punk circuit to help promote Home Alive—a Seattle based anti-violence…

  4. Shannon McNally's 'Jukebox' Holds Musical Variety

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as rich as a tobacco field. Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as…

  5. Girls Against Boys Signs With Jade Tree

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a lone album for Geffen, veteran New York-based underground rock act Girls Against Boys has returned to the independent label ranks via a two-album deal with Jade Tree. The group is recording it After a lone album for Geffen, veteran New York-based underground rock act Girls Against…

  6. Indigo Girls Unveil New Album, Acoustic Tour

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Indigo Girls will return March 12 with their eighth studio album, "Become You," and plan to support it with an acoustic tour of North America. The 12-track "Become You" was produced by Peter Colli The Indigo Girls will return March 12 with their eighth studio album, …

  7. WEST END RECORDS: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION MASTERMIX

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST One year before Saturday Night Fever pushed disco into the mainstream, New York City-based West End Records was born. One year before Saturday Night Fever pushed disco into the mainstream, New York City-based West End Records was born. Founded by Mel Cheren and Ed Kushins—who befriended each…

  8. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

  9. Cher Offers 'Living Proof'

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely" last summer, she had no idea that the tune would resonate as intensely as it does during these days of political unrest. When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely…

  10. Billboard Bits: Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina Digital rock purveyors Gravity Kills have set a March 19 release date for its third studio album, "Superstarved." As previously reported , the set is the band's label debut for Sanctuary after two studio sets and a remix album…

  11. Oldham Still 'Rolling' With The Stones

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K. rockers will almost certainly be performing to mark this milestone, and the inevitable media hoopla will ens 2002 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween Seattle-based, Texas-raised country punks the Supersuckers will on March 12 release "Must've Been Live," the first concert album of the group's decade-plus career. The recording of the band's infrequent country concert sets "…

  13. Vedder, Chili Peppers Set For Ramones Tribute

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the Offspring, and Rancid are among the artists confirmed to contribute to a Ramones tribute album, due for a spring release Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the…

  14. Smith To Host Gospel Radio Special

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael W. Smith will host a one-hour radio special featuring gospel artists responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from a spiritual perspective. Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman, P Michael W. Smith will host a one-hour radio special featuring gospel artists responding to…

  15. Bedingfield, Williams Stay Atop U.K. Charts

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was "as you were" on both the major U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 9), as Daniel Bedingfield's "Gotta Get Thru This" (Relentless) and Robbie Williams' "Swing When You're Winning" (Chrysalis) rem It was "as you were" on both the…

  16. Cajun Music Celebrated On 'Evangeline'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the artists who have contributed songs, in French, to "Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music." Due March 5 from Vanguard John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, Home Alive

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, and the second Home Alive benefit compilation. Reggae singer/rapper Shabba Ranks, the subject of a recent Sony/Legacy greatest-hits compilation, is recording a new album after a six-year self-imposed hiatus. Slated for early 2002, the as-yet-untitled set…

  18. Ice Cube A 'Free Agent' After 'Greatest Hits'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ice Cube says with his Priority "Greatest Hits" set ready to hit stores Dec. 4, he now considers himself a "free agent" after 11 years with the label. "The [album] is like the end of an era," h Rapper Ice Cube says with his Priority "Greatest Hits…

  19. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  20. Tori, Collective Soul, Poe Exit Atlantic

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos, Collective Soul, and Poe have left longtime home Atlantic Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. The moves come as parent company Warner Music Group (WMG) says goodbye to two executives, incl Tori Amos, Collective Soul, and Poe have left longtime home Atlantic Records, Billboard…

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