1. 'The Osbournes' To Return For Second Season

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV has confirmed that its hit reality show "The Osbournes" will return for a second season of 20 new episodes in the fall. The first 10 episodes of series, which offered an unvarnished look into the MTV has confirmed that its hit reality show "The Osbournes" will return…

  2. Creatures

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nurtured by the lo-fi Elephant 6 Recording Company scene (also home to indie-rock luminaries the Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Olivia Tremor Control) this Athens, Ga., group maintains Nurtured by the lo-fi Elephant 6 Recording Company scene (also home to indie-rock luminaries…

  3. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is the only other confirmed act for the bill,…

  4. Rock Reigns At KC's Spirit Fest

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among the acts appearing during the 19th annual Kansas City (Mo.) Spirit Festival. The May 31-June 2 event will present nati Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among…

  5. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant Prepare To 'Rock'

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair metal will now have yet another package to choose from. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse and L.A. Guns will bottle the With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair…

  6. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all…

  7. Monroe To Be Honored At Bluegrass Festival

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual Bill Monroe Memorial Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival. The four-day event, which begins tomorrow (May 23), will About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual…

  8. ECM Stars Choose Favorites For 'Rarum'

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ECM has invited its roster of artists to personally select the tracklists for individual retrospectives as part of the ":rarum" series, which bows today (May 21) with anthologies from Keith Jarrett, J ECM has invited its roster of artists to personally select the tracklists for…

  9. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  10. Surviving Dead Principals To Reunite

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- will reunite as the Other Ones for an Aug. 3-4 we The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist…

  11. Billboard Bits: Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang, NBN

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Marianne Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty By Nature Marianne Faithfull joined Billy Corgan's new outfit Zwan onstage Saturday (May 18) as a surprise guest during the band's set at Jamboree 2002, sponsored by radio station WKQX Chicago (Q101). She led the band through a…

  12. Space Monkeyz, Gorillaz Go Ape On Remix Disc

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. production team the Space Monkeyz has tangled with fellow British simians Gorillaz' debut album and come up with a dub-influenced remix set, "Laika Come Home," due July 16 from Astralwerks. U.K. production team the Space Monkeyz has tangled with fellow British simians…

  13. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  14. The Palace at 4am (Part I), Chelsea Walls

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT SOUNDTRACK Chelsesa Walls PRODUCER: not listed Rykodisc RCD 10624 JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH The Palace at 4am (Part I) PRODUCERS: J. Bennett, E.Burch, K,Keller Undertow 0009 Though not far from the truth, Chelsea Walls' billing as a Jeff Tweedy experience is a bit misleading.…

  15. FLA/Delerium's Fulber Conjures New Music

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial…

  16. Ricky Martin Working On Two Albums

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Ricky Martin is planning to release two new Columbia albums by year-end: one in English and one in Spanish, with a few songs overlapping from disc-to-disc. In an exclusive interview at Latin superstar Ricky Martin is planning to release two new Columbia albums by year-end: one…

  17. Doves Soar On Sophomore 'Broadcast'

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The hype machine that is U.K. rock journalism has proclaimed just about every new band as the next big thing at one point or another, but rare is the act that truly lives up to such billing over the l The hype machine that is U.K. rock journalism has proclaimed just about every new band as…

  18. Springsteen Says No To Candidacy

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen has decided he wasn't born to run for political office. Bruce Springsteen has decided he wasn't born to run for political office. As reported yesterday , Doug Friedline, a consultant who helped professional wrestler Jesse Ventura win the Minnesota governor's…

  19. Anger Management Tour Rolls Out 30+ Dates

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners have signed on for the second Anger Management tour, kicking off July 18 in Buffalo, N.Y. Bionic Jive, Obie As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners…

  20. Billboard Bits: Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band New Jersey-based act Seven & the Sun will on Wednesday (May 15) appear on the NBC daytime drama " Passions " to debut its single, "Walk With Me." The daily soap opera plans to feature the song as its theme throughout the…

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