1. Olympics, Sting, 'America' Grab Emmy Nods

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the list announced today (July 18) for the 54th annual Emmy Awards. NBC's "Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games" Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the…

  2. Lulu A Hit Again

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She's been one of Britain's best-loved personalities for 38 years, but Lulu has just made her first U.K. top-10 album chart appearance. It's happened with "Together," a set of collaborations with Elton John, Paul…

  3. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

  4. Diana King: 'Respect' Is Like A Second Debut

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Slated for a July 30 release on Maverick, Diana King's "Respect" showcases a myriad of radio-friendly crossover songs designed to return the singer/songwriter to U.S. music consciousness. "Respect" is King's third…

  5. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

  6. Plant Returns To Interpretation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "My ability and vocal chords are all in good shape, but I haven't really felt substantially relevant as a lyricist for a long time." A stunning admission, but one characteristic of Robert Plant, the disarmingly honest voice of Led…

  7. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  8. Twinemen

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Somewhat surprisingly, Dana Colley and Billy Conway have shown great determination and resilience in the three years since the death of their former Morphine bandmate, vocalist/ two-string bassist Mar Somewhat surprisingly, Dana Colley and Billy Conway have shown great determination and…

  9. Stardust

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virtuoso jazz bassist Ron Carter conceived this project as a tribute to bassist/composer Oscar Pettiford, and it's a very fine homage. Virtuoso jazz bassist Ron Carter conceived this project as a tribute to bassist/composer Oscar Pettiford, and it's a very fine homage. The three…

  10. O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For many, this set's key selling point is also its biggest flaw. For many, this set's key selling point is also its biggest flaw. O, Yeah! was the first of the many Aerosmith collections to combine the act's early material with its post-reunion repertoire. Having at long last…

  11. Rapper Fat Joe Booked For Assault

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for assault after turning himself in to New York police. According to police, the rapper and members of his entour Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for…

  12. Concrete Love

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy project. Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy…

  13. Billboard Bits: The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC A Vespa ET2 scooter signed by the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as the band's late bassist John Entwistle, is up for auction in conjunction with Virgin Megastore North America's ongoing "2002 Best of British"…

  14. Doors, STP, Dylan Saddle Up For 'Open Road'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will perform on select dates for motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson's 100th anniversary Open Road tour. The 10-ci The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will…

  15. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  16. Sign of Things to Come

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recording projects fronted by celebrities sometimes come off as vanity affairs, with only a passing nod to the music. Recording projects fronted by celebrities sometimes come off as vanity affairs, with only a passing nod to the music. In this first of a three-record production deal with MCA,…

  17. In the Arms of Love: Lullabies 4Children + Adults

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While listening to flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert's latest, don't be surprised if you find yourself nodding off—and that's meant as a compliment. While listening to flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert's latest, don't be surprised if you find yourself nodding off—and…

  18. Greatest Hits

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug Kershaw—originally released on Acuff-Rose Publishing founders Roy Acuff and Fred Rose's Hickory Records (and produced by Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug…

  19. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  20. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir…

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