1. Aerosmith Relishes 'Icon' Status (continued)

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part two of Billboard.com interview with Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton. What can you tell us about the show Aerosmith is doing in Japan at the end of June? Well, this show in Japan is the finale of the World Cup, which outside of America is beyond gigantic. Wars could get started over these…

  2. 'Pop Idols' Battle On U.K. Charts

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates has now outdone Will Young, the singer that beat him to the "Pop Idol" crown on the U.K. TV series -- at least in terms of weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Gates' "Unchained Melo Gareth Gates has now outdone Will Young, the singer that beat him to the…

  3. 16TunesOnTV

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 15-21, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2002 "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow (also scheduled: John Stamos, Kate Burton). "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child's…

  4. Ashanti

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B's current "it" girl Ashanti steps out on her own with her eponymous debut for Murder Inc. R&B's current "it" girl Ashanti steps out on her own with her eponymous debut for Murder Inc. With three singles—Ja Rule's "Always on Time," her…

  5. Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison,Take five

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET Take Five PRODUCER: Teo Macero 5.1 MIX ENGINEER: Mark Wilder Columbia/Legacy CS 65122 JOHNNY CASH Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison PRODUCER: Bob Johnston 5.1 MIX ENGINEER: Thom C Concurrent with the rising tide of DVD-Audio titles entering the marketplace, new and,…

  6. ACM Awards Add Star Performers

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be added to the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards ceremony. The performance lineup for Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Ashanti, debut chart-topping singles, LeAnn Rimes, and Gordon Lightfoot. TWO FOR TWO: After a six-week reign, "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule falls out of pole position on Billboard's Hot 100, making way for Ashanti to have her…

  8. 'Bandstand' 50th Gala Grows

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers…

  9. Rhino 'X'-cavates Reissues

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has readied a second batch of expanded reissues from seminal California punk act X for May 21 release. The three albums, 1983's "More Fun in the New World," 1985's "Ain't Love Grand," and 1987's Rhino has readied a second batch of expanded…

  10. Ashanti Album, Single Dominate Charts

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self-titled debut racked up sales of a whopping 502,500 copies, according to SoundScan. Based on those numbers, the The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self…

  11. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Turn Out For 'UrbanAID'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good cause last night (April 9) at LIFEbeat's UrbanAID 2 benefit. Held at New York's Beacon Theatre, the benefit concert featured perform R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good…

  12. A Complete Glenn Tilbrook Hits The Road

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Later this week, former Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook will embark on a U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook." His third stateside trek since the album's relea Later this week, former Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook will embark on a U.S.…

  13. Artists Line Up For 'Fan Nation'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Ryan Adams are among the music stars who will take part in the second annual Fan Nation concert, set for April 27 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Ca Sheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Ryan Adams are among the music stars who will take part…

  14. Musiq Bids Fans To 'Juslisen'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7 with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing," which peaked at No. 4 on Billboar Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7…

  15. Billboard Bits: 98 Degrees, Kevin Hearn, Napster

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 98 Degrees, Kevin Hearn, Napster Boy band 98 Degrees, currently on a self-imposed hiatus, will release a career retrospective compilation May 7 on CD and DVD. "98 Degrees: The Collection" will draw tracks from each of the band's four studio albums, while the DVD adds …

  16. Van Zandt Opens His 'Underground Garage'

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7) during a lavish party at New York's Hard Rock Cafe. The music-memorabilia themed hotel and restaurant chain is the Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7)…

  17. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  18. Nearing 50, Strummer's Guns Still Blaze

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Joe Strummer is feeling the jetlag. The day after arriving in New York to play a five-night stand in Brooklyn with his band the Mescaleros, Strummer is holding court in the bar of his downtown hotel, Joe Strummer is feeling the jetlag. The day after arriving in New York to play a five-night…

  19. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  20. The Classic Chillout Album

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The star-studded tracklisting on this collection speaks for itself: Moby's "Porcelain," Dido's "Here With Me," Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Silence," Massive Attack's "Teardrop," Craig Armstr The star-studded tracklisting on…

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