1. Frantic

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ferry's first release in three years shows the sometime-Roxy Music vocalist in top form. It also shows him collaborating with the likes of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, Dave Stewart (who co-wrote sever Ferry's first release in three years shows the sometime-Roxy Music vocalist…

  2. Thalía

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In Thalía, Mexican singer/actress Thalía brings forth a new sound that aims to be earthier, edgier, and far more rock-driven than her previous, more dulcified pop. In Thalía, Mexican singer/actress Thalía brings forth a new sound that aims to be earthier, edgier, and far more rock-driven than…

  3. Peter Gabriel 3, Peter Gabriel 4/Security, So, Passion

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Peter Gabriel has shied from the limelight during the past decade, Universal's state-of-the-art reissue of his catalog should help remind record buyers of his status as an uncommonly creative PETER GABRIEL Peter Gabriel 3 PRODUCER: Steve Lillywhite Real World/ GEffen 069-493-279…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch Astralwerks has set an Aug. 6 North American release date for "Total Lee," a 16-track tribute album to veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood. As previously reported , the set is due Monday (June 3)…

  5. DJ Shadow Drops Off Smokin' Grooves

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DJ Shadow has dropped out of this year's Smokin' Grooves tour. The critically lauded electronic collage artist was to appear on a string of West Coast dates, but has been forced from participation due DJ Shadow has dropped out of this year's Smokin' Grooves tour. The…

  6. 3 Doors Down Finds New 'Life' In The Studio

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mississippi-based modern rock outfit 3 Doors Down is working on the follow-up to its Republic/Universal debut, "The Better Life." That album peaked at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 and spawned the single Mississippi-based modern rock outfit 3 Doors Down is working on the follow-up to…

  7. Aaron Carter Ready To 'Rock' This Summer

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard-touring 14-year-old pop singer Aaron Carter has announced a run of North American dates for this summer, with pop newcomers Jump 5, No Secrets, and Triple Image set for opening slots. The tour, d Hard-touring 14-year-old pop singer Aaron Carter has announced a run of North American dates…

  8. Bowie Has Believers For 'Heathen'

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When it was time for David Bowie to choose a new home for his music -- not to mention his fledgling ISO label -- he went with the label that didn't strive to render him a hit machine. He chose Columbi When it was time for David Bowie to choose a new home for his music -- not to mention…

  9. Unreleased Ali, Gorillaz Tracks In Good 'Company'

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Every hero needs good theme music," said Keenan Ivory Wayans in 1988's "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka." Hollywood Records provides just that for the spies in Touchstone Pictures' upcoming action comedy "Ba "Every hero needs good theme music," said…

  10. Sonic Youth Hits The 'Streets'

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran underground rock act Sonic Youth will spend the summer on tour in support of its upcoming DGC/Interscope album "Murray Street," due June 25. More than a month's worth of international dates be Veteran underground rock act Sonic Youth will spend the summer on tour in…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Grammys

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Grammys Kelly Osbourne will give her debut live performance of her cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" at the 11th annual MTV Movie Awards, to be handed out June 1 and broadcast June 6 on the music channel. As previously reported ,…

  12. O'Neill, Bono Wrapping Up African Tour

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited an Ethiopian hospice and orphanage run by missionaries, one of the last stops of their African tour. Dozens of patients U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited…

  13. Rolling Stones Turn To 'Super Audio' For Reissues

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A series of 22 Rolling Stones reissues to be released Aug. 20 from ABKCO Records will mark the first albums by a major act in the new dual-layer hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format, Billboard Bulletin A series of 22 Rolling Stones reissues to be released Aug. 20 from ABKCO Records will mark…

  14. Mellow Looks To Score From 'CQ'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mellow doesn't mind being compared to Air. After all, both French groups share a similar love of vintage synthesizers, swinging lounge, intergalactic swirls, and digitized flourishes. Mellow would, ho Mellow doesn't mind being compared to Air. After all, both French groups share a…

  15. Alien Ant Farm Recovering After Bus Accident

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm has canceled all its scheduled performances in the wake of last week's tour bush crash which left a driver dead and band members with a variety of inj Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm has canceled all its scheduled…

  16. On With The 'Show': Eminem Album An Instant No. 1

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The Eminem Show" (Aftermath/Interscope), on sales of 285,000 units in just one weekend, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper b Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The…

  17. Twiggy Ramirez Exits Marilyn Manson

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson has parted ways with bassist Twiggy Ramirez, according to a statement. Although the departure is amicable -- the two remain friends -- Ramirez will not take part in future recording ses Marilyn Manson has parted ways with bassist Twiggy Ramirez, according to a statement.…

  18. Tillis Salutes Her Lineage With 'Relative'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a tribute album featuring the songs of her legendary father, Mel Tillis. The disc is due Aug. 27 and will be her debut on Columbia/Lucky Dog, Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a…

  19. Update: Thursday Inks With Island Def Jam

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted yesterday (May 29), rising underground rock outfit Thursday has signed a new deal with Island Def Jam and taken to its official Web site to decry what it says is unfair t Updating a story first posted yesterday (May 29), rising underground rock outfit Thursday…

  20. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Aerosmith, Snoop Dogg

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dixie Chicks, Aerosmith, Snoop Dogg Country trio Dixie Chicks will receive the Visionary Award at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards , to be handed out June 12 in Nashville and broadcast live on CMT. Nearly every one of the group's videos has reached No. 1 on CMT&…

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