1. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  2. New Orleans Kids To Be Weaned On Jazz

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Students in five New Orleans public schools will be treated to live jazz on a regular basis starting in the fall of 2003. The University of New Orleans (UNO) and the New York-based Louis Armstrong Edu Students in five New Orleans public schools will be treated to live jazz on a regular basis…

  3. Touring Jogs Tiesto's 'Memory'

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It stands to reason that touring extensively behind a new album is crucial to its commercial fortunes. But at a time when the heavy hitters of trance are not as visible on world stages as they once were, Dutch DJ/producer Tiesto (real name: Tijs…

  4. This Is Ultimate Dance!

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT J Records makes its mark in the world of dance compilations with this timely, if not always spot-on, compilation. J Records makes its mark in the world of dance compilations with this timely, if not always spot-on, compilation. The mixed collection starts off fabulously with a cool edit of…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again during this current chart week, July 13,…

  6. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny…

  7. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  8. Redding Honors Hendrix On New Live Set

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Noel Redding, the bass player of the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience, talks about the gig in the Czech Republic documented on his new live album, "Live From Bunkr. Prague," due June 24 from Track Re "We didn't want to do the whole lot of the Experience but there again…

  9. Arista Offers Ultimate 'Ultimate Dance Party'

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Next week, Arista will release "Ultimate Dance Party: The Best Of!!," a 19-track collection of high-energy club favorites, most of which have graced the past four volumes of the label's "Ultimate Danc Next week, Arista will release "Ultimate Dance Party: The Best Of!!…

  10. Billboard Bits: Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Crowell

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Rodney Crowell Sting, Elton John, and B.B. King will perform at the 15th annual Carousel of Hope fundraiser, set for Oct. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event, to be hosted by Jay Leno, raises funds for childhood diabetes. To…

  11. Queer As Folk: The Second Season

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DJ Manny Lehman creates an energetic non-stop mix from the club tracks featured on Showtime's TV series Queer As Folk. DJ Manny Lehman creates an energetic non-stop mix from the club tracks featured on Showtime's TV series Queer As Folk. Vocal-driven, progressive house-tinged diva…

  12. Billboard Bits: Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2 Two days before the new Will Smith single was to have been "officially" released to radio by Columbia, U.S. top 40 stations have begun spinning it. Although the official release date is tomorrow (May 9), a number of stations began playing "…

  13. Billboard Bits: Area: Two, Ozzy, Williams/Kid Rock

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Area: Two, Ozzy Osbourne, Williams/Kid Rock Performance art troupe Blue Man Group and drum-and-bass titan Dieselboy have been added to the lineup for Moby's Area: Two tour, which, as previously reported , kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va. A spokesperson says the trek is hoping to…

  14. Area: Two Festival Kicks Off In Late July

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as previously reported, feature the electronic music maven, along with David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, and newly announced artists Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as…

  15. Alanis Expands Summer Tour Plans

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has expanded the itinerary for her summer North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off May 1 in San Diego. Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams will support through May Alanis Morissette has expanded the itinerary for her summer North American tour, which, as…

  16. O Brother: Summer 'Mountain' Trek Adds Stops

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The itinerary for this summer's Down From the Mountain tour will be extended to an additional 12 destinations, up from the originally announced 29 stops. Due to kick off June 25 in Louisville, Ky., th The itinerary for this summer's Down From the Mountain tour will be extended to an…

  17. '80s Acts Out To Prove 'Rock Never Stops'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are teaming for this summer's Rock Never Stops tour. Due to launch May 17 in Maryland Heights, Mo., the trek will bring rock st Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are…

  18. Grandmaster Flash Picks His 'Essentials'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Warner Strategic Marketing will turn back the musical clock on May 7 with the release of "Essential Mix: Classic Edition," mixed by famed DJ Grandmaster Flash. The set is the latest in the ongoing "Es Warner Strategic Marketing will turn back the musical clock on May 7 with the…

  19. No 'Shame' In New Uncle Kracker Album

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Uncle Kracker has wrapped work on "No Stranger To Shame," the follow-up to his 2000 Lava/Atlantic debut album "Double Wide." The new album, due in July, was produced by Mike Bradford Singer/songwriter Uncle Kracker has wrapped work on "No Stranger To…

  20. Barry Harris & Chris Cox Present: Thunderpuss

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST This Los Angeles-based production/ remix duo has topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart more than 20 times and given everyone from Whitney Houston to LeAnn Rimes to Enrique Iglesias the This Los Angeles-based production/ remix duo has topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club…

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