1. Aaliyah Crash Families File Suits

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Relatives of two hair stylists who died in the plane crash that also killed singer/actress Aaliyah have sued her record company for hiring a "fly-by-night" charter aircraft company. The families of Er Relatives of two hair stylists who died in the plane crash that also killed singer…

  2. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  3. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

  4. McCartney Heads Jubilee, Sets Tour Kick-Off

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, and Phil Collins are among the artists confirmed for a June 3 concert to mark the Queen of England's Golden Jubilee. The event, which also comprises a class Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, and Phil Collins are among the artists…

  5. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  6. Extended Grammys Telecast Adds More Talent

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, leading CBS to extend its planned three-hour live broadcast on Wednesday (Feb. 27) A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's…

  7. Financial Woes Force Sale Of Master P Studio

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording studio to settle unpaid construction bills and other debts. The rap mogul announced plans for the $10 million Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording…

  8. They Might Be Touring

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin, Texas. Currently confirmed dates concentrate on theaters and clubs in Midwest and Southeast U.S., and wrap A Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin,…

  9. Billboard Bits: West Memphis Three, Frampton, Sweet

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Henry Rollins-organized West Memphis Three benefit, Peter Frampton's new record deal, and former Sweet drummer Mick Tucker's death. Alt rock stalwart Henry Rollins has organized a March 8 benefit concert to raise awareness of the case of the West Memphis Three, who many…

  10. Sondheim Celebration Breaks Kennedy Center Records

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stephen Sondheim is proving to be a box-office bonanza for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Its record for single-day ticket-sales was shattered Monday when seats went on sale for a four-month c Stephen Sondheim is proving to be a box-office bonanza for the Kennedy Center in Washington,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Rock The Vote, Foo Fighters, Tom Paxton

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Rock The Vote, Foo Fighters, Tom Paxton Dave Matthews and Destiny's Child will be the co-recipients of the Rock the Vote Patrick Lippert Awards, to be handed out Feb. 26 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Matthews is being recognized for his work with Bama Works Foundation,…

  12. Old Souls & Wolf Tickets

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about Brian Jones' bones rolling in the grave, Old Souls & Wolf Tickets' very first track makes it clear that you're in for a With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about…

  13. Breeders' Next Splash Due In May

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Long-dormant alternative rock act the Breeders have announced a May 21 release date for their third Elektra/4AD album and first since 1993's "Last Splash." Long-dormant alternative rock act the Breeders have announced a May 21 release date for their third Elektra/4AD album and…

  14. Alicia's 'Songs' Lead Soul Train Nominations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, Ind Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with…

  15. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game…

  16. TV Exposure Boosts Remy Zero

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Americans want a dose of mainstream rock that favors sentimentality, melodic and tuneful songs, it seems as though there's little choice but to look to across the Atlantic to such lamb-like U.K. When Americans want a dose of mainstream rock that favors sentimentality, melodic and…

  17. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due…

  18. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  19. Billboard Bits: Alanis, Big Head Todd, Run-D.M.C.

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alanis, Big Head Todd, Run-D.M.C. Alanis Morissette will record an hour-long MTV Live performance Feb. 4 before a select audience of 1600 at the Propaganda in Milan. The performance will be broadcast exclusively across the MTV Europe Network, reaching more than 100 million homes.…

  20. Keys, U2, Outkast, Dylan On Grammy Nominees CD

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping the seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due Feb. 5 on Universal Music Entertainment's (UME) UTV Records, the As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy…

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