1. Pop Stars Nominated For MTV Movie Awards

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Several music artists-turned-actors are being recognized with nominations at this year's MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. MTV will air the show June 6 at 9 Several music artists-turned-actors are being recognized with nominations at this year&…

  2. White Stripes, Gaye, Trash Brats Win Big In Detroit

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Garage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionary soulster Marvin Gaye, and punky glam rockers Trash Brats were the big winners at the 12th annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday (April 19) at Detro Garage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionary soulster Marvin Gaye, and punky glam…

  3. Hot Product

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Wilco, Elvis Costello, Paul Westerberg, Kenny Chesney, Pet Shop Boys, and more. Back To The 'Hotel' Considering all the label drama that has engulfed Wilco and its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," during the past year, it's a bit…

  4. Suit Over Wynette's Death Resolved

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The remaining legal challenge over the death of country music star Tammy Wynette has been resolved in a confidential out-of-court settlement between her daughters and a Pittsburgh doctor. The remaining legal challenge over the death of country music star Tammy Wynette has been resolved in a…

  5. 'Songcatcher II' Collects Traditional Tunes

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired the Movie" for a May 7 North American release. The 17-track set of traditional folk ballads mined from the la Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition…

  6. Hot Product

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Sheryl Crow, Phish, Michelle Williams, the Band, and more. Still 'Crow'ing After walking away from the record for a spell, and at times contemplating bringing in an outside producer or even setting it aside to make a record of covers instead, Crow finally…

  7. Elliott Smith Finishes 'Basement' Tapes

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album, tentatively titled "From a Basement on the Hill," according to manager Scott Booker. While label and release date informati Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  9. Orton Plans Tour Behind 'Daybreak'

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton has set a July 30 release date for her upcoming Heavenly/Astralwerks album, "Daybreaker." It's the follow-up to 1999's "Central Reservation" (Arista), which debuted a U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton has set a July 30 release…

  10. Carl Perkins Remembered

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The late rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins was remembered for his love of music yesterday (April 9) in his hometown of Jackson, Tenn., on what would have been his 70th birthday. The late rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins was remembered for his love of music yesterday (April 9) in his hometown of…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. Secret Ellington

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST In 1958, composer Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, along with librettist Herb Martin, composed 22 songs for a Broadway musical titled Saturday Laughter, based on novelist Peter Abraham's Mine Boy. In 1958, composer Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, along with…

  14. Jeremiah Freed

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jeremiah Freed, a videogenic quintet from Portland, Maine, specializes in the kind of larger-than-life, slightly metallic rock that many thought had suffered an unceremonious commercial death more tha Jeremiah Freed, a videogenic quintet from Portland, Maine, specializes in the kind of larger…

  15. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott Celine Dion's new album is hot at retail, but some fans trying to play the disc itself are hopping mad. Some European editions of the set, "A New Day Has Come," come embedded with Key2Audio copy protection, which prevent the disc…

  16. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  17. The Number of the Beast, Somewhere in Time

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST IRON MAIDEN The Number of the Beast REISSUE PRODUCERS: Cory Brennan, Jaison John ORIGINAL PRODUCERS: Martin " Farmer" Birch Sanctuary 86210 IRON MAIDEN Somewhere In Time REISSUE PRODUCERS: Cory Brenn Iron Maiden is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its U.S. breakthrough set, 1982&…

  18. Ash Gets Kinetic For 'Free All Angels'

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed U.K. rock act Ash has signed a stateside distribution deal with Kinetic Records for its most recent release, "Free All Angels," due June 25 in North America. The album topped the British alb Acclaimed U.K. rock act Ash has signed a stateside distribution deal with Kinetic…

  19. Land (1975-2002)

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the sad truths of the music industry is that its true pioneers—the artists who pave the path for others to follow—rarely reap the rewards of their spawn. One of the sad truths of the music industry is that its true pioneers—the artists who pave the path for others to follow—rarely reap…

  20. Backstreet Boys: Copyright Suit And New Album

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit claiming co-ownership of two songs on the group's Jive album "Black & Blue," Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit -- fi A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit…

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