1. '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…

  2. 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…

  3. Lil' J Livin' For The 'Weekend'

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Clean, positive, and uplifting. That's how up-and-coming young MC Lil' J describes his Hollywood Records debut, "All About J," which was released April 9. "The whole album is about having fun," the ra Clean, positive, and uplifting. That's how up-and-coming…

  4. 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…

  5. Jackson, Bennett Spearhead Voter Registration Effort

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson and Tony Bennett will headline a New York concert spearheading the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) "Every Vote Counts" national voter registration drive. The April 24 event at th Michael Jackson and Tony Bennett will headline a New York concert…

  6. 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,…

  7. Triángulo

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST On his first recording for Telarc, pianist Michel Camilo strives for elegance in a jazz trio format (his first recorded trio effort in six years) with Anthony Jackson (bass) and Horacio "El Negro" Her On his first recording for Telarc, pianist Michel Camilo strives for elegance in a…

  8. Bowie Corrals Townshend, Grohl For 'Heathen'

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Who's Pete Townshend and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl have both lent their signature guitar licks to David Bowie's upcoming ISO/Columbia album "Heathen," due June 11. Townshend, who previously The Who's Pete Townshend and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl have…

  9. Jackson Browne Plans Acoustic Tour

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Noted singer/songwriter and social activist Jackson Browne will hit the road for a solo acoustic tour, set to begin May 5 in Concord, N.H. The trek will visit a variety of intimate theaters and halls Noted singer/songwriter and social activist Jackson Browne will hit the road for a solo…

  10. Reba To Host Next Two ACM Awards Shows

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and next year's event as well. This year's May 22 ceremony -- which will air live from Los Angeles Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country…

  11. Wonder, Brooks To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks at the organization's June 13 induction and awards ceremony. Wonder will receive a lifetime The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie…

  12. Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira To Salute Aerosmith

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for MTV's upcoming mtvICON salute to Aerosmith. As previously reported, Kid Rock, Train, and Pink will also perform A Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for…

  13. Walker, Winans Set For Gospelfest 2002

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans are among the artists who have signed on for McDonald's Gospelfest 2002 tour. Under the banner "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Spirit," the 19th annual event will set down Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans are among the artists who have signed on…

  14. 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…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Cher, Ja Rule, Jimmy Buffett, and more. ONLY THE 'LONELY': Cher expands her chart span on Billboard's Hot 100 to 36 years and nine months, thanks to the debut of "Song for the Lonely" (Warner Bros.), the lead U.S. single from her new "…

  16. Stars Line Up For 'Bandstand' 50th Anniversary

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson and Cher are among the stars who will perform for an upcoming television special to toast the 50th anniversary of "American Bandstand." Hosted by perennial teenager Dick Clark, the May Michael Jackson and Cher are among the stars who will perform for an upcoming…

  17. New Pearl Jam Due Early Next Year

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will complete work next month on its seventh and final studio album under contract with Epic, according to the band's official Web site. As previously reported, the set is being co-produced Pearl Jam will complete work next month on its seventh and final studio album under…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  19. P.O.D., New Rage/Cornell Band Lead Ozzfest Lineup

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The 2002 edition of Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest touring extravaganza will host the first appearances from the as-yet-unnamed new band formed by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Rage Against The Machine's T The 2002 edition of Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest touring extravaganza will…

  20. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

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