1. Montgomery Gentry Rolls Into 'Town'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having successfully carved a niche as purveyors of hard-charging country rock, working-class party songs, and male-perspective ballads, Columbia duo Montgomery Gentry has set out to broaden its musical horizons while staying true to the MG vibe…

  2. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers. "All…

  3. Billboard Bits: Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither Pop stars Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync and Willa Ford will share hosting chores for the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant, set for Aug. 28 on South Padre Island, Texas. The event, which will also feature a performance by teenage rapper/actor Bow Wow,…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz…

  5. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  6. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  7. 'Caution': Hot Water Music Heats Up

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed post-punk outfit Hot Water Music will release its second Epitaph album on Oct. 22. Titled "Caution," the Gainesville, Fla.-based quartet's 12-song disc was produced by Brian McTernan (Promis Acclaimed post-punk outfit Hot Water Music will release its second Epitaph…

  8. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip The 15th Farm Aid benefit concert is set for Sept. 21 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. The lineup will include Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young, plus new board member…

  9. Olympics, Sting, 'America' Grab Emmy Nods

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the list announced today (July 18) for the 54th annual Emmy Awards. NBC's "Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games" Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the…

  10. Malkmus To Curate N.J. All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival. The weekend event, scheduled for September 2003, will take place at two Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.…

  11. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

  12. New Pearl Jam Album Slated For November

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has penciled in a Nov. 19 release date for its seventh, as-yet-untitled Epic studio album. As previously reported, the set was produced by the band with Adam Kasper and mixed by longtime col Pearl Jam has penciled in a Nov. 19 release date for its seventh, as-yet-untitled Epic…

  13. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  14. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn Dave Matthews Band will take to the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York's Times Square on Monday (July 15) to tape a performance for that night's episode of CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." The taping of…

  15. Los Lobos Wake Up 'Aztlan'

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few people would expect an act that has been together for almost 30 years, sold millions of albums, and won three Grammy Awards to doubt itself. But when the members of Los Lobos -- hardly just another band from East Los Angeles -- gathered to…

  16. Enrique Iglesias Wraps Spanish Album

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years Sept. 17 via Interscope. The set, which is still untitled, will be preceded by the single "Mentiroso," due to hit U.S Latin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years…

  17. 28TunesOnTV

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 8-14. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Dolly Parton (also scheduled: Tom Hanks). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  18. 'Simpsons' Creator To Curate All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," will curate the 2003 U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, to be held in June on the University of Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The…

  19. Seven & The Sun Returns To 'Innocence'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To harness the exposure from a national TV appearance, Atlantic is issuing Seven & the Sun's debut six weeks early. "Back to the Innocence" was release yesterday (June 18) in response to a May 15 appearance on NBC soap …

  20. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are…

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