1. R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, accused of videotaping sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, pleaded innocent to 21 counts of child pornography today (June 26) in Chicago. Kelly, whose first name is Robert, made n R&B star R. Kelly, accused of videotaping sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, pleaded…

  2. Ozma Stays On Warped Tour Despite Keyboardist's Injury

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozma keyboardist/flute player Star Wick was injured in a car accident last Tuesday in the midst of the Vans Warped tour. Ozma keyboardist/flute player Star Wick was injured in a car accident last Tuesday in the midst of the Vans Warped Tour , according to a post by drummer Pat Edwards on the…

  3. R. Kelly Rips Critics In New Song

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, who's fighting criminal charges that he videotaped himself having sex with an underage girl, is singing a new song addressing the controversy. The track, "Heaven, I Need a Hug," R&B star R. Kelly, who's fighting criminal charges that he…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse Rapper Mos Def and actor Franky G. and have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures' "The Italian Job," a remake of the 1969 Paramount release of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Benny Hill. This reinvention of…

  5. 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…

  6. Avril Lavigne's Music Takes Hold With 'Let Go'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'm starting to make a big name for myself," exclaims Canadian skater-punk princess Avril Lavigne with wonderment. Indeed, with the artist's multi-format Arista single "Complicated" making inroads at top-40…

  7. Billboard Bits: MTV VMA Latinoamerica, Keb' Mo', Malkmus

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMA Latinoamerica, Keb' Mo', Stephen Malkmus MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica '02, MTV Networks Latin America's inaugural awards ceremony, has been slated for Oct. 24 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theater. The event will feature local and international…

  8. R. Kelly Reports To Chicago Police

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, freshly released from a Florida jail, reported to Chicago police today (June 7) to face child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that authorities say shows the Grammy R&B star R. Kelly, freshly released from a Florida jail, reported to Chicago police…

  9. Somewhere Different

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music. A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music. Somewhere Different still…

  10. Billboard Bits: Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch Astralwerks has set an Aug. 6 North American release date for "Total Lee," a 16-track tribute album to veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood. As previously reported , the set is due Monday (June 3)…

  11. The Palace at 4am (Part I), Chelsea Walls

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT SOUNDTRACK Chelsesa Walls PRODUCER: not listed Rykodisc RCD 10624 JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH The Palace at 4am (Part I) PRODUCERS: J. Bennett, E.Burch, K,Keller Undertow 0009 Though not far from the truth, Chelsea Walls' billing as a Jeff Tweedy experience is a bit misleading.…

  12. Linda Thompson Arrives 'Fashionably Late'

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. folk rock artist Linda Thompson will release "Fashionably Late," her first new studio album in 17 years, July 30 via Rounder. The album follows 1985's "One Clear Moment" (Warner Bros.), and a pai U.K. folk rock artist Linda Thompson will release "Fashionably…

  13. Sex Pistols Plan Reissue Bonanza

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, the Sex Pistols' 1977 punk anthem "God Save the Queen" will be reissued as a U.K. single with new remixes by Virgin, 25 years to the day since its first appearance. It w As first tipped here in March, the Sex Pistols' 1977 punk anthem "…

  14. Update: Bowie Plays Booking Agent For Meltdown

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival, including Coldplay, Gorillaz, Suede, Mercury Rev, Supergrass, Pete Yorn, and Badly Drawn Boy. The event, which runs Jun David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival ,…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Cherished Juilliard Violin Teacher Dies

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dorothy DeLay, a Juilliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse whose students over a half-century include such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman and Midori, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Up Dorothy DeLay, a Juilliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse whose students over…

  19. Wilco-Related Releases Set To Flood Market

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," fans of the Chicago band will soon find a bevy of Wilco-related projects made available. As previ After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio…

  20. 11TunesOnTV

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-releated TV listings for March 11-17, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 "Fear Factor," NBC Featured Artist: Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson (also scheduled: Stephen Baldwin, Alison Sweeney, Kelly Packard, Alan Thicke, Ali Landry; hosted by Joe Rogan). "The NewMusic,…

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