1. Busta Rhymes Takes 'Genesis' On Tour

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J Records debut, "Genesis." The trek begins Thursday (Jan. 25) in Worcester, Mass., and wraps March 16 in Binghamton, N.Y. The Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J…

  2. Kid Rock To Get 'Cocky' On The Road

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock/rap bad boy Kid Rock will launch a U.S. tour next month in support of his latest Lava/Atlantic album, "Cocky." While the only confirmed dates so far are the Feb. 22 opener in Saginaw, Mich., and Rock/rap bad boy Kid Rock will launch a U.S. tour next month in support of his…

  3. Bush In A Touring 'State' Of Mind

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. modern rock act Bush will launch a U.S. club and theater tour Feb. 28 at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium. The jaunt, which comes in support of last year's Atlantic album "Golden State," is set to en U.K. modern rock act Bush will launch a U.S. club and theater tour Feb.…

  4. MTV Invites Viewers Into Ozzy's Home

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne and his family will be the focus of a new MTV reality series, "The Osbournes," set to debut March 5. The weekly show will follow the family -- including his wife/manager, Sharon, and tee Ozzy Osbourne and his family will be the focus of a new MTV reality series, "…

  5. Universal To Pay Musicians $4.75 Million

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As many as 300 musicians and their families who claimed they were owed royalties from Universal Music Group may receive part of a $4.75 million settlement. As many as 300 musicians and their families who claimed they were owed royalties from Universal Music Group may receive part of a $4.75…

  6. 311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in S Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international…

  7. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  8. Nas, Wu-Tang Sign On For Hip-Hop Youth Summit

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nas, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run, and Fat Joe are among the hip-hop artists who will appear at the first Hip-Hop Youth Summit, to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. Nas, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run, and Fat Joe are among…

  9. Voices On The Verge Ready To Tour

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The singer/songwriter collective Voices On The Verge -- comprised of Beth Amsel, Jess Klein, Erin McKeown, and Rose Polenzani -- is gearing up for a three-month U.S. tour in support of its Rykodisc de The singer/songwriter collective Voices On The Verge -- comprised of Beth Amsel, Jess Klein,…

  10. Concrete Blonde Cements Reunion Tour

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reunited modern rock act Concrete Blonde will kick off a North American tour Jan. 18 in San Diego, just three days after the release of "Group Therapy," the band's first album in more than eight years Reunited modern rock act Concrete Blonde will kick off a North American tour…

  11. Gomez's 'Gun' Fires In March

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun," on March 18 via Hut/Virgin internationally. No North American release date is yet solidified for the album, which is the follow-up to British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun," on…

  12. Billboard Bits: Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina Digital rock purveyors Gravity Kills have set a March 19 release date for its third studio album, "Superstarved." As previously reported , the set is the band's label debut for Sanctuary after two studio sets and a remix album…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on holiday singles, Michael & Janet Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, and the song "Somethin' Stupid." THE MELODIES LINGER ON: The date on this week's Billboard charts is Jan. 5, 2002, but they reflect sales and airplay during the days leading up to Christmas.…

  14. Petra Revival

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Petra Revival serves as a reminder of why the Grammy-winning Petra will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year—the group records songs brilliantly. Petra Revival serves as a reminder of why the Grammy-winning Petra will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year—the group records songs…

  15. Mix the Vibe: 27 Years in the Mix, 1974-2001

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST The ninth volume of the Mix the Vibe series finds a Chicago house music originator, DJ/producer Lil Louis, handling mixing duties. The ninth volume of the Mix the Vibe series finds a Chicago house music originator, DJ/producer Lil Louis, handling mixing duties. In fact, it's Louis'…

  16. Merchant To Perform Live For Oxygen

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next Friday (Dec. 21). "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant" will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will be simultaneously Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next…

  17. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  18. Cypress Hill Continues Rock Embrace

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST With the release today (Dec. 4) of Cypress Hill's new Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," the Latino hip-hop act is continuing its exploration of the rap-meets-rock world, which it first attempted on th With the release today (Dec. 4) of Cypress Hill's new Columbia album, …

  19. Posthumous Ramone Single, Album Due In Early 2002

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" will be the first single released from the late punk icon's only solo album. The track will be sent to U.S. rock and modern rock radio Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a…

  20. Dodge Ad Boosts New Aerosmith Single

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST With an endless stream of car commercials hocking vehicles via classic rock anthems such as Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," little notice was taken when Dodge tru With an endless stream of car commercials hocking…

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